Workforce Trends

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Independent Professional Workforce Defined

By MBO Partners

Independent Workforce Defined The independent workforce is comprised of 51 million people who work as contractors, consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and more. 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, and personal…

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How to Increase Direct Sourcing Program Adoptio

How to Increase Direct Sourcing Program Adoption

By MBO Partners

If your company engages independent talent as part of your workforce, you’ve probably heard other enterprises talking about how to use direct sourcing as a way to find and engage contingent workers of all types. Direct sourcing allows enterprise managers to source talent internally using their own resources and technology, rather than having to rely…

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5 Reasons to Hire Independent Contractors

By MBO Partners

In America today, there are 41 million independent workers. This growing workforce has increasingly become a vital source of talent for businesses. As we shift towards project-based economy and as technology advances, it has become easier to leverage independent talent in general as well as engage a wide breadth of specialized talent. The question facing…

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10 Actions to Take This Summer to Drive Business Success in 2021

By MBO Partners

These 10 ways to drive success in 2020 set enterprises up for success both now and in the future.

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Webinar Recap: Building an Agile Workforce in a Post-COVID World

By MBO Partners

In our June 17 webinar, Building an Agile Workforce in a Post-COVID World, Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners, and Bryan Peña, Chief of Market Strategy, shared the latest thought leadership on how COVID-19 is changing the global workforce. Discover what you can do today to set your company up for success in the coming…

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Three Independent Workforce Trends in 2020

The Accelerating Rate of Change in Today’s Business World

By MBO Partners

In today’s ever-shifting world of work, independent talent play an increasingly important role. Freelancers, contractors, consultants, temporary workers and more support companies by providing access to in-demand skills, driving organizational performance, and increasing institutional value. Particularly during times of crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic, organizations that engage independent talent are finding they have the…

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What is the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act and What Does it Mean for Independent Contractors and Small Business Owners?

By MBO Partners

Friday, the government signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act to make it easier for small businesses and independent workers to gain relief under the Paycheck Protection Program, a key provision of the CARES Act for COVID-19 relief. What is the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act? The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act is…

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Becoming a Client of Choice Understanding What Drives the Modern Independent Professional

Becoming a Client of Choice: Understanding What Drives the Modern Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

The modern work environment a dynamic, evolving landscape. As more people choose to forgo traditional employment in favor of working as independent consultants, freelancers, or contractors, organizations are shifting their approach to how work gets done. About 7.6 million Americans now work full-time as highly-skilled independents providing professional services to corporations on a contract basis….

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4 Forces Key to a Modern Business Model

By McLean Robbins

It’s no secret that the world of work as we know it is changing. The current COVID-19 situation has certainly exacerbated problems, but it has also brought opportunities to widely adopt remote work, to stress-test business models, and to find new ways to connect with customers, clients and employees. In many ways, shifts like this…

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Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News: March, 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. Each month, we’ll bring you the latest news stories from around the web. 1. Independent Contractors May be Eligible for Collect…

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