Direct Sourcing

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How Independent Contractors Can Boost Your Bottom Line in a Recession

By MBO Partners

Despite dire recession warnings from economists, the US market currently has more job openings than labor to fill them. This doesn’t mean firms aren’t laying off talent, doing more with less, or considering scaling back on hiring. At this time, when the economy’s direction is up in the air and uncertainty prevails in the market,…

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How to Develop a Talent Strategy that Includes Consultants

By MBO Partners

Independent contractors are an important part of the talent pool for many enterprises today. MBO’s latest research finds that there are 64.6 million independent workers in 2022, a 26% increase from 2021. Professionals are making the leap from full-time employment to independence for several reasons, ranging from control of their schedule and career to increased flexibility.   …

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Why and How to Build a Direct Sourcing Business Case 

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing improves the ability of firms to find and engage contingent workers with the skills they need by:  Creating a curated talent pool with contingent workers.   Quickly accessing independent professionals with the skills you need.   Re-engaging contingent labor, which increases work quality, decreases time to fill roles, and improves the culture fit with the…

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5 Strategic Characteristics of a Scalable Independent Workforce Program

By MBO Partners

Though contingent labor has always been part of the workforce to some extent, the Great Realization has spurred the engagement of contractors in larger numbers and in roles that were previously considered employee-only. In some cases, critical skills are only available from independent professionals, causing companies to turn to blended workforce models. As a result,…

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4 Ways to Build an Adaptive Workforce Through Direct Sourcing

By MBO Partners

More than ever before, enterprises today need to be able to move quickly and effectively to adapt to changing businesses needs and disruptions. Building a workforce composed of a mix of full-time and contingent talent is one of the top ways savvy businesses are achieving workforce agility.  Agile enterprises are better positioned to adapt to…

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5 Benefits of Using Direct Sourcing to Find Talent

By MBO Partners

Traditional hiring models are quickly becoming a way of the past, and many companies are implementing direct sourcing strategies because of their many benefits. This strategy takes the form of sourcing from today’s valuable talent pool of self-employed professionals. The idea behind these talent management solutions is to move recruiter functions in-house to enable enterprise managers…

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4 Ways Direct Sourcing Builds Workforce Agility

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing allows companies to match highly-skilled candidates with open project opportunities using their own internal resources, bypassing the use of third-party staffing agencies or consulting firms to perform recruiting functions. Many businesses today are using direct sourcing to find and engage independent talent because it provides the flexibility that companies require to be more…

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9 Steps to Build and Manage a Top Talent Network

By MBO Partners

Your next top-performing worker may be an independent contractor, perhaps on the other side of the world.  Building a network of independent talent is a key component for success in today’s market. Remote work options, including digital nomads, have expanded the pool of available independent professionals with the expertise and knowledge needed for virtually any…

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GUIDE | 15 MIN READ

When and How to Make Direct Sourcing Part of Your Contingent Talent Strategy (Guide and Checklist)

By MBO Partners

Key factors to consider when incorporating direct sourcing into a contingent talent strategy

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How to Increase Direct Sourcing Program Adoption

By MBO Partners

When you set up a direct sourcing program, it is important to have buy-in from all relevant parts of your organization in order to ensure that the program and processes are followed.  Direct sourcing can have a positive impact on your organization as it allows enterprise managers to source talent internally using their own resources…

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