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Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo

December 13, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Last weekend, a friend gave me a beautiful candle as a gift. No surprise there, given it’s the holiday season. But more than the candle — beautiful as it was — here’s what caught... More

Co-employment Is Not A Dirty Word

December 8, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

You are a co-employer. There. I said it. Co-employment is unavoidable in most contingent labor situations. In fact, that’s not a bad thing. Nevertheless, the very term causes many... More

Online Services Take Aim at Small Jobs

December 5, 2011 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Some online services now act as middlemen in parceling out small tasks. With a few clicks on a keyboard anyone can summon an assistant to pick up the groceries, help put together Ikea... More

Google is so last year

November 29, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

I am “old” enough to have lived through the bubble. After which a large number of useful online resources and technologies disappeared because they could not answer the... More

Tra La La La La: Why Services Procurement Strikes a Chord

November 29, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Suppliers and customers are all raving about services procurement. But here’s the catch: It means different things to different people. So I decided to explore this term a bit by... More

Before Leaping on the Metric Bandwagon, Define It

November 18, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Everyone’s talking about metrics in the industry. From time to fill, submittal rates, open rates etc., the verbiage is being tossed around. SIA’s VP of research, Jon Osborne fields... More

Natural resources boom — workers needed

November 17, 2011 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Mine workers are in such short supply in Western Australia that The Wall Street Journal reported on a 25-year-old high school dropout earning $200,000 a year running drills underground.... More

Koosharem Downgrade a Sign of Pricing Pressures

November 7, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s a wake-up call up for the entire staffing industry. Vendors as well as contingent workforce managers need to rethink the pricing of temps. I admit it’s hard to do in today’s... More

Scatter Yourself

November 4, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

I have just spent a very frustrating couple of hours trying to add text labels to a xy scatter chart.  Only to find out that in Microsoft Excel 2010 “there is no built-in command... More


November 1, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

You may well have heard the Chinese proverb that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. But if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.  Our purpose here... More