Workforce Optimization:
Transform the Way Work Gets Done

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Talent Optimization is Within Your Reach

MBO Partners, the deep job platform powering the most advanced non-employee labor strategies, is your doorway to the power and potential of the independent workforce. Through workforce optimization, transform how your business gets work done.

Businesses that embrace the dynamics and demographics of an increasingly independent labor force will be poised to succeed in the coming decade and beyond. With help from MBO Partners, these businesses will revisualize jobs as projects, and align their labor force via a strategic mix of full-time, independent, and offshore talent.

Whether you engage with MBO via a targeted direct sourcing program, build a virtual bench, or plan for full optimization with a long-term strategy to strategically integrate independent talent into your mix, Workforce Optimization is a powerful method to balance the trinity of cost containment, worker satisfaction, and strategic future of work planning.

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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. Below, explore just a snapshot of cost savings and efficiencies achieved in a fully-realized direct sourcing strategy.

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Six Levers Deliver Successful Outcomes

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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

Enable a Third Channel for Top Talent

Achieve a right-sized workforce with 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.

MBO will help you create talent pools—both for near-term projects and for future needs—as well as processes and procedures that allow for a scalable, efficient workforce in the future, all utilizing the MBO platform model.

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