SIA Executive Forum Europe was an exclusive gathering of CEOs, owners and senior executives from staffing organisations across industry sectors and sizes. Attendees gained access to top industry thinkers, leaders and innovators; new techniques and practices; and advice on market segments for business growth.
This event covered more than 20 sessions around the most pressing topics impacting the future of work across these tracks:
- Automation – Engage in discussions on important technology topics as the staffing industry responds to the digitisation trend.
- Key Trend – Explore threats and opportunities that are impacting the wider world of recruitment.
Tuesday, December 6, 2:15-3:00pm GMT
Concurrent session - Key Trend Track: The Threat and Promise of Direct Sourcing 3.0
According to SIA's research among European enterprise HR and procurement, 51% are likely to seriously explore direct sourcing within the next two years. This is not a new market trend – there have always been employers with the confidence and brand profile to go-it-alone. More recently, however, the talent acquisition tools and services that facilitate direct sourcing have evolved and multiplied to the extent that interest in direct sourcing has exploded among enterprise buyers of contingent labour.
As employers increasingly leverage their brand to source contingent labour and harness new technology to curate their talent pools, how should staffing firms respond and where are the opportunities amongst the threat? Claire Whitefold, Global Head of Extended Workforce at AMS, shared insights into these topics with fellow talent experts at this forum.