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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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Automated Business Designs is Moving to a New Office!

ABD_Office_ExteriorIt has been an exceptional year!  Thank you to all of our extraordinary customers for partnering with ABD to MAKE GREAT THINGS HAPPEN!!!!!!

There is a lot happening at ABD but first let’s start with our new office headquarters! After 25 years at our current location in Rosemont, IL our expansion plans take us to a new building in Chicago.  After a gut remodel of the space and a painstaking furniture selection process everything is finally ready for us to move in! Our move date is Friday, August 4th.

Although we expect that this will be a seamless process, we would like to let you know that our phones will be switched at 2pm Central on Friday, August 4th.  We will have support available all day at both the current and new offices.  By Monday morning, everything should be back to normal and we will be at our new location.


8755 W. Higgins Road

Suite 600

Chicago, IL  60631

800-944-4223 or 847-671-3303 ***Phone numbers are the same

The new office features an amazing classroom for you; huddle and collaboration areas for our teams and our personal favorite – “Hello Chairs”. With the new office layout developers and support teams will work in an open environment that features plenty of opportunity for collaboration.  The sit/stand desks; lounge chairs and work café will help our staff be active, healthy yet productive at the same time!

The teams have been very busy. ABD will have several update surprises for all Ultra-Staff users later this year. It has been a fantastic year for enhancements and everyone at ABD is very excited to share our update news with you in October.

But there’s more!  This year ABD is celebrating “35 Years in Business” servicing the staffing industry.  In celebration of this momentous occasion, ABD will offer several promotions and FREE classes in our new classroom.  Watch your email in upcoming weeks for more information.

We are also happy to report that for the 2nd year in a row, Automated Business Designs was named one of “Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association for Business Resources which honors companies with exceptional human resource practices and employee engagement. In addition, ABD was honored with a Stevie® Award from American Business Awards in 2017 for “Company of the Year in Computer Software”. Some of the judges’ comments that stood out were: “Practical problem solving and innovative solutions.  Well done!”; “Amazing culture, company, and execution of business communication”; “Amazing story of successful business innovation and leadership. Excellent work!”

There is still more. Molly Nessinger, ABD’s VP of Systems Engineering received a Stevie® Award from American Business Awards for Product Management/Development Executive of the Year. Terri Roeslmeier, President/CEO, received a Chapter Achievement Award from the Illinois Search & Staffing Association at this year’s Midwest Conference for her extensive work with ISSA.

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

Automated Business Designs Best and Brightest WinnerStaffing Software Developer Honored for Second Consecutive Year as One of Chicago’s Most Innovative Companies

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Automated Business Designs, Inc. (ABD), developer of Ultra-Staff staffing software, announced today that it has been named as one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” This is the second consecutive year that ABD has received this prestigious honor, having also been awarded in 2016. 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. ABD and other winners will be honored at an awards gala on Monday, July 17th, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge. Continue reading

Where are the Women in Tech?

Women in TechAccording to the National Center for Women Information Technology (NCWIT), the U.S. Department of Labor estimated that 1.4 million computer related jobs would be available in the U.S. between 2010-2020. At current graduation rates for Information Technology, we can expect to fill only 32% of those jobs with U.S. Information Technology graduates. The NCWIT further states that although women hold about 57% of professional occupations in the U.S., only 26% of computing occupations are held by women. Even worse, only 3% of those jobs are held by African-American women, 5% by Asian women, and only 2% by Hispanic/Latino women.

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Molly Nessinger Wins Stevie® Award in 2017 American Business Awards

Molly Best Brightest AwardAutomated Business Designs’ Vice President of Systems Engineering Receives Award for Product Management/Development Executive of the Year.

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Automated Business Designs, Inc. (ABD), developer of Ultra-Staff staffing software, is proud to announce that Molly Nessinger, the company’s Vice President of Systems Engineering, has won a Bronze Level Stevie® Award for Product Management/Development Executive of the Year during the 15th annual American Business Awards. The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. An award ceremony is scheduled for June 20, 2017 in New York, NY.

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