4 Reasons why picking a Staffing Software is like picking a Fantasy Football Team…

By Natalie Chrapla

September 8, 2014

Summer is over and do you know what that means? It’s football season! Time to gather your friends and spend the next 6 months watching and hoping your team will make it all the way. Although if you are really into football then you already have a fantasy football team picked out. For those of you who are not familiar with fantasy football, it’s a competition between people who pick real NFL players from different teams to star in their own team. Every week you are allowed to switch, trade, and draft players in and out of the roster.   Of course, this takes a lot of planning and a lot of football watching to determine who will make up your team. In a way picking out your players is like picking out a software solution. Time consuming but well worth it once you see the results.

Reason #1 Researching

Staffing software can be very overwhelming if you are not sure what you are looking for. Similar to fantasy football you obviously want players who will take you to the Super Bowl. With staffing software, you want software that will work and make your job easier so you are there when your team makes those touchdowns! It is important to see demos of the product and make sure it will help you make those touchdowns. Coming into this year’s football season you did research when it came to picking your team. You probably watched the NFL draft to determine what players were being picked up for this season.

Reason #2 Choosing Software

In order to make up a successful team you want players who are talented in specific ways. For example, you don’t want to have a bunch of really good quarterbacks. You want an overall solid defense and offense. For staffing software it should have multiple functions that can handle all your daily staffing needs. Great software will have many features within Front and Back Office and is a reliable solution. And don’t forget software service and support is essential to complete your team.

Reason #3 Proper Implementation

The time has come and football season is well on its way! Are you prepared and set with the players you have chosen for the opening game? Have you come to a decision on the staffing software you will choose? Going live with your software is just as crucial as setting your lineup and waiting for kickoff! Having a pre-implementation specialist is important to make sure everything has been set up correctly and your game day will go smoothly. When it comes to selecting your lineup you may have to move players around if there have been some past injuries on the field. Your software implementation specialist will check everything to make sure it is running smoothly, and they should be right there waiting to assist you.

Reason #4 Pleasing the Customer

Football is not only enjoyed by the players and their coaches but it is also enjoyed by their die heart fans. When fans are counting on your team to score that winning touchdown you can’t let them down. Same goes with staffing software. The reason you use the software is to make your job easier and to please your client by matching them up with the perfect candidate. Great staffing software can help you please your fans! It is crucial to select the perfect team or in this case the perfect software!

Now that you have found software that will make your everyday staffing tasks easier, you can go enjoy that game and watch your players dominate the field! Happy Football Season!

Photo Credit: Fan Zone

Natalie Chrapla is the Marketing Coordinator of Automated Business Designs, Inc., software developer of Ultra-Staff staffing software for the staffing and direct hire industry. Ultra-Staff is a staffing software business solution with components for front office software, back office and the web. Natalie’s email address is Natalie.Chrapla@abd.net or for more information on Ultra-Staff go to www.abd.net.