How is your hiring time being spent? On simple and repetitive grunt work or on the important stuff: screening, interviewing, placing, and onboarding candidates? Routine staffing and recruiting duties don’t drive revenue or boost productivity. So why not automate them when you can?
We can all agree that both front and back office operations have excess tasks worth automating. Staffing software can help unburden your recruiters and payroll team, freeing them to focus on thought-intensive tasks. Open positions will close faster and with greater accuracy and payroll will function like a well-maintained conveyor belt. Here are the tasks we recommend you eliminate with staffing software automation. Continue reading
With so many other business concerns, your staffing software should provide you with a sense of Zen, not a throbbing headache. Sadly, not every platform is going to be ideal for your specific business.
That is why we recommend saying adieu to incompatible solutions and making the move to switch your staffing software vendor if they exhibit these five bad signs.
1.) Issues with Mobility
Today’s employees are not tethered to their desktop terminals and your tools should not be either. Account managers and recruiters frequently need to provide on-site support at a client location. Mobile access to all of the regular features of your CRM means your team can enter new orders, review resumes, and correspond with clients on time-sensitive projects. Continue reading
Exceptional staffing software does more than just store data. The best, most complete staffing software augments the abilities of everyone in your business: from hiring manager and recruiters to accounts payable/receivable. When you need to hire fast, every facet of your internal hiring mechanism needs to move with greased speed. Our experience is that the most effective staffing software delivers high performance from end to end. Here’s how: Continue reading
Phew! October was a rush for the ABD team. From October 27th to October 29th, we attended and sponsored ASA’s Staffing World 2015 convention and expo in Nashville, TN. It’s the big kahuna of staffing events and we walked away with a fair share of insight, quality leads, and good stories to tell.
The convention was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, one of the largest non-casino hotels in the US. All six floors and 2,881 rooms were occupied for the expo, and there were still attendees who overflowed into the local Doubletree Hotel. Yeah, it was definitely packed. Continue reading
At ABD, we are always excited to take part in the evolution of the recruiting and staffing world. Our entire business is built around it. So, when we had a chance to host the first annual ISSA (Illinois Search and Staffing Association) Young Staffing Professionals event on Thursday, October 22nd, you can bet we were thrilled to contribute to a learning and networking opportunity for the next generation of recruiting and staffing talent. Continue reading
Talent Management, a term developed in a 1997 study by McKinsey & Company, is the process of recruiting, retaining, and developing skilled employees. People are a Staffing Company’s greatest asset. Having a pool of qualified applicants ready to work is invaluable. An online recruitment management system is an integral first step in finding and assessing a large pool of qualified applicants.
Do you consider yourself a hoarder? You may be thinking to yourself: “I’m not like one of those crazy people on cable TV!” Really? What if I were to toss your cell phone in the trash, delete your Social Media accounts, and wipe clear your computer. Just the thought of losing all your personal data might be enough to break out in a cold sweat. In reality, we’re all hoarders, but our obsession lies with a different type of collection: data. Continue reading
A day in the life of a recruiter can be quite hectic. There are many responsibilities that need to be addressed and staying on top of them is crucial. You want to be successful as an individual recruiter, but the success of the staffing company as a whole is important too. Don’t lose top talent to competitors! How do you avoid that? Write better job descriptions? Offer more benefits? Continue reading
No business can be all things to all people. Staffing firms offer a wide variety of services to clients, but what makes a firm unique is the ability to focus on specific services and do it well. It is crucial that your staffing software provider understands the needs of your service and offers staffing software tools that are designed for your company to succeed. Continue reading
What an outstanding turnout at the 4th annual Midwest Staffing Conference! Each year the event expands with attendees, vendors, and incredible speakers. To accommodate more attendees, this year the event was held at the Holiday Inn in Rolling Meadows, IL, conveniently located for those coming in from all over the Midwest. This year’s event was SOLD OUT. Continue reading