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Making a Business Case

August 27, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Have you ever tried convincing your manager to make a change?

Change typically involves more resources, either time, money or both. Sometimes it involves a different way of doing something... More

New Elance Data Indicate Accelerated Growth

August 21, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

An Elance press release today announced the publication of the company’s semi-annual Global Online Employment Report, indicating continuing high growth in freelancer earnings (i.e.,... More

There’s a List for That

August 20, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Buyers Love it. Suppliers think it’s a great marketing tool. The Staffing Industry Analysts Staffing Firm Market Landscape and Book of Lists is a one-stop shopping resource for companies... More

Is The World Going Part-Time?

August 13, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The numbers have it. Here’s the story so far. July's modest gain of 162,000 jobs was the smallest since March. And most of the job growth came in lower-paying industries or part-time... More

Are You Staffing -- Online?

August 6, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Two years ago anecdotal evidence found that online staffing had barely penetrated the contingent market, with contingent workforce managers paying little or no attention to this new... More

oDesk Releases a Treasure Trove of Statistics Documenting the Rise of Online Work

August 6, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

In its press release yesterday, “oDesk Reaches $1 Billion Spent Cumulatively via its Online Workplace,the company not only announced its crossing of a key milestone $1 billion... More

Does Elance Provide a Special Lens for Examining the 2013 US e-Work Economy?

August 5, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

On Aug. 1, Elance previewed some findings from its Q2 Employment Report (to be released later this month). Unlike rough-grained government labor reports, information monitored on the... More

What’s Next? The Lean and Agile Staffing Firm

July 10, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Staffing businesses are — like financial service or retail businesses — service intermediaries that add value (to two or more parties to a transaction) through specialization, best-practices,... More

Window Shopping: Trying New Suppliers, Discarding Old

June 26, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Some refer to it as an eye for trends. Others call it experimenting. Certain folks criticize it as a roving eye. When buyers of staffing services do it, it’s called “trying new... More

"Driving Excellence in Staffing Operations:" Mike Cleland “writes the book” on the business of staffing

June 23, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Even with all the talk of “technology, disruption, and disintermediation,” we all know -- to evoke Mark Twain -- that the reports of the demise of the staffing industry “have... More