Direct Sourcing

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6 Benefits to Creating a Direct Sourcing Strategy

April 28, 2020

Companies today have unprecedented access to a pool of more than 41 million independent professionals. 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…

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Webinar Recap “MBO Manager Hack: An Interactive Session”

March 27, 2020

Direct Sourcing Hacks  MBO Partners is hosting a monthly “quick hit” webinar series for engagement managers about how to hack the direct sourcing process to make it easier and faster for them to find and engage the talent they need. Hosted by Bryan Peña, Chief of Market Strategy, and Dustin Talley, Director of Marketplace, the half-hour webinar is a fun, fast paced…

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3 Ways to Make Direct Sourcing Part of Your Workforce Management Strategy

March 27, 2020

If recruiters and enterprise managers at your organization are having a hard time finding talent with the skills they need, you are not alone. Well over half of large organizations today report having difficulty finding the talent they need for their workforce. The answer for many companies comes in the form of independent professional talent.…

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3 Things to Consider When Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

January 17, 2020

As more organizations incorporate contingent talent into their workforce, direct sourcing is becoming a popular way to engage these workers. Direct sourcing enables access to and connection with top independent talent by facilitating a direct relationship between enterprise managers and independent workers. With a direct sourcing strategy in place, organizations no longer need to rely…

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How to Implement a Direct Sourcing Strategy

November 13, 2019

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

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4 Tips to Grow Your Direct Sourcing Program

September 10, 2019

Direct sourcing is a strategy many organizations today are incorporating to engage top independent talent without having to go through a third-party staffing agency or consulting firm. With direct sourcing, companies can avoid costly staffing markups and decrease overhead costs by building a more flexible workforce. But in order for direct sourcing to be successful,…

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How to Incorporate Consultants into Your Talent Management Strategy

July 28, 2019

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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How Does Direct Sourcing Work?

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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What Is Direct Sourcing and What Are My Options?

January 5, 2019

There is often 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. We’ve published guidelines as to how we use certain definitions before, and today, we’re taking it a step further, exploring a whole new set of…

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