What the New Federal Overtime Law Means for Staffing Firms

New Overtime LawFederal legislation by its nature enacts vast change and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is no exception. Any law that redefines overtime exemptions and extends overtime to 4.2 million workers will have a potent effect on countless businesses. Yet the new federal overtime law will impact the staffing industry in more equivocal ways, providing challenges to firms nationwide. Here are the specifics of what your company should expect.

An FLSA Overview

As of May 18th, revisions to the FLSA were signed into law, changing the exemption requirements for workers eligible to receive overtime. The maximum threshold moved upward from $455 a week ($23,660 for a full year of work) to $921 a week ($47,476 for a full year of work). On Jan. 1st 2020, there will be an automatic threshold increase depending on the strength of wage growth with subsequent increases every three years. Continue reading


Visit Us at the ASA 2016 Staffing World Conference and Enter the “ABD Bag Challenge”

Staffing World 2016 is fast approaching in San Diego from October 25th – 27th and promises to be bigger than ever. The American Staffing Association will be celebrating 50 years strong, a monumental achievement in just about any industry. But how do you celebrate such an important milestone? By doing something different. That’s why ABD, having been part of the ASA for over 25 years, is celebrating this historic Staffing World with a fun competition we’re calling the ABD Bag Challenge.

How the ABD Bag Challenge Works

The ABD Bag Challenge is simple. Anyone with one of our free ABD drawstring bags has to snap a photo with it wherever they go. The photo can be of you and the ABD bag out for dinner, sightseeing, visiting museums, the beach, or anything in between. Really, the more exciting, the better.

Post as many appropriate pictures as you want on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #myABDbag between Tuesday, October 18th and Friday, November 18th to be entered into the competition. Then, we pick the most creative entry on Monday, November 21st and the winner receives a $250 Visa gift card and a $250 donation to the charity of their choice. Continue reading

Automated Business Design’s President and CEO Receives Shero Award at NAPS Conference

NAPS awardStaffing Software Provider President and CEO Earns Prestigious Award at National Association of Personnel Staffing Conference

ROSEMONT, Illinois – This year’s annual National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) Conference marked another milestone for Automated Business Designs as President and CEO Terri Roeslmeier received the esteemed Shero Award. Terri accepted the award at the NAPS 2016 Awards Lunch ceremony held at Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada during the final day of this premier industry conference. This is a monumental award as NAPS was the first major staffing organization ABD joined while still new to the staffing industry and this annual conference was the first major tradeshow where Ultra-Staff Staffing Software had a visible presence. Continue reading

Lower Candidate Fall Off Rates in 3 Simple Steps

Lower Candidate Fall Off RatesCandidate fall offs are beyond frustrating. You stake your reputation on the talents and commitment of a prospect, only to be burned when that person cuts and runs on an employment contract. Eliminating every such instance is impossible, but measures exist to lower candidate fall off rates. When fill rates are suffering, considering these three simple steps lowers premature turnover. Continue reading

ABD Staffing Software Set to Save Clients Thousands in Taxes with Clarus Solutions Integration

ABD Staffing Software Saves ThousandsInnovative Staffing Software Integrates with Workforce Consulting Firm to Simplify Tax Reductions

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Automated Business Designs announced that their Ultra-Staff staffing software now integrates with Clarus Solutions’ Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) solution, promoting staffing firms to take advantage of windfall tax credits through a simple, straightforward process. Continue reading

How Recruiting Software Automation Frees Recruiters to Place Candidates

Recruiting Software AutomationIdentifying high-quality candidates is a time consuming process.

Investigating referrals, social media, and job boards diverts recruiters from where their efforts matter most: in candidate interactions and submissions. Those routine candidate sourcing duties squander the creativity and intelligence of a recruiting team on robotic tasks. Recruiting software automation empowers recruiters to focus on productive tasks that enable the most placements. And staffing and recruiting software can provide the solution. Continue reading

8 Strategies for Building Talent Pipelines in a Changing Market

Building Talent PipelinesWhere will you find your next great candidate? That’s a question that’s getting increasingly difficult to answer. Continued talent shortages and a staffing industry that is growing 2.5 times faster than the U.S. economy are changing the market for good.

Keeping talent pools plentiful will require greater ingenuity from recruiters and even wider funnels to ensure consistent placements. But building talent pipelines for the changing world does not require firms to reinvent the wheel; it just requires them to recommit to these eight strategies. Continue reading

Mobile Recruiting Software: Why Recruiters Can’t Live Without It


Mobile Recruiting Software

What’s the single most powerful recruiting tool you have? It might very well be your smart phone. At least 64% of adult Americans own a smart phone and what we can access with them is near limitless. For example, almost every recruiting task (candidate/client calls, emails, research, and updates to staffing and recruiting software) is possible via one pocket-sized device. In fact, mobile recruiting software is making a shift in the staffing industry, introducing new capabilities and revamping old strategies for a new generation. Here’s why recruiters can’t live without its incredible features: Continue reading

ABD Named to 2016 Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work ForStaffing Software Provider Earns Acclaim in Chicagoland Area for an Innovative Culture of Employee Engagement

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Automated Business Designs (ABD), developer of Ultra-Staff recruiting and staffing software, has earned recognition on the 2016 “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®”, joining an elite list of Chicagoland businesses dedicated to both employee engagement and exceptional service. The National Association of Business Resources selects winners based on their commitment to enriching employees’ lives and building stronger communities in addition to the incredible solutions and services they provide. Continue reading

The Staffing Marketing Tool That Takes the Mystery Out of Marketing

Staffing Marketing ToolPreventing your brand messaging from getting lost in the chatter may be one of the most difficult challenges facing members of the staffing industry today. Your clients and candidates have no shortage of staffing firms to select from, most of which claim equal expertise or offer a comparable value proposition. To be noticed, let alone remembered, requires more than a routine message.

Contemporary marketing is built to target people on the individual level. Your staffing marketing tool should have the analytic power and maneuverability to make that happen. Here’s how the right recruiting and staffing software can integrate into your competitive marketing strategy. Continue reading