Engaging freelancers is also known as…

self-sourcing   noun | self × sors-ing 

a : direct identification, selection, and procurement of non-agency contractors [i.e. contingent labor resources not associated with a staffing firm or other recruiting or sourcing intermediary]

b : requires worker classification and compliance screening to manage risk and maintain deep cost savings vs. W2 contractors and staffing firm temps.


Non-agency contractors comprise 25.5% of the U.S. workforce.
— Staffing Industry Analysts

Our 3 keys to building and maintaining an efficient and safe self-sourcing talent channel

  1. Identify Risk Entry Points   Risk entry points in the self-sourcing process are mitigated with early non-compliance detection and thorough screening procedures 

  2. Design an Integrated Solution   Client-specific solution design that makes self-sourcing freelancers efficient while meeting risk and spend management objectives

  3. Leverage Technology   At Compliance Solutions, our proprietary technology automates the freelancer lifecycle from screening and on-boarding to invoicing, payments and reporting. The CS technology integrates with our client's talent pool, vendor management system and all the other components of the total talent management ecosystem.


Solution Design

Of course every company is unique. CS expects this and invests in discovery and exploration meetings up front. Our solution design objective is to align our compliance, agent of record, and employer of record expertise and best practices to our clients' third party management policies, self-sourcing technologies and processes, geographic and culture differences, and spend management preferences. Here we show a typical starting point for custom solution design, incorporating the 5 critical solution elements from above. 

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Solution Design Consultation

If you want a preview of how our Self-Sourcing Solution will fit your circumstances, contact us for a complementary risk assessment and design consultation.