Andrew Karpie

About Andrew Karpie

Andrew Karpie is principal analyst/consultant at The Research Platform. He can be reached at akarpie (at) theresearchplatform (dot) com.

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106, 2015

The Buzz: Contractor Toolkit

By |June 1st, 2015|

Recently, the staffing industry has been encountering the increasing importance of “non-temp” independent work arrangements and workers (often referred to as independent contractors, ICs, 1099s). This fairly recent phenomenon, partly driven by new technologies that help to support independent work arrangements outside of the standard “temp agency, employer of record” model, has often been met […]

105, 2015

The Buzz: Meet Your Match

By |May 1st, 2015|

While technology has been moving staffing firms from “spray and pray” recruiting tactics toward more effective and efficient approaches, the firms really want a tool that frees recruiters, from low-value labor to high-value discernment and candidate engagement. Hirenetics, launched in 2014, has developed a technology platform solution that helps both recruiters and job […]

103, 2015

The Buzz: Swoop In

By |March 1st, 2015|

The hyper-competitive talent wars are increasingly being fought and won based on having the right information. The scale and velocity of staffing operations, along with the massive quantities of external big data from various online sources, can leave sourcers and recruiters at a loss — unless supported by technology. However, technology can also bring other […]

102, 2015

The Buzz: Recruiting Remix

By |February 1st, 2015|

In the face of talent short-ages, there’s been talk of how to leverage the many connections between job seeking, careers and education to increase supply of skilled workers and attract and engage qualified candidates. Now, a company in Rhode Island is making that happen with the introduction of careersteads mobile apps.

112, 2014

The Buzz: When Small Is Big

By |December 1st, 2014|

Numerous organizations have needs existing staffing and service/solution provider business models are not able to address. However, SourcePanel, a 2-year-old startup based in Portland, Ore., is demonstrating online platform models can open up new ways of meeting those demands.

SourcePanel enables midsize organizations to farm out their relatively small-scale, but high-impact, IT […]

1510, 2014

The Buzz: Missing Link

By |October 15th, 2014|


Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen how LinkedIn leveraged its massive professional social network platform to become a major player in the talent engagement/recruiting space. Now, a 4-year-old startup in Silicon Valley called Piazza is extending its now well-established online education support platform to help businesses identify and engage […]

109, 2014

The Buzz: Talent Share

By |September 1st, 2014|

Many sectors in the economy are experiencing skill shortages, and turning to more variable workforce solutions while pulling out the stops to hold on to talent they already have. At the same time, we are growing accustomed to companies like Airbnb where people can rent out their living spaces to travelers on a short-term basis. […]

107, 2014

The Buzz: Help Wanted (and Found)

By |July 1st, 2014|

About 59 percent of the U.S. workforce today is made up of hourly paid workers, most of whom are in non-professional occupations, including hospitality, retail and other services as well as in manufacturing and logistics. Keeping these jobs filled poses a significant effort and cost for businesses, and finding these jobs is not always […]

106, 2014

The Buzz: Get the Data

By |June 1st, 2014|

Businesses today are grappling with the challenge of harnessing exploding amounts of data, and that requires finding and engaging the right skilled specialists. However, those specialists, or data experts, are hard to find and engage as project consultants. While the demand for these experts is skyrocketing, the supply side is a “long-tail” of dispersed […]

105, 2014

The Buzz: On the Spot

By |May 1st, 2014|

Wonolo is an online platform that is using technology to change some of the traditional staffing game for the benefit of both businesses and workers. The start-up got its legs within the San Francisco “Coca-Cola Accelerator” and launched commercially in December 2013.

Wonolo is designed to enable businesses to get a […]