Online Staffing

The Largest Online Staffing Platforms in 2013

27 November 2013

  • Three online staffing platforms have achieved global scope and a scale over the past several years: Elance, freelancer.com, and oDesk.
  • These three platforms continue to pursue strategies to capture more of the potential world market for bringing together remote, online freelancers (and microfirms)... More

What Does It Take To Launch a Successful Online Staffing Business?

20 September 2013

  • Having the rights to use/employ a functioning platform that supports the optimal buy/sell-side ecosystem is necessary
  • Entry is likely to take a couple of years and up to several million dollars
  • Developing/growing supply-demand transactions may be the most challenging, investment-intensive business... More

Online Staffing Platform Businesses ‐ 2013 and 2014 Industry Segment Forecast

10 September 2013

  • Online Staffing market growth revised upward to 60% in 2013
  • No foreseen near‐term limits on global expansion
  • Market drivers could lead to $3B in spend in 2014

“Online Staffing” Platforms: 2013 industry segment landscape

9 August 2013

  • 67 online staffing firms listed and described
  • Four largest: oDesk, Elance, freelancer.com, Zhubajie (Pig Network)
  • How online staffing fits into human cloud space

800,000 New Freelancers Join Elance

13 February 2013

Elance reports billings and usage have grown by nearly 50 percent, and has signaled that it would be targeting larger businesses in the future.


Online Staffing on the Global Stage

30 January 2013

Online staffing platforms continue to gain traction as a source for contingent workers not just for companies based in the United States, but for those around the world as well.  


Why 2013 Is the Year of the Freelancer

9 January 2013

This will be the year of the freelancer, proclaims Darrell Jones, editor-in-chief of Elance. Read why in The Staffing Stream.


SIA Research: Who's Buying Online Staffing Services

12 December 2012

This report from Staffing Industry Analysts, available to corporate and CWS council members, describes the face of the online staffing industry, how large it really is and who its users are.  


“Online Staffing” Platforms: Characterizing the Demand Side

6 December 2012

  • Demand for online staffing is real and expanding
  • It is at an early stage of evolution, much lies ahead
  • A new channel to meet "flexible workforce" needs?

"Online Staffing" Platforms: Threats and/or Opportunities for Other Staffing Businesses

8 November 2012

  • Online staffing must be assessed, not ignored
  • Effective responses not based on misconceptions
  • Threats and opportunities may not be obvious