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Drafting a Sales Comp Plan? Halt.

February 4, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Many executives make the mistake of drafting a comp plan around their existing sales team. Instead, stop and think about the kind of people that would help your company grow. Then create... More


Flourishing Outside the VMS/MSP Circle

January 27, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Want to get away? No, I’m not talking about a free trip to Hawaii. But for some suppliers what I’m about to suggest might be just as welcome..

I am talking about getting away from... More


Care.com –Another Online Work Arrangement Platform IPOs

January 27, 2014 - from

On Friday, Waltham MA-based Care.com, an online personal services marketplace platform, completed its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. On the first day of trading, the share price... More


Why buyers love diversity

January 23, 2014 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Corporations love a diverse workforce. What’s not to like?

Cross pollinate a firm with diverse resources and watch it become more competitive. The bottom line grows and everyone’s... More


"They” Don’t Get It. Why Certification Can Help

January 20, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Griping is common in the contingent workforce world. Buyers carp that staffing suppliers hound them but don’t get strategic. Suppliers moan that buyers can’t look beyond costs in... More


Why Workers Leave (hint: It’s not just about the money)

January 13, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Employees don’t leave because they are being paid less. Don’t get me wrong. Money matters. But as a recent survey from Staffing Industry Analysts revealed, there’s more to it... More


The Work Market-SAP Deal: What Does It Really Mean (for Staffing)?

January 10, 2014 - from

Work Market recently announced a deal with global enterprise software giant SAP. This deal not only indicates that large enterprises are reaching out and engaging with online staffing... More


Are You Paying Right?

January 7, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

People have been paid salaries since the Neolithic Revolution.  You’d think we would have got the salary phenomenon figured out by now.

Much has been said about salary negotiations,... More


oDesk and Elance Merger: The Next Era of Online Staffing Begins

December 19, 2013 - from

By now, various media/journalists have reiterated the contents of the Dec. 18 press release announcing the planned merger of oDesk and Elance, so I need not do that here. Besides, I... More


Who’s Wading in the Stream?

December 16, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

 Our guest blogging site, The Staffing Stream, was built on the idea of getting the different factions in the industry — buyers, suppliers, VMS, MSPs and tech vendors — to... More