How realistic your goals are depends on the set of tools at your disposal. Triathlon participants need running shoes, a swimsuit, and a working bike. Otherwise, they can’t expect to make it much farther than the starting line. Recruiting sales goals require their own set of tools, the foremost of which is high performing staffing recruiting software.
Not only does your staffing software solution provide a database for quick candidate retrieval, but it can improve the way you set your goals, keep them, and take them to the next level. Continue reading
Candidates have a choice about which staffing firm represents them. Every touch point with your company does one of two things: convinces candidates to trust you or to move their search elsewhere. Your recruiters are obviously part of that equation, but what about your staffing software solution? You better believe it.
When the staffing experience is catered to a candidate’s needs, that candidate will be faster to respond and more likely to trust your recommendations. Here’s how the best staffing software solution adds a human touch to every placement. Continue reading
Staffing for multiple markets takes a fair amount of finesse. Each line of business involves different approaches to finding, screening, interviewing, processing, and onboarding talent. Though the goal is always to take the client from point A (a vacant position) to point B (a position filled with a perfect candidate), the steps and strategies vary.
Successful multi-line staffing firms thrive because they have in-depth industry knowledge and staffing tools to help them switch between markets seamlessly. In fact, it’s often staffing software that keeps them speeding along without derailing. Here’s what the best staffing software tools are doing to aid multi-line staffing firms. Continue reading
What’s the value of your staffing software once a candidate is placed? Has it exhausted all of its features long before your accounting department gets involved? Or is there a seamless hand-off from your front office to the back office team like two relay runners exchanging a baton? The difference between vendors who offer back office staffing software and those who don’t is striking.
Reviewing employee classifications, producing financial statements, balancing the general ledger, preventing fraud, and verifying time captures get overlooked by most staffing software companies. Rather than splitting your recruiting and accounting tasks between tools, here’s how a strong back office staffing software side can overcome accounting challenges. Continue reading
Your staffing business provides an appetizing target for hackers: social security numbers, salary data, and other personal information. Cybercriminals are just champing at the bit to access them. Last year alone, there were 781 reported data breaches and the average incident costed the affected business $3.8 million. We wish that our industry was immune to targeting, but wherever private data exists, hackers will be hungrily circling. However, keeping staffing data secure is not an act of futility. Continue reading
Automated Business Designs, Inc. (ABD), developer of the Ultra-Staff staffing software, received national recognition as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center-Chicago, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Certification by the WBENC provides ABD with a unique range of resources that will enhance their business and their ability to serve their clients. Continue reading
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. Recruiting and 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