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Happy Anniversary, CWS Summit!

October 3, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

This year marks the 10th annual gathering of contingent workforce professionals. What a difference the years have made.

In 2005, Staffing Industry Analysts launched its first CWS Summit... More

You Heard It Here First. How the CW Role Was Won

August 26, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

We called it first. Staffing Industry Analysts identified the role of the contingent workforce manager more than a decade ago. I remember SIA’s president, Barry Asin referring to... More

Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You ….

August 19, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Actually, we’ll be using our VMS to inform you about what our candidate needs are. We don’t need to chat. The dreaded no-contact policy is revered by many buyers and — obviously... More

Making a Beeline for What Lies Beyond VMS — A Smart Move?

August 14, 2014 - from

The short answer, I think, is yes.

Beeline’s recent acquisition of OnForce may be a significant event in the staffing supply chain world. It’s certainly a notable one. Not at all... More

Hey, VMS: What Have You Done For Me Lately?

August 11, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Used to be, when the vendor management systems first came out, buyers were thrilled with it. The tool saved them huge amounts of money, automated processes and gave them visibility... More

Now, There's An App for Staffing

August 5, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s a different kind of staffing model.  Meet App Academy, where candidates are trained on skills they need to be Web developers.  The twist? They don’t pay for the training.... More

The Emergence of IWMS (Independent Workforce Management Solutions)?

August 3, 2014 - from

Over the past two years, we have defined Online Staffing Platforms as follows:

Online Staffing - an online platform model that enables specific hirers and specific (typically contingent)... More

Temps Are Now in the Driver’s Seat

July 28, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It used to be that convincing employers to buy staffing services was a hard sell. Staffing firms had to explain staffing services, and how employers could use them to advantage. It... More

Crowdsourcing, Crowdopolis, and Enterprise Adoption

July 22, 2014 - from

In mid-July, I find myself in the middle of the subject of “crowdsourcing.” The first SIA overview report on the third Human Cloud platform segment (besides Online Staffing and... More

Your Double Is in the Building

July 21, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

For years, one of the reasons some have been shy about using remote contingent workers is the inability to connect with them visually.  How do you know the workers are actually... More