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Direct Sourcing & Talent Pools

Search For, Negotiate With, and Engage Directly with Non-Employee Talent


Forward-looking companies are leveraging both traditional staffing suppliers and a new sourcing model involving Direct Sourcing and Talent Pools to select and engage the right talent, at the right time, at the right price.

Direct Sourcing is the action of finding and engaging talent for contract positions, not through traditional staffing suppliers, but through direct access from your Vendor Management System (VMS) to internal and external talent pools.

Our proactive approach is unique because we continuously search for and engage with skilled professionals who are good matches for your organization; long before a contract job opportunity is ever opened.

Industry Analysts Recognize the Value of Direct Sourcing

“More and more businesses are striving to own a direct relationship with its talent to not only reduce the time to fill open roles and project positions, but to also enhance control over the ‘match’ between non-employee workers and the requirements of various enterprise initiatives.”

Christopher Dwyer, CPO Rising

Acquire Better Talent Faster, with Lower Cost

The most immediate advantage of using Direct Sourcing and Talent Pools is the ability to source contingent talent faster. But this is not the only advantage. Using Beeline’s Direct Sourcing technology to access previously identified talent in your own Private Talent Pool or scarce talent available from broad ranging Public Talent Pools operated by reputable online providers lets you:
Attract professionals with higher pay rates and lower bill rates
Lower the cost of talent by 10 to 20 percent or more
Reduce time to fill 
Expand your access to high-quality talent

Easy to Use

“It’s ridiculously easy to use. With Direct-Sourcing and Talent Pools, companies find great talent without the risks of online marketplaces or the cost of traditional staffing.”

Colleen Tiner, SVP Strategy


Private Talent Pools:
An Ecosystem of Preferred Providers

Our talent partner ecosystem offers a wide, deep, global pool of talent with specialized skills and highly relevant experience. Through Beeline Direct-Sourcing, you have access to this talent without having to contract with each talent provider individually. Our ecosystem is constantly growing and currently includes leading talent providers


One Solution to Solve Three Problems

Beeline created the industry’s first fully-integrated system for direct-sourcing contingent talent to solve three widespread problems: 

Limited pool of qualified, readily available talent
Escalating cost of contingent staff due to rising pay rates and supplier markups
Lengthening time required to fill positions with contingent staff who combine the optimum mix of skills, availability, and cultural fit

In the traditional contingent staffing process, organizations submit requisitions and wait for staffing vendors to recruit, vet, and recommend talent that matches, as closely as possible, the requirements in each requisition. This reactive, multi-step process often results in long time to fill critical positions, especially in an increasingly competitive labor market.

With Beeline Direct-Sourcing, requisitions are immediately compared against candidates in the client’s private talent pool or in our ecosystem of approved talent partners and results are instantly displayed in Beeline VMS. As a result, clients have access to a dramatically larger talent pool without adding staffing suppliers, talent acquisition costs are substantially reduced, and the time to fill open positions is shortened by 50 percent or more.

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With Direct-Sourcing, VMS Does Much More Than “Vendor Management

Creating and refining our direct-sourcing functionality was a major software development effort. It also required a change from viewing our leading product as a “vendor  management” tool to a true end-to-end contingent workforce sourcing and management system.

We are committed to expanding our clients’ talent options with new technologies (including AI, data science, and “any device, anywhere” functionality). By giving our clients in procurement, sourcing, and human resources the tools to optimize their workforce for an on-demand world, we know we are helping them earn a seat at the executive table.