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"Online Staffing" - Seeing the Forest For the Trees

October 22, 2012 - from

"On-line staffing" (which our SIA Lexicon currently defines as "a type of Talent Exchange--typified by a growing number of companies like oDesk and Elance-- consisting... More


Part I: The Reality of "Social Recruiting" and How To Approach It

October 19, 2012 - from

I was recently asked to talk about “social media and recruiting” (for staffing firms: how to approach it, what to do, etc.) at the SIA Healthcare Staffing Summit held this past... More


Staffings firms? More help to demystify Unified Communications (UC)

October 12, 2012 - from

In a recent post, "Unified Communications (UC): A Technology Perspective Essential to Staffing Firms," I introduced the case for why this particular perspective... More


Nursing 27 Years Unlicensed?

October 12, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

It’s a perception by some that healthcare temps are not as effective or of the same quality as traditionally hired staff. But problems can arise whether a person is a temp or not.... More


Eureka!! The New Potential for Scaling a Business with “Contingent Workforce”

October 11, 2012 - from

oDesk has been very visible recently.  In addition to a New York Times article earlier this week, oDesk also recently released a truly informative survey report on how companies... More


To Outsource or Not? To Be or Not to Be, Part 2

October 8, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The topic of whether to outsource your MSP has triggered a whole set of reactions. I am really reminded of the “you say po-tay-toe, I say po-tah-toe, I say to-may-toe, you say to-mah-toe”... More


Healthcare Reform Blamed for Division’s Demise

October 3, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Has healthcare reform claimed its first victim? Yes, according to one firm.

Green Planet Group Inc. announced in a press release this week that it was getting out of the staffing business,... More


To Outsource or Not? To Be or Not to Be

October 1, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

People who ask this may not suffer the same torment as Shakespeare’s famous protagonist Hamlet.  But this question kept coming up at the CWS Summit in San Diego last month: Should... More


What About All Those Philosophy Jobs?

September 25, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Have you ever received a req from a VMS calling for a philosopher, perhaps someone with a knowledge of existentialism?

Probably not, but philosophy is nonetheless among the liberal arts... More


Five Key Tips: What To Do Before Starting a Contingent Workforce Program

September 25, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Last week’s CWS summit clarified a few things for those in the contingent workforce management space. One big take-away for me was that one size does not fit all. There is no right... More