Workforce Trends

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Court Rules on Misclassification Lawsuit: Addison Lee Drivers Are Not Self Employed

By MBO Partners

In 2017, another high-profile misclassification case became a hot topic among UK press, reinforcing that daily operational oversight of work often outweigh the contracts put in place when it comes to classifying independent contractors. The Case Taxi firm Addison Lee was dealt yet another financial blow in September when it found itself the center of a self-employment…

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The Criminal Finances Act 2017: What UK Enterprises Engaging Independent Professionals Need to Know Now

By Mark Stringer

Of late, MBO Partners enterprises with UK clients have been asking many questions about the new Criminal Finances Act 2017, which takes effect on September 30th of this year. In an effort to clarify questions, MBO Partners has taken this opportunity to offer some background on the CFA, as well as to answer commonly-asked questions about…

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Preparing for the Future of Work: Recapping the 2017 SIA CWS Summit & GigE Events

By MBO Partners

Last week, MBO Partners® traveled to Dallas to participate in two Staffing Industry Analysts events focused on contingent workforce professionals: the Contingent Workforce Solutions (CWS) Summit and Collaboration in the Gig Economy. Below is a recap of key themes from one of the sessions, “Future-Proofing: How Savvy Organizations Can Prep for the Independent Workforce of Tomorrow”, moderated…

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10 Independent Workforce Trends to Watch

10 Independent Workforce Trends to Watch

By McLean Robbins

It’s difficult to know what the future of work might hold, but one thing is for certain—independent professionals are poised to be more important than ever before in years to come. Based on insights gathered from 7 consecutive years of industry research, MBO Partners has just revealed 10 predictions for the future of the U.S. independent…

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Recapping Key Themes from the 2017 SIG Global Executive Summit

By Dawnette Cooke

At the recent Global Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Summit, MBO Partners CEO Gene Zaino sat down to discuss the rise of self-sourcing and what it means for the traditional services supply chain. The theme of the summit was innovation in the workplace and workforce and how with both, the future is now. In an intimate…

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Independent Contractor Classification: How Certification May Help Reduce Compliance Risk

By MBO Partners

The growth and innovation of the American workplace has outpaced the evolution of laws and rules. A modern solution is very necessary to (re)stimulate this innovation. With this in mind, this week, we released a proposal, the Certified Self-Employed (CSE) solution, to modify how the U.S. government classifies and regulates independent workers. The growth and…

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Top 3 Freelance Management System FMS Solutions and Trends

By John Piazza

The modern enterprise understands the glaring need – and associated pressures of – engaging the best independent contractor for your project. The systems by which the independent workforce is managed often referred to as a Freelancer Management System (FMS), has drastically evolved in recent years. This blog takes a look at the key components that have…

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4 Primary Independent Workforce Trends

4 Primary Independent Workforce Trends

By MBO Partners

From tools and technology to generational change and the remote worker revolution, there’s a lot to watch out for in 2016. 1. Obamacare and the Independent Workforce   This year, penalties will go into full effect for those not compliant with Affordable Care Act regulations: individuals without health insurance will be fined $695 (up from…

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2015: The Year an Easier and Safer Self-Employed Workforce Comes into Focus

By MBO Partners

MBO Partners points to four factors that make 2015 a key pivot point for the future of work. HERNDON, VA–(Marketwired – Dec 22, 2014) –  MBO Partners — the first to forecast a future independent majority in the U.S. workforce — draws on four years of national research to predict that 2015 will be the year…

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