Workforce Strategy

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5 Ways Direct Sourcing Helps Overcome Challenges Using Independent Professionals

By MBO Partners

Spurred by the Great Realization, the independent talent population is steadily increasing. Even as this talent segment becomes a permanent part of the workforce and a component of competitive advantage, leaders are faced with challenges. With more and more reliance on independent professionals for needed skills, the strategic question is no longer “Should we hire…

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What Is Direct Sourcing? How to Start Recruiting Top Talent

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing is a process by which enterprises internally source independent talent rather than relying on a third party to find talent on their behalf. 3 Ways to Directly Source Talent There are three ways for companies to directly source talent that are more efficient, more cost-effective, and allow talent to get to work faster…

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6 Best Practices to Follow When Hiring Freelancers

By MBO Partners

Including freelancers in a company’s workforce is a key part of a successful project-based work environment. Many organizations are moving to a a blended model of high-value freelancers along with full-time employees. Freelancers offer many benefits to your company. They support workforce flexibility and add skills that might not be present in your current workforce…

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5 Strategic Ways to Create a Scalable Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

Though contingent labor has always been part of the workforce, at least to some extent, the Great Realization has spurred the engagement of contractors in larger numbers and in roles that were previously considered employee-only. Inclusion of contingent talent in a blended workforce is becoming the norm as corporations tap independent professionals to access critical…

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5 Tips for Hiring Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

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

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Build Your Enterprise AI Backbone through Independent Expertise

By MBO Partners

AI is steadily permeating all aspects of enterprise operations. Workers are already using the technology, mainly in the form of generative AI, to increase productivity and improve output. More comprehensively, companies across industries are reengineering processes to incorporate AI. For example: Banks are transforming financial advisory services Insurance companies are automating auto and home claims…

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Exploring New Frontiers: An Overview

By MBO Partners

A new report based on a research study by MBO Partners and Emergent Research hit the internet today. “Exploring New Frontiers: How Independent Workers View and Use Generative AI in 2024” looks at how independents interact with Gen AI in their businesses. Our research, which included 1,132 independent workers and 3,832 traditional workers, indicates that…

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Future-Proof Your Workforce with Direct Sourcing

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing—the process by which a company leverages independent contractors—has seen rapid advancement in recent years. As the market shifts to increased use of independent talent, direct sourcing will become even more important to enterprises that want to optimize their workforces The Evolution of Direct Sourcing Basic direct sourcing can take the form of finding…

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How to Maximize Efficiency When Activating a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

The use of direct sourcing to leverage independent workers from an internally developed pool of talent has rapidly grown in the past few years. As of early 2023, nearly 80% of large organizations either have a direct sourcing program in place or expect to explore the approach within the next two years. Finding the ideal…

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Creating an Effective Contingent Labor Program: Introduction 

By Jessica Soler

Unsurprisingly, companies are increasingly recognizing the need for agility and flexibility within their workforce. Recent layoffs among traditional W2 employees have prompted a reevaluation of conventional employment models. As organizations navigate economic uncertainties and rapid technological advancements, the spotlight increasingly turns towards the strategic integration of independent contractors & a contingent workforce. This shift not…

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