Direct Sourcing

Direct Sourcing: How to Get Organizational Buy-In

July 19, 2019

Many enterprises today are talking about how to use direct sourcing as a way to find and engage contingent workers of all types. Direct sourcing allows managers to source talent internally using their own resources and technology, rather than having to rely on a third-party gate keeper like a consulting firm or staffing company to…

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How to Create a Centralized Engagement Program for Independent Professionals: Best Practices

June 20, 2019

What Does a Centralized Engagement Program Include? As the demand for independent talent grows, many organizations are using their own resources to directly source top independent professionals without engaging third-party staffing agencies or consulting firms for recruiting purposes. Direct sourcing affords many economic benefits including the ability to avoid high-priced staffing markups, decrease overhead costs…

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What is a Talent Network and How do I Build One?

June 14, 2019

The benefits of a Talent Network, and how organizations can build and utilize them.

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Direct Sourcing: A 101 Guide

June 4, 2019

The modern workforce is an evolving landscape that is moving away from the conventional 9-to-5 employee model and towards more agile, project-based talent strategy. “The traditional employer-employee relationship is being replaced by the emergence of a diverse workforce ecosystem—a varied portfolio of workers, talent networks, gig workers, and service providers that offers employers flexibility, capabilities,…

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How to Implement a Direct Sourcing Strategy

April 23, 2019

Business today can realize significant cost savings as well as increased output and efficiency by engaging independent professional talent on a project-basis. According to research from Deloitte, nearly 64% of senior executives say their external workforce is important or very important in increasing organizational agility. However, while independent professionals can play a vital role in…

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4 Proven Sources for Building a Talent Network

April 2, 2019

Before we dig in, let’s talk about quality, quantity, and size of your talent network. If you’ve ever posted an opening to a job board, then you’re aware of the quantity of responses you can receive to each posting. The administrative task of filtering through candidates to find the right fit can be very time-consuming.…

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How Your Organization Can Benefit from a Direct Sourcing Strategy

March 26, 2019

Today, organizations have unprecedented access to a 42 million strong pool of independent professional talent. And that talent comes in more shapes and sizes than ever before—contractors, consultants, freelancers, side giggers, and more work as 1099 or W-2 workers, and the list goes on. Meanwhile, alongside continued growth in this labor market, 61% of organizations saying they expect…

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Three Cost Savings of Direct Sourcing

March 21, 2019

Today’s workforce ecosystem is more diverse than ever before. Companies are increasingly shaping their workforce strategy around the expanding independent workforce, finding not only financial benefits, but also value in quick access to in-demand skills, staffing flexibility, and the ability to complete projects on-demand. Many forward-thinking organizations are relying on direct sourcing as a strategy…

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5 Benefits of a Direct Sourcing Strategy for Talent Acquisition

October 23, 2018

Direct sourcing tools make it easy for self-employed professionals to engage with your organization. Here are four benefits these tools can offer.

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5 Benefits of an Enterprise-Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

August 29, 2017

As the use of independent professional talent continues to grow, savvy organizations must find a way to directly engage this workforce in a faster, more cost-effective way. With nearly one-quarter of Full Time Independents planning on using an online talent platform to find work in the next year, organizations must offer an accessible, easy-to-use engagement platform in…

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