Talent Network

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4 Tips to Grow Your Direct Sourcing Program

By MBO Partners

Many organizations today are implementing a direct sourcing strategy to engage top independent talent without having to go through a third-party staffing agency or consulting firm. With direct sourcing, companies can avoid costly staffing markups and decrease overhead costs by building a more flexible workforce. But in order for direct sourcing to be successful, it…

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5 Ways to Build Strong Relationships with Contractors

By MBO Partners

Build positive, successful relationships with your independent workforce with these five tips.

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Talent Management through Strategic Sourcing

By Dawnette Cooke

Year after year, leadership and executive teams from all industries have faced the same pressing question: how do you source skilled talent? When seeking highly-skilled specialists and subject-matter experts, the answer to that question is increasingly independent professional talent. The pursuit of independent contractors as a component of strategic sourcing initiatives has evolved quickly in…

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6 Ways to Build and Manage Your Talent Pool

By MBO Partners

Building a deep bench of talent is a key component of best-in-class organizations. Yet many companies today continue to rely on traditional methods without taking the current workforce landscape into account. Work arrangements have shifted to include both traditional and independent work, and so too should talent recruitment and engagement methods. Your next top-performing worker…

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5 Benefits of an Enterprise Grade Direct Sourcing Solution

By MBO Partners

Savvy organizations of all types are increasingly incorporating independent professional talent into their workforces. And they are looking for ways to directly engage this pool of talent in a faster, more cost-effective way. With 33% of independents planning on using an online marketplace to find work in the next year, organizations must offer an accessible, easy-to-use…

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4 Ways to Build a Talent Network

By Dustin Talley

There are many different options for building a talent network, but before we dig in, let’s talk about quality, quantity, and size of your 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…

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4 Steps to Hiring the Right Independent Professional

By MBO Partners

Work needs to get done, and there’s no time to waste. You need to find a savvy, highly-skilled independent professional who respects a strict budget and has the specific expertise you’re looking for. So, where should you start looking, and how do you effectively screen and monitor the talent you find to protect your company’s…

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What is a Talent Network?

By Dustin Talley

The benefits of a Talent Network, and how organizations can build and utilize them.

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5 Benefits of Implementing a Direct Sourcing Strategy

By MBO Partners

Direct sourcing tools make it easy for self-employed professionals to engage with your organization. Here are four benefits these tools can offer.

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How to Make Consultants Part of Your Talent Strategy

By Dustin Talley

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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