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Elance: A Case of Extraordinary Reinvention and Innovation within the “Staffing Industry” Ecosystem

November 9, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

The histories of formation of “online staffing” platform providers provide rich, interesting, and informative insights into this emerging industry segment.,... More

Calling All Agencies to Be A Best Place to Work

November 5, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Would you miss out on the chance to receive seven times more qualified resumes than your competition? 

Companies that show up on a Best Place to Work list have that advantage. Don’t... More

MSP Usage Trending Down

October 29, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

There has been so much hoopla around MSP usage. I, among many others, have recently blogged about the insource/outsource debate. And here’s more fuel to add to the fireworks. Recent... More

Far From the Madding Crowd—Crowdsourcing Comes of Age at CrowdConf 2012

October 24, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

I have to confess—I am a big Thomas Hardy fan.  And I can’t help but to suggest that his protagonist, Bathsheba Everdine, may have been one of the earlier adopters of crowdsourcing... More

Don’t Call Me, Call my MSP

October 22, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s a very familiar scenario. And it doesn’t matter what staffing segment you are in. The common complaint: MSPs block suppliers from contacting the client.

At last week’s Healthcare... More

"Online Staffing" - Seeing the Forest For the Trees

October 22, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

"On-line staffing" (which our SIA Lexicon currently defines as "a type of Talent Exchange--typified by a growing number of companies like oDesk and Elance-- consisting... More

Part I: The Reality of "Social Recruiting" and How To Approach It

October 19, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

I was recently asked to talk about “social media and recruiting” (for staffing firms: how to approach it, what to do, etc.) at the SIA Healthcare Staffing Summit held this past... More

Staffings firms? More help to demystify Unified Communications (UC)

October 12, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

In a recent post, "Unified Communications (UC): A Technology Perspective Essential to Staffing Firms," I introduced the case for why this particular perspective... More

Nursing 27 Years Unlicensed?

October 12, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

It’s a perception by some that healthcare temps are not as effective or of the same quality as traditionally hired staff. But problems can arise whether a person is a temp or not.... More

Eureka!! The New Potential for Scaling a Business with “Contingent Workforce”

October 11, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

oDesk has been very visible recently.  In addition to a New York Times article earlier this week, oDesk also recently released a truly informative survey report on how companies... More