The Buzz

1905, 2020

The Case for Blue Collar

By |May 19th, 2020|

Given the success of LinkedIn, it’s surprising that no one came up with a business model like Jobcase sooner. It’s one of those concepts that makes you kick yourself for not thinking of it yourself.

LinkedIn defines itself as “the world’s largest professional network” and has been remarkably successful in attracting more than 660 million users […]

2303, 2020

The Buzz: Local Meets Digital

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Paris-based staffing company Alphyr has rebranded as Mistertemp’ group, which up until November 2019 was the brand it exclusively assigned to its on-demand, app-enabled staffing service.

But the rebranding is just one piece of it. The company took its brick-and-mortar model to the web before developing its own app. And the company’s name today reflects the […]

1902, 2020

The Buzz: On Demand With a Twist

By |February 19th, 2020|

When you need tech talent for a project fast, what do you do? It can be difficult to determine the right fit given the nuances of the technical task at hand. This is where Talent Alpha, a company founded in Poland at the end of 2018, comes into play.

The company adds value by aggregating workers […]

1811, 2019

Modernizing Moonlighting

By |November 18th, 2019|

Startup investing website Republic.co states that freelancers will comprise 43% of the US work marketplace by 2020. And according to a 2017 study by Upwork and Freelancers Union, freelance jobs are expected to account for the majority of the American workplace by 2027. In America, as well as globally, freelancing has established a foothold. Job […]

2409, 2019

The Buzz: Beyond Matching

By |September 24th, 2019|

Recruiting is, at its core, a business built on relationships. The best recruiters build a rapport with candidates and clients and focus on high-touch and high-value interactions. But how can recruiters spend more of their time engaging with individuals? SourceBreaker, a UK-headquartered company, thinks it has the answer.

“We want to automate as much of the […]

2307, 2019

The Buzz: Mining for Candidates

By |July 23rd, 2019|

Matching millions of candidates with millions of job openings is at the heart of the value proposition offered by staffing, recruiting and talent acquisition professionals collectively. Making a suitable match is such a simple idea in concept, but in practice it can quickly become complex and toilsome for employers to achieve their goals of filling […]

2005, 2019

The Buzz: Best of Both

By |May 20th, 2019|

With more than 800,000 Americans working as drivers via Uber and Lyft in a given year, the “gig economy” has clearly established a foothold in today’s economy. And although the concept may still seem novel, what if the massively flexible, on-demand nature of the gig economy could be expanded to the broader world of work?

BlueCrew […]

2503, 2019

The Buzz: Making Lemonade

By |March 25th, 2019|

Every lemon — or supplier — only has so much juice. Contingent workforce program management, and the VMS technology that underpins it, historically has been sold on the premise that companies can achieve cost savings by implementing a managed program; companies achieve cost savings by creating a competitive bidding process along with standardizing rates and […]

102, 2019

The Buzz: Serving Suppliers

By |February 1st, 2019|

For most large organizations, there comes a point when managing all the different staffing vendors on a national or global basis becomes too complex, tedious or both without the help of technology. It was for exactly this reason that vendor management systems rose in prominence, and today nearly all mature contingent workforce programs run their […]

1411, 2018

The Buzz: New Chapter

By |November 14th, 2018|

On Oct. 3, Upwork celebrated its debut as a public company. The firm’s shares, offered at $15, surged more than 50% on the first day of trading, eventually settling at about $21 a share, giving the firm a market capitalization north of $2 billion. The IPO may be the catalyst for a new chapter of growth […]