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Job Posting & Data Collection for Temp Positions Using a Self-Sourcing Model

Gina C. - Mar 30, 2017
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I have a few questions regarding self-sourcing for temporary contract types of positions. The scenario is that we (federal contractor) would self-source without any job posting for Temp Job Postings up to 72 hours and then if not, successful would turn it over to the approved 9 vendors through our VMS. In the case, we are successful and found someone on our own, through passive searches on Linkedin, associate referrals, school or local agency referrals, etc., we would then payroll the temp through a separate payroll service vendor. Our involvement would be to source and screen the candidate. They wouldn’t be an applicant, since they aren’t applying to a particular job, but would be reached out to for one. Again, it’s a “temp” and not a “perm employee”, that I’m referring to.

That all being said, would we need to have the payroll service vendor post the temp position to the State Unemployment Office even if it’s only for a 3 day time period or have them post the position for the entire 30 days, or do they need to post at all? If we had the payroll service vendor post the temp position, would we then have any resume submissions go directly to them and forwarded along to us the employer. In the case, the position were to go out to an approved vendor after the 3 days, then the staffing firm will be responsible for posting the position to the State Unemployment Office and doing any diversity outreach on their own, since the temp would be on their payroll.

My other question is on the database or resume searches, would we need to collect and retain info when it pertains to “temps”? I’m speaking on documenting the date of the search, the criteria, radius, and the results of your search (#).

Lastly, we do plan on using a Temp Only-Talent Community to collect information on referrals, those that come across our career site, or that we self-source during those 3 days only to not conflict with the approved vendors that the temp position will go out to. Is that alright that we handle the data collection in that manner?

Thank you!

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