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Top Independent Contractor Compliance Stories from 2021

By Nathan Gibson

As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. 2021 was a fascinating year for independent contractor compliance. Here’s a look at some top stories. 1. Trump DOL announced new…

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How to Access, Engage, and Manage Your Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

When incorporating independent talent into your workforce, there are many steps involved. First, enterprise managers must find the right talent to fit their needs. Second, those independent contractors must be engaged in a legally compliant manner. And third, it’s important to manage working with independent professionals in a way that helps your business achieve its…

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5 Better Ways to Engage Top Talent

By MBO Partners

Companies today are settling into new ways of managing their workforce. Many are relying more heavily on contingent workers, a pool of talent that has the flexibility and skillsets needed to fill key functions quickly and efficiently. Independent professionals are a growing group of talent, and their skills are in high demand. In order to…

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influencer talent is embracing the creator economy

The Rise of the Influencer: How the Creator Economy is Giving Entrepreneurs New Independence

By MBO Partners

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New York City and stage performances shut down, actor Marc Winski was left without an audience to entertain. The 34-year-old actor, singer and stutter-awareness influencer was, like the rest of the world, sheltering in place. And he craved a creative outlet.  So, he turned to TikTok.  At first, it was…

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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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How to Create a Contingent Workforce Management Strategy: 6 Steps

By MBO Partners

When you engage independent workers, it is critical to have an independent workforce management strategy so that your program can be effective and successful. Whether you work with independent contractors, freelancers or consultants, contingent workers must be engaged and managed differently than traditional employees. There is a distinct level of compliance risk associated with this…

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Why Use a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

By MBO Partners

Organizations today are increasingly relying on the growing pool of people working as independent contractors, freelancers, self-employed professionals. Independent talent provide access to the specialized skills managers struggle to find. Furthermore, businesses can realize significant cost savings as well as increased output by engaging independent talent on a project-basis. But how do managers find and…

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Tips for Managing Remote Teams

By MBO Partners

One of the many effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the workplace is the growth and acceptance of remote work. In fact, our research finds that 4.8 million independents currently describe themselves as digital nomads: workers who have chosen to embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that enables them to travel and work remotely, anywhere…

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3 Things to Consider When Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors are becoming an integral part of the workforce of many organizations and direct sourcing is a popular way to engage these workers. Direct sourcing enables access to and connection with top independent talent by facilitating a direct relationship between enterprise managers and independent workers. With a direct sourcing strategy in place, organizations no…

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Top Independent Contractor Compliance Stories from 2020

By Nathan Gibson

As the independent workforce continues to grow, so do the issues of worker compliance and misclassification. It is important for enterprises to remain informed about the latest laws, regulations, and developments surrounding these topics. 2020 was a fascinating year for independent contractor compliance. Here’s a look at five of the top stories. 1. The Evolution…

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