This One Change Can Transform Your Staffing Firm this Year

Published on 1/28/2020 by John Perton

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane. If you owned or worked in a staffing firm in 2010, you’d never before heard the terms “candidate engagement,” “ghosting,” or probably even “texting.”

But if you work in staffing in 2020, we wouldn’t be surprised if those terms invade your dreams each night!

Recruiting trends like candidate engagement, et al. became major focuses in the recruiting industry in the past few years, and you saw firsthand how quickly they completely transformed your work.

The only thing that won’t change this year? Continued, constant change! Particularly when it comes to tech. 2020 will see new staffing and recruiting trends and technology that will greatly impact how you attract and convert candidates into consultants -- popping up seemingly overnight.

How and why making ONE change – choosing the right staffing technology – can make such a transformative impact

First -- you already know this but it bears repeating -- technology is so important to staffing firms today because it:

-Improves efficiency

-Automates time-consuming, menial tasks (bye-bye drudgery!)

-Helps build relationships with candidates

-Improves your ability to communicate

-Quantifies success

Here’s how the right technology can make a definite, positive impact

1. It adds hours to your days

The right tech can automate or simplify tasks, freeing you up to spend time one-on-one with candidates, rather than on administrative tasks.

For example, BrightMove allows your recruiters to:

-sort candidates by skillset

-flag records

-ensure that certain candidates get “sent” to a specific hiring manager

-schedule certain events (calling consultants Friday who are scheduled to go on assignment on Monday to remind them of their commitment, for example)

-book recruiting and/or sales calls

-create ad hoc and custom reports

-track the number of visitors to each job posting

-And SO much more!

2. Helps you change as needed

Much of the legacy staffing tech out there is, well, bloated. Newer technology built for and serviced by staffing industry experts will help your company grow and evolve as needed to make the best use of your time, effort and money. Most importantly, it will improve the results and your bottom line.

We’re constantly asking for feedback from our clients. We make updates to our platform throughout the year. This means that every few months, you’ll enjoy new capabilities and functions regularly, making a huge, positive impact on your workday…and your results.

3. Empowers you to make smarter business decisions

Data is king right now. You know that, of course, and you know why the right data is critical to your bottom line.

The right data:

-Helps you measure ROI

-Tracks the effectiveness of candidate outreach

-Determine requisition fill-times

-Ascertain consultant retention/attrition rates

-Track cost-per-replacement

-Forecast when clients will need more – or fewer – workers

-And more

The staffing industry is only going to become even more competitive in 2020 and beyond. Many staffing executives expect the industry to grow quite a bit this year.  (Translation: more staffing and recruiting companies competing for a finite number of, mostly employed, passive candidates.)

Great candidates will continue to be extremely hard to find (at least for the foreseeable future).

And, while staffing and recruiting firms will continue to use technology to streamline their workflows and outreach, they’ll need to do so in a way that feels highly personal to candidates.

BrightMove is built to help you allocate resources and spend while maximizing your results. Adding it to your staffing agency’s arsenal of technology tools is THE ONE thing you can do that will absolutely transform your company’s efficiency, capabilities, reach – and results!

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