Direct Sourcing

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Best Practices for Building an Independent Talent Community in Your Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

There are several reasons “why” to curate an independent talent community as part of your direct sourcing program. The relationships formed between company managers and employees and community members, and between community members themselves, support a high-performing worker population that can make a significant contribution to business growth. Establish your community by leveraging touchpoints of…

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When Direct Sourcing, Organizations Must Go From ‘Independent Talent Network’ to ‘Independent Talent Community’

By MBO Partners

In today’s talent market, in part because of the Great Realization, top independent professionals have a lot of choices in their client base. Offering skillsets that are in high demand, they look beyond pay rate to the quality of working environments and benefits that can help them grow their businesses. Being a Client of Choice…

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Educate through Communication in Your Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

The more smoothly and fully your direct sourcing program is embedded in the daily workflow, the more beneficial it will be. Such an outcome requires achieving buy-in and participation from key stakeholders, especially the hiring managers who are the “customers” of the program. Education through communication is an essential part of gaining support for the…

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Effective Communication in Your Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

Like the employee portion of the workforce, your independent talent network is not a homogeneous group. The communication strategies for your direct sourcing program must be crafted to resonate with the right audiences, whether directed internally or externally. Insight into the communication preferences and messaging styles of the different components of your talent network can…

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Your Direct Sourcing Dream Team 

By Cori McKee

In previous direct sourcing articles, we’ve looked at using a skills assessment to build a program business case and three areas to improve understanding so that you can make progress.  A direct sourcing program is a strategic initiative involving various players. Centered on the Talent Acquisition function, the initial phase requires design input from other…

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6 Reasons to Re-Engage Talent as Part of a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

Our research has revealed that enterprises engage highly compensated and in-demand skill sets for their contingent labor programs to address talent shortages and the inability to find full-time employees qualified for the roles being filled. Though financial considerations are a part of the reasons for engaging contingent labor, these five rated higher than cost in…

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3 Ways to Make Direct Sourcing Program Progress 

By Cori McKee

Achieving the business benefits of an effective direct sourcing program requires some adjustments within the enterprise in terms of how it relates to independent professionals. As this portion of the workforce continues to grow, its members—independent business owners as well as independent talent—are interested in more than pay rates. They want to grow their businesses,…

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Leverage “Known Talent” for Direct Sourcing Success

By MBO Partners

While we may not as far as to call it a “war,” there is certainly very strong competition for talent across all industry sectors. Part of the driving force behind the optimized workforce—a blend of full-time and independent talent—is the need to access high-value and trusted skill sets on an ongoing, but not full-time, basis….

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Skills Assessment: The Foundation of a Direct Sourcing Business Case  

By Cori McKee

The benefits of a direct sourcing program to engage independent professionals can be compelling for an enterprise. Among the pluses, the ability to engage contractors without going through a third party can save costs and improve talent quality. Maintenance of a talent network of independent professionals can improve the re-engagement of high-value talent and minimize…

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How Independent Contractors Can Boost Your Bottom Line in a Recession

By MBO Partners

Despite dire recession warnings from economists, the US market currently has more job openings than labor to fill them. This doesn’t mean firms aren’t laying off talent, doing more with less, or considering scaling back on hiring. At this time, when the economy’s direction is up in the air and uncertainty prevails in the market,…

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