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Guides for Enterprises

Launching Your Direct Sourcing Program

This guide is focused on giving you tools that you need to plan and launch a direct sourcing program in…

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How to Prevent Contractor Misclassification- Tips for Managing Gray Zone Workers (Guide)

How to Prevent Contractor Misclassification: Tips for Managing Gray Zone Workers (Guide)

Learn how to engage contractors using best practices that reduce costs, attract top talent, and reduce misclassification risk.

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What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk and How to Avoid It (Guide)

What Causes Independent Contractor Engagement Risk and How to Avoid It (Guide)

Learn what causes independent contractor engagement risk and how to mitigate that risk.

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How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

How to Interview for Soft Skills (Guide)

The landscape of work has been in flux for some time as technologies and societal shifts have influenced how companies…

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Direct Sourcing (Guide)

Direct Sourcing (Guide)

As the use of independent professional labor continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient ways to find…

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How to Set Independent Talent Up for Success in 2023 (Guide)

How to Set Independent Talent Up for Success in 2023 (Guide)

This guide covers best practices for a company and its managers to set up their independent talent for success in 2023. These practices are part of building an optimized workforce. It also includes self-assessments that help determine what’s working and where improvement is needed.

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Guides for Independent Professionals

10 Steps to Succeed at Your First Consulting Project (Guide)

10 Steps to Succeed at Your First Consulting Project (Guide)

After landing your first consulting project, take these 10 steps to set yourself up for success.

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Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Consulting Business (Guide)

Key Questions to Ask Before Starting a Consulting Business (Guide)

Ask yourself these important questions before starting a consulting business

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How to Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

How to Create a Great Consulting Website (Guide)

Learn how to easily create a professional website, a valuable marketing tool to showcase your brand, stand out from your…

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How to Write and Deliver a Consulting Proposal (Guide)

How to Write and Deliver a Consulting Proposal (Guide)

Learn how to write and deliver proposals as a consultant.

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6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients (Guide)

6 Ways to Sell Better and Get More Consulting Clients (Guide)

How to overcome a common roadblock to independent consulting success

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Scope of Work Templates for Consultants: With Step by Step (Guide)

Scope of Work Templates for Consultants: With Step by Step (Guide)

Find a step by step guide on creating a Scope of Work document that outlines the basic details of your…

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Research, Studies and White Papers

2024 Future of Work Trends: Macro Market

2024 Future of Work Trends: The Macro Market and Workforce Realities

2024 Trends | Part 1 The Macro Market & Workplace Realities 2024 promises to be a year of new strategies…

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2024 Future of Work Trends Positioning

2024 Future of Work Trends: Positioning for the Future

2024 Trends    |    Part 2 Positioning for the Future of Work The future of work is here, and preparation is…

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Unleashing the Power of Direct Sourcing: Report and Roadmap for Success

Unleash the Power of Direct Sourcing: Pave Your Pathway to Workforce Optimization Download the Report Take Your Talent Sourcing to…

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2023 Digital Nomads Report

2023 Digital Nomads Report: Nomadism Enters the Mainstream

Digital Nomads Digital nomads defy a single definition, yet all choose to combine working remotely and traveling for various reasons…

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5 Ways to Attract Top Talent and Become a Client of Choice (Report)

For years, the balance of power has been shifting. As the self-confidence and self-assurance of independent professionals have increased, the…

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Creator Economy 2023

Creator Economy Trends Report 2023

Creator Economy Staking Out New Territory Independent digital content creators are among the fastest-growing self-employment and independent work segments. Meet…

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Case Studies

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Big 4 Consulting Firm Saves 40% on Contingent Talent Recruiting

Outsourcing talent recruitment provides a big 4 consulting firm with a flexible way to secure high-level expertise on an as-needed…

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Global IT business saves £200 Million in liability through IR35 compliance

The risks and responsibilities of the new IR35 legislation created some challenges for the global IT, networking and cybersecurity solutions…

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Case Study: National Home Products Manufacturer Crowdsources 50 Percent of its New Product Ideas

National Home Products Company Crowdsources 50% of New Product Ideas

A home products manufacturer needed a way to rapidly generate 20-25 new product ideas per month working within a tight…

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Fortune 500 Consulting Firm Uses Crowdsourcing for New Solution Ideas

A major global consulting firm was looking for a fast solution to handle the ideation component of its client engagements….

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Global Manufacturer Uses Crowdsourcing for R&D and Talent Recruiting

A major global industrial manufacturer needed a way to think outside the box for ideas on how to improve on…

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Fortune 500 CPG Company Crowdsources Product Line Name Ideas

A global CPG company was launching a new product line in an entirely new market segment. The company wanted a…

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Webinars and Events

Life Goals: Managing Employee Experience in the Future of Work

WEBINAR Life Goals: Managing Employee Experience in the Future of Work In this interactive event, strategic HR leaders are expanding…

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Planning for Independent Business Success in 2023

WEBINAR Planning for Independent Business Success in 2023 In this exclusive interactive event, independent consulting coach Melisa Liberman gave actionable…

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December 2022 SOI Webinar

2022 State of Independence In America: Why These Data Points Matter To Your Business

WEBINAR 2022 State of Independence In America Deep Dive: Why These Data Points Matter To Your Business In a recent…

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Should an IC Hire a Coach Power More Revenue and Success

Should an IC Hire a Coach? Power More Revenue and Success

WEBINAR Should an IC Hire a Coach? Power More Revenue and Success Get inspired with a specific checklist of actions…

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The Great Realization: Keys to Achieving a Modern Business Model that Unlocks the Future of Work (2021 Stansberry Conference & Alliance Meeting)

WEBINAR The Great Realization: Keys to Achieving a Modern Business Model that Unlocks the Future of Work (2021 Stansberry Conference…

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Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces

Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces

WEBINAR Optimizing Talent Programs with Branded Marketplaces In today’s Human Resource landscape, it is important to know the growing trends…

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