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RPO naysayers take a second look

March 1, 2012 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

For years, there have been those who dismissed recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) as vaporware. No longer. Much to their surprise, RPO is poised to grow as the offering... More

Executive Forum Talk Show

February 28, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s not your usual talk show. But for those in the staffing industry, it promises all the pizazz of an Oprah Winfrey spectacle. At Staffing Industry Report Live during the Executive... More

Staffing Firms and Technology in 2012: Challenging Staffing Firms “At Their Own Game?”

February 21, 2012 - from

I concluded my most recent post, “Staffing Firms and Technology in 2012: ‘Apocalypse Now ‘ or ‘A Time of Transformation’,” with the following assertion about the challenges... More

One-Click Shopping for Contingent Workers

February 21, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Imagine this.  You as a buyer of contingent workers need to fill a position in your group — immediately. You log in to your company’s integrated talent management system (ITMS)... More

Staffing Firms and Technology In 2012: “Apocalypse Now” or “A Time of Transformation?”

February 15, 2012 - from

In my last post, "Will 2012 Mark the End of "Irrational Ambivalence,' ", I suggested that there might be “no time like the present” for staffing firms to begin taking... More

Staffing Firms and Technology: Will 2012 Mark The End of "Rational Ambivalence?"

February 13, 2012 - from

The emerging attitude of many staffing firms toward technology over the past years seems to have become something I would characterize as "rational ambivalence." Perhaps the... More

Get Social Buzz

February 7, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Behold the power of social media. Google “social media” and you get 3.29 billion hits.  Facebook filed for its IPO last week — the social networking giant hopes to raise... More

The Executive Forum Comes of Age

February 7, 2012 - from Barry Asin's Blog

Next month we will gather for the 21st Staffing Industry Executive Forum. In June 1992, when the first Executive Forum launched, I was fresh out of business school and newly placed... More

The Game Is On

February 3, 2012 - from

Demand for temporary workers spiked as football fans from all over the country flooded Indianapolis for the big game. Hosting Super Bowl XLVI is a unique opportunity for the city of... More

RPO Scores

February 1, 2012 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The fans are cheering. It’s not exactly a touchdown, but there’s cause for cheer:  recruitment process outsourcing has gone global. For years, the RPO buyer has searched for... More