Adam Pode

About Adam Pode

Adam Pode is director of international research and analysis. He can be reached at apode (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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1109, 2023

Next Frontier

By |September 11th, 2023|

Freelance talent platforms have been around for more than 20 years in one form or another. Yet despite the obvious potential benefits of direct, digital sourcing, they’ve been mostly unable to reach the mainstream or disrupt traditional staffing models.

Open Assembly aims to change that.

The company, which was conceived in Harvard’s Innovation Science Laboratory in 2018 […]

1508, 2023

What Your Customers Want

By |August 15th, 2023|

Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know — and that’s OK. But when it comes to supplying enterprise buyers, it’s imperative that staffing firms know their clients’ current tools and strategies.   

When you are cognizant of your customers’ current technology stacks, their independent contractor compliance strictures or their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, to name […]

1807, 2022

Research Report: A Stellar Rate Slows

By |July 18th, 2022|

If you were panicking in the first quarter when gross domestic product declined by 1.5%, please take a breath. The sky is not falling, at least not yet. Rising omicron infections, inflation and the Russian invasion of Ukraine were among a plethora of factors that knocked growth down from its stellar rate of 6.9% the […]

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. […]

909, 2019

Forecasting the Future

By |September 9th, 2019|

Planning for the future is a critical aspect of managing any organisation. The long-term success of a company is closely tied to how well the management can foresee its future and develop appropriate strategies to deal with likely future scenarios. Additionally, with more staffing firms looking to expand internationally, market size estimates for major staffing […]

2709, 2017

Staffing 100 EUROPE

By , , , , , and |September 27th, 2017|

Ask people in the industry their views on the world of work today. More times than not you will hear the word challenging. Yes, there are other epithets thrown in — exciting, fascinating — but the over-arching premise is that it is an uncertain often turbulent time. Among other things, the level of complexity involved […]

2305, 2017

The Buzz: Track to Place

By |May 23rd, 2017|

What if you knew someone was poking around the Internet looking at information about specific companies, networking with others for exposure to new opportunities?

That they were updating their professional image online, connecting with recruiters, following or looking at career-related content, and a slew of other things passive job seekers do on their lunch breaks or […]

1510, 2016

Where Next?

By |October 15th, 2016|

You have conquered your home market. You have examined sectors that you might want to expand into, but feel you can achieve your next jump in profits by expanding abroad. So where should you go?

Staffing Industry Analysts has developed a methodology for evaluating the potential of each staffing market. This provides a basic structure for […]

106, 2016

The Buzz: LOAD UP

By |June 1st, 2016|

What do search firms want? The short answer: to increase the bottom line. The long answer: To provide their customers with the best quality talent that makes the client happy and leads to more business.

Now a staffing firm, UK-based Trinity Scott, helps executive search firms or headhunters do just that. It finds researchers who are then hired by […]

1510, 2015

Contingent What?

By |October 15th, 2015|

To get work done, organisations around the world increasingly use a wide variety of workers, including full- and part-time employees, apprentices, interns, online workers, franchises and, of course, contingent workers. Understanding this last category can help you decide how you want to compete in your marketplace.

Contingent work and workers are primarily distinguished by having an […]