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Stepping Stones to a Robust Direct Sourcing Program

By Jessica Soler

If you work in the contingent workforce world, you know that direct sourcing has been a hot topic for a few years. If done correctly, it can be a game changer. MBO’s Chief Talent Officer, Amy O’Donnell, recently shared tips and strategies for setting up a robust direct sourcing program tailored to your organization’s unique…

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6 Reasons to Re-Engage Talent as Part of a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

Our research has revealed that enterprises engage highly compensated and in-demand skill sets for their contingent labor programs to address talent shortages and the inability to find full-time employees qualified for the roles being filled. Though financial considerations are a part of the reasons for engaging contingent labor, these five rated higher than cost in…

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When Direct Sourcing, Organizations Must Go From ‘Independent Talent Network’ to ‘Independent Talent Community’

By MBO Partners

In today’s talent market, in part because of the Great Realization, top independent professionals have a lot of choices in their client base. Offering skillsets that are in high demand, they look beyond pay rate to the quality of working environments and benefits that can help them grow their businesses. Being a Client of Choice…

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How Contingent Labor Fits into Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

Companies of all sizes have leveraged non-employee workers for a long time. Until recently, contingent labor was commoditized, for example, augmenting staff during seasonal upticks or temporarily replacing an employee on extended leave. While companies still engage contingent labor for purposes like these, many have extended into more strategic areas of the business. For example,…

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4 Ways Independent Workers Ensure Market Agility

By MBO Partners

Agility refers to an organization’s ability to swiftly respond to market changes, customer demands, and emerging opportunities. To be agile, businesses need to be flexible, innovative, and able to adapt their operations to new circumstances. In today’s dynamic business landscape, agility is essential to survive and thrive. Why are Independent Contractors Important to Business Agility?…

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Benefits and Challenges of Building an International Contingent Workforce

By Jessica Soler

Expanding your contingent workforce internationally has become increasingly important for companies to maintain agility and competitiveness. However, as businesses expand their operations across borders, the complexities of managing this workforce internationally increase dramatically. The challenges can be daunting, from navigating diverse legal frameworks to cultural nuances. Nicole Cieslicki, a seasoned professional and the Senior Director…

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5 Strategic Ways to Create a Scalable Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

Though contingent labor has always been part of the workforce, at least to some extent, the Great Realization has spurred the engagement of contractors in larger numbers and in roles that were previously considered employee-only. Inclusion of contingent talent in a blended workforce is becoming the norm as corporations tap independent professionals to access critical…

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How to Emphasize Soft Skills in Today’s Dynamic Market

By MBO Partners

Not long ago, enterprise talent acquisition focused exclusively on technical expertise—what we call “hard skills” today. Candidate selection was based on level of knowledge in their subject areas, and independent professionals stressed technical experience in their marketing activities. Soft skills—the behaviors and competencies that foster teamwork and collaborative results—were downplayed or ignored. Things have changed….

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3 Ways Gen AI Can Help Manage Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Managing independent contractors can be a tricky zone to navigate. You have to find a balance between giving them the support and feedback you need while maintaining a client-contractor relationship for compliance purposes. Unless it is specified in a contract, independent contractors have the right to choose when, where, and how they work. Over-supervising or…

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The Independent AI Strategist: Why You Need One (or More)

By MBO Partners

AI will revolutionize how we live and work. It’s the next technology transformation, with potential that we cannot fully see or understand at this time. While today we apply it to existing ways of doing things, it won’t be long before we apply it to completely new things we haven’t yet thought of. No matter…

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