Ultra-Staff White Papers Library: 7 Ways to Screw Up Your New Staffing Software Get Whitepaper

Articles

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.

OUR NEW ADDRESS IS:

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Automated Business Designs Honored with Stevie® Award in 2017 American Business Awards

Stevie_Bronze_Logo_2017Staffing Software Provider Receives Bronze Level Award for Company of the Year in Computer Software.

ROSEMONT, Illinois – Automated Business Designs, Inc. (ABD), developer of Ultra-Staff staffing software, was named the winner of a Bronze Level Stevie® Award for Company of the Year in Computer Software 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, and Amanda Wokurka, Marketing Coordinator, will be accepting the award on behalf of ABD.

Continue reading

Eureka!!!! Our Staffing Software Can Do That?

light-bulb-1246043_1920Archimedes, a Greek mathematician and inventor who lived way back in BC shouted “Eureka!” when he realized how to estimate the volume of a given mass.  Eureka, in simpler terms, means “I have found it.”

On the more contemporary side, education can provide some rather clarifying thoughts which may lead to a similar epiphany.  Knowledge is powerful and can intensify an approach.  Einstein was known to remark, “a storm broke loose in my mind.” Such a declaration means that something is “clicking.”

Millions of users work with staffing software on a daily basis.  It is interesting to wonder: How many of those users are really using the tools that are provided to help them make more money?  Is it simply an electronic file cabinet?  Software is a cost if it is improperly used but is an investment when utilized to help manage more business.
Continue reading

The Next Level of Staffing Software

digital-marketing-e831b20c2c_640Staffing and recruiting software has been around for a while. The industry has seen staffing software go from a simple search and match tool to a robust model that helps run the entire business.

Staffing professionals are easily creating candidate profiles with automatic resume import, and software seamlessly integrates with 3rd party components such as background test companies. New candidates apply with web applicant self-entry, mobile database access is common and people take advantage of a host of other time saving features using their staffing software. So, what’s next? Continue reading

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.

Continue reading