The Buzz

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 […]

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 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 […]