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

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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The Great Realization

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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How to Build an Agile Workforce with Contingent Talent

By MBO Partners

Enterprises across the globe are adapting and revising their strategic mindsets. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many companies to re-think how work gets done, and for many this has involved embracing a flexible workforce composed of a mix of fulltime, W-2 employees and independent contractors. Independent contractors offer quick access to in-demand skills, giving organizations…

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How to Build a Budget for Independent Workforce Management

By MBO Partners

Best practices and industry standards for engaging and paying independent contractors.

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State of Independence

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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How to Scale Your Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

If your organization is one of the many building a hybrid workforce composed of fulltime, temporary, and freelance talent, you already know the myriad of benefits independent professionals can provide—staffing flexibility, access to in-demand skills, and reduced employment costs, just to name a few. As you develop your program for finding, engaging, and managing independent…

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How to Write a Consultant Job Description: 4 Tips

By MBO Partners

When incorporating contingent workers into your workforce, there are many factors to consider. If you are engaging independent contractors for the first time, you may be facing fears about the quality of the final product, cost considerations, or whether or not the person you’re hiring will make a productive use of time and resources. In…

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Four Benefits to Re-Engaging Independent Professional Talent

By MBO Partners

Save time and money for your organization by re-engaging independent talent. When independent professionals are satisfied with their client relationship, they are more likely to return to that same client for future work. If independent professionals are already a part of your company’s workforce, re-engagement should be top of mind. If your organization is just…

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5 Benefits of Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing tools make it easy for self-employed professionals to engage with your organization. Here are four benefits these tools can offer.

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5 Ways to Find Top Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

A well-rounded workforce today often includes a population of independent talent. Independent contractors offer numerous benefits such as helping companies minimize employment costs through staffing flexibility. Rather than adding to company payroll by hiring an employee, enterprise managers can engage an independent contractor who can bring a specific set of skills to a project. However,…

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