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“Online Staffing Platform,” Elance, Reports Continuing High Growth in 2012

February 6, 2013 - from

Elance has published its Global Online Employment Report indicating strong ongoing adoption in the online staffing segment and strong growth for the company, as businesses and workers... More


Raise Your Staffing Firm IQ: Data Insight and Intelligence Taken to a Higher Power

February 5, 2013 - from

In early 2011, a Boston-based business intelligence/analytics start-up, InsightSquared, was launched and funded to bring best-of-breed business intelligence/analytics to SMBs, and for... More


Delighting Patrons Drives Program Adoption

February 4, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Question: Why are 54 percent of contingent workforce programs making servicing internal stakeholders a top priority?

Answer: A program is only as good as its adoption. 

You could... More


Talent Rover and ADP Team-up to Bring a New Solution Offering to Staffing Firm Enterprises

February 4, 2013 - from

I have said before that the staffing firm market for front office and enterprise solutions is and will become more dynamic (i.e., "stirred up") as new technologies (like... More


Healthcare Reform Could Hold Unseen Peril

January 29, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Who’s in charge? Does it matter?

For the purposes of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) it might. 

Healthcare reform dominates the conversation.  Much of the talk has been on penalties... More


oDesk Reports 2012 Gross Services Revenues of $360M; 60% Year-Over-Year Growth in Hours Worked/Billed

January 29, 2013 - from

Yesterday, an oDesk spokesperson briefed me on the company's 2012 results and directions. oDesk is a privately-held, online staffing platform business, headquartered in Redwood... More


"Online Staffing" For Staffing Firms: Etowah Launches “Online Staffing” Service Using NextCrew Platform

January 21, 2013 - from

As a researcher of "online staffing" and other "work arrangement intermediation" platforms, I have been combing through the small jungle of this emerging set of... More


RPO is the New VMS

January 14, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Ten years ago, if you didn’t have your own little outsourcing facility in Bangalore, you were not cutting edge. The trend was outsourcing — major brands worth their name had to... More


What the time?

January 11, 2013 - from Adam Pode's Blog

When arranging a meeting with a colleague in a different time zone many people will send an Outlook meeting request.

Time for items in the Outlook Calendar is stored based on Greenwich... More


The VMS Bogeyman

January 7, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Staffing firms love to hate the VMS. It’s their favorite bogeyman. Tales of lowered margins and profits are recounted often by staffing professionals with indignation as many savor... More