There's a bloke whose business it is, to help employers and employees. ("He works in HR.") So I ask him/her, "do you see yourself in competition with the recommendations engines, and brokering platforms, which function between consumers and providers of service?"
And so he asks, "why do you see them as competition?"
And then I say, "Because it is meat. Meat (people) do things. Whether it is contacted for as "employee" or "vendor" or "freelance" - the value chain is very similar. A piece of meat moves from point A to B, and delivers services that a machine cannot. (We can discuss machines in the future... they are coming for the meat...)"