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Automated Business Designs’ President and CEO Receives Chapter Achievement Award at Midwest Staffing Conference

Midwest Conference Chapter Achievement AwardStaffing Software Provider President and CEO Earns Chapter Achievement Award at 2017 Midwest Staffing Conference

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Terri Roeslmeier, President and CEO of Automated Business Designs, Inc., developer of Ultra-Staff Staffing software, was honored to receive the 2017 Chapter Achievement Award for her contribution and dedication to the Illinois Search & Staffing Association (ISSA). The award was received at the 2017 Midwest Staffing Conference held at the Holiday Inn in Rolling Meadows, Illinois on April 6th, 2017. The event was sponsored by the Illinois Search & Staffing Association and the Wisconsin Association of Staffing Services (WASS). Continue reading

March Madness = Workplace Gladness

What’s March Madness?  March Madness determines the college basketball champion of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). It takes place during the 2nd week of March through the 1st week in April. 

I have been running a March Madness Bracket Challenge at our company since 2002. That’s a long time! We allow immediate family members of employees to participate which adds to the fun. About 75% of our office chooses to join the challenge.

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4 Ways Cloud Staffing Software Saves Your Time, Money, & Placements

Cloud Staffing SoftwareCloud computing has transformed the way business is done. At least 95% of enterprises are using some form of cloud services (typically a combination of cloud platforms, storage, or applications). For those companies in the staffing industry, cloud staffing software needs to be part of that equation. The value provided in greater security, mobility, performance, and scalability offer comprehensive value to staffing firms using their staffing software to the fullest.

Here are some of the most advantageous benefits of using cloud staffing software compared to full-on enterprise software. Continue reading

How Candidate Response Rates Rise with the Right Staffing Software

How Candidate Response Rates Rise with the Right Staffing SoftwareFor some staffing firms, good candidate response rates resemble MLB batting averages. If a recruiter gets a 25% response rate from passive candidates, it’s presumed that person surpasses most of the competition. However, since 6% of recruiters consistently get response rates of 50% or better, there are clearly ways to use strategy and smarts to increase the odds of getting more frequent replies. Continue reading

How Back Office Staffing Software Beats Payroll Service Providers

Back Office Staffing SoftwareOn the back office side of staffing, there will always be a hunt for inefficiencies or cost-reduction. In some cases, that might even lead decision-makers to outsource to payroll service providers in the hopes of adopting the most cost-effective option. However, when staffing software is equipped with back office features that lower the cost associated with AR/AP, payroll, and other financial duties, it’s worth comparing the advantage. In many cases, the back office staffing software provides features that payroll service providers can’t beat.  Continue reading

3 Tips to Better Manage Multiple Candidates

Manage multiple candidatesWhen high quality talent is scarce, finding several qualified candidates for one job opening is like hitting the Mega Millions jackpot. Yet even when you are lucky enough to find several compatible IT professionals for one role, that luck presents its own challenges. Hiring processes run longer and candidate falloffs increase. However, recruiters can bypass these challenges, optimizing their actions to manage multiple candidates with successful results. Here are three tips for using your staffing software and other strategies to help recruiters make the most of several simultaneous submittals. Continue reading

How to Speed up Pre-Employment Background Checks and Secure Top Talent

pre-employment background checks

Recruiters are in a tough position when vetting applicants. Time is of the essence with the current feeding frenzy for high quality candidates, yet careful examination still needs to be practiced. The challenge of blending speed, accuracy, and legal compliance into pre-employment background checks will always be part of the difficulty. Though working with background screening professionals is the fastest way to audit prospects, here are a few strategies that can help secure top talent faster. Continue reading

Award-Winning Background Screening Provider Partners with Enterprise Level Software Solution for an Ultra-Smooth Integration Built for Staffing Professionals

ABD ASURINTCLEVELAND, Ohio October 24, 2016 — One Source Technology, LLC dba Asurint, a full service background screening organization announces a partnership with Automated Business Designs, after building an integration with ABD’s Ultra-Staff software.

Asurint and Automated Business Designs combined technology creates a seamless, end-to-end process for recruiting. With a customizable workflow, users can start a job requisition, create applications, collect EEO data, and track their applicants using the Ultra-Staff platform. Continue reading

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 when December 1st, 2016 rolls out.

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 $913 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