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Tis the Season for Higher Margins

November 27, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Buyers of staffing services are not going to be finding bargains this season; a shortage of certain skills sets is back on.

It was different during the recession, when staffing firms’... More

Part II: The Reality of Social Recruiting and How to Approach It

November 16, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

In Part I of this series, I suggested that one of the largest challenges to staffing firms pursuing and taking advantage of “social recruiting” was achieving a clear understanding... More

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