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Tra La La La La: Why Services Procurement Strikes a Chord

November 29, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Suppliers and customers are all raving about services procurement. But here’s the catch: It means different things to different people. So I decided to explore this term a bit by... More

Before Leaping on the Metric Bandwagon, Define It

November 18, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Everyone’s talking about metrics in the industry. From time to fill, submittal rates, open rates etc., the verbiage is being tossed around. SIA’s VP of research, Jon Osborne fields... More

Natural resources boom — workers needed

November 17, 2011 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

Mine workers are in such short supply in Western Australia that The Wall Street Journal reported on a 25-year-old high school dropout earning $200,000 a year running drills underground.... More

Koosharem Downgrade a Sign of Pricing Pressures

November 7, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It’s a wake-up call up for the entire staffing industry. Vendors as well as contingent workforce managers need to rethink the pricing of temps. I admit it’s hard to do in today’s... More

Scatter Yourself

November 4, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

I have just spent a very frustrating couple of hours trying to add text labels to a xy scatter chart.  Only to find out that in Microsoft Excel 2010 “there is no built-in command... More


November 1, 2011 - from Adam Pode's Blog

You may well have heard the Chinese proverb that if you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. But if you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.  Our purpose here... More

And the Winners Are ...

October 31, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

In the contingent workforce world, the publication of the VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape report  is a little akin to Oscar night. The names are released and there is... More

What’s in a name?

October 26, 2011 - from John Nurthen's Blog

I recently came across some Linkedin research published earlier this year which suggested your first name is related to your career choice – and even to the level of seniority... More

Bon Appetite -- We Are A Tasty Read!

October 25, 2011 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

How do you choose where to eat out? I conducted a casual poll of my prized colleagues. Mundane considerations like time, money, geography notwithstanding, they look at referrals. The... More

Pop the cork, if only for a moment

October 25, 2011 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

In a jittery year, the staffing industry has helped companies handle the vicissitudes of a moody economy. So it was no surprise to me that the mood at the American Staffing Association... More