Category: Platform Tools

Under the Microscope: Upwork’s 4th Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial Results Recap

Upwork's Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Financial Results Recap.

Upwork, the largest global freelancer website by gross services volume, recently reported its financial results for the final quarter and full-year 2019. Overall, the company posted strong results, and its new CEO laid out the strategic roadmap for future growth. Results Recap Note on accounting changes: Upwork changed the way it accounts for various financial… Read more »

2019 Year-In-Review: Top Trends & Key Takeaways

There was a lot of action this year in TA technology and, based on all the data we’re seeing, more growth, innovation, and collaboration will take place in 2020. It’s an exciting time to be in talent acquisition! Here is our recap of notable moments and talent acquisition trends from 2019, from triple-digit funding rounds… Read more »

How VMS are Reacting to the Evolving Freelancer Marketplace

Freelance Talent Tech Labs employee working with Vendor Management Systems

The advent of the Vendor Management System (VMS) is considered the last significant disruption to the procurement of temporary labor by corporations. Today, VMS stands at the gate of the processes that enterprise buyers rely on to screen, hire, control and pay temp labor. Platforms and marketplaces now entering (or innovating in) the scene will… Read more »

What are Deployment Platforms?

Deployment Platforms are a category of software developed by third-party vendors that mimic the features and functionalities of Online Staffing firms, often offering the software as a white-labeled “app.” They typically include worker profiles and work history, automated (or semi-automated) assignment matching, self-selection of assignments through a website or app, candidate availability tracking and mobile… Read more »

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Ecosystem 8.0

The 8th edition of the Talent Acquisition Technology Ecosystem highlights the latest, most innovative, and influential companies in the industry today. TAXONOMY The Tech Ecosystem is organized by Hiring Stage, sub-vertical, and whether the tools are more focused on the employer or the candidate. In each stage –Source, Engage, Select and Hire–the Talent Acquisition market… Read more »

Talent Acquisition Founder Spotlight: Liz Wessel at WayUp

Liz Wessel loves helping people get hired. She is a Talent Acquisition Leader and the Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp, the go-to platform used by millions of early-career professionals to get hired, and by thousands of employers to scale their early career recruiting without scaling their recruiting teams–all with an emphasis on diversity and candidate… Read more »