With the big “Hallmark holiday” coming up, Valentine’s Day, there will be a lot of love going around or a lot of chocolate eating and crying (for those of us who are single). OK, I won’t be so dramatic. If you think about it, dating is a lot like recruiting. Just as finding your “soul-mate” can be daunting, it can be equally as frustrating for a recruiter trying to find talent for a unique job opening. Meeting someone can be difficult with today’s chaotic schedules. In the staffing industry, often multiple hats are worn which can make it almost impossible to perform at 100%. Is there some type of tool out there to make dating and recruiting easier?
As I mentioned earlier, dating can be difficult and time consuming. It can feel hopeless going on multiple dates knowing that this guy isn’t for you or the woman isn’t the right type. Well we have been in this technology era for quite some time and thankfully someone came up with a solution…online dating! What better way to find what you’re looking for when you can specify exactly what your interests are.
Now similar to dating, the staffing industry came up with staffing software. Staffing software allows recruiters to have access to client and candidate information to make communication easier. Imagine, having all conversations and emails documented automatically in more than one place. And with OnBoarding, mass text and email capability more candidates can be managed and communicated with at any given time, with reduced data entry. Great staffing software offers features like the Client and Candidate Portals, allowing Clients to have access to their account details and timecards; and providing candidates the capability to enter timesheets, enter availability and view checks and even W2’s. Clients can even view resumes on the portal at their convenience. Candidates can apply to jobs on your website and automatically apply.
Of course, now-a-days there are a million online dating websites which makes it tricky to choose one that will fit your needs.You want to get the most out of it, so it may be worth investing. Forget the dating apps for people who can’t be taken seriously. There are surely many dating website mistakes to be made.
As far as searching for the right software solution, you want something that is capable of performing best for the majority of your recruiting needs. As with anything in life, staffing software is an investment! It’s important to be able to put yourself out there and do your best and it is certainly ok to rely on great tools to help. For those in the staffing industry who don’t have enough hours in the day, it may be time to see how great staffing software can take a load off. For all you hopeless romantics, it’s ok to rely on technology to find your true love.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Natalie Chrapla is the Marketing Coordinator of Automated Business Designs, Inc., software developer of Ultra-Staff staffing software for the staffing and direct hire industry. Ultra-Staff is a staffing software business solution with components for front office, back office and the web. Natalie’s email address is Natalie.Chrapla@abd.net or for more information on Ultra-Staff go to www.abd.net.