Impact Sourcing from the Military Spouse Talent Community: Unveiling the Strategic Advantage

People across the United States are searching for job opportunities, but with a growing talent gap of over 9.9 million open jobs and only approximately six million workers, it’s evident that a solution is needed for both employers and job seekers.

The military spouse community, with an estimated unemployment rate of 38 percent in 2023, faces a unique challenge in this scenario. Impact sourcing can be used strategically, as a revolutionary solution for tapping into underserved talent communities.

What is Impact Sourcing?

Impact sourcing is not just about filling positions; it’s about creating successfully engaged employees that bring both impact to the individual and the organization. Military spouses, often overlooked due to frequent relocations and caregiving responsibilities, are a significant untapped talent pool.

Instant Teams recognizes the remarkable potential of military spouses and provides a unique impact-sourcing solution to benefit both military spouses and businesses seeking quality talent.

Positions within business processing operations (BPO) and customer experience (CX) teams make perfect social impact jobs for impact sourcing.

Impact-sourced employees in these positions tend to be more stable and engaged and have as low as 15% attrition rates, which reduces a company’s turnover. Companies often see lower hiring and training costs because these workers are more reliable.

One of the largest groups of untapped talent is military spouses who have to frequently move every two to three years due to their service members’ assignments, which makes it hard to sustain traditional career paths. Many military spouses are also often full-time solo caregivers for long periods. Other challenges include limited local work market conditions and the unique demands of military life.

How Can Impact Sourcing Be a Strategic Business Advantage?

Impact sourcing can provide a strategic advantage by offering access to unique talent, improved corporate image, enhanced employee engagement, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, and long-term sustainability. The right suite of talent solutions can provide instant access for businesses to approach impact sourcing with a genuine commitment to maximizing benefits.

That’s where Instant Teams comes in.

Access to Remarkable Talent

Military spouses possess a diverse skill set that can benefit various industries. From customer service to healthcare, financial services, IT, and e-commerce, their skills are applicable on a global scale, offering businesses a versatile and skilled workforce.

The military spouse community has remarkably unique lived experiences that deliver heightened levels of care, cultural affluence, and civic awareness to each customer interaction.

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

Just as the United States military is known as one of the Nation’s most diverse organizations, with our mission centered on military spouse talent, Instant Teams’ workforce also reflects and represents the diverse backgrounds of the population through unique experiences, attributes, skills, and backgrounds.

Truly a remarkable talent community with over 50% identifying as racially diverse and over 90% identifying as female.

What Are the Benefits of Impact Sourcing With Instant Teams?

Instant Teams helps both military spouses and businesses looking for talent with a suite of talent solutions.

For Businesses

For businesses, Instant Teams can help any enterprise build customized workforce solutions to support your needs. We can connect you with a globally dispersed workforce in areas like:

  • Customer service support
  • Operational support
  • Sales support

We’ll connect you with potential employees with unique skill sets that are pre-vetted and may not be readily discoverable by many companies.

Flexible solutions, like direct hire opportunities, allow you to source talent directly from your assigned team for quick hires. Our business process outsourcing allows you to create custom solutions with our resources and technology to meet your needs.

You’ll get skilled and dedicated workers for:

  • Part-time jobs
  • Full-time positions
  • Seasonal work
  • Project-based work
  • Temporary positions

We strongly believe that each military spouse candidate carries unique skills that can add value to any organization. That’s why Instant Teams provides extensive resources to train and deploy talent, with skills accelerators and in-depth online assessments that ensure enterprises can hire and train teams at scale.

As you deploy talent in the field, we provide 24/7 customer support, as well as technical and operational support for clients in 48 states and five countries.

From vetting to deployment, Instant Teams’ hiring and training solutions ensure enterprises can maximize the diverse skills of a historically underutilized talent pool.

By leveraging Instant Teams’ suite of talent solutions, any organization can build social impact in their day-to-day. Each customer relationship at Instant Teams not only improves financial security for military families but also enhances your overall business performance.

Learn more about our CX Marketplace and Remarkable Talent today.