Tim Rhodes

Tim is a Managed Direct Sourcing consultant at Raise. He stewards new business development and account management from his home in the Houston, TX area. Outside of the office Tim can be found behind the grill, on a boat, or taking in all Houston has to offer with his family.

SIA Research: Insights & Best Practices to Deliver Direct Sourcing​ (Webinar Replay)

Direct sourcing is the #1 topic and trend in contingent staffing, yet there may be more myths and misconceptions than best practices and success stories. That’s why Raise & LiveHire commissioned SIA to produce a comprehensive research report to help contingent leaders navigate this tremendous opportunity. In this SIA webinar replay, you’ll join SIA President, …

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Direct Sourcing Trends Report: Webinar Replay from Talent Tech Labs

On June 29, Talent Tech Labs (TTL) hosted a webinar titled Direct Sourcing – the Future of Contingent Workforce Management. This comprehensive discussion about direct sourcing best practices is not to be missed (replay video below). There was an all-star cast from the world of direct sourcing including our own architect of Managed Direct Sourcing, …

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The Next Generation of Contingent Workforce Programs

The world has changed overnight.  The days of complacency and “status quo” are over.  Change is here, now, and is rapidly transforming the way companies think about and use contingent labor.  First, a little history.  30 years ago, ASPs (Application Service Providers) were designed to outsource the management of a wide range functions, often remotely, and generally within the IT vertical.   20 (or so) years ago, the MSP (Managed Service Provider) came …

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5 Steps to Implement a Direct Sourcing Program

Every successful program ties each one of the operating components together, integrating seamlessly with your existing systems, and backed by an agile team ready to adjust quickly so your business can continue to deliver successfully. Below are some recommendations for those organizations embarking on the initial stages of considering how a direct sourcing program could …

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Perform a Current State Assessment to See How Direct Sourcing Can Benefit You

My last post covered some of the reasons why Direct Sourcing is such a talked about development, including what organizations are hearing about Direct Sourcing, and a snapshot of what Direct Sourcing best practices entail. In this article, I will introduce a few questions we ask our clients during our Direct Sourcing Current State Assessments, as they …

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