Workforce Strategy

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Cost Savings of Direct Sourcing

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing helps companies easily access and seamlessly connect with top independent talent. With direct sourcing, managers can source talent internally, rather than relying on a third-party gate-keeper or intermediary such as a consulting or staffing company to fill talent needs. At MBO, we believe direct sourcing is key to the future of work. Our…

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6 Ways to Build a Virtual Talent Pool

By MBO Partners

Building a virtual talent pool is quickly becoming key to being a best-in-class organization.  A virtual bench is a pool of independent contractor talent you’ve identified, vetted, and developed relationships with over time. Independent contractors provide enterprises with access to specialized, industry-specific skills, and are a valuable alternative to investing in a full-time resource. Tap…

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Achieve Workforce Agility by Engaging Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

As reliance on independent professional talent becomes more common throughout a wide range of industries, companies are putting strategies in place to successfully attract, engage, and retain top talent. The independent workforce is steadily increasing, providing an indispensable source of talent for businesses. Here’s what you need to know about how independent talent can benefit…

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Independent contractor vs employee: Which should your recruitment strategy include this year?

By MBO Partners

The workforce of many companies today consist of a mix of full-time and contract workers. When considering whether your recruitment strategy should include independent contractors or employees, there are many rules and regulations to take into account as well as practical applications. Employees vs. Independent Contractors Employees work for a single employer, who can dictate…

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What to Include in an Independent Contractor Agreement

What to Include in an Independent Contractor Agreement

By MBO Partners

An independent contractor agreement or contract is an important part of engaging contingent talent. While your company and the contractors you work with want to get started quickly, skipping a contract can lead to a lot of future problems. Why Do You Need an Independent Contractor Agreement? Legal protection: A written contract provides legal protection…

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What is Contractor vs Employee vs Temp

By MBO Partners

When to consider engaging an independent contractor versus hiring a temporary or full-time employee.

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Onboarding Independent Contractors: 7 Steps you can take to make onboarding easier and get work started

By MBO Partners

The onboarding process can often make or break the experience of working with your company. Independent workers want to get to work quickly, and often that’s what you want too. A strong onboarding program can help create a good first impression and lasting relationship with your independent talent. Here are seven tips for creating a…

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How to Build Strong Relationships When Managing Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Remote work is common for most independent professionals—it’s part of the appeal of pursuing an independent career. But managing remote workers isn’t always easy to do. Tracking deliverables, building teams, and forming relationships online can be complicated. It’s hard to get to know coworkers on a meaningful level through a screen or a phone call….

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5 Contingent Workforce Market Trends

By Mark Stringer

I’ve not written any content for a while. It’s been extremely busy here and unintentionally this part of my responsibility has lapsed. Whilst I am far from a great creator of content—it always takes me longer than most to create it—I do actually quite enjoy the process. It forces me to take time and sit…

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5 Tips for Engaging Independent Contractors vs. Employees

By MBO Partners

Hiring a full-time employee is a very different process than engaging an independent contractor. In general, full-time employees are the best option for ongoing business needs that are a core competency of your company. Independent contractors offer flexible options for project-based work, or when you need to bring on specialized expertise for a particular deliverable….

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