Successfully sourcing top talent can have a significant impact on a company's revenue and future direction. As a result, companies are moving away from traditional hiring models and adapting to a new generation of employees.
Viele Unternehmen wenden sich an traditionelle Lieferanten für die Einstellung von Zeitarbeitern, um sie gemeinsam oder indirekt einzusetzen. Diese HR strategy kann erhebliche Zeit- und Kosteneinsparungen bringen, wenn sie korrekt durchgeführt wird, und kann einem Unternehmen dabei helfen, direkt auf die boomende Belegschaft zuzugreifen.
Never heard of direct sourcing? Direct sourcing refers to the process in which companies use their own internal talent pool of candidates to temporarily place employees with the company.
This internal pool of candidates can consist of former employees, retirees or applications in the company's own applicant tracking system. After the selection, these employees are often commissioned, administered and paid by an outsourced Managed Services Provider (MSP), who also establishes an arm's length relationship and ensures that it is correctly classified.
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A new era of talent acquisition
The acquisition of talent has changed, and that is largely due to a huge shift in work style over the past decade. Approximately 30% through 40% of the U.S. workforce currently consists of freelance workers who are freelance, contract, or consultant.
Candidates in this pool of workers are picky and affordable. They have specific skills that can be of great benefit to an organization, and the way they work can help organizations create an agile workplace.
Making the most of this work pool is your best weapon in the battle for talent. Companies that find and hire temporary employees outside of a traditional agency relationship are by definition direct sources of supply.
Contingent Workers gives your company access to top tier and specialty talent, staff flexibility and cost savings compared to hiring full-time staff, and enables your company to work from project to project.
It is no surprise that many organizations are now focused on building staffing programs.
How direct sourcing reduces recruiting time and costs
Regardless of whether your HR or procurement department is responsible for recruiting new talent for your organization, the procurement and involvement of temporary workers has traditionally been ensured through the provision of employees and agencies.
However, direct sourcing can significantly reduce the time and cost associated with recruiting, as long as a properly managed strategy is implemented. While recruiting agencies still have their own perks, direct sourcing can lower transaction costs, reduce the time it takes to fill skill gaps, and ensure your company is hiring the right people at any given time.
Become a “customer of choice”
In the past, many companies have worked hard to build their reputation as the “employer of choice” in order to attract and retain their full-time employees. Some companies are now expanding these efforts to become a "Preferred Customer".
This reputation as the customer of choice is only part of a broader strategy to attract the best contingent and independent workforce. It means that temps know your brand and will be happy to work with you.
As the customer of choice, the company can sit down with its own internal work pool to access the right employees at the right time and to reach new employees through direct word-of-mouth.
Employees who want to work with your company will achieve better results, improve the return on investment (ROI) and increase sales.
A direct sourcing strategy doesn't mean DIY
Many companies refuse to implement a direct sourcing strategy because they believe they are on their own. They believe that they need to create their own processes, systems and platforms and that this is all too much work.