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Narrow Escape: Threats of Healthcare Penalties Lessen

September 7, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

First, the good news. The federal government issued guidance at the end of August that could significantly reduce employer penalties under healthcare reform. Of course, we are talking... More

"Unified Communications (UC)": A Technology Perspective Essential to Staffing Firms

August 30, 2012 - from

The Talent Acquisition Technology (TAT) environment is boiling over with innovation.  And online/video interviews may now be the most “visible” and hottest area. 

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Need Content for Your Social Marketing?

August 29, 2012 - from Hinda Chalew's Blog

I know that many of you have stepped up your social marketing.  I also know, some of you struggle for content to use for your social marketing.  Well here's a tip, how about... More

Not Really the Big Bad Wolf

August 28, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It used to be that the staffing industry at best was considered a middleman. At worst a necessary evil. Popular media love the image of the staffing industry as the big bad wolf screwing... More

Candex - Changing the Game of Sourcing Perm Hires on a Global Basis

August 21, 2012 - from

The VMS approach to “contingent workforce” supply chain management is a well-established trend throughout many segments of the staffing industry.  This concept of supplier... More

Interns Are Now Contingent

August 7, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

They are the new kids on the contingent block: Interns. Back in April 2010, the Department of Labor decided that interns were employees and had to be paid.  From that moment on,... More

Online Staffing: Still Partly Cloudy--Clearing Trend Ahead

July 31, 2012 - from

There is rising awareness among staffing firms and contingent workforce buyers on the subject of what SIA is calling "online staffing."  As with many emerging developments,... More

You Get What You Pay For

July 31, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Buyers of staffing services want to shave costs. And I am not talking about a specific buyer. I hear this all the time from both suppliers and buyers themselves. Lowering costs around... More

Why we are Bullish on IT

July 16, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s a chain reaction. Scientists are constantly figuring out cheaper and more effective ways to produce computer hardware. (Remember Moore's Law.) And thanks to this ever improving... More

The New Staffing Firm/Contingent Worker “CRM” -- CWRM, A Kind of Lifecycle “Talent Management” of Contingent Workers

July 5, 2012 - from

I recently conducted some analysis on a data set of some 4,000+ temporary workers who responded to questions about their relationship with their current staffing firm (see 2012... More