Subadhra Sriram's Blog

What Is RPO?

Remember the days when recruitment process outsourcing was dismissed as vaporware? A decade later, the staffing industry has labeled it as up-and-coming.  It is a growing $4 billion global market according to Staffing Industry Analysts.  But despite its new exalted status, the semantics around RPO are still confusing.  As the market evolves, variations of RPO are emerging. Typically... More

Unlikely Valentine: Staffing Firms Learn to Love the MSP

Some suppliers are in the midst of a red-hot love affair with their MSPs. And it’s been great all the way around.  Why is the courtship such a happy one?

These suppliers know how to talk to their MSP. Don’t get me wrong. The MSP calls the shots. There is very little wiggle room for negotiation. Staffing suppliers may not be able to negotiate in the strict sense of the term, but what they can... More

Pet Peeves: The Buyers’ Turn

Their tales could fill a book. Last month I blogged about staffing suppliers’ pet peeves regarding their clients. Well, buyers have their own issues with suppliers. Over the years, the two sides have learned to work together amicably but as any client will tell you, it’s not always an easy relationship. It’s not for lack of trying, however, says a customer ruefully. Here are 11 recurring gripes... More