The business case for direct sourcing, once in doubt, is now widely accepted, with SIA’s 2023 buyer survey finding 79% of large organizations either have a direct sourcing program in place today or expect to explore the approach within the next two years.

Utilizing direct sourcing platforms can provide total talent visibility, enabling the organization to house all talent — from full-time employees to contingent staff — in one place. This is a highly attractive feature for organizations that want to engage all of their talent through their brand. SIA asked participants for the number of clients that are using their platform to cover a range of worker categories.

Worker Categories Covered (% share of reported clients)

Source: SIA’s Direct Sourcing Platform Landscape