The Buzz

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 a voice AI platform.

With […]

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 worry about misclassification risk.

The […]

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 Torc’s marketplace is its […]

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 […]

1605, 2022

The Buzz: Hire Anywhere, Safely

By |May 16th, 2022|

Companies have warmed to the idea of hiring talent across geographies or, in some cases, have no other choice but to do so. However, hiring around the world can be a headache from the payroll, compliance and tax side.

That’s where Omnipresent comes in. Founded in 2019 by Matthew Wilson and Guenther Eisinger, the company helps […]

2003, 2022

The Buzz: Transforming Hiring

By |March 20th, 2022|

Candidate interviews are a part and parcel of life in the staffing industry. But there’s one company aiming to make the interview process faster and more efficient while bringing consistency.

BrightHire provides a platform that enables interviews via phone, Zoom and Google Meet to be recorded and transcribed. Recruiters can be prompted to ask specific questions […]

1402, 2022

The Buzz: Power to the People

By |February 14th, 2022|

Blockchain has generated a lot of buzz over the past few years as some cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) saw their values skyrocket. However, the distributed ledger technology that underlies blockchain has the potential to be used in more than just currency and digital art ownership.

San Francisco-based Braintrust is using blockchain to create a decentralized […]