Engage the future of work
through the leading direct sourcing platform

Find, manage, and retain top-tier independent professionals on the only
customized direct sourcing platform for enterprises

Trusted by
700+ enterprises


Trusted by
700+ enterprises


Move faster, improve ROI, and win the human capital game

Our direct sourcing platform enables companies to design and execute independent workforce management programs that mitigate risk, reduce costs and bring them the best talent.

Engage talent faster, cost-effectively, and compliantly

Access 90,000+ independent professionals on-demand, or we'll curate a group for you from our network or yours. Use direct sourcing and improve onboarding time, sourcing cost, and talent satisfaction, all while mitigating risk.

Scale your independent workforce program

Design and implement an independent talent program at enterprise scale. Build programs and incorporate technology to create a fluid workforce landscape that broadens the pool of available talent.

Optimize your total workforce

Embrace a flexible, blended workforce operating across full-time employees and external partners - with emphasis on ready-access to an on-demand workforce that can deliver now and in the future.

Engage talent faster, cost-effectively and compliantly

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Engage top independent professionals

Attract, engage and re-engage 90,000+ highly skilled independent professionals to advance your goals.

  • Ensure compliance through talent engagement solutions built for enterprise scale
  • Find independent talent via the marketplace or streamline direct sourcing with an MBO advisor or your own curated network
  • Get the breakthrough ideas you need from 700,000+ creative problem solvers by crowdsourcing
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Create and curate talent networks

Build your talent network and access specialized expertise, on-demand.

  • Attract top talent with a branded company landing page in the marketplace
  • Bring your own talent or tap into our broader network of 1 million+ independents
  • Create communities where you can search, categorize, and nurture independents
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Directly source to save time and cost

Get the middleman out and focus on the connection.

  • Create and manage open role postings within your branded marketplace; negotiate rates directly and get talent to work fast
  • Avoid costly markups from third parties; engage via talent-friendly solutions
  • Ensure compliance: candidates are individually vetted and your entity is indemnified, reducing risk

Scale your independent workforce program

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Centralize payments, reporting, and compliance

Manage the full lifecycle of your relationship with independents

  • Deliver ease and transparency with self-service onboarding and expert support and management of your organization
  • Maintain compliant working arrangements while indemnifying your organization from reclassification risk aligned to the changing regulatory climate
  • Seamless integration with your current ecosystem of technologies and processes, reducing the amount of time it takes for your talent to begin working
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Programs that activate and scale with your unique needs

Enable direct and sustained outcomes

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Ongoing collaboration

Transparency and visibility at every step

  • Dedicated account directors provide strategic guidance, service recommendations, and program-level issue resolution
  • Deep vertical experience with dedicated practice leads to get ahead of specialized processes and market dynamics to unlock growth
  • Leverage industry experts to navigate workforce optimization and gain the talent access, agility and cost efficiency to succeed in the future of work

Optimize your
total workforce

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Rightsize your independent workforce

Build the right talent mix of full-time employees and independents to achieve your strategic goals

  • Go international. Engage independent workers across 80+ countries through local services, culture and compliance expertise of member firms
  • Balance the trinity of cost containment, worker satisfaction, and strategic future of work planning through Workforce Optimization.
  • Engage through unique service offerings beyond Vendor and Payroll status that offers the enterprise and talent the ability to engage compliantly.
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Build an Agile workforce model

Achieve critical buisness outcomes in high velocity, continuously shifting markets through a combination of independent and full-time staff.

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Drive community and ongoing learning

Achieve Client of Choice status with both talent and peer organizations through adoption of the next way of working

  • Dedicated account directors provide strategic guidance, service recommendations, and program-level issue resolution
  • Deep vertical experience with dedicated practice leads to get ahead of specialized processes and market dynamics to unlock growth
  • Engage MBO’s Program Management Office to design, build, and execute day-to-day operations of direct sourcing and workforce optimization efforts
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Customer success stories

Learn how leading companies around the world are pivoting forward into the agile
future of work with MBO

Delivering unmatched expertise across industries

Our experience spans every industry and challenge, which gives us an diverse perspective that we bring to every client
relationship. Learn more about the industries where we have particularly robust expertise.


Professional Services

MBO Partners provides leading Professional Services providers a best-in-class process for engaging independent talent, with industry leading solutions.

Federal and Government

Businesses supporting Federal agencies often need to respond to critical projects quickly with vetted and sometimes extremely specialized talent requirements.

Technology / SAAS

Agile and continuous development cycles lead to project-oriented work and the need for multiple specific skill sets. Technological advances are driven by team composition, agility, executional and operational bandwidth.

Healthcare / Life Sciences

Healthcare and related industries have accelerated the adoption of technologies and data analytics which is shifting workforce needs from traditional staff roles.

Financial Services

We work with the enterprises in the financial services industry to implement workforce strategies that help them source talent with the skills they need so they can remain innovative and competitive.

Specialty Industries

We have deep experience in areas ranging from retail to energy, and with dedicated subject matter experts ready to help your enterprise succeed.

Industry-leading insights

MBO Partners has led the charge to keep the independent economy moving forward for more than 25 years. Our array of articles, tools and resources are designed to help you embrace the future of work with insight and conviction.


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Get key insights from recent MBO primary research on the use of contingent labor by enterprise organizations, the growth of the independent workforce, and how these data points can prove impactful to your 2023 strategy and planning from a strategic, operational, and tactical perspective.

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