What is the MBO marketplace?
The MBO marketplace is an online platform you can use to post and broadcast project opportunities to thousands of highly skilled, experienced independent professionals who are looking for projects with top companies like yours. These independent professionals have created consultant profiles that enable our matching algorithm to match your project requirements with their skills and experience to find the right talent for your projects. The marketplace also allows you to build a network of proven talent which can include independent professionals you have worked with through the marketplace and talent you invite. Having a talent network lets you quickly find and re-engage independent workers who have proven their value to managers throughout your company and reduces your time to fill.
When should I use MBO’s marketplace?
Use the marketplace to post opportunities or search for available talent. Talent can search these opportunities and express interest in your projects.
Why should I post a project in MBO’s marketplace first?
The MBO marketplace gives you access to thousands of available independent professionals who are looking for projects with top companies who value independent talent.
• Save time. Using MBO’s marketplace, your project opportunities are broadcast to thousands of experienced, highly skilled independents who are looking for and are ready to begin work.
• Increase quality. When you use the marketplace, you are going directly to the talent. No third-party means you have maximum control over the experience and quality of talent you select.
• Reduce costs. Finding independent professionals in the marketplace minimizes costs by going directly to the source - at a sizable benefit to your P&L.
• Minimize risk. The marketplace integrates directly with MBO’s workforce management program, ensuring ongoing reduction in reclassification risk.
Can I see contractors who have worked for other managers/teams at my company?
Yes. You can view profiles of independent professionals who have completed projects with your company, thereby giving you access to a pool of proven talent.
How do I invite independent talent to join the marketplace?
We encourage you to invite your entire network of independent talent so that they’re available in the marketplace when you need them. To do so, click “My Account” located on the top navigation bar and select “Admin”. In the Admin Dashboard, click “Invite Talent”. Enter an email address and hit enter. The email address will be added to the Recipients list. You can add multiple emails by separating each email with a comma. Once you have created your invite list and have added a personal message (optional), click “Send” to send the invitations.
How do I invite managers within my organization to join the marketplace?
Click “My Account” located on the top navigation bar and select “Admin”. In the Admin Dashboard, switch from the default ‘Invite Talent’ tab to the ‘Invite Managers’ tab. Once the ‘Invite Managers’ tab is selected, enter an email address and hit enter . The email address will be added to the Recipients list. You can add multiple emails by separating each email with a comma. Once you have created your invite list and have added a personal message (optional), click “Send” to send the invitations.
What does it cost to use MBO’s marketplace?
Standard MBO Partners engagement fees apply when you find a resource you would like to enagage. This keeps cost to a minimum and provides the highest quality talent and cost savings to your organization. For a small fee, our Advisory Services team can lend a hand helping you reach the greatest audience, shortlisting only the best profiles and simplifying the entire process even more.
How do I create an opportunity?
Click the “Create New Opportunity” button in the top navigation bar and upload a copy of the project description by dragging it into the designated area or importing the description in Word or PDF (no images are allowed). You can also enter the project’s details manually (e.g., title, location, budget, and required skills) in the editor screen. Not all information may populate when importing a description and the remaining details must be entered manually. After the opportunity listing is complete, click the “Publish” button to publish the opportunity. You can also click the “Save” button to save a draft and come back to it later.
Can I control which talent sees my opportunities?
Yes. You can choose to allow the entire MBO Talent Network to view the opportunity or limit who views it to only talent in your network.
Can someone manage my opportunities for me?
Yes. You can enable colleagues at your company to create and manage opportunities on your behalf. In addition, you can opt for a member of our advisory team to manage the opportunity by selecting "Request Help" after creating your opportunity.
How do independent professionals apply to an opportunity?
Independent professionals will click the “I’m Interested” button on the opportunity posting to express interest in your opportunities.
How can I see who has responded to my opportunity?
View and interact with respondents by clicking on the “Opportunities” tab in the top navigation bar. Select the opportunity card on the left side. Each candidate who has expressed interest will appear on the list of respondents.
What if there are no respondents to my opportunity?
If no one has expressed interest in your opportunity, you may want to request help from an MBO Advisor. Advisors can search and find talent who meet your project criteria. In addition, you can share the opportunity with talent in your company's network or contacts of your own by selecting "share opportunity."
How do I search for talent in my network?
You can search for talent in your network by clicking “Talent” in the top menu and then “Talent Search” in the dropdown. You can narrow your search by skills, location, specialty, bill rate, engagement service and other user attributes. Then simply reach out to talent you find or share a published opportunity with them in the marketplace.
How do I view and communicate with talent?
After someone has expressed interest in your opportunity, you can either respond to messages in the platform or contact with them directly using contact information in their profiles. Message in the platform by clicking on the “Messages” tab in the top navigation bar or in the Active opportunity section.
How do I select a finalist?
Click the “Accept” button next to the profile in the list of respondents.
What happens when I accept talent for a project?
The MBO marketplace automatically notifies the selected applicant and informs the other applicants that they were not chosen. The opportunity is closed, and the selected individual is directed through the onboarding process. During this time, you should begin to determine the rate with the individual. The worker’s contact information is available on their profile for your convenience. Someone from MBO will reach out to you to coordinate the final steps to get the resource onboarded.
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MBO’s marketplace gives you quick and easy access to skilled, experienced, and known independent professionals. Find the right talent for your projects and stay in control of the engagement process.