The Buzz

1511, 2021

The Buzz: Truly Blue

By |November 15th, 2021|

The global pandemic and resulting restrictions have radically changed consumers’ habits, with online shopping becoming the norm. At the same time, Covid has set limits to a globalizing economy and demand for a manufacturing workforce is skyrocketing. As a result, the inventory-to-sales ratio of third-party logistics has recently reached its lowest point in 20 years. […]

1910, 2021

The Buzz: Breaking Barriers

By |October 19th, 2021|

Embracing and encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workforce is more important than ever as companies can no longer ignore the advantages a diverse workforce brings. However, to create a truly diverse workforce, diversity initiatives must also extend to a company’s leadership team.

A 2019 study from McKinsey & Co. found that companies in the top […]

2007, 2021

The Buzz: All in One

By |July 20th, 2021|

When a company seeks to outsource a project, it can utilize a talent platform to find a capable freelancer/contractor. However, bigger companies frequently look to fill teams with a large group of freelancers, which some of these technologies are not equipped for. Furthermore, some platform companies may not cover the entire hiring, administration and payment […]

1705, 2021

The Buzz: Turing Complete

By |May 17th, 2021|

Of the many workplace adjustments made in 2020, remote work is most likely to continue playing a vital role in business, particularly in the technology sector. One company is capitalizing on this shift by offering developers all over the world the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in tech from the comfort […]

2303, 2021

The Buzz: Easing Pay

By |March 23rd, 2021|

Gig economy, independent contractor workers can face challenges when it comes to pay — many are underbanked or do not use a bank at all. On the flip side, talent platform companies and others that work to match 1099 workers with clients can also face obstacles when it comes to paying workers.

Enter Gig Wage, a […]

1402, 2021

With a Handshake

By |February 14th, 2021|

Connecting college students to jobs is particularly important given the difficult environment amid Covid-19. Handshake is one company stepping up to help. Described by TechCrunch as a “more diversity-focused LinkedIn for college students,” the company aims to democratize the hiring process.

“We connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — […]

1711, 2020

Modern Talent Acquisition

By |November 17th, 2020|

Artificial intelligence in HR technology is growing in prevalence, but what about the talent acquisition process? Modern Hire, a company founded in 2019, sees potential in this market.

Modern Hire’s platform uses advanced predictive analytics to take interviewing, hiring and recruiting technology to the next level. It offers a host of features — interview scheduling, live […]

2209, 2020

Steady as She Goes

By |September 22nd, 2020|

The ever-growing gig economy is supported by a host of useful apps and platforms such as Uber, TaskRabbit, Upwork, Fiverr and Instacart. But as many in the gig world know, jobs on any platform can lack the stability that full-time employment provides.

Income can be seasonal or fluctuate dramatically with the hours, weeks or months. Many […]

2107, 2020

HR On Demand

By |July 21st, 2020|

In the growing space of on-demand gig work platforms, SIA has started to see more and more specialized marketplaces enter the ecosystem. One such company is One Circle HR, which connects companies with HR experts from all around the world. Founded in 2019, it already has a global reach of consultants.

According to founder Emma El-Karout, […]

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 […]