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You Get What You Pay For

July 31, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Buyers of staffing services want to shave costs. And I am not talking about a specific buyer. I hear this all the time from both suppliers and buyers themselves. Lowering costs around... More

Why we are Bullish on IT

July 16, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s a chain reaction. Scientists are constantly figuring out cheaper and more effective ways to produce computer hardware. (Remember Moore's Law.) And thanks to this ever improving... More

The New Staffing Firm/Contingent Worker “CRM” -- CWRM, A Kind of Lifecycle “Talent Management” of Contingent Workers

July 5, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

I recently conducted some analysis on a data set of some 4,000+ temporary workers who responded to questions about their relationship with their current staffing firm (see 2012... More

Mom Was Right—It Pays to be Nice

June 26, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

In our recent survey of more than 4,000 temporary workers, we asked them to rate their staffing firms on pay, benefits, communication and a number of other factors. Separately, we then... More

Where is MSP going?

June 20, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s been called many names, some complimentary, others not so flattering. Despite the hotly contested debates, there is no doubt that the MSP has changed the face of the staffing... More

Double Dip Recession? Probably Not

June 6, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Europe is in a near stall and there is talk that the EU could break up. China is slowing down. And last month the U.S. economy barely squeaked out any job growth at all. Economic data... More

Some Highlights For Staffing Firms From "The Recruiting Innovation Summit"

May 22, 2012 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

I have arrived back from the future which is the present--recently attending the ERE Recruiting Innovation Summit  here in Mountain View, CA.  As one might expect of a conference... More

Honoring Innovative Contingent Workforce Programs

May 21, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

I remember when I first heard our president, Barry Asin, refer to contingent workforce managers as “pioneers.” There may not have been actual campfires and covered wagons, but these... More

Talking With Your Contingent Workers Pays Off

May 14, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

What if talking to someone daily in your job meant a raise? You and your colleagues would be more than happy to become chatterboxes.  The truth is that in staffing, talking to... More

Embrace Online Staffing or Be Flattened

May 8, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

There are some new kids on the staffing block: Elance, oDesk, and dozens of others. If you haven’t been paying attention to online staffing, you’d better start. The numbers show... More