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Pet Peeves: The Buyers’ Turn

March 5, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Their tales could fill a book. Last month I blogged about staffing suppliers’ pet peeves regarding their clients. Well, buyers have their own issues with suppliers. Over the years,... More


"At-Home/Off-Site" Work Arrangements: Is Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Really Trying to Bomb Them Back to the Stone Age? Come on....

March 3, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

I think I understand Mayer's reason for looking to revamp the off-site work policy at Yahoo.  Lots of work-at-home employees, in a company that has been flailing for years,... More


The Art of the Easy Profit

February 19, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

All businesses want to grow and be profitable. Those in the staffing industry are no different.  But here’s what is. Next week at the Executive Forum in Orlando, Staffing Industry... More


Suppliers’ Seven Pet Peeves

February 11, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Staffing suppliers like to joke that their clients should run their business, because they are so fond of telling them what to do.   All kidding aside, client requests often... More


Care.com’s New Online Recruiting Platform. Why should we care?

February 8, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

I find it interesting to follow new business formation in the “staffing industry ecosystem” (consisting of staffing firms, ICMs, MSPs, VMSs, software solutions, online recruiting... More


“Online Staffing Platform,” Elance, Reports Continuing High Growth in 2012

February 6, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Elance has published its Global Online Employment Report indicating strong ongoing adoption in the online staffing segment and strong growth for the company, as businesses and workers... More


Raise Your Staffing Firm IQ: Data Insight and Intelligence Taken to a Higher Power

February 5, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

In early 2011, a Boston-based business intelligence/analytics start-up, InsightSquared, was launched and funded to bring best-of-breed business intelligence/analytics to SMBs, and for... More


Delighting Patrons Drives Program Adoption

February 4, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Question: Why are 54 percent of contingent workforce programs making servicing internal stakeholders a top priority?

Answer: A program is only as good as its adoption. 

You could... More


Talent Rover and ADP Team-up to Bring a New Solution Offering to Staffing Firm Enterprises

February 4, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

I have said before that the staffing firm market for front office and enterprise solutions is and will become more dynamic (i.e., "stirred up") as new technologies (like... More


Healthcare Reform Could Hold Unseen Peril

January 29, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Who’s in charge? Does it matter?

For the purposes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it might. 

Healthcare reform dominates the conversation.  Much of the talk has been on penalties... More