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The Staffing Software Metamorphosis: Eat or be Eaten


In a 2011 Wall Street Journal article, “Why Software Is Eating the World,” Marc Andreessen, who runs Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, laid out the ...
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Ask Recruit: Human Cloud Not Staffing’s Death Knell, Helps Legacy Businesses


It’s the 5th largest staffing firm in the world. And recently, Recruit Holdings, a Japanese conglomerate with a variety of global HR businesses, announced a string of investments ...
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In a Virtual Talent Marketplace, Staffing Curators Are Vital to Compliance


A lot of staffing industry professionals look back on the 1990s as the advent of the VMS. However, many may not realize that online work arrangement intermediation platforms, as they’re ...
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Why Coaching Is the Next Big Thing in Online Staffing


Online staffing has experienced explosive growth as more and more companies realize the value of leveraging the internet to source and manage their contingent workforce. Online staffing ...
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Task-to-Talent: Freelancing as an Extension of the Contingent Workforce


The shift among businesses and workers toward contingent work arrangements appears to be accelerating and contingent work arrangement models are evolving, often through technological ...
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Jump to the Next Curve 2: Create Your Own Online Staffing Business


This is the part 2 of my Jump to the Next Curve series. You can find part 1 here. Anyone who has ever worked in the temporary staffing industry understands how to maneuver through ...
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4 Predictions for Online Work in 2014


2014 is shaping up to be a significant year for online work. This is particularly true for businesses that hire talent in the cloud. If last year’s trends are any indicator, remote ...
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The Temporary Jobs Trend and Common Misconceptions


The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report signaled growth in the economy, with 169,000 jobs added and the lowest unemployment rate since December 2008. However, recent ...
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Elance Invites Its Customers To Work Differently


We at Elance hosted a gala Work Differently Summit recently at our Mountain View, Calif., headquarters. The idea behind the event was to give clients, freelancers and friends an opportunity ...
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Crowdsourcing and the FLSA


Microlabor — otherwise known as crowdsourcing —  is a concept involving a cloud labor platform that has been around for several years.  Basically, a company breaks down a large ...
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