5 Strategies for Self-Sourcing Staffing

Nov 2nd, 2016
5 Strategies for Self-Sourcing Staffing

Lots of companies are already self sourcing staffing. Depending on the Company's specific staffing needs, hiring challenges and HR profile (conservative vs. risk-taking), they are targeting different parts of the contractor hiring lifecycle - from procuring to payment.

Here are the Top 5 strategies

1. Listing preferred staffing agencies on their website AT&T had a problem with numerous staffing agencies claiming to hire for AT&T who were calling candidates and asking them for their Social security Numbers in order to submit them for open jobs. Candidates had no way of verifying if the staffing agency was real or fake or if this was a real requirement. After numerous complaints AT&T decided to publish its list of staffing vendors on its site.

To trumpet our own horn- OnContracting offers a staffing directory as a service for companies interested in a light weight and simple self-sourcing solution to help companies advertise their preferred staffing agencies.

2. Allowing their staffing agencies to use their names in their job posts - When talent is hard to get and companies want to help staffing agencies in hiring, they can selectively allow them to use the client name in the job postings. Example- Google/Adecco, Tesla/West Valley Staffing, Amazon/Integrity Staffing

3. Advertising contract jobs on their own career site - The most progressive approach by a company in self-sourced staffing is where it posts its contract jobs directly on its career site right next to the full-time jobs. This is what Total Talent Management can look like in the future. Example- Facebook/ProUnlimited

4. Freelance Marketplaces- Many companies are now using curated talent pools from companies like UpWork Enterprise, and niche marketplaces like Wonolo for contract labor, Dribbble for designers, UpCounself for lawyers, SketchDeck for Powerpoint presentations to access freelance talent around the world on an on-demand fashion. Exxon Mobil, Google, Expedia, et all have been mentioned as using them.

5. Self-sourcing independent contractors manually and using a payrolling solution. Many old school (IBM) and newer companies encourage their hiring managers to find contractors on their own and refer them to a pre-identified payrolling provider who charges a nominal markup to process the contingent worker as their employee on contract to the client. Example- AT&T/ZeroChaos, IBM/Collabera, Various Fortune 500 companies/MBO Partners

Are you a company of staffing agency and interested in getting started with Self-Sourced Staffing. Give us a call for a free consultation.650 503 4665


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