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Are You Staffing -- Online?

August 6, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Two years ago anecdotal evidence found that online staffing had barely penetrated the contingent market, with contingent workforce managers paying little or no attention to this new... More

oDesk Releases a Treasure Trove of Statistics Documenting the Rise of Online Work

August 6, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

In its press release yesterday, “oDesk Reaches $1 Billion Spent Cumulatively via its Online Workplace,the company not only announced its crossing of a key milestone $1 billion... More

Does Elance Provide a Special Lens for Examining the 2013 US e-Work Economy?

August 5, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

On Aug. 1, Elance previewed some findings from its Q2 Employment Report (to be released later this month). Unlike rough-grained government labor reports, information monitored on the... More

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