Online Staffing

The Rise of Online Work

9 December 2013

Get a view of how Online Work has developed over the last few years.

See which freelancers are in demand

Read oDesks glossary


The Largest Online Staffing Platforms in 2013

27 November 2013

  • Three online staffing platforms have achieved global scope and a scale over the past several years: Elance, freelancer.com, and oDesk.
  • These three platforms continue to pursue strategies to capture more of the potential world market for bringing together remote, online freelancers (and microfirms)... More

What Does It Take To Launch a Successful Online Staffing Business?

20 September 2013

  • Having the rights to use/employ a functioning platform that supports the optimal buy/sell-side ecosystem is necessary
  • Entry is likely to take a couple of years and up to several million dollars
  • Developing/growing supply-demand transactions may be the most challenging, investment-intensive business... More

Online Staffing Platform Businesses ‐ 2013 and 2014 Industry Segment Forecast

10 September 2013

  • Online Staffing market growth revised upward to 60% in 2013
  • No foreseen near‐term limits on global expansion
  • Market drivers could lead to $3B in spend in 2014

“Online Staffing” Platforms: 2013 industry segment landscape

9 August 2013

  • 67 online staffing firms listed and described
  • Four largest: oDesk, Elance, freelancer.com, Zhubajie (Pig Network)
  • How online staffing fits into human cloud space

UK Monthly Hiring Trends May/Jun 2013

26 June 2013

  • How is the professional recruitment market fairing?
  • Compare with the latest trends for on-line jobs.
  • Includes the latest salary trends.

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Mar/Apr 2013

26 April 2013

  • How is the professional recruitment market fairing?
  • Compare with the latest trends for on-line jobs.
  • Includes the latest salary trends.

UK Monthly Hiring Trends Feb/Mar 2013

28 March 2013

  • How is the professional recruitment market fairing?
  • Compare with the latest trends for on-line jobs.
  • Includes the latest salary trends.

UK Monthly Hiring Trends for Professionals - Jan/Feb 2013

28 February 2013

  • How is the professional recruitment market fairing?
  • Compare with the latest trends for on-line jobs.
  • Includes the latest salary trends.

800,000 New Freelancers Join Elance

13 February 2013

Elance reports billings and usage have grown by nearly 50 percent, and has signaled that it would be targeting larger businesses in the future.