The Buzz

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 […]

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 […]

1511, 2021

The Buzz: Truly Blue

By |November 15th, 2021|

The global pandemic and resulting restrictions have radically changed consumers’ habits, with online shopping becoming the norm. At the same time, Covid has set limits to a globalizing economy and demand for a manufacturing workforce is skyrocketing. As a result, the inventory-to-sales ratio of third-party logistics has recently reached its lowest point in 20 years. […]

1910, 2021

The Buzz: Breaking Barriers

By |October 19th, 2021|

Embracing and encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workforce is more important than ever as companies can no longer ignore the advantages a diverse workforce brings. However, to create a truly diverse workforce, diversity initiatives must also extend to a company’s leadership team.

A 2019 study from McKinsey & Co. found that companies in the top […]

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 Buzz: Turing Complete

By |May 17th, 2021|

Of the many workplace adjustments made in 2020, remote work is most likely to continue playing a vital role in business, particularly in the technology sector. One company is capitalizing on this shift by offering developers all over the world the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in tech from the comfort […]