In The Loop

Dispatches from The Oloop Team

How MSPs and Staffing Providers Can Give Veterans New Opportunities to Serve
By
Oloop
November 11, 2019

While many people want to thank our military members for their service, a more profound way to express our gratitude is to help these brave men and women transition back into civilian life. And that often begins with finding them meaningful, rewarding work.

Krispy Kreme’s Lesson in Emotional Intelligence and the Importance of EQ in MSP and Staffing Partnerships
By
Bret Bass
November 6, 2019

A small battle between Krispy Kreme and a man reselling their doughnuts ended in a display of savvy business practices and emotional intelligence (EQ). The story provides a compelling allegory for collaboration in the staffing industry between clients, MSPs, and their staffing partners.

Job Hopping Myths, Ok Boomer, and How Millennials Can Help Staffing Providers and MSPs Win the Talent Wars
By
Oloop
November 4, 2019

Millennials aren't really much different than their elders. What’s changed are their motives. Organizations that can make the future brighter for millennials and Gen Zs stand to have the brightest futures themselves. And this where contingent workforce providers and MSPs can reap the benefits.

Does AB 5 Mean the Gig Is Up for Freelancers or a New Opportunity for Staffing Companies?
By
Sai Gudivada
November 1, 2019

Given all the questions about freelancers and independent contractors are affected by California's AB-5. many are wondering how the bill will impact the economy -- and how staffing providers can help ease the burdens.

Building Personal Recruitment Brands: How Staffing Firms Can Shine in a Crowded Galaxy
By
Sai Gudivada
October 29, 2019

Modern recruiting has shifted to embrace a more marketing-centric, business development approach. That's why building a personal recruitment brand is more important than ever.

Pizza-Cooking Robots and Stockton’s Universal Basic Income: Human Safety Nets in the Machine Age
By
Bret Bass
October 23, 2019

More and more jobs are being lost to automation across industries and geographies. We discuss how businesses can contribute to enhanced social safety needs to promote a more innovative and inclusive society.

Step Forward, Not Backward: How Staffing Suppliers Can Move Beyond Backfilling
By
Sai Gudivada
October 16, 2019

Predictive analytics is a must for any forward looking organization. We discuss how innovative staffing suppliers can bring similar proactive approaches to attrition and backfilling.

High Reward, Lower Risk: Why MSPs and SOW Staffing Suppliers Should Work Together
By
Sai Gudivada
October 9, 2019

SOWs are often a point of contention between MSPs and Staffing Suppliers. We take a look at how true SOW suppliers can partner with MSPs to deliver superior value and services to clients.

Has Onboarding Become Too Much of an Experience and Not Enough of Equipping Workers for Success?
By
Sai Gudivada
September 26, 2019

Talent acquisition and HR professionals have been so focused on improving the candidate and employee experience over the last few years that some onboarding programs have lost focus on truly equipping new hires for their roles.

The Sunset of Google Hire Could Be the Sunrise for New ATS Opportunities
By
Oloop
September 25, 2019

We discuss the ramifications of Google deciding to shut down its ATS platform in this post.

Blockchain in the Staffing Industry
By
Sai Gudivada
September 19, 2019

Blockchain is slowly finding its way into workforce solutions and has the potential to transform the staffing industry. We take a look at some recent developments in this space.

How Staffing Providers and MSPs Can Create Smart KPIs
By
Sai Gudivada
September 18, 2019

KPIs are evolving from being static indicators of past actions into predictive indicators of performance. We take a look at how contingent workforce practitioners can design smart KPIs for the future of work.

Five Ways Staffing Suppliers Can Prevent Worker Turnover in MSP Programs
By
Sai Gudivada
September 12, 2019

Staffing suppliers can work closely with MSP program managers to reduce worker turnover. We discuss various strategies on how to achieve this.

Video Games Have Their #MeToo Moment: How Staffing Leaders Can Champion Diversity in Challenging Times
By
Oloop
September 10, 2019

Changing toxic work cultures is possible through commitment to diversity and inclusive practices. We take a look at the recent scandals in the video games industry and measures HR professionals can implement to foster an inclusive work culture.

How Staffing Providers Can Keep Businesses Running During Work Stoppages
By
Oloop
September 5, 2019

We discuss how staffing firms can assist organizations with business continuity during work stoppages

California Bill Redefines Freelancer Status: How Staffing Firms Can Help Preserve the Gig Economy
By
Oloop
August 22, 2019

California's AB5 bill can dramatically change the gig economy. We discuss how staffing firms can be a bridge between freelance work and full time employment.

A New Recession Could Hit by 2020: How Staffing Companies Can Help Clients Survive and Succeed
By
Oloop
August 20, 2019

Given the recent economic distress signs, we discuss the role staffing firms can play during a recession to help hiring organizations.

Immigration Is the Ultimate Diversity Effort and We Should Be Embracing the Benefits
By
Oloop
August 15, 2019

We go beyond the news headlines and take a look at the effects of the immigrant workforce in the US.

California Consumer Privacy Act, a GDPR for America that Could Affect Staffing and Employment
By
Oloop
August 13, 2019

California could be the first US state to enact a privacy law similar to GDPR. We explore the ramifications such a law will have on hiring organizations.

Congress Doesn’t Like Contingent Labor, But What About the Contractors Who Do?
By
Sai Gudivada
August 6, 2019

We examine the recent political focus on freelancers and what staffing firms can do to improve the gig economy.

