Staffing companies want to leverage their efforts when it comes to client service, and your staffing software solution can help if properly deployed.
Do you have an online application easily visible on your website? Applicants can be processed directly into your software 24-hours a day, and streamline your application intake process. The onboarding function of your staffing software can check for duplicate applications, allow for custom electronic forms to be signed, and let returning applicants update their profiles. Continue reading
Are you looking to gain an edge on your competition in the staffing industry? Maybe you just want to acquire more clients or expand your services. Your staffing software might be the best place for you to start.
A fully functional staffing software solution is a vital component for any company that is looking to expand and grow their operations. It is a tool that every employee of the firm can use whether it is your Account Manager, Staffing Specialist, or Receptionist. Your software solution should be full-featured and provide your clients and applicants convenient ways to work with your team. Continue reading
Now that the New Year has arrived, sales professionals need to develop a clear sales strategy and plan for the upcoming year. First, analyze sales for the prior year. Who were your top customers? Where did new sales leads come from? What sales trends can be noted? What product line was a high performer? Your software should report on this, so organize and examine data to uncover where the most opportunity exists, and apply efforts efficiently going forward. Continue reading
No one ever buys anything with the intent of using a small percentage of the product. Generally, when one makes a major purchase there is a good amount of research involved and desired features are scrutinized for efficiency and effectiveness. There may be yes/no checklists involved, various conversations with the vendor and many product demonstrations. People do this because they are planning on using the features that they will be paying for. Why is it then that most companies only use 40% of the features their software contains?
Staffing and recruiting software is an integral part of any competitive staffing firm. Company growth, profitability and high market share are impossible without use of an enterprise staffing software solution.
What are the “got-to-have” features to look for when considering an enterprise solution?
1.) Candidate Onboarding with electronic signature for forms. Continue reading
Everyone wants to be a “winner”. Winning dates back to the beginning of time. It is the one thing that everyone strives for at one time or another throughout their lives. The simple idea of winning always holds such promise.
The Indy 500 is one of the biggest races in America each year. This year the race was particularly interesting and suspenseful. There were several favorites competing.
First, there was Marco Andretti, grandson of the famous Mario Andretti. Marco is the current Indy Series point leader. The Andretti’s (several racers since Mario), had not won an Indy 500 since 1969 when Mario won it – after 29 attempts! Would Marco break the so-called “Andretti Indy Curse”? Continue reading
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), most commonly known as “Obamacare” or the Affordable Care ACT (ACA), is a US federal statute that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. Combined with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, this is the most significant government regulation regarding the U.S. healthcare system since Medicare and Medicaid which came about in 1965.
The Affordable Care Act applies to all firms that employ 50 or more people. Employers not offering health insurance must pay a shared responsibility amount if the government has to subsidize an employee’s healthcare. For the staffing industry, this represents extensive recordkeeping, reporting and even process adjustments. One of the biggest issues is the extensive set of rules, the tenuous nature of the requirements and changes. Continue reading
Whatever your business model, you can benefit monetarily by using CRM (Customer Relationship Management Software). This crucial tool allows you to craft a marketing plan that recognizes each customer as an individual with distinct buying habits, needs and appeal. No IT budget can afford not to include CRM.
But first, let’s clear up the common misconception about this type of software. Most people think of CRM as a tool for sales people and order takers. Nothing could be farther from the truth. By injecting CRM throughout your organization, you make serving customers a company-wide endeavor. After all, isn’t it all about the customer? Continue reading
Has your software been a major disappointment? Is it costing you more time and money than it makes for you? Ever wonder what the problem could be? You did the research, compared products and thought you selected the best software for your needs. How did the project go south?
First, do you know your software? Many companies use just a very small percentage of what a product can do. If you are using your software simply as a file cabinet to store resumes or look up phone numbers you are missing out. Much staffing software today has the potential of being a fully integrated model. We’re not talking about integrated back office here. The front office is where everything begins so let’s make that the focal point. Continue reading
Under the Employer Shared Responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act, large employers must begin offering affordable health care coverage to full-time employees, or face certain penalties.
At this time, we do have proposed regulations released by the Obama administration on Dec. 28th. While nothing is finalized yet, employers can begin to get an idea of how these proposed regulations may affect their business beginning January 1, 2014. Continue reading