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Head in the Cloud, Boots on the Ground: An “Onsite Worker" Version of "Online Staffing"

December 7, 2012 - from

It is often thought that the “online staffing platform model” only applies to “remote/virtual work arrangements” (e.g., I am here in San Francisco, and I hire a Java developer... More


Beat the Holiday Rush with Temps

December 4, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Given the current 7.8 unemployment rate, it should be a breeze finding seasonal workers to man the cash register, help with sales or other holiday projects that need assistance..

But... More


Blogs Can Still Mean Business

November 28, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Writing is not the staffing industry’s thing. You know how many individuals regard math with suspicion. There’s definitely some of that here. Luckily, some of the aversion that... More


Tis the Season for Higher Margins

November 27, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Buyers of staffing services are not going to be finding bargains this season; a shortage of certain skills sets is back on.

It was different during the recession, when staffing firms’... More


Part II: The Reality of Social Recruiting and How to Approach It

November 16, 2012 - from

In Part I of this series, I suggested that one of the largest challenges to staffing firms pursuing and taking advantage of “social recruiting” was achieving a clear understanding... More


Elance: A Case of Extraordinary Reinvention and Innovation within the “Staffing Industry” Ecosystem

November 9, 2012 - from

The histories of formation of “online staffing” platform providers provide rich, interesting, and informative insights into this emerging industry segment.  Freelancer.com,... More


Calling All Agencies to Be A Best Place to Work

November 5, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Would you miss out on the chance to receive seven times more qualified resumes than your competition? 

Companies that show up on a Best Place to Work list have that advantage. Don’t... More


MSP Usage Trending Down

October 29, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

There has been so much hoopla around MSP usage. I, among many others, have recently blogged about the insource/outsource debate. And here’s more fuel to add to the fireworks. Recent... More


Far From the Madding Crowd—Crowdsourcing Comes of Age at CrowdConf 2012

October 24, 2012 - from

I have to confess—I am a big Thomas Hardy fan.  And I can’t help but to suggest that his protagonist, Bathsheba Everdine, may have been one of the earlier adopters of crowdsourcing... More


Don’t Call Me, Call my MSP

October 22, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s a very familiar scenario. And it doesn’t matter what staffing segment you are in. The common complaint: MSPs block suppliers from contacting the client.

At last week’s Healthcare... More