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
It’s Monday afternoon and your office phone rings. A software sales person is on the other line asking if you are happy with your present staffing software solution. In your head you think “no,” but instead you tell the sales person that in fact you “are satisfied with your current solution.” Continue reading
Cloud vendors are experiencing growth of 50% per annum. Software vendors that can’t offer a cloud solution are being classified as “dinosaurs” equivalent to a candidate that cannot be placed. Everyone wants to be on the cloud because “the cloud is the place to be.” Most businesses are either using a cloud solution or seriously exploring it at this time. Being on the cloud is today’s way of doing business. As technology needs increase the only logical way to handle that need is through a cloud computing solution.
March is finally here! That means ushering in the start of spring, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, and filling out brackets, because the start of the NCAA Basketball Tournament is upon us. Think thrilling upsets, star-making performances, and nail-biting finishes. And that all could happen in Thursday’s first game alone… Continue reading