What to Expect from MBO at CWS

By MBO Partners |

Updated Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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On September 10th, the MBO Partners team will travel to San Diego, CA for two workforce solutions events hosted by Staffing Industry Analysts: Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Summit and Collaboration in the Gig Economy.

If you are attending the event, please visit us at booth 114, suite 706, or at our Gig-E kiosk!

We are excited to host and participate in conference sessions where we will be discussing and showcasing the latest direct sourcing solutions. Below, we take a look at two key themes that we will be focusing on during these events:

1. How to Gain Executive Buy-In for an Independent Talent Engagement Program

On Monday, September 9th Tim Clarke, Vice President of Sales, Strategy & Operations for MBO, will be hosting a roundtable discussion focused on building a talent business case for the c-suite. In this fast-paced, 90-minute session, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the value of incorporating independent talent into their workforce, best practices for initiating change, and tips for gaining support from an executive team.

Securing buy-in for an independent contractor engagement program is no small feat. Articulating the need for a program that manages risk, controls costs, and increases talent visibility takes time and forethought. Building a clearly articulated business case, calculating the return on investment of incorporating independent talent into an organization, and outlining concrete policies and procedures for the program are strategies that can help enterprise managers obtain support from company leaders. When leadership understands and supports the program managers want to build, program adoption and roll-out will be smoother and more likely to succeed.

Roundtable Discussion: Building a Talent Business Case for the C-Suite
Date: Monday, September 9 | 10:45 – 12:15
Location: Harbor Ballroom

2. The Value of a Direct Sourcing Program for Independent Talent Acquisition

On Tuesday, September 10th Miles Everson, Chief Executive Officer of MBO, will lead a session focused on the benefits of building a successful direct sourcing program. Miles will be joined by Brian Snarzyk, Leader of Global Delivery and Managed Services for PwC, and Bryan Peña, Chief of Market Strategy for MBO. During this 45-minute session, attendees will learn about the origin of the PwC Talent Exchange, one of the world’s most successful direct sourcing initiatives.

Direct sourcing enables access to and connection with top independent professional talent by creating a more frictionless and direct relationship between provider and buyer, enterprise managers and independent talent. With direct sourcing, managers can source talent internally, rather than relying on a third-party gate-keeper or intermediary such as a consulting or staffing company to fill talent needs. There are many steps involved in building a successful direct sourcing program, from creating a business case for action to putting together a project team and executing the vision. By building a case for a direct sourcing program that resonates with senior executives, organizations can realize many benefits including reduced time-to-fill, compliant engagements, and cost savings through practices such as talent re-engagement.

Session: Talent from the Top Down—Making the Talent Pool Business Case to the “C” Suite
Date: Tuesday, September 10 | 11:45 – 12:30
Location: La Jolla

To learn more about MBO’s solutions for managing your independent workforce, request a meeting with our team or schedule a demo of MBO’s marketplace.

And check out our events page to see where MBO Partners will be speaking, exhibiting, and hosting events throughout the remainder of the year!