Workforce Management

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How to Magnetize Your Independent Talent Role Descriptions

By MBO Partners

We’ve talked about the importance of creating an optimized workforce to future-proof your enterprise. We’ve also talked about how to conduct a skills assessment to figure out skills (and associated roles) that are most important in your independent talent pool. And we’ve observed that competition for those skills can be stiff. Now, let’s talk about…

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How to Identify High-Value Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

Even as employment figures reach unprecedented levels in the U.S., roughly a quarter of the average company’s workforce today comprises contingent labor. This is more than a trend. Independent talent have a solid foothold in today’s labor market. More significantly, independents are working in increasingly strategic roles. They impact a company’s productivity, goal achievement, and…

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Upskilling and Reskilling in Your Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

In today’s fast-paced business space where change has become the norm, worker skills requirements frequently shift. The result is not really a skills shortage, though media and many business experts use that term. Rather, demand is greater than supply at different times and for certain skills. In today’s market, this situation applies to many technology…

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True Flexibility is Key to Success in the Future of Work

By MBO Partners

If you ask leaders at your enterprise what “workplace flexibility” means, what would they say? Many answers would probably revolve around ideas like remote/hybrid arrangements, variable work schedules, and skill-based roles, and they would be right—to a degree. These and other tactics certainly contributed to enhanced flexibility, but on their own, they can fall short…

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Writing Independent Contractor Agreements: 8 Things to Include

By MBO Partners

An independent contractor agreement or contract is an important part of working with contingent talent. Contracts protect both your business as well as the independent contractor from a legal perspective. They also provide a valuable opportunity to clarify details and questions surrounding the project, discuss any discrepancies, and establish a good working relationship. Here are…

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The Power of Direct Sourcing: 3 Big Benefits for Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

MBO Partners and Staffing Industry Analysts recently released a new report detailing the advantages of direct sourcing in talent management. Direct sourcing is the process by which a company leverages independent talent sourced from an internally developed pool to perform work as contingent or temporary workers Direct sourcing has evolved significantly and has become a…

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9 Tips for Future Proofing Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

While the business world has always been somewhat aware of the evolving nature of the workplace, the “future of work” is now a hot topic that leaders are paying close attention to. That future relies heavily on the workforce composition and culture. These nine tips can help your enterprise be ready for whatever comes down…

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Tap the Value of Feedback from Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

High-value independent professionals who work with an enterprise over time and on multiple projects may have unique insights that can help improve the business. Many have experience in multiple business sectors across a range of companies and are keen to contribute their viewpoints to your operations. You can encourage these contributions by requesting feedback from…

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5 Tips for Managing a Global Workforce

By MBO Partners

As enterprises transition from role-based to skill-based workforces, the composition of working teams is likely to change. The candidate with the best skillset may be down the hall or an independent professional based across town. Or they may be a digital nomad currently working in Thailand or some other country multiple time zones away. Assembling…

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How to Be Compliant When Working with Digital Nomads

By MBO Partners

Remote working has become commonplace for many organizations today. While typical remote workers tend to stay in one geographic area, another group of professionals seek even greater flexibility. Digital nomads are workers who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work remotely. Our latest research found that 17.9 million American workers…

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