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Suppliers’ Seven Pet Peeves

February 11, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Staffing suppliers like to joke that their clients should run their business, because they are so fond of telling them what to do.   All kidding aside, client requests often... More’s New Online Recruiting Platform. Why should we care?

February 8, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

I find it interesting to follow new business formation in the “staffing industry ecosystem” (consisting of staffing firms, ICMs, MSPs, VMSs, software solutions, online recruiting... More

“Online Staffing Platform,” Elance, Reports Continuing High Growth in 2012

February 6, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Elance has published its Global Online Employment Report indicating strong ongoing adoption in the online staffing segment and strong growth for the company, as businesses and workers... More

Raise Your Staffing Firm IQ: Data Insight and Intelligence Taken to a Higher Power

February 5, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

In early 2011, a Boston-based business intelligence/analytics start-up, InsightSquared, was launched and funded to bring best-of-breed business intelligence/analytics to SMBs, and for... More

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