Technology Companies and the Independent Workforce

Technological advances are driven by team composition, agility, executional and operational bandwidth. Therefore, hiring is essential to keeping pace with rapid advances in innovation. New skill sets and strategic investments are important, but employers are often competing for the same talent for in-demand skills. Companies that can be efficient with diverse teams and multiple talent channels have more chances to succeed.

The technology industry is constantly evolving, with new entrants,  products and features being released faster than ever and along with it ever increasing customer expectations. With ever cheapening computer power all it takes to challenge a global brand is a good idea and an internet connection. This change is exciting, especially for the innovative companies behind the latest technologies. The Technology industry is shifting rapidly with new entrants pushing against established companies and as expected highly sought after talent are choosing to be independent.  MBO Partners gives its Technology clients a best-in-class process for finding the right talent, onboarding and managing them compliantly, and scaling a program to their needs.

Accelerating change is leading to the obsolescence of job descriptions—the half-life of a tech skill is now five years. Agile and continuous development cycles lead to project-oriented work that lead to work surges and the need for multiple specific skill sets.

In demand technologies leading the wave of new skills include AI, machine learning, chatbots, cybersecurity and blockchain.

The tech industry represents almost 8% of the national workforce with a direct economic output of $1.9 trillion.

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.

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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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End-user Designers

Infrastructure Analysts

Application Developers

Database & Systems Experts

Interim C-Suite

Contact us to learn more about MBO's solutions

Bob Lucas

Bob Lucas

Senior Vice President &
Technology Practice Lead


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