The Buzz

2702, 2024

Eliminating reference-checking pain points

By |February 27th, 2024|

RefAssured automates the reference-checking process — and enables all parties to initiate the process.

1610, 2023

The Emerging VMS Tech Stack

By |October 16th, 2023|

VMS technology has made significant advancements and has evolved as the hub for the extended workforce through increased integration capabilities and the adoption of ecosystem partners to expand functionality.

1609, 2023

An Intriguing Collaboration

By |September 16th, 2023|

When media speculation about workforce automation picked up about five years ago, SIA predicted that the staffing firm of the future would offer human options for getting work done alongside AI and robotic alternatives. Therefore, it is gratifying that Kelly Services has made the prediction come true.

The ability to provide digital workers through the platform […]

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 […]

2306, 2023

Introducing Generative AI

By |June 23rd, 2023|

The recent seismic changes in the labor market have elevated the role of the recruiter. Businesses now rely on recruiters to not only fill open roles but to help mitigate future skills gaps, improve DE&I efforts and navigate an ever-changing talent landscape. But recruiters often find their days tied up with mundane, repetitive tasks that […]

1605, 2023

The Buzz: Delivering Diverse Talent

By |May 16th, 2023|

The neurodiverse population remains a largely untapped talent pool; even high-functioning neurodiverse people are often underemployed. For example, MyDisabilityJobs estimates that 85% of people on the autism spectrum in the US are unemployed, compared to 4.2% of the overall population. Unemployment for neurodivergent adults runs at least as high as 30% to 40%, three times […]

2003, 2023

The Buzz: The Conversationalist

By |March 20th, 2023|

In the midst of a years-long talent shortage, candidate sourcing and engagement technologies have been vital in helping companies attract the most qualified and available talent. Making the best possible placements is now a process that involves AI systems, recruitment chatbots and — looking at the example of ConverzAI — even […]

1502, 2023

The Buzz: Sustainable Staffing

By |February 15th, 2023|

A hallmark of the gig economy is the ability to connect workers with organizations that need them. Now onDiem, a Portland, Oregon-based company that focuses on delivering dental professionals, combines the benefits of on-demand and traditional staffing firms’ convenience — providing workers on a W-2 basis so clients don’t need to […]

1411, 2022

The Buzz: Select Marketplace

By |November 14th, 2022|

On one side, there’s artificial intelligence, and on the other there is human experience and knowledge. And then there’s Torc, which combines the two to connect companies with a select group of software professionals at speed.

“We’re an AI-driven talent marketplace for remote developers,” says Mike Morris, co-founder and CEO.

One side of […]

1909, 2022

Here’s Your Match

By |September 19th, 2022|

In the continuing rise of platforms, the global market for temporary staffing platforms grew 190% in 2021 from 2020. Interest in direct sourcing has increased substantially in recent years, with 84% of buyers participating in our 2022 Workforce Solutions Buyer Survey reporting they have a direct sourcing program in place or expect to explore such […]