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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

And You Thought Procurement Execs Were Tough

September 17, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Between the two primary departments that manage contingent labor — procurement and human resources — it is commonly perceived that procurement is the tougher one, constantly cutting... More

Narrow Escape: Threats of Healthcare Penalties Lessen

September 7, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

First, the good news. The federal government issued guidance at the end of August that could significantly reduce employer penalties under healthcare reform. Of course, we are talking... More

"Unified Communications (UC)": A Technology Perspective Essential to Staffing Firms

August 30, 2012 - from

The Talent Acquisition Technology (TAT) environment is boiling over with innovation.  And online/video interviews may now be the most “visible” and hottest area. 

White... More

Not Really the Big Bad Wolf

August 28, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It used to be that the staffing industry at best was considered a middleman. At worst a necessary evil. Popular media love the image of the staffing industry as the big bad wolf screwing... More

Candex - Changing the Game of Sourcing Perm Hires on a Global Basis

August 21, 2012 - from

The VMS approach to “contingent workforce” supply chain management is a well-established trend throughout many segments of the staffing industry.  This concept of supplier... More

Interns Are Now Contingent

August 7, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

They are the new kids on the contingent block: Interns. Back in April 2010, the Department of Labor decided that interns were employees and had to be paid.  From that moment on,... More

Online Staffing: Still Partly Cloudy--Clearing Trend Ahead

July 31, 2012 - from

There is rising awareness among staffing firms and contingent workforce buyers on the subject of what SIA is calling "online staffing."  As with many emerging developments,... More