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A Novice’s Guide to Cloud Computing

cloud-300x300Cloud vendors are experiencing growth of 50% per annum. Software vendors that can’t offer a cloud solution are being classified as “dinosaurs” equivalent to a candidate that cannot be placed. Everyone wants to be on the cloud because “the cloud is the place to be.” Most businesses are either using a cloud solution or seriously exploring it at this time.  Being on the cloud is today’s way of doing business. As technology needs increase the only logical way to handle that need is through a cloud computing solution.

 

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ACA Reporting with Your Staffing Software

How can I create ACA Reporting from the data I have in my staffing software database?

Before creating any reports or spreadsheets on your own, check with your staffing software vendor to see if they will be offering any reporting. This will significantly decrease the time that you need to spend on the project. The most important fact to keep in mind is that unless you are entering and storing appropriate data in your database, you will not be able to benefit from any reporting. Find out what reports will be required and then check your database to make sure you have supporting information in order to produce the reports. Once that is established it will only be a matter of getting a report upgrade from your staffing software vendor or creating reports with a report writer or integrated spreadsheet. Remember, the reports are tools to help you manage placements and stay in compliance. Reports should not be used in attempt to bypass the system. Most say that besides the extra reporting and administrative effort, it will be “business as usual” for the staffing industry as most staffing companies offer insurance to regular employees based upon hours worked.

For more on productive staffing software use and other topics of interest, go to www.abd.net and click on Products, the ABD Blog or call ABD at 800-944-4223. ABD is the developer of Ultra-Staff staffing software, which is used nationally by thousands of satisfied staffing and direct hire users.

Staffing Software CRM

What can CRM staffing software do for my organization?

First, remember that CRM is for everyone not just sales. CRM makes your organization more efficient overall. Make sure everyone uses your CRM software, especially accounting and customer service. Improve collections, invoicing and service. This is why a complete staffing software product is better. Manage marketing budgets with CRM. Increase channel marketing and get more coverage by utilizing email, text message, postcards and phone follow-ups. Decrease marketing costs and increase coverage. Target market using CRM to get your brand and message to the right people. Identify opportunities and personalize customer and prospect communication by collecting data on all actions and events related to them. CRM gives you this capability.

For more on productive staffing software use and other topics of interest, go to www.abd.net and click on Products, the ABD Blog or call ABD at 800-944-4223. ABD is the developer of Ultra-Staff software, which is used nationally by thousands of satisfied staffing and direct hire users.

Staffing Software ROI

How can I get a better ROI on my staffing software? 

Generally, the key to ROI is utilization of the software to the extent that it was designed. Think back to the software demonstration. What problems did the staffing software solve that enticed you to invest? Are you using the features that got you interested in the first place? If training is necessary, get the training. Staffing Software is only as good as what you put into it. Returns should come if you are entering the information and taking advantage of the data that is input. Utilize the staffing software for marketing and production. Most people utilize software for production purposes but so much more can be gained with automated tools for bringing in new business and servicing customers better.

For more on productive staffing software use and other topics of interest, go to www.abd.net and click on Products, the ABD Blog or call ABD at 800-944-4223. ABD is the developer of Ultra-Staff software, which is used nationally by thousands of satisfied staffing and direct hire users.

Staffing Software Front Office Essentials

What front office staffing software features are must-have items? 

Time savings and the ability to compete should be the main focus here.

Applicant Onboarding and resume parsing provide the ability to keep high-quality applicants in the pipeline.

Mobile access for the staffing company, and client and applicant portals is almost at the point where it is standard issue.

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is essential for customer service and keeping in contact with clients and candidates.

Social media and job board integration avoid double entry.

Activity Reporting helps management and planning.

 

For more on productive staffing software use and other topics of interest, go to www.abd.net  and click Products, ABD Blog or call ABD at 800-944-4223. ABD is the developer of Ultra-Staff software, which is used nationally by thousands of satisfied staffing and direct hire users.