Blogs

Blogs-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

What’s Next? The Lean and Agile Staffing Firm

July 10, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Staffing businesses are — like financial service or retail businesses — service intermediaries that add value (to two or more parties to a transaction) through specialization, best-practices,... More


Window Shopping: Trying New Suppliers, Discarding Old

June 26, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Some refer to it as an eye for trends. Others call it experimenting. Certain folks criticize it as a roving eye. When buyers of staffing services do it, it’s called “trying new... More


"Driving Excellence in Staffing Operations:" Mike Cleland “writes the book” on the business of staffing

June 23, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Even with all the talk of “technology, disruption, and disintermediation,” we all know -- to evoke Mark Twain -- that the reports of the demise of the staffing industry “have... More


The VMS/MSP Saga Continues

June 20, 2013 - from Barry Asin's Blog

I’ve been reading the trail of comments on this Staffing Stream post by Bob Livonius as well as those by Colleen Mills and Sherry Weier with interest and a feeling of déjà... More


Master Supplier is the Comeback Kid

June 18, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Rest in peace was the requiem earmarked for the master supplier model, having been dismissed by many industry veterans. But it has come back with a bang.

A decade ago the rise of the... More


Skinny is The New Gray Under Healthcare Reform

June 11, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

 Obama cheerleaders have been plugging the fact that when you mandate insurance, pretty much everybody gets insurance.  But here’s the thing: what type of insurance?

That’s... More


Now Accepting Nominations for the 2013 North America Staffing 100

June 3, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

We are now accepting nominations for our annual list of North America staffing industry achievers, 100 men and women who have made a difference to the staffing industry. I must warn... More


Back From The Future (i.e., The ERE Recruiting Innovation Summit)

May 16, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Earth Year 2013, May 16 (Ship's Log)

I attended this event for the second year in a row and once again have returned safely from the future (but not unchanged). My perspective... More


Natural Selection: The Growth of Professional Services, Temp Staffing

May 9, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The industry has seen some interesting evolution. I wonder what Charles Darwin might have made of it?

To see it from my perspective--I have a special project for which I need a Web developer.... More


Elance Reports Strong Q1 ’13 Growth As More Businesses and Freelancers Get Turned-On To Online Work

May 7, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

“Online staffing” platform Elance posted its Q1 2013 numbers today, reflecting healthy growth trends, based in part on global supply and demand conditions for advanced technical... More