Workforce Trends

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Study Highlights: The Untapped Potential of a Recomposable Workforce

By MBO Partners

How are enterprise leaders addressing gaps in the workforce that they need to fill to achieve current and future business goals? A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of MBO explored answers to this question. In April 2024, Forrester surveyed 206 cross-industry decision-makers responsible for their organizations’ US talent sourcing and contingent labor…

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5 Benefits of Proactive Workforce Management

By MBO Partners

Effective workforce management is essential for companies to stay competitive and achieve their long-term objectives. For businesses that engage independent contractors, adopting a proactive workforce management approach can yield significant advantages. But what exactly does proactive workforce management mean, and how can it benefit your enterprise? What is Proactive Workforce Management? Proactive workforce management involves…

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Why Use a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

By MBO Partners

Many companies today are turning to direct sourcing as a strategy for independent talent acquisition. Direct sourcing helps managers find and compliantly engage talent. Organizations are increasingly relying on the growing pool of people working as independent contractors, freelancers, and self-employed professionals. Independent talent provide access to specialized skills managers struggle to find. Furthermore, businesses…

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How to Increase Direct Sourcing Program Adoption

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing often has a positive impact on enterprises. It allows managers to source talent internally rather than having to rely on a third-party gatekeeper like a staffing company to fill talent needs. When you set up a direct sourcing program, it is important to have buy-in from all relevant parts of your organization to…

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Which Creator Partnership Is Right for You?

By MBO Partners

Independent creators—individuals who earn money by creating and distributing digital content—number 8.1 million in the US, and the population is growing. The majority are under 40 and male. They are entrepreneurial, fiercely independent, and value flexibility in their lives. This is the Creator Economy, a rising force in the marketplace. Enterprise-creator partnerships can be mutually beneficial….

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How Contingent Labor Fits into Your Workforce

By MBO Partners

Companies of all sizes have leveraged non-employee workers for a long time. Until recently, contingent labor was commoditized, for example, augmenting staff during seasonal upticks or temporarily replacing an employee on extended leave. While companies still engage contingent labor for purposes like these, many have extended into more strategic areas of the business. For example,…

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3 Things to Consider When Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing facilitates a direct relationship between enterprise managers and independent workers. With a direct sourcing strategy in place, organizations no longer need to rely on a third party like a consulting firm or staffing company to fill talent needs. 1. What are the benefits? A direct sourcing strategy can provide many business benefits. Unlike…

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Unleash America 2024

3 Highlights from UNLEASH America 2024

By MBO Partners

UNLEASH America is one of the largest HR Tech conferences and tradeshows in the US. This innovative event spotlights forward-looking HR leaders and vendors as well as key trends in the HR Tech space. Members of the MBO team recently attended the 2024 conference and gained new insights into HR technology and the future of…

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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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How to Leverage Generative AI for Marketing Your Small Business

By MBO Partners

Generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI) can be a powerful tool for marketing your small business. Many independents are already using Gen AI to assist with research and writing, generate creative presentations, automate administrative tasks, and more. Over one-quarter of independent workers say they use Gen AI for marketing purposes such as creating engaging content, enhancing…

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