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The U.S. Independent Workforce Increased by 34% Since 2020

Although many things about work have changed over the past year and a half, one of the defining moments of this time may very well be the dramatic shift to freelance and independent work during the coronavirus pandemic. In its 11th annual State of Independence in America survey, workforce solutions provider MBO Partners revealed that many…
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It’s Time to Embrace the Agile Workforce

Independent contractors offer many strategic benefits to businesses, but the most evident and exciting trend I’m seeing is how independent contractors are being used to enable some forward-thinking businesses to challenge more “traditional” working models. When used optimally, independent contractors allow businesses to drive growth and reduce overheads by creating an accessible and agile workforce…
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Small Business Outlook – Entrepreneurship Beckons

We first reported an uptick in startups about a year ago. And now a new study from MBO Partners® shows that 2021’s economic recovery and changing attitudes about work has driven an increase in the number of independent workers to 51.1 million, “an unprecedented 34% rise in workers taking the leap to independent careers.” MBO Partners calls…
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#SHRM21 Session: Candidates as Consumers: How to Optimize Your Recruiting Efforts to Attract Ideal Talent

Candidates are still using search engines, job boards, and also local and niche portals, so I wouldn’t say there are new methods candidates are using to look for work.  Instead, I would say candidates are reinventing their definition of work.  A recent report by MBO Partners found the number of independent workers jumped by 34% in 2021…
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Number of independent workers climbs to record level

An unprecedented number of American workers are declaring their independence. “The pandemic accelerated an inevitable tipping point for the modernization of work, as evidenced by the 51 million independent workers in America,” said Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners. “In the new work landscape, independence is not only mainstream but a vital part of the…
ValuePenguin

The U.S. Independent Workforce Increased by 34% Since 2020

Although many things about work have changed over the past year and a half, one of the defining moments of this time may very well be the dramatic shift to freelance and independent work during the coronavirus pandemic. In its 11th annual State of Independence in America survey, workforce solutions provider MBO Partners revealed that many…
SIA logo

It’s Time to Embrace the Agile Workforce

Independent contractors offer many strategic benefits to businesses, but the most evident and exciting trend I’m seeing is how independent contractors are being used to enable some forward-thinking businesses to challenge more “traditional” working models. When used optimally, independent contractors allow businesses to drive growth and reduce overheads by creating an accessible and agile workforce…
SCORE

Small Business Outlook – Entrepreneurship Beckons

We first reported an uptick in startups about a year ago. And now a new study from MBO Partners® shows that 2021’s economic recovery and changing attitudes about work has driven an increase in the number of independent workers to 51.1 million, “an unprecedented 34% rise in workers taking the leap to independent careers.” MBO Partners calls…
SHRM logo

#SHRM21 Session: Candidates as Consumers: How to Optimize Your Recruiting Efforts to Attract Ideal Talent

Candidates are still using search engines, job boards, and also local and niche portals, so I wouldn’t say there are new methods candidates are using to look for work.  Instead, I would say candidates are reinventing their definition of work.  A recent report by MBO Partners found the number of independent workers jumped by 34% in 2021…
benefits pro logo

Number of independent workers climbs to record level

An unprecedented number of American workers are declaring their independence. “The pandemic accelerated an inevitable tipping point for the modernization of work, as evidenced by the 51 million independent workers in America,” said Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners. “In the new work landscape, independence is not only mainstream but a vital part of the…