Workforce Strategy

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Contingent Workforce Management Solution: How to Leverage and Optimize Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

What is Contingent Workforce Management? Contingent workforce management involves finding, engaging, and managing contingent talent—people who work as independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, gig workers etc. In order to build a blended workforce that is a strategic mix of contingent and full-time talent, it is important to: (1) engage talent quickly, cost-effectively, and…

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5 Ways to Build Strong Client/Contractor Relationships

By MBO Partners

Build positive, successful relationships with your independent workforce with these five tips.

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Top 4 Reasons Companies Use Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Today’s workforce ecosystem is incredibly diverse. Enterprises are building dynamic teams with a mix of salaried employees and contract or freelance talent. And the contingent worker side of this equation is quickly growing as companies embrace the skills, expertise, and flexibility of on-demand talent. The external workforce has become key to organizations increasing their agility,…

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3 Ways to Retain High-Quality Independent Consultants

By MBO Partners

Contingent workers offer enterprises many benefits including on-demand expertise, staffing flexibility, and better control over employment costs. Today, an increasing number of Americans are choosing to work independently for the many lifestyle and professional benefits it offers. At the same time, businesses are having a hard time finding the skilled professionals that they need. That’s…

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How to Compliantly Engage This Growing Group of Remote Workers

By MBO Partners

Remote working has become commonplace for many organizations today, in large part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But 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….

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From Great Resignation to Great Realization: Independent Work Numbers Surge in the Wake of COVID-19

By MBO Partners

In 2021, the number of independent workers grew to 51.1 million, up 34% from 2020. Welcome to the Great Realization.  Let’s face it, times are changing and the American workforce is rampantly becoming less and less like what you see in old 80’s and 90’s movies. You know, the ones where people drudge themselves to…

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How Does Direct Sourcing Work?

By MBO Partners

Work today is an evolving landscape that is moving away from the conventional 9-to-5 employee model and towards more agile, project-based talent strategy. The independent workforce is an increasingly important part of this new normal. 38.2 million Americans currently work as independent professionals, and there is a growing support infrastructure of products, services that support…

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What to Know Before Hiring through a Freelance Marketplace

By MBO Partners

If your organization is not already using a marketplace to source independent professionals, you may be missing out on great talent. Freelance marketplaces—online platforms that connect independent contractors with projects—are quickly growing in popularity. As many as one in four independent contractors said that they had used a marketplace to find work in the past…

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The Importance of Fostering a Community of Independent Talent

By MBO Partners

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes and adaptations to the way we work. Many organizations are allowing for remote working arrangements and as reopening continues, companies are adjusting how they manage their workforces moving forward. Companies that already rely on independent talent as an integral part of their workforce are likely reaping the rewards…

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4 Ways Companies Can Attract Top Independent Professionals & Become a Client of Choice

By MBO Partners

Businesses are working to adapt to the changing realities and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the many new ways they are able to reach corporate goals is involves engaging and re-engaging top independent professional talent. MBO Partners’ Client of Choice research examines why and how independent professionals select the clients they choose…

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