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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103, 2014

The Buzz: A New Rhythm

By |March 1st, 2014|

Scout Exchange LLC, launched early 2013, is having significant effect on the way that enterprise permanent placements are being made through third-party recruiters.

The staffing segment of third-party recruiting is highly fragmented, with enterprises having to navigate many thousands of small, third-party firms, sole proprietors, and contract recruiters, often with limited information about them. Conversely, third-party […]

102, 2014

The Buzz: Breaking the Code

By |February 1st, 2014|

In the beginning, there was the résumé — then came job boards and social networks (searchable silos of potential candidate information, mainly consisting of candidate self-declarations). But now a new generation of candidate sourcing “intel” platforms is giving talent acquisition professionals a new smart weapon in the war for talent. And a good example is […]

102, 2014

Branching Out

By |February 1st, 2014|

Staffing firms are partnering with online platforms in different ways
Over the past two years, Staffing Industry Analysts has been studying the emerging phenomenon we have called online staffing — the intermediation of a work arrangement that is performed across an online platform, whether that work arrangement is between a small business and online freelancer (e.g., […]

112, 2013

The Buzz: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks

By |December 1st, 2013|

When I heard there was a new ATS solution being launched recently at Staffing World in Orlando, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Is there really anything more to innovate within the tried and true ATS model? Apparently so.
Recruiting Robotics
While the name LeoForce is a bit mysterious, the term of trade “recruiting […]

111, 2013

The Buzz: Beyond the MSP and VMS

By |November 1st, 2013|

SkillGalaxy is a new work arrangement intermediation platform unlike the majority of the online staffing models (which seem to disintermediate staffing suppliers and potentially others in the talent supply chain).

The company was quietly launched less than eight years ago by Rahul Jain, the CEO of Bitsoft, a Chicago-based company with operations in India. Jain has […]

110, 2013

2013 Staffing 100

By , , , and |October 1st, 2013|

They came, they saw and they conquered. Then they stayed — in the staffing industry. Meet the stars of this year’s Staffing 100. These are the folks nominated by you and the Staffing Industry Analysts team.


110, 2013

The Buzz: Proven and How

By |October 1st, 2013|

Proven got its start several years ago with two Stanford grads, Pablo Fuentes (now CEO) and Sean Falconer (now CTO).

Proven provides a much-needed mobile platform and set of tools that are designed to support local service workers in managing their employment. The idea, as TechCrunch reported in mid-2013: “Proven lets the un-LinkedIn apply for entry-level […]

109, 2013

The Buzz: Social freelancing

By |September 1st, 2013|

Online staffing started as a vast open marketplace, where independence and free choice prevailed. Businesses and workers have been embracing new ways of arranging and conducting work.

And new kinds of online work platforms, based on different models and strategies, have been entering the staffing ecosystem.

This month, we cover a young online platform start-up that is […]

108, 2013

The Buzz: Get Smarterer

By |August 1st, 2013|

Skills testing and assessments have long been used as a qualifying tool applied to candidates already well along on their way in the recruiting and hiring process. But technology has been driving a renaissance lately in how skills testing can be valuable to recruiters, clients AND candidates and how it can be used much earlier […]

107, 2013

The Buzz: Get Revved

By |July 1st, 2013|

Innovation … Where?

It’s no secret that staffing models are evolving. There is already a broad range of mature “work arrangement intermediation” models today (recruiting firms, temporary staffing agencies, PEOs, outsourcers, etc.) as well as a growing number of businesses that are pursuing innovative models. A young company, Rev, commercially launched in San Francisco in 2011 […]