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Contingent Workforce Management, CIT, and What Lies Ahead: Digital Platforms, Service Ecosystems, and the “New-Net-Work-Force”

November 7, 2014 - from

There is no doubt that CIT (communications and information technology) in many forms changed the staffing industry over the past 25 years, though little formal study of these changes... More

Supercharge Your Recruiting Mojo. Join in the Best Staffing Firms to Work for Contest

November 4, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Tired of looking for quality talent but unable to find it?  Is lightning demand for quality candidates forcing you to reevaluate your recruiting methods?  Here’s a suggestion:... More

Hate your VMS? Maybe it’s not the tool but how you use it

October 27, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

People like taking potshots at VMS; let’s face it — the tool has had its share of vilification. From buyers giving it a low net promoter score to suppliers irate about the money... More

Who Has Been Driving Change in the World of Work? Applaud the Staffing 100 Honorees.

October 19, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Those on the Staffing 100 need to take a bow. The US temp penetration rate (percent of workforce that is temporary and engaged through staffing firms) was 2.10 percent in September.... More

Happy Anniversary, CWS Summit!

October 3, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

This year marks the 10th annual gathering of contingent workforce professionals. What a difference the years have made.

In 2005, Staffing Industry Analysts launched its first CWS Summit... More

You Heard It Here First. How the CW Role Was Won

August 26, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

We called it first. Staffing Industry Analysts identified the role of the contingent workforce manager more than a decade ago. I remember SIA’s president, Barry Asin referring to... More

Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You ….

August 19, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Actually, we’ll be using our VMS to inform you about what our candidate needs are. We don’t need to chat. The dreaded no-contact policy is revered by many buyers and — obviously... More

Making a Beeline for What Lies Beyond VMS — A Smart Move?

August 14, 2014 - from

The short answer, I think, is yes.

Beeline’s recent acquisition of OnForce may be a significant event in the staffing supply chain world. It’s certainly a notable one. Not at all... More

Hey, VMS: What Have You Done For Me Lately?

August 11, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Used to be, when the vendor management systems first came out, buyers were thrilled with it. The tool saved them huge amounts of money, automated processes and gave them visibility... More

Now, There's An App for Staffing

August 5, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s a different kind of staffing model.  Meet App Academy, where candidates are trained on skills they need to be Web developers.  The twist? They don’t pay for the training.... More