Workforce Trends

10 Books for Digital Nomads

By MBO Partners

If working remotely while traveling the globe sounds like a dream come true, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans report working as digital nomads—people who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle while living and working remotely. Whether you’ve already tested the waters of digital nomadism and fallen in love with it or are simply curious to…

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4 Possible Scenarios for The U.S. Economy and the Resultant Macro Labor Force Impacts

By Miles Everson

As we wrap up celebrating Independence Day, it is a great time to discuss what lies ahead for Americans. Some are saying the U.S. will remain the superpower it currently is, while others think our century may be over and China is positioned to take the title. McKinsey recently published a report on global wealth,…

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3 Ways Independent Contractors Can Help Your Business Rapidly Adjust to Market Trends

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors are a great way to be proactive when it comes to market fluctuations. More enterprises today are shifting to an agile workforce that is composed of a mix of full-time and independent talent. In fact, in a 2022 survey, companies reported that contingent labor made up 28% of their workforce. And two-thirds said…

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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…

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Independent Professional Workforce Defined

By MBO Partners

What is the Independent Workforce? Independents are the 64.6 million people in the US who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. This fast-growing population includes all age ranges, genders, skill sets, and income levels, and spans many different segments of our economy from app-based commodity service like on-demand drivers, to graphic designers, government consultants,…

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Reshaping Company Culture: The Gen Z Effect

By MBO Partners

Generation Z is a hot topic among employers today. With its oldest members currently representing 15% of the workforce and the youngest just entering their tweens, the first digital-native generation is set to make big waves in business in the coming decades. Companies seeking the skills that Gen Z brings to the table are finding…

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Webinar Recap: Life Goals – Managing Employee Experience in the Future of Work

By MBO Partners

More and more, workers are leaving corporate America by choice. Rather than becoming independent due to job layoffs or other events, they choose independence for their lifestyles and life goals. It’s an intentional choice, and the number of people making it is accelerating. Company leaders across all business sectors are recognizing the need to shift…

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Life Goals: Exploring the Great Realization in Depth

By MBO Partners

While it’s been something of an open secret among independents that their work-style choice fosters the achievement of life goals, there is now empirical evidence that supports this. The events of the past few years have prompted many people to reexamine work in relation to other areas of their lives. As a result, the quest…

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The Future of Work: 11 Trends and Tactics that Matter in 2023

By MBO Partners

The future of work is far from set. New models are nascent as the business landscape changes. Players in some industries (for example, the federal space) have consolidated, while other industries are achieving significant growth through acquisition (e.g., healthcare, technology) and new entrants (e.g., technology). We don’t know yet how these actions will ultimately affect…

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5 Traits of the Modern Independent Workforce

By MBO Partners

The modern independent workforce runs businesses from anywhere in the world, increasingly works together in teams, and finds new projects using online marketplaces. These workers are finding their place in America’s larger workforce, bringing skilled expertise to fill critical job openings while enjoying the flexibility and lifestyle independent work offers. Enterprises are increasingly recognizing the…

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