Curtis Starkey

About Curtis Starkey

Curtis Starkey is a research analyst at Staffing Industry Analysts. His research coverage includes benchmarking surveys and the office clerical skill segment of staffing, among other topics. He can be reached at cstarkey (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

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2007, 2021

The Buzz: All in One

By |July 20th, 2021|

When a company seeks to outsource a project, it can utilize a talent platform to find a capable freelancer/contractor. However, bigger companies frequently look to fill teams with a large group of freelancers, which some of these technologies are not equipped for. Furthermore, some platform companies may not cover the entire hiring, administration and payment […]

1705, 2021

The Workplace: The Remote Revolution

By |May 17th, 2021|

Since the pandemic began, working from home has been a reality for more and more people. In SIA’s report, “North American Internal Staff Survey 2021: Remote work prevalence, staffing experience, and how to support it,” 81% of respondents reported currently working at home/remotely, compared to 29% in 2019 and 23% in 2016, showing the staggering […]

2303, 2021

Research Report: A New Direction

By |March 23rd, 2021|

2020 was certainly one for the ages, and unfortunately, the changing of the calendar to a new year did not magically end what has been an unrelenting pandemic. However, with the distribution of vaccines initiated, 2021 is heading in a positive direction. SIA’s Staffing Trends in 2021 report highlights the most important trends we believe […]

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

Mixed Results

By |September 22nd, 2020|

For years, SIA’s Pulse Report (based on our Pulse Survey) has offered a timely snapshot of staffing industry revenue, bill rate and order trends, recruiting/sales difficulty, and the future outlook for each staffing segment.

The Covid effect. When the Covid-19 pandemic first landed on US soil, its impact on staffing and business in general was uncertain. […]

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 […]

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

In the Market

By |November 18th, 2019|

Scouting out an acquisition target, or seeking a buyer, requires a significant amount of homework. Buyers and sellers need access to databases of companies, which they then need to narrow down based on potential interest/ fit. After time-consuming legwork, companies can cross off names one by one, until finally they come up with realistic short […]

1811, 2019

Modernizing Moonlighting

By |November 18th, 2019|

Startup investing website Republic.co 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 […]