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Elance-oDesk, Data, and the Hidden Power (and Value) of Online Staffing Platforms

June 6, 2014 - from

This week, Elance-oDesk issued the company’s first public press communication since the announcement of the merger, 6 months ago, in December 2013.  The occasion was the publication... More


Are You Ready for 2024?

June 2, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Walk into a room of staffing industry professionals and ask: what business are you in?

“Temp staffing” will be the response nine out of 10 times.  Only it’s the wrong answer.... More


VMS Just Got Upgraded to Frenemy

May 19, 2014 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Most staffing executives see VMS as the spawn of the devil, a technological gorgon that rose from the depths to drive margins to the wall and squeeze the little guy.  And that’s... More


The Gap Narrows but Buyers Still Don’t Get ACA Costs

April 28, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Staffing firms and buyers of staffing still don’t agree on who is going to pay for ACA costs — or how much.

As the results of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Buyer Survey indicate,... More


How Star Recruiters Hunt (Hint: It’s in the Search)

April 21, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Tune out the white noise that is around the different sources of recruiting available. Forget about niche job boards.  Forget about job fairs. Even job ads only work if you do... More


It’s a New World: Margins Stable

April 14, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Congratulations. Buyers of staffing services pat yourselves on the back. You have won.  Margins have declined significantly over the last decade, thanks to VMS. The penetration/adoption... More


Your Biggest Missed Opportunity?

April 7, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

If you were to ask your employees to name the top “missed opportunity” at their staffing firm, there’s a good chance that the answer from both management and other staff would... More


Yee-ha! The Online Staffing and Human Cloud Platforms “Spring Roundup”

April 3, 2014 - from

Yee-ha! It’s springtime, and it’s time for a roundup of Online Staffing/Human Cloud platform developments!

So you ask, what is a “roundup?”  Well, Merriam-Webster defines... More


Looking Into the Crystal Ball: Life after SAP’s acquisition of Fieldglass

April 2, 2014 - from James Waite's Blog

I wish I called it. But I can honestly say that someone in my team did.

The news last week of SAP’s intention to buy Fieldglass brought to mind a situation I was involved in two years... More


Why Being a Best Staffing Firm Makes for Good Business

March 24, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Headlines may focus on the great perks companies dole out to employees — think Google, Apple, Amazon — but this year’s best staffing firms to work for got more praise for their... More