As Staffing Industry Analysts reported, last year “companies processed $82.4 billion U.S. dollars (USD) in spend associated with the human cloud on a global basis.” Today’s business environment is defined by the fluidity of globalization. In a short span of time, technology has eroded many of the barriers -- physical and social -- that have separated people throughout the ages. We’ve entered a new era of work where our tools, processes and people function in “the cloud.” Rigid structures and[...]
Structural changes are occurring in the way newer workers want to be, or expect to be, recruited. As we’ve detailed in past articles, online staffing platforms are poised to become formidable and influential forces in the talent wars of the future. Online staffing solutions allow freelancers and self-employed service providers to sell their services directly to businesses or consumers, in a system that encourages open dialog, socialization, community and collaboration.