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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

Your Biggest Missed Opportunity?

April 7, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

If you were to ask your employees to name the top “missed opportunity” at their staffing firm, there’s a good chance that the answer from both management and other staff would... More

Yee-ha! The Online Staffing and Human Cloud Platforms “Spring Roundup”

April 3, 2014 - from

Yee-ha! It’s springtime, and it’s time for a roundup of Online Staffing/Human Cloud platform developments!

So you ask, what is a “roundup?”  Well, Merriam-Webster defines... More

Why Being a Best Staffing Firm Makes for Good Business

March 24, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Headlines may focus on the great perks companies dole out to employees — think Google, Apple, Amazon — but this year’s best staffing firms to work for got more praise for their... More

How a Facebook post lost $80,000 for this family

March 11, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The staffing industry is in the midst of a passionate love affair with social media. But not every situation ends well.

Take the latest case — outside of the industry — making the... More

How You Should Read Offshore Recruiting’s Rep

March 4, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Done right, offshore recruiting — for certain types of positions — works beautifully, claim its fans. You can get a pipe line of quality candidates at great prices. But the problem... More

2022: Where the staffing industry thrives

February 24, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Who doesn’t want to know where they are headed? I suspect most people do. But to do that you need the big picture.

Thanks to Staffing Industry Analysts’ long-range U.S. forecast,... More