Direct Sourcing

Direct Sourcing: Incorporating a New Strategy for Talent Acquisition

August 13, 2019

In today’s tight labor market, businesses are having a difficult time finding skilled talent. There are more job openings that job seekers, and it has been hard for companies to find qualified applicants who have the skills they need—67% of large organizations report having difficulty finding talent for their workforce. At the same time, we…

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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 Contingent Workforce Engagement Program

June 20, 2019

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 by hiring fewer full-time employees, and fill…

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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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What is Direct Sourcing and Its Benefits?

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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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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