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Why Workers Leave (hint: It’s not just about the money)

January 13, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Employees don’t leave because they are being paid less. Don’t get me wrong. Money matters. But as a recent survey from Staffing Industry Analysts revealed, there’s more to it... More

The Work Market-SAP Deal: What Does It Really Mean (for Staffing)?

January 10, 2014 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Work Market recently announced a deal with global enterprise software giant SAP. This deal not only indicates that large enterprises are reaching out and engaging with online staffing... More

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

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:, 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