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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

Kelly, oDesk and the “Hybridization” of Staffing in 2013

December 16, 2013 - from

The recently announced partnership between Kelly and oDesk is not just an isolated landmark event in the staffing industry, it is a part of a whole process of evolution and transformation... More

When Picketers are Temps

December 10, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Temp worker flexibility has been stretched to a whole new level.  Here’s how it goes down.

There’s a strike to protest a lack of benefits. Union A hires temps to dissent alongside... More

SOW: It’s Here, There and Everywhere

December 2, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

If buyers love it, can staffing firms be far behind? No, I am not talking about customers’ appetite for cutting costs, but rather the fascination with anything SOW — statement of... More

Online Staffing/Human Cloud Trifecta:, Elance and Something Else

November 18, 2013 - from

It seems that in the small emerging space of online staffing and human cloud platforms there is some new development or announcement every week. Because I monitor this space daily,... More

Source Smart: The Deck is Stacked in favor of the “Skilled” Worker

November 4, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

We’ve all heard the stories about how hard it is to get talent and how there’s a war raging for these qualified professionals. The take-away from this is the word qualified. Qualified... More

Healthcare Industry Evolution Is Good News for All

October 21, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

So much is still being said about the Affordable Care Act that people are glazing over some important realities.

In 2014, 13 million more people under the age of 65 are becoming insured.... More’s IPO Prospectus Allows a Look Under the Hood of a Large Global Online Staffing Platform Business

October 16, 2013 - from

Since we started studying online staffing platforms in 2012, there have been a lot of questions about what is really going on in these companies? How do they compute revenues? What... More

Have Cool Website, Will Attract Talent

October 15, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

A recent Staffing Industry Analysts report revealed that, on average, staffing firm management gave their websites a grade of just 5.6/10. That’s a C. But some websites outperformed,... More

The “Online Staffing/Human Cloud” Top 8 (Most Influential) List: Finding New Ways To Make Work Work

October 10, 2013 - from

While I realize that “online staffing” and other “human cloud” platforms are not the favorite topics of everyone in the staffing industry, as a research analyst whose job it... More