Direct Sourcing

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

October 30, 2018

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

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

September 5, 2018

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 talent without engaging third-party staffing agencies or consulting firms to perform recruiting functions. Direct sourcing affords many economic benefits such as avoiding high-priced staffing markups, decreasing overhead costs by hiring…

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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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What Is Direct Sourcing and How Can It Be Used to Find Quality Talent

January 5, 2017

As programming around the world of independent work evolves, so does the lexicon that accompanies it. We at MBO Partners have noticed that this can often result in confusion among independents and enterprises alike–one person’s gig worker is another’s freelancer and still another’s independent consultant–and those terms can (but don’t always) mean the same thing.…

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The Rise of the Preferred Talent Network

July 28, 2016

Enterprise companies today are fully engaged in what has become the “war for talent.” From offering flexible hours to providing in-office perks ranging from bocce ball and free meals to hackathons, companies are heavily investing in attracting talent and keeping them around for the long term. There are plenty of articles you can find out…

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