Sona Sharma's Blog

VMS and WMBE - A double-edged sword for staffing?

As the acceptance levels of vendor management systems (VMS) and managed service providers (MSP) are increasing, the depth and breadth of their offerings is also broadening. They are entering new markets or service lines to fulfill the needs of users.

For instance, they are encompassing more geographies or covering additional worker classifications such statement-of-work (SOW) consultants and independent... More

The best Sourcebook ever?

When I joined Staffing Industry Analysts 10 years ago, I had no idea what the staffing industry was all about. My manager gave me a 500-page-thick tome to flip through, saying this would be the best way to get myself acquainted with the workings of the industry. As I flipped through the two editions (2000-2001 and 2003) of Staffing Industry Sourcebook, the intricate world staffing unfolded in front... More