Direct Sourcing

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How to Make the Most of a Talent Web

By MBO Partners

Not long ago, but long enough that it can feel like “once upon a time” to many people, the enterprise-worker relationship was simple, a straight line from employer to employee. Processes, procedures, and policies were built for this straight line and talent management strategies revolved around it. Around the beginning of the century, things began…

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5 Reasons Enterprises Should Implement a Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing enables enterprises to incorporate independent professional talent into their workforces easily, giving enterprise access to in-demand skills in a faster, more cost-effective way. A primary method for collecting and storing talent when direct sourcing is the creation of a talent pool, generally placed within an internal or proprietary section of a talent cloud…

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Direct Sourcing (Guide)

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Direct Sourcing (Guide)

By MBO Partners

As the use of independent professional labor continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient ways to find and leverage this increasingly valuable talent pool.

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The “Other” Risk in Hiring Independent Talent and 3 Ways to Avoid It

By MBO Partners

The legal risks associated with hiring independent talent are a common topic in business media. There are resources available for enterprises to tap in order to ensure that the engagement of independent contractors is in compliance. But even though you may understand when to classify workers as independent contractors and how to avoid common misclassification…

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4 Keys to Direct Sourcing Program Success

By Cori McKee

In previous direct sourcing articles, we’ve covered building a skills assessment for your program business case, three areas to help improve understanding, the company functions that comprise your direct sourcing dream team, and planning the stepping stones of your direct sourcing journey.    In the previous article in this series, we considered the baseline elements…

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Leverage Independent Talent to Help You Go Lean

By MBO Partners

Lean methodologies help maximize the use of resources, cut down on waste, and promote collaboration. With continuous improvement as its foundation, the lean approach fosters adaptability while maintaining quality. Taking a lean approach to your workforce can improve agility, increase innovation, and enhance productivity.  It can also position your company to weather economic downturns and…

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6 Best Practices to Follow When Hiring Freelancers

By MBO Partners

Hiring freelancers is a key part of a successful project-based work environment. Many business organizations are moving to a new model of hiring that incorporates both freelancers as well as full-time employees. Freelancers are independent, project-based workers who bring in-demand skills to an organization’s workforce and help them maintain a competitive advantage among their peers….

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4 Reasons to Include Independent Creators in Your Marketing Strategy

By MBO Partners

The Creator Economy has set a high bar for enterprises, pushing marketing departments to rethink their strategies. The creative explosion in content across social media platforms has fostered a fundamental shift in the media consumption patterns of consumers. Changing expectations and preferences in content consumption can affect brand perceptions and buyer actions. Marketing methods that…

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What to Look for When Hiring a Consultant

By MBO Partners

Hiring independent contractors to build a blended workforce can result in many benefits for your company. Freelance workers give enterprises increased flexibility. By outsourcing work to an independent contractor, companies often save on the many costs associated with hiring a full-time employee. Independent contractors also give hiring managers access to in-demand skills—these are works who…

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Addressing Unconscious Bias in Your Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

A total talent strategy focused on workforce optimization is designed to include a specific percentage of independent professionals with high-value skills. Success relies on creating a direct sourcing program that curates an independent talent pool of vetted workers. Hiring managers can tap this pool to fill project and team roles with proven workers who have…

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