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The Emergence of IWMS (Independent Workforce Management Solutions)?

August 3, 2014 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

Over the past two years, we have defined Online Staffing Platforms as follows:

Online Staffing - an online platform model that enables specific hirers and specific (typically contingent)... More

Temps Are Now in the Driver’s Seat

July 28, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

It used to be that convincing employers to buy staffing services was a hard sell. Staffing firms had to explain staffing services, and how employers could use them to advantage. It... More

Crowdsourcing, Crowdopolis, and Enterprise Adoption

July 22, 2014 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

In mid-July, I find myself in the middle of the subject of “crowdsourcing.” The first SIA overview report on the third Human Cloud platform segment (besides Online Staffing and... More

Your Double Is in the Building

July 21, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

For years, one of the reasons some have been shy about using remote contingent workers is the inability to connect with them visually.  How do you know the workers are actually... More

Independence Day? Uber, ICs, and the Two-Sides of 21st Century “Online Work Arrangement Platforms”

July 4, 2014 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

It’s Independence Day here in the U.S., so coincidentally a very convenient context for writing this post about work, laws, independence, and the protection of rights of diverging... More

Challenged Recruiting STEM Professionals? You Are Not Alone.

July 1, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Yes, we know that talent shortage is an issue.  The media is always on the rampage, hammering the United States for not producing enough STEM graduates to meet the rising demand.... More

Nominate the Stars of 2014

June 17, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Do you know somebody striving to reinvent the world of work — and is succeeding?  Are you working with an individual who changed the way you think about work arrangements? If... More

Learning the Temp Lesson

June 9, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Everybody’s getting it finally. Even government is waking up to the advantage of using temporary labor. The quiet boom in education/library staffing is proof of that. “It’s a... More

Elance-oDesk, Data, and the Hidden Power (and Value) of Online Staffing Platforms

June 6, 2014 - from Andrew Karpie's Blog

This week, Elance-oDesk issued the company’s first public press communication since the announcement of the merger, 6 months ago, in December 2013.  The occasion was the publication... More

Are You Ready for 2024?

June 2, 2014 - from Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Walk into a room of staffing industry professionals and ask: what business are you in?

“Temp staffing” will be the response nine out of 10 times.  Only it’s the wrong answer.... More