What is a Boutique Staffing Firm?

Tim Bruce, President The term “Boutique Staffing” is used in the staffing industry but most clients and candidates have little understanding of what the term means. There may actually be disagreement among staffing firms as to the definition. Typically, the term Boutique Staffing refers to a small staffing firm that exhibits a high-level of customer… Read more »

Why use a Staffing Agency

James Sturgeon, Account Manager After 15 years in the staffing industry this question has come up throughout the years.  Companies have ramped up their internal human resources department along with recruiting to try to do searches for technical talent on their own.  This is done based on the premise that it will save both time… Read more »

Cray’s newest supercomputer helps companies with big data

Cray is known for selling massive machines to government agencies, but its Urika-GX system is made to help companies — and one baseball team — understand their big data. Seattle-based Cray announced a new supercomputer Tuesday that appeals to commercial customers, a booming market for Cray. The company, long known for selling massive supercomputers to… Read more »

NASA funds interstellar flight system, 7 other wild space tech ideas

NASA has funded eight advanced-technology concepts that agency officials believe could help transform space science and exploration. The high-risk, high-reward ideas — which received grants under Phase 2 of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program — include a possible way to induce a hibernation-like state in Mars-bound astronauts and a proposal to blast tiny spacecraft… Read more »