Direct Sourcing

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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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Talent Management through Strategic Sourcing

January 3, 2020

Leadership and executive teams from all industries have faced the same pressing question year after year: how do you source skilled talent? When seeking highly-skilled specialists and subject-matter experts, the answer to that question is increasingly independent professional talent. The pursuit of independent contractors as a component of strategic sourcing initiatives has evolved quickly in…

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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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4 Ways to Build 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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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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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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