Talent, Technology and the Future of Direct Sourcing
Direct sourcing isn’t new. But the concept has increasingly gained prevalence among employers in recent years, becoming almost a catchphrase in the staffing industry today. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated existing contingent workforce trends, growing already-heightened demand for direct sourcing thanks to the evolution and expansion of talent acquisition technological tools and services.
While there is no universally accepted definition, direct sourcing in a contingent workforce context can be understood as “the process by which a company leverages its own internal candidate pool … to place within the company as temporary employees,” according to a 2021 report using research by Staffing Industry Analysts.