Specialty Industries
and the Independent Workforce

MBO Partners gives its clients in specialty industries a best-in-class process for accessing the right talent, onboarding and managing them compliantly, then providing an end to end scalable program tailored to their needs.

Companies in specialty industries such as energy, utilities, retail, food service, etc. are facing unprecedented challenges. Striving to stay competitive in what is becoming an increasingly digital market poses challenges. Continuous innovation requires new skill sets and technological advancements in order to cut costs and operate with a leaner staff. The workforce of these industries—over a million strong globally—is comprised of skilled, experienced professionals in roles such as engineering, software development, digital marketing, and more.

Technological advancements like IoT/sensors, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA), and blockchain are transforming operational efficiency. The rise of digitization increases the need to protect critical infrastructure and will bring a similar increase in demand for consulting capabilities in physical and cybersecurity.  This creates a pronounced shortage in available and readily deployable talent.  Placing significant strain on many organizations' ability to stay ahead of increasing customer demands and macro challenges.

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Benefits of a Workforce Optimization Strategy

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Talent Access

Leverage independent talent community through direct sourcing, extending to in-demand and specialized skillsets

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Speed and Scale

Proven streamlined workflows reduce time-to-value and ensure consistency regardless of size or growth

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Agility and Resiliency

Accelerate time to productivity and increase flexibility with an independent workforce that adapts to the rapid pace of change to drive outcomes

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Operating Leverage

Create enterprise value by shifting total enterprise talent mix from supply chain and FTEs to a directly sourced independent workforce

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Cost Savings

Migrate to lower-cost sourcing channels and enable more cost-effective engagement alternatives

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Mitigate risks through a dynamic, audit-ready compliance rubric aligned to the changing regulatory climate

How MBO Can Help

MBO can help you get to a future where objectives are achieved and are completed on schedule by a workforce that strategically leverages Independent Professionals.

The MBO platform gives organizations access to talent while saving cost, legal risk, and administrative burden. MBO’s proprietary technology engages high-value talent in a compliant fashion, ensuring all tax, labor, and other statutory requirements, including ACA, are met. The platform also allows for the rapid re-deployment of alumni and retiree populations when a need for their institutional knowledge arises.

MBO Platform

Leverage MBO’s Extensive Talent Network

Achieve a right-sized workforce with a balance between full-time employees and experienced independent talent—with emphasis on ready-access to an on-demand workforce with required skillsets.

Top independent professionals are looking for challenging roles with clients who value their work. Our marketplace gives you access to talent with the capabilities you are looking for and the proven experience you need.


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Software Developers

Infrastructure Analysts

End-User Designers

Contact us to learn more about MBO's solutions

Bob Lucas

Bob Lucas

Senior Vice President &
Specialty Practice Lead


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