If you’ve been watching the most recent economic data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, then you know we are now entering the era of the independent consultant. Over 68% of the hiring and jobs creation that has happened over the last year has been contract-based, not so-called “permanent” jobs. And the fastest growing segment of that contract-based workforce is composed of independent contractors. There you have it: Independent Contractors are one of the most critical talent segments to harness, and yet . . .