David Francis

About David Francis

David Francis is a senior research associate with Staffing Industry Analysts. He can be reached at dfrancis (at) staffingindustry (dot) com.

New offering allows companies to source directly through VMS

|June 3rd, 2015|

Ten months after buying freelancer management system OnForce, Beeline announced a new plugin that enables organizations to source freelancer talent alongside staffing agency searches via the VMS. This gives enterprises a simple means with which to access freelance talent and is good for the contingent labor ecosystem as a whole.

While Beeline and OnForce had been […]

Human cloud not staffing’s death knell, helps legacy businesses

|May 13th, 2015|

It’s the fifth largest staffing firm in the world. And recently, Recruit Holdings, a Japanese conglomerate with a variety of global HR businesses, announced a string of investments into online crowdsourcing businesses (crowdsourcing is part of our Human Cloud taxonomy). One of these was a lead investment in a $10 million round of fundraising by […]