Why MSPs Need Specialist Staffing Suppliers
By
Sai Gudivada
August 1, 2019

With an increasing trend of viewing staffing as a commodity, we discuss how niche talent providers can add value to high-volume MSP and CW programs.

How to Talk to People: Journalism Interviewing Tips for Recruiters
By
Oloop
July 30, 2019

Learning how to talk to candidates better can drastically improve quality of hires. We take a look at some strategies from a master journalist.

You Can’t Measure What You Can’t See: Why Your Contingent Labor Program Needs a VMS
By
Sai Gudivada
July 25, 2019

A brief guide to how to gain better visibility into Contingent Workforce programs and select the best VMS solution for your business

How Data Scientists Can Prepare for Life in the Business World
By
Oloop
July 23, 2019

We discuss a few important skills and traits data scientists should be cognizant of to be successful in their careers.

Achieving Hiring Success with Diverse Talent Through Accommodations
By
Oloop
July 18, 2019

We delve into how hiring organizations can provide accommodations for disabled workers and build a more inclusive workplace.

Coupa and Beeline Have Reinvented Staffing with Talent Marketplaces and a Mid-Market VMS
By
Sai Gudivada
July 16, 2019

We take a look at the trends driving the “consumerization of procurement” in the contingent workforce space.

Mastering Micromoves to Overcome the Barriers of No-Contact MSP Programs
By
Sai Gudivada
July 2, 2019

Let's discuss how staffing suppliers can be strategic partners in no-contact MSP programs with a bit of psychology, dance, and David Bowie!

Federal Job Guarantee Programs: How Could They Affect Employers and Staffing Firms?
By
Oloop
June 25, 2019

We explore the hidden unemployment gap and how a Federal job guarantee program might play out with hiring organizations.

Talent Productivity as a KPI: A Proposal in New Staffing Performance Measurements
By
Sai Gudivada
June 20, 2019

We propose a new metric to gauge worker quality and effectiveness of contingent workers based on exciting new data from the BLS.

Diversity Is More than a Certificate: How Staffing Firms Can Build a Diverse Talent Force
By
Sai Gudivada
June 18, 2019

We take a look at how contingent workforce buyers and staffing firms can move beyond token diversity initiatives to building vibrant, multicultural, multigenerational, holistic, and representative workforces.

How Google’s Project Oxygen Can Help Contingent Workforce Leaders Breathe New Life into Program Management
By
Oloop
June 13, 2019

We dive into essential program management principles that can foster and drive engagement amongst stakeholders in contingent workforce programs.

Trouble at Tesla: Revisiting Joint Responsibility Rules and Best Practices in Staffing
By
Sai Gudivada
June 11, 2019

Let's explore some best practices for MSPs and staffing suppliers to mitigate risk in high hazard programs

How MSPs Can Drive Genuine Stakeholder Engagement in a Digital World
By
Sai Gudivada
June 6, 2019

Let's explore strategies MSPs can use to bolster stakeholder engagement in their programs

Five Tips for Managing Freelancers and Contractors
By
Oloop
November 8, 2018

We discuss a few best practices to include on-demand workers into your larger workforce and achieve your desired business outcomes.

How to transition from an Individual Contributor to a Manager
By
Oloop
October 15, 2018

The transition from an individual contributor to a managerial role is full of pitfalls. We go over a few things for you to keep in mind to make the transition less painful and a positive step in your career.

How to Empower your Employees and Boost Retention
By
Oloop
October 11, 2018

Find out how one of the keys to improving retention lies with empowering your employees effectively.

How to make the best of your Dreamforce experience
By
Oloop
September 20, 2018

A few suggestions to survive and thrive at Dreamforce 2018!

Tips for Competing for Talent against “the Big Guys”
By
Oloop
September 11, 2018

We provide some tips on how small and medium organizations can effectively compete for talent against the Amazons and Googles of their industry.

The Latest in Talent Management Strategies
By
Oloop
July 26, 2018

Talent management is now critical to business growth. This post outlines various strategies that companies can use to attract and retain talent in today's competitive labor market.

How to Attract Passive Job Candidates
By
Oloop
July 11, 2018

Knowing how to attract passive candidates is essential to recruiting top candidates in today's tough job market

Role of HR & IT Professionals in GST Implementations
By
Oloop
January 16, 2017

In this post, we take a look at the skill sets needed for GST implementation, recommend a few organizational-level actions, and outline the roles IT and HR departments can have in GST implementations.

Factors involved in obtaining a Security Clearance
By
Oloop
December 19, 2016

We take a look at some of the procedures and policies that are a part of jobs that require security clearance.

Impact of Technology on Human Resources
By
Oloop
August 15, 2016

We provide a high level overview of the ongoing technological impacts on HR departments

Social Media & Its Affects On The American Workplace
By
Oloop
July 27, 2016

A short primer on how social media use has affected the present American work culture

A Guide to Better Phone Interviews in 6 Steps
By
Oloop
July 26, 2016

Keep these tips in mind before you take your next phone interview!

Over 50 & Unemployed - Part II
By
Oloop
June 27, 2016

We document the challenges faced by job seekers over the age of 50 in this two part blog post series

Over 50 & Unemployed - Part I
By
Oloop
June 27, 2016

We document the challenges faced by job seekers over the age of 50 in this two part blog post series

The Over-50 Job Applicant
By
Oloop
May 12, 2016

A Hidden Jewel You’d Be Wrong To Pass Over

Welcome to our new website!
By
Oloop
January 27, 2016

We are excited to start 2016 off on a very positive note with a brand new website!