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Independence Day? Uber, ICs, and the Two-Sides of 21st Century “Online Work Arrangement Platforms”

July 4, 2014 - from

It’s Independence Day here in the U.S., so coincidentally a very convenient context for writing this post about work, laws, independence, and the protection of rights of diverging... More

Challenged Recruiting STEM Professionals? You Are Not Alone.

July 1, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Yes, we know that talent shortage is an issue.  The media is always on the rampage, hammering the United States for not producing enough STEM graduates to meet the rising demand.... More

Nominate the Stars of 2014

June 17, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Do you know somebody striving to reinvent the world of work — and is succeeding?  Are you working with an individual who changed the way you think about work arrangements? If... More

Learning the Temp Lesson

June 9, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Everybody’s getting it finally. Even government is waking up to the advantage of using temporary labor. The quiet boom in education/library staffing is proof of that. “It’s a... More

Elance-oDesk, Data, and the Hidden Power (and Value) of Online Staffing Platforms

June 6, 2014 - from

This week, Elance-oDesk issued the company’s first public press communication since the announcement of the merger, 6 months ago, in December 2013.  The occasion was the publication... More

Are You Ready for 2024?

June 2, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Walk into a room of staffing industry professionals and ask: what business are you in?

“Temp staffing” will be the response nine out of 10 times.  Only it’s the wrong answer.... More

VMS Just Got Upgraded to Frenemy

May 19, 2014 - from Jon Osborne's Blog

Most staffing executives see VMS as the spawn of the devil, a technological gorgon that rose from the depths to drive margins to the wall and squeeze the little guy.  And that’s... More

The Gap Narrows but Buyers Still Don’t Get ACA Costs

April 28, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Staffing firms and buyers of staffing still don’t agree on who is going to pay for ACA costs — or how much.

As the results of Staffing Industry Analysts’ Buyer Survey indicate,... More

How Star Recruiters Hunt (Hint: It’s in the Search)

April 21, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Tune out the white noise that is around the different sources of recruiting available. Forget about niche job boards.  Forget about job fairs. Even job ads only work if you do... More

It’s a New World: Margins Stable

April 14, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Congratulations. Buyers of staffing services pat yourselves on the back. You have won.  Margins have declined significantly over the last decade, thanks to VMS. The penetration/adoption... More