Workforce Optimization

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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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De-Risk with Confidence: 3 Ways to Reduce Misclassification Risk

By MBO Partners

Your ability to achieve workforce optimization is only as good as your staff’s abilities and bandwidth. When specific project needs arise—that may be highly technical or involve in-demand skills not found in your FTE population—partner with trusted, compliant, and vetted independent talent.  In order to effectively source independent talent end-to-end, it is important to establish…

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Why You Need a Workforce Optimization Strategy Now to Attract Tomorrow’s Top Independent Professional Talent

By MBO Partners

What would you do if your best employee left tomorrow? Perhaps they won the lottery or decided to change careers—the past few years have taught us that anything can happen. And the thing is, this is really happening every day in workforces across the country.   High performers are leaving and moving on. If your organization…

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Tech Layoffs Shed Light on Need for Workforce Optimization

By Leslie Hernandez

Recent increase in tech layoffs and hiring freezes paint an interesting—yet somewhat inaccurate—picture of the current workforce environment. High-profile companies including Netflix, MasterClass, Tesla, Twitter and more have slowed down hiring and laid off thousands of employees due to fears of a recession, rising inflation, tightening of budgets, and big swings in the crypto currency market, among…

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How Workforce Optimization Helps Companies Gain a Competitive Edge

By MBO Partners

In response to this widespread challenge of COVID-19, today’s organizations are implementing workforce optimization strategies in order to achieve efficiency and cut costs. Forward-thinking companies are leveraging new technologies and adapting to flexible modes of working, such as virtual meetings and remote work. This new paradigm has highlighted the vast chasm between the traditional business…

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Driving the Future of Work: How the Great Resignation is Turning into the Great Realization

By MBO Partners

The COVID-19 Pandemic set a new future of work in motion. People across all industries were suddenly working from home. Teams transitioned from roundtable discussions and water cooler chats to Zoom meetings and virtual happy hours. And things went surprisingly well. Productivity, for the most part, remained consistent and in some cases even improved. By…

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Why the Great Resignation is Really the Great Realization

By MBO Partners

As a hiring manager, you know first-hand the pain of the Great Resignation. This “post-” pandemic economic trend of employees resigning in droves has hit every industry. In fact, a record-breaking 11 million jobs were vacant at the end of October, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  But people aren’t leaving the workforce…

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The Great Realization: New Data Looks at Bringing Independent Talent into Your Workforce Planning Next Year

By MBO Partners

So long. Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen. And goodbye. Workers across the U.S. have been signing off from their payroll jobs in record numbers this year. While it’s not uncommon to see a surge in quitting when the job market is hot and there are tons of positions available, what’s happening right now is unlike anything we’ve…

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