David Francis, CCWP

Research Manager

David Francis
dfrancisSPAMFILTER@staffingindustry.com

David Francis joined Staffing Industry Analysts in 2014 and is the sector analyst and advisor for human cloud platforms and emerging talent acquisition technologies globally. As one of the world’s leading experts on recruitment technology and online labor intermediaries, his work has been cited in The Economist, Fortune, Financial Times, The Guardian, and used in the Stanford Business School curriculum. Prior to joining Staffing Industry Analysts, David worked for seven years at a leading financial firm.

David holds a B.S. in Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Management from California State University East Bay.

Recent Articles

Blockchain and the Staffing Industry: January 2019 Update

9 January 2019

  • Overview of blockchain technology
  • Key trends and developments related to staffing
  • Overview of 40+ initiatives and vendors 

Online Job Advertising Landscape: 2018 Update

1 December 2018

  • Online job advertising revenue grew 14% in constant currency, reaching USD 13.9 billion in 2017
  • The largest three firms are Recruit Holdings, Linkedin, and SEEK
  • Ranked list of largest firms globally

The Gig Economy and Human Cloud Landscape: 2018 Update

8 June 2018

  • The human cloud is a sub-segment of the gig economy, and includes firms that match workers to work through an online/digital platform
  • Global market size estimates by business model, work location, and customer type, and comprehensive list of all identified firms
  • Key industry trends, growth and... More

Talent Acquisition Technology Ecosystem

15 February 2018

  • Overview of the talent acquisition technology ecosystem
  • Definition and examples of talent acquisition technology categories and concepts
  • Describes state of play

The Impact of Blockchain in Talent Acquisition

13 December 2017

  • Blockchain technology and relevance to staffing explained in report
  • Report profiles various initiatives with direct application to talent acquisition 

Introduction to Sourcing Automation Technologies

4 December 2017

  • Overview of technologies that automate sourcing processes
  • Pricing ranges from free to hundreds of thousands per annum
  • Day to day roles of a sourcer could be completely automated in five years

Job Board Market Report: 2017 Update

19 October 2017

  • List of largest job boards in the world ranked by 2016 revenue
  • Global market size estimate and market share analysis
  • Trends, opportunities, M&A activity in job board market

Workforce Solutions Webinar – The Gig Economy and the Changing Workforce - August 3, 2017

4 August 2017

  • Watch the full webinar on demand
  • Explore a myriad of options available when procuring talent as well as winning strategies that create sustainable programs without breaking the bank.
  • Duration approximately 1 hour

The Gig Economy and Human Cloud Landscape: 2017 Update

2 June 2017

  • The human cloud is a sub-segment of the gig economy, and includes firms that match workers to work through an online/digital platform
  • Seventy-four firms generated more than $25 million in human cloud revenue in 2016
  • Global market size estimates by business model, work location, and customer type,... More

Contingent Workforce Professionals Guide to Human Cloud Engagements

7 April 2017

  • State of Human Cloud usage in large CW programs
  • Supply chain analysis -- how to incorporate Human Cloud vendors
  • Best practices for program managers