Best Practices In Direct Sourcing The Contingent Workforce

Harnessing AI & Talent Insights Into Your Strategy

Dec 2, 2021 1:30 pm2:30 PM EST


The contingent workforce comprises 40% of the total workforce and will grow to 50% over the next three years. To help source this workforce, many organizations are supplementing traditional sourcing channels by creating private talent pools of known and unknown talent. These pools are then used to fill requisitions by “direct sourcing” workers.

Done correctly, direct sourcing typically powers significant cost savings, improved talent quality, faster time to fill among other benefits. But many organizations aren't set up to harness AI and talent insights to drive their direct sourcing strategy. In this session, PRO Unlimited and Eightfold experts will share the following best practices to help attendees achieve an optimal direct sourcing program.

BWG Connect, & Pro Unlimited invite you to participate in an interactive discussion with your peers.

As always, there will be no sales pitches and there is no cost to join.

Discussion Topics

  • Taking a holistic, data-driven approach for this rapidly growing segment
  • Harnessing AI to speed hiring, identify the best candidates and achieve diversity goals
  • Leveraging a company’s brand to engage contingent talent and maintain compliance with its non-employee workforce
  • Creating a premium experience for candidates during the hiring process
  • Partnering with the client to communicate and educate the importance of the platform throughout the organization
  • Implementing measures that leverage brand extension to attract new candidates to talent pools ensuring near and long-term direct sourcing success

Event Partners

Guest Speaker

Aashir Shroff

Product Director of Talent Acquisition and Flex at Eightfold

Aashir Shroff is a seasoned product leader, gig economy expert, speaker, and author focused on leveraging AI and technology to help companies build a diverse and balanced workforce. Aashir is the Product Director of Talent Acquisition and Flex at Eightfold, helping customers reimagine their talent acquisition strategy and developing their contingent workforce.

Prior to joining Eightfold, Aashir co-founded GigNow, an EY-backed startup that helped enterprises transform their contractor hiring experience.

John Poore

Vice President, Client Services at PRO Unlimited

John Poore leads one of PRO Unlimited’s Client Services organizations and has been instrumental in the design, implementation, and development of some of PRO’s most forward thinking customers as a Vice President of Client Services.

Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in high technology recruiting supporting some of the most well-known technology organizations, John brings his passion for talent brand and candidate experience to assist companies with their contingent workforce goals. John has spent the last 8+ years with PRO in roles of increasing responsibility resulting in the executive leadership of PRO’s DirectSource PRO solution.

Event Moderator

Greg Irwin

COO at BWG Strategy LLC

BWG Strategy is a research platform that provides market intelligence through Event Services, Business Development initiatives, and Market Research services. BWG hosts over 1,800 interactive executive strategy sessions (conference calls and in-person forums) annually that allow senior industry professionals across all sectors to debate fundamental business topics with peers, build brand awareness, gather market intelligence, network with customers/suppliers/partners, and pursue business development opportunities.

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Event Information

Dec 2, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 PM EST

Event format

Roundtable Layout
Featuring 20+ executives, where everyone can contribute, ask questions and learn from peers
On-Topic Discussions
Q&A format, moderated by BWG Connect with group interaction throughout
Make Connections
Opportunities to network before and after


What is BWG Connect?

BWG Connect provides executive strategy & networking sessions that help brands from any industry with their overall business planning and execution. BWG has built an exclusive network of 125,000+ senior professionals and hosts over 2,000 virtual and in-person networking events on an annual basis.
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