Subadhra Sriram's Blog

Window Shopping: Trying New Suppliers, Discarding Old

Some refer to it as an eye for trends. Others call it experimenting. Certain folks criticize it as a roving eye. When buyers of staffing services do it, it’s called “trying new suppliers.”

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2013 Buyer Survey revealed that since 2007, the proportion of buyers who are interested in trying new suppliers has increased steadily, reaching 85 percent. This interest infuses... More

Master Supplier is the Comeback Kid

Rest in peace was the requiem earmarked for the master supplier model, having been dismissed by many industry veterans. But it has come back with a bang.

A decade ago the rise of the managed service provider (MSP) and the vendor neutrality phenomenon was slated to crush the master supplier model. And it did. But recent numbers have it rising from the ashes. In a just-published Staffing Industry Analysts... More

Skinny is The New Gray Under Healthcare Reform

 Obama cheerleaders have been plugging the fact that when you mandate insurance, pretty much everybody gets insurance.  But here’s the thing: what type of insurance?

That’s where wellness plans or “skinny” health plans rear their head.  These are limited --bare bones --plans that lack key benefits such as hospital coverage. But it could allow employers including staffing firms... More

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2013 North America Staffing 100

We are now accepting nominations for our annual list of North America staffing industry achievers, 100 men and women who have made a difference to the staffing industry. I must warn folks: the list is not a ranking but simply an aggregation of the names of 100 individuals who have in some way impacted the world of contingent work. The list typically includes but is not limited to: entrepreneurs who... More