Workforce Optimization

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Increase Performance through an Age-Diverse Workforce

By MBO Partners

Baby Boomers and GenXers, the two most seasoned generations of independent professionals, comprise nearly half of the talent pool (26% and 23% respectively). Unfortunately, many enterprises don’t effectively tap that talent demographic, often because of myths that persist about “older workers.” In addition to gaining access to a wider range of skills and expertise, creating…

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6 Benefits of Workforce Optimization for Companies

By MBO Partners

Workforce optimization allows companies to access the talent they need in an agile, cost-efficient way so they can succeed in the future of work.  Finding the talent you need to effectively run your business is no easy feat. As the modern workforce environment increasingly trends towards engaging independent talent, enterprises must adjust the way they…

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4 Ways to Achieve Workforce Agility

By MBO Partners

Over the past few years, more people than ever before have left their payroll jobs to pursue independent work. Simultaneously, companies have realized that remaining agile is key to surviving economic ups and downs. The contingent workforce is an increasingly important part of ensuring enterprises are ready, adaptable, and competitive for whatever challenge they might…

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Open Innovation: Filling Solution Gaps

By MBO Partners

Corporations see challenges that fall on the human resources floor. They try to fill skills gaps with contingent workers, freelancers and contractors; however, it falls short of all the work your organization needs. Strategizing for the future of your organization will comprise at least three different types of work: full-time employees, contingent workers, and problem…

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6 Ways to Ensure the Enterprise Readiness of Your Contingent Labor Program

By MBO Partners

Enterprise readiness is top of mind for many businesses. Fundamentally, enterprise readiness is the ability of a particular function or capability to expand across the entire organization. For example, the IT department must ensure that systems and applications can scale as needed. Enterprise readiness contributes to business flexibility and agility, and helps a business respond…

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Talent Network Management: Tips for Being the Client of Choice for Top Talent

By MBO Partners

Competition for top independent talent is getting fiercer in today’s workplace. With many in-demand skills and top performers only accessible through contract engagements, insightful enterprises have seen the importance of attracting independent professionals to their brands.   Once these professionals have been attracted and proven to be a good fit for the work and the company,…

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Enterprise to Engage Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

The fractional or blended workforce, a mix of full-time employees and contingent labor, is fast becoming the new normal in the enterprise space. In fact, today, one in three workers in enterprises are contingent. When organizations leverage a strategic mix of independent labor, full-time employees, and even offshore talent, we refer to this as an…

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The Evolving Requirements of Today’s Modern Workplace

By MBO Partners

The US is one of the most rapidly changing labor markets – and unless you are actively hunting for a new job, you may not know much about it. Although we now live in a world where information is instantly available, we can sometimes miss the overall trends because we are constantly being informed of…

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5 Direct Sourcing Benefits That Can Help Overcome Challenges Using Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Spurred by the Great Realization, the independent talent population is steadily increasing. Fifty-one million professionals are currently working as independents and that number is expected to see 38% growth over the next five years. Even as this talent segment becomes a permanent part of the workforce and a component of competitive advantage, leaders are faced with…

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The Contingent Labor Imperative: How Enterprises Strategically Engage Top Independent Talent in 2022 and Beyond

By MBO Partners

Modern workforces are fueled by contingent labor. The COVID-19 health crisis and surrounding economic uncertainties lit the match thrown into enterprises desperate for optimized business models. Companies plan to increase this sector to gain relevant skillsets and diverse mindsets to keep in step with an ever-changing pivot away from corporate stability to labor agility.        In…

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