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oDesk Reports 2012 Gross Services Revenues of $360M; 60% Year-Over-Year Growth in Hours Worked/Billed

January 29, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Yesterday, an oDesk spokesperson briefed me on the company's 2012 results and directions. oDesk is a privately-held, online staffing platform business, headquartered in Redwood... More


"Online Staffing" For Staffing Firms: Etowah Launches “Online Staffing” Service Using NextCrew Platform

January 21, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

As a researcher of "online staffing" and other "work arrangement intermediation" platforms, I have been combing through the small jungle of this emerging set of... More


RPO is the New VMS

January 14, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Ten years ago, if you didn’t have your own little outsourcing facility in Bangalore, you were not cutting edge. The trend was outsourcing — major brands worth their name had to... More


What the time?

January 11, 2013 - from Adam Pode's Blog

When arranging a meeting with a colleague in a different time zone many people will send an Outlook meeting request.

Time for items in the Outlook Calendar is stored based on Greenwich... More


The VMS Bogeyman

January 7, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Staffing firms love to hate the VMS. It’s their favorite bogeyman. Tales of lowered margins and profits are recounted often by staffing professionals with indignation as many savor... More


Part III: The Reality of “Social Recruiting” and How to Approach It

December 28, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

 In Part I, we broadly discussed some of the challenges facing many staffing firms in coming to grips with extensive new technology to enable and support so-called “social recruiting"... More


It’s not about the money, money, money

December 18, 2012 - from Adam Pode's Blog

Unlike the lyrics of Jessie J’s excellent song "Price Tag" this blog is all about the money. With the role out of our Rest of World research reporting (excluding North America)... More


Eight CW Changes to Look Out For in 2013

December 17, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

As 2012 draws to a close, the editorial team and I sat down to review the year and help you get started on the right foot in 2013. And no we are not dispensing the usual advice how... More


5,000 Reasons to Hire Right

December 13, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

You don’t want this happening at your company.

A state worker posted 5,000 comments on a local newspaper website over the space of a year, all while on the job. The worker posted about... More


All Hail the Contingent Workforce

December 11, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Last week, Bryan Peña declared 2012 as the year of the customer.. I respectfully disagree. I declare 2012 as the year of the contingent workers themselves.. This also goes against... More