For 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
On 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
When 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
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
CLEVELAND, 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
Federal 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
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
Staffing 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
Candidate 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
Innovative 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