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Automated Business Designs Named One of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2017

Staffing Software provider wins prestigious company culture award.

Best and Brightest Companies to work for in the NationCHICAGO, Illinois– Automated Business Designs (ABD), developers of Ultra-Staff staffing software, was named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2017! This prestigious honor is not the first time ABD has been acknowledged by The Best and Brightest program. The software company was recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in both 2016 and 2017.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition is presented by the National Association for Business Resources and honors companies with exceptional human resource practices and employee engagement. The program seeks to recognize innovative, trend-setting organizations with a deep commitment to employee fulfillment. Organizations must complete a rigorous application detailing a vibrant company culture to qualify for the award.

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Five Little Things You Can Do To Help Cure Your Work Winter Blues

It is officially winter and with the dropping temperatures, morale is known to lower too.  According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, about 14% of adults in the US suffer from some kind of seasonal mood changes, or the “winter blues.”  Even a person not included in that 14% can feel less energized during the winter months; someone who loves the winter and seeing everything covered in snow can be affected too.  Let’s face it, the dark mornings and evenings, and gray days can feel a bit depressing.

Make sure while the temperatures drop, your workflow doesn’t.

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New Year, New Staffing Software!

It’s that time of year again, the time when you start hearing more and more holiday hits on the radio and seeing your neighbor’s houses covered with lights and decorations.  Before you know it we’ll be trading in the holiday cheer for the New Year’s countdown! But before the clock strikes midnight, you should already be thinking about how to make 2018 the most successful yet!

Almost everyone makes a personal New Year’s resolution…why not make business resolutions too! While you’re planning your return to the gym or more time spent with family, you should think about implementing new staffing software too!   With the right software, you could streamline your processes, and in turn, give yourself more time to get started on those personal resolutions! Continue reading

When it Comes to Biometrics, Privacy is the Best Policy

It’s almost 2018 and the future is here, and no we don’t have flying cars or hoverboards that ACTUALLY hover. But even in the last ten years, we’ve seen some amazing technological advances become a part of our everyday lives. One example of that is the ever increasing use of biometric data.

Biometric data is unique biological material, most commonly used today for fingerprints and facial recognition to do things like unlock our smart phones or log-in to our bank accounts. This technology is being used more and more in staffing too! Biometric data can help staffing firms to verify identity and even to keep track of time reporting.

However, for some companies trying to keep up with the times, staying current could land them in hot water.  In the last few months, dozens of class action suits have been filed across the state of Illinois in regards to a 2008 biometric privacy law.

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Automated Business Designs Unveils the Next Generation of Staffing Software, Ultra-Staff EDGE

ABD’s new staffing product, Ultra-Staff EDGE, promises to be the most significant staffing software product released in the past decade.

Chicago, Illinois– Automated Business Designs (ABD), makers of Ultra-Staff staffing software, released their brand new product Ultra-Staff EDGE! Ultra-Staff EDGE joins a phenomenal line-up of ABD’s innovative software for the staffing and recruiting industry.

ABD has been a leader in the staffing and recruiting software industry for 35 years. Thousands in the industry use their flagship software, Ultra-Staff, to make their jobs easier.  Now, the developers at ABD are bringing the functionality of Ultra-Staff Front Office to a modern, user friendly web-based platform that makes staffing more fun than ever!

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2017 ISSA Staffing Owners and Executive Retreat Brings Fun and Information to Industry Professionals

Staffing professionals from all over the Midwest enjoyed a relaxing and informational two days at Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan September 29th and 30th for the Illinois Search & Staffing Association’s Staffing Owners and Executive Retreat. Automated Business Designs proudly sponsored the event and encourages other vendors to sponsor similar events for ISSA.

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Automated Business Designs Celebrates 35th Anniversary

StaffinShero Awardg Software Provider to Commemorate Milestone with New Product Launches

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Automated Business Designs, developer of Ultra-Staff staffing software, celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2017. Founded in 1982, ABD has emerged as one of the industry’s leading providers of staffing and recruiting software solutions. From its inception, ABD has been at the forefront of innovation by delivering a fully scalable software solution that is versatile for any size organization. ABD’s flagship product, Ultra-Staff, offers a robust feature set including:

  • Seamless Front & Back Office solution with full financials
  • Web Portals customized and branded to a client’s site
  • Paperless OnBoarding workflows
  • Mobile app to take recruiting on the go
  • Secure cloud hosting
  • Interactive Scheduling Module with intuitive drag-and-drop controls

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Automated Business Designs Wins 2017 Stevie® Award for Great Employers

Ultra-Staff Staffing Software provider awarded a Bronze Level Stevie® Award for Employer of the Year– Computer Software– Up to 250 Employees.

CHICAGO, Illinois — Automated Business Designs, Inc. (ABD), developer of Ultra-Staff staffing software, won a Bronze Level Stevie® Award during the 2nd annual Stevie® Awards for Great Employers. ABD is honored to be recognized in the category of Employer of the Year — Computer Software — Up to 250 Employees.

The Stevie® Awards for Great Employers is a world-wide competition, honoring the best professionals, achievements, new products, suppliers, HR teams, and companies to work for.

More than 500 companies were nominated for the various awards in the competition. Nominations were based on the organization’s achievements since the beginning of 2016 that made the companies great employers.

The application for the Employer of the Year award required extensive detail of what made the nominees such great places to work. ABD was eager to share the countless reasons their employees love working at the company. Continue reading

A Secret Guide to Chicago’s Hidden Hotspots

We cannot wait to welcome thousands of our colleagues to our hometown of Chicago, Illinois for Staffing World 2017 this October!  While you’re in town we want to make sure you feel right at home!

Our beautiful, bustling city is the source of some of the nation’s tastiest foods and most iconic attractions. Here in Chicago our culture runs just as deep as our pizza.

We put together a list of some of the best hidden hotspots you won’t want to miss during your time in the Windy City. We’re breaking it down for you by restaurants, bars, things to do, and some of our favorite neighborhoods!

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The Smart Office

Statistics reveal that almost 30% of an average lifetime is spent at work.  In daily terms, time at work equates to approximately 50% of your waking hours during a given workday.  In view of that, it’s pretty important that the time people spend in a workplace translate into value for employees and companies.

A company culture is reflected very clearly in the office environment.  Work spaces today are really a business tool.  According to Harvard Business Review®, placement of teams, open office layouts and collaborative areas are all space concerns that businesses strive for. The key element is to keep an even balance between social spaces and quiet work areas where individuals can concentrate.

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