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Delighting Patrons Drives Program Adoption

February 4, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Question: Why are 54 percent of contingent workforce programs making servicing internal stakeholders a top priority?

Answer: A program is only as good as its adoption. 

You could... More

Talent Rover and ADP Team-up to Bring a New Solution Offering to Staffing Firm Enterprises

February 4, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

I have said before that the staffing firm market for front office and enterprise solutions is and will become more dynamic (i.e., "stirred up") as new technologies (like... More

Healthcare Reform Could Hold Unseen Peril

January 29, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Who’s in charge? Does it matter?

For the purposes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it might. 

Healthcare reform dominates the conversation.  Much of the talk has been on penalties... More

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