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Are You Paying Right?

January 7, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

People have been paid salaries since the Neolithic Revolution.  You’d think we would have got the salary phenomenon figured out by now.

Much has been said about salary negotiations,... More


oDesk and Elance Merger: The Next Era of Online Staffing Begins

December 19, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

By now, various media/journalists have reiterated the contents of the Dec. 18 press release announcing the planned merger of oDesk and Elance, so I need not do that here. Besides, I... More


Who’s Wading in the Stream?

December 16, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

 Our guest blogging site, The Staffing Stream, was built on the idea of getting the different factions in the industry — buyers, suppliers, VMS, MSPs and tech vendors — to... More


Kelly, oDesk and the “Hybridization” of Staffing in 2013

December 16, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

The recently announced partnership between Kelly and oDesk is not just an isolated landmark event in the staffing industry, it is a part of a whole process of evolution and transformation... More


Thinking about SOW? Your clients are

December 11, 2013 - from Sona Sharma's Blog

When it comes to buyers’ plans for their overall and contingent workforce in the next couple of years, there is good news for IT staffing firms … and an opportunity to expand another... More


When Picketers are Temps

December 10, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Temp worker flexibility has been stretched to a whole new level.  Here’s how it goes down.

There’s a strike to protest a lack of benefits. Union A hires temps to dissent alongside... More


SOW: It’s Here, There and Everywhere

December 2, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

If buyers love it, can staffing firms be far behind? No, I am not talking about customers’ appetite for cutting costs, but rather the fascination with anything SOW — statement of... More


Online Staffing/Human Cloud Trifecta: freelancer.com, Elance and Something Else

November 18, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

It seems that in the small emerging space of online staffing and human cloud platforms there is some new development or announcement every week. Because I monitor this space daily,... More


Source Smart: The Deck is Stacked in favor of the “Skilled” Worker

November 4, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

We’ve all heard the stories about how hard it is to get talent and how there’s a war raging for these qualified professionals. The take-away from this is the word qualified. Qualified... More


IT staffing firms not concerned about online staffing

October 28, 2013 - from Sona Sharma's Blog

A recent Staffing Industry Analysts survey tried to gauge staffing firms’ awareness of online staffing and their response to it. Some 80 percent of the 534 respondents were either... More