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Master Supplier is the Comeback Kid

June 18, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Rest in peace was the requiem earmarked for the master supplier model, having been dismissed by many industry veterans. But it has come back with a bang.

A decade ago the rise of the... More


Skinny is The New Gray Under Healthcare Reform

June 11, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

 Obama cheerleaders have been plugging the fact that when you mandate insurance, pretty much everybody gets insurance.  But here’s the thing: what type of insurance?

That’s... More


Now Accepting Nominations for the 2013 North America Staffing 100

June 3, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

We are now accepting nominations for our annual list of North America staffing industry achievers, 100 men and women who have made a difference to the staffing industry. I must warn... More


Back From The Future (i.e., The ERE Recruiting Innovation Summit)

May 16, 2013 - from

Earth Year 2013, May 16 (Ship's Log)

I attended this event for the second year in a row and once again have returned safely from the future (but not unchanged). My perspective... More


Natural Selection: The Growth of Professional Services, Temp Staffing

May 9, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The industry has seen some interesting evolution. I wonder what Charles Darwin might have made of it?

To see it from my perspective--I have a special project for which I need a Web developer.... More


Elance Reports Strong Q1 ’13 Growth As More Businesses and Freelancers Get Turned-On To Online Work

May 7, 2013 - from

“Online staffing” platform Elance posted its Q1 2013 numbers today, reflecting healthy growth trends, based in part on global supply and demand conditions for advanced technical... More


Blogging for Business – Join The Stream

April 29, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

 Last week’s Twitter hoax may not be the best example. Yes, it stole the spotlight but it gave social media a bad rap.  And it lowered the Dow Jones Industrial average by... More


Neither Fish Nor Fowl: The State of Online Staffing Model Evolution

April 24, 2013 - from

Since late summer of 2012, we have been researching the phenomenon of what we call “online staffing” platform businesses.  As of this time, we have identified about 65 different... More


Background Check Guidelines Make a Murky Situation Murkier

April 23, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Just what is this new guidance supposed to be? I am referring to the EEOC rules on background checks released late last year.

It used to be that staffing firms could conduct a background... More


Let the Games Begin: oDesk Takes Aim at the Medium to Large Enterprise Market

April 15, 2013 - from

oDesk, currently (by some measures) the world’s largest “online staffing platform,” has announced that it is expanding its market focus with new premium service offerings (along... More