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Source Smart: The Deck is Stacked in favor of the “Skilled” Worker

November 4, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

We’ve all heard the stories about how hard it is to get talent and how there’s a war raging for these qualified professionals. The take-away from this is the word qualified. Qualified... More


Healthcare Industry Evolution Is Good News for All

October 21, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

So much is still being said about the Affordable Care Act that people are glazing over some important realities.

In 2014, 13 million more people under the age of 65 are becoming insured.... More


freelancer.com’s IPO Prospectus Allows a Look Under the Hood of a Large Global Online Staffing Platform Business

October 16, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Since we started studying online staffing platforms in 2012, there have been a lot of questions about what is really going on in these companies? How do they compute revenues? What... More


Have Cool Website, Will Attract Talent

October 15, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

A recent Staffing Industry Analysts report revealed that, on average, staffing firm management gave their websites a grade of just 5.6/10. That’s a C. But some websites outperformed,... More


The “Online Staffing/Human Cloud” Top 8 (Most Influential) List: Finding New Ways To Make Work Work

October 10, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

While I realize that “online staffing” and other “human cloud” platforms are not the favorite topics of everyone in the staffing industry, as a research analyst whose job it... More


Buyers Beware: You Can’t Avoid ACA Costs

October 8, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Who’s on the hook for bearing the additional costs of healthcare reform? Buyers and suppliers see the ACA price saga unfolding quite differently.

Buyers of staffing services assert... More


Our 2013 Staffing Heroes

October 1, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

I would like to draw your attention to the Staffing 100 2013 list.

Our annual list of industry dynamos is a guide to those who shape the growing $134 billion staffing industry. They... More


The March on the Enterprise Continues: oDesk Advances

September 30, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

September has been a notable month for online staffing platforms pivoting their focus beyond SMBs and toward enterprise users of contingent workforce. MBO Partners and Work Market announced... More


Elance Moves Closer to the Enterprise with Private Talent Cloud (Continues to Define Itself as a Segment Innovator)

September 24, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

One of the leading online staffing companies, Elance, has announced the introduction of its Private Talent Cloud™ offering targeted to enterprises. This announcement comes right on... More


Staffing Industry Alive and Kicking

September 23, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

A decade ago, the U.S. staffing industry was projected to boom pretty much without end. Fantastic long-term growth was projected and an ever increasing share of U.S. employment was... More