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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceRight Solutions today announced that its president, Rebecca Callahan, will deliver a "sneak peek" into the top-line results of a new blended workforce management study. The study was conducted in concert with industry researchers at Bersin & Associates on the topic of strategic talent optimization, the integration of RPO and MSP capabilities to manage the complex blended workforce supply chain. Callahan will unveil topline findings at this week's HRO Today Forum, which is being held in Las Vegas from May 23-25, 2011.
By definition, Strategic Talent Optimization (STO) requires rethinking enterprise workforce planning, service delivery and resourcing to create a single, integrated hiring experience for managers and job candidates. Survey participant feedback revealed the top pressures impacting talent acquisition include meeting company growth objectives and competing for talent. As a result, two-thirds of respondents agree that a blended workforce strategy is important or extremely important to meeting company business objectives.
An integral component in a blended workforce strategy is the increasing use of free agent talent. According the survey's findings nearly 40 percent of companies expect to expand their use of free agents, with professional, IT and finance experiencing the highest utilization rates. Sixty-four percent believe blended workforce management will increase talent agility and scalability in order to align with rapidly changing business needs.
Callahan observed, "Our Strategic Talent Optimization research has uncovered some very compelling talent acquisition and management trends. For example, it's clear that procuring talent from a single point of contact is gaining support due to the complexities associated with managing the growing number of talent supply channels. Our research respondents also weighed in on their increasing use of free agent talent, which is a pivotal element in today's rapidly evolving blended workforce."
The online survey was completed by 190 respondents during April and May 2011. Respondents to the survey included:
- C-level Executives
- Vice Presidents
As support of the growing need to expand talent supply channels, 61 percent of respondents indicated they expect to increase their use of social and digital media to source, nurture and engage talent over the next 18-24 months. However, when asked to evaluate their current capabilities, respondents rated their ability to leverage social, digital and mobile media a 2.1 out of 4, with 4 being the highest.
The full report will be available during Summer 2011. Callahan's presentation of the top-line findings is one of five sessions being delivered by SourceRight Solutions at the HRO Today Forum.
About SourceRight Solutions
SourceRight Solutions manages outsourced talent acquisition functions, whether for full-time, contingent or contract staff. Building upon our 60-year heritage in recruitment and staffing innovations, our solutions provide the workforce insight needed to drive strategic talent decisions by leveraging embedded technologies, a scalable global service model and the best recruitment talent in the industry today.
A recognized industry leader by The Everest Group, HRO Today and Staffing Industry Analysts, SourceRight specializes in improving and managing workforce-related processes through a comprehensive spectrum of offerings that can be deployed singularly or in combination. Offerings include: Strategic Talent Optimization, our integrated approach to managing flexible, alternative workforce strategies; Recruitment Process Outsourcing for improved speed and quality of full-time hires; Contingent Workforce Services that enhance the acquisition and management of "free agent" contractors and consultants while mitigating associated risk; and, Managed Services Programs to improve the procurement of an organization's contingent workforce, increasing quality while reducing supplier costs.
SourceRight Solutions is a division of SFN Group, Inc. SFN operates a family of specialty businesses providing strategic workforce solutions in professional services and general staffing.
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