How Automation Can Make You Money

By Terri Roeslmeier

July 8, 2011

 Everyone is automated.  The other day I ran across “Giggles®” software for babies.  Kids that can barely speak are keyboard and mouse savvy.  Grandparents are storing recipes, emailing and setting up Facebook® pages. Books are being read on screens.  Newspapers encourage you to read their “on-line edition”.  Offices are completely unable to function without email.  … Continued

The Digital Workplace

By Terri Roeslmeier

July 8, 2011

Staffing and recruiting professionals manage processes and interact with candidates and clients using electronic commerce.  Whether Internet marketing, using e-mail or transferring funds into candidate accounts through direct deposit, you are using electronic commerce.  This encompasses a wide range of technologies such as the “World Wide Web”, mobile devices and yes, even phones.  But how … Continued

The 7 Wonders of Marketing

By Terri Roeslmeier

January 5, 2011

staffdigest published a 2011 Business Planning Guide in September 2010. They publish one every year. It’s geared toward readers with more than one branch (profit center). This wonderful guide takes the reader through a detailed process in order to develop a business plan. I try to let my customers know about it when it comes … Continued

Candidate Onboarding is Hot

By Terri Roeslmeier

November 22, 2010

The topic of interest at your next cocktail party may be, “So what are you doing about Onboarding candidates?” What will you respond? Onboarding is the process of integrating new employees into your organization. The process generally begins with a job application and perhaps a resume. Complete Onboarding, however, is a harmonious flow of activities … Continued

Storing Forms Electronically


November 5, 2010

Our firm was just audited and we had to produce every I-9 form we had ever collected. Needless to say we could not locate many of the forms. What is the best way to store all information electronically? There are a number of ways to accomplish this. One simple way is to scan all documents … Continued

How To Manage Large Amounts of Unemployment Claims through your Software


September 28, 2010

Our firm has the largest number of unemployment claims that it has ever had. Is there an automated way to manage these? Absolutely. First make sure you indicate which of your applicants are on unemployment. This needs to be directly documented in your staffing software and must be quickly and easily retrievable. Next, offer jobs … Continued

Managing Unemployment Claims

By Terri Roeslmeier

September 15, 2010

Have you been using your staffing software to document and manage unemployment claims? Utilizing your software tools to the fullest extent to handle this issue can save you quite a bit of time and money. It all starts with documentation of applicants that have filed for unemployment. Most staffing systems will allow you to set … Continued

Maintaining Your Database


August 4, 2010

Our firm just acquired another company including their database. Much of the information is dated. What is the best way to maintain a database? There are many ways to effectively accomplish this. First, when your people make phone calls, have them ask questions about the company, including confirmation of employees, phone #’s, email addresses, etc. … Continued

Let’s Talk Resumes

By Terri Roeslmeier

June 18, 2010

Everything pretty much starts with a resume. Even if a physical resume is not received some type of resume profile must be put together before an applicant can be placed. There are many different options to consider in the process of getting resumes entered into your staffing and recruiting database. A very basic option is … Continued

No Rest for the Weary

By Terri Roeslmeier

June 15, 2010

It’s true that the economy has loosened up a bit and most staffing and direct hire companies are not feeling quite as tightly squeezed as earlier in the year. As the atmosphere improves, however, be watchful of going back to old bad habits. There are always bright signs to a bad economy. We realize who … Continued