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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105, 2013

The Buzz: Why I ‘Like’ Work4Labs

By |May 1st, 2013|

Making Facebook social sourcing/recruiting happen
Facebook Connections
When it comes to the rise of social recruiting, our minds tend to rest on LinkedIn as a truly “enabling platform.” Facebook, on the other hand, seems to raise more questions than it provides answers or solutions. While Facebook offers connections to several hundred million people worldwide, how to exploit […]

104, 2013

The Buzz: A Different ‘PRSONA’

By |April 1st, 2013|

Online and traditional staffing models ‘become one’
The Landscape
Recently, we have been calling attention to online staffing platforms, pointing to companies like NextCrew, WorkMarket and OnForce to argue that digital platform models open up new forms of work arrangements that can mean market opportunities as well as ways to innovate traditional staffing operational models. Still, the […]

102, 2013

The Buzz: Making It Real

By |February 1st, 2013|

Taking social recruiting to the next level
Social recruiting has certainly been all the buzz for several years now. Though the use of social recruiting platforms like LinkedIn has risen dramatically, they have been treated more like social sourcing platforms (just another place to find candidates, another candidate pool). But is that really social recruiting — […]

2304, 2012

Expert’s Corner: Why e-platforms are a force to reckon with

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Years ago, job boards, and then vendor management systems, changed the way staffing firms do business. Now it’s clear that was just the beginning of a more fundamental development: “electronic platforms” are now a force causing disruptions, and promising new opportunities, in the staffing industry.

Generally speaking, platforms enable useful interactions and transactions among different parties. […]