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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

Mom Was Right—It Pays to be Nice

June 26, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

In our recent survey of more than 4,000 temporary workers, we asked them to rate their staffing firms on pay, benefits, communication and a number of other factors. Separately, we then... More

Where is MSP going?

June 20, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s been called many names, some complimentary, others not so flattering. Despite the hotly contested debates, there is no doubt that the MSP has changed the face of the staffing... More

Double Dip Recession? Probably Not

June 6, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Europe is in a near stall and there is talk that the EU could break up. China is slowing down. And last month the U.S. economy barely squeaked out any job growth at all. Economic data... More