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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

Blogging for Business – Join The Stream

April 29, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

 Last week’s Twitter hoax may not be the best example. Yes, it stole the spotlight but it gave social media a bad rap.  And it lowered the Dow Jones Industrial average by... More

Neither Fish Nor Fowl: The State of Online Staffing Model Evolution

April 24, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Since late summer of 2012, we have been researching the phenomenon of what we call “online staffing” platform businesses.  As of this time, we have identified about 65 different... More

Background Check Guidelines Make a Murky Situation Murkier

April 23, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Just what is this new guidance supposed to be? I am referring to the EEOC rules on background checks released late last year.

It used to be that staffing firms could conduct a background... More

Let the Games Begin: oDesk Takes Aim at the Medium to Large Enterprise Market

April 15, 2013 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

oDesk, currently (by some measures) the world’s largest “online staffing platform,” has announced that it is expanding its market focus with new premium service offerings (along... More

Are the Benefits Offered By Your Staffing Firm Competitive? It Matters.

April 15, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

The fact is that temp benefits is not really part of the tête-à-tête between buyers of staffing services and their suppliers. Sure, it’s in the contract. But the reality is that... More

Best Staffing Firms to Work For Can be Your Best Suppliers Too

April 2, 2013 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Why are companies clamoring to be on the top of a Best Places to Work list?

Staffing firms win. It’s an honor, yes, but it’s not just about the prestige. The true business value... More

Social Recruiting Via the Crowd

April 1, 2013 - from Craig Johnson's Blog

It used to be that corporations would pay employees referral bonuses when they recommended friends for jobs. The higher the position on the corporate ladder, the larger the bonus. Workers... More