Direct Sourcing

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Time to Pivot? 5 Ways Independent Professionals Can Help You Succeed

By MBO Partners

“Pivot” recently joined the business lexicon to define the place where many companies arrive at some point in the growth cycle. The term refers to a significant and structured change to a strategically important part of the enterprise. A pivot may happen in response to changing market conditions, customer feedback, product performance, or any perceived…

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Creating an Independent Professional Value Proposition for Your Enterprise

By MBO Partners

Competition for high-value independent talent is heating up. The US independent population was 64.6 million strong in 2022, and even with a low unemployment rate, that number is likely to continue to increase as professionals with in-demand skills choose independence as their best career strategy. To attract people with the right skills, it is critical…

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Attracting Independent Talent: Mind Your Language

By MBO Partners

A key component of a highly effective direct sourcing program is the ability to attract the high-value independent talent that the enterprise needs. In one sense, the activities associated with accomplishing this are like employee recruitment. However, there are differences that are important to understand, and one of these is the way in which you…

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How to Define Your Direct Sourcing Strategy  

By Cori McKee

We’ve covered several topics about a direct sourcing program, including 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, planning the stepping stones of your direct sourcing journey, and keys to program success.   A direct sourcing program does not…

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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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