The digital age is upon us and staffing agencies must be prepared to embrace the technological era. Many people entering the workforce have spent their entire lives with computers and technology—it only makes sense that the job market would adopt this progression.
Digital media is fundamentally changing the way we work. There are now more innovative solutions for problems within the working world than ever before.
Staffing agencies can use this innovation to benefit their business practices. Companies now can access easier, more efficient solutions for any problems they may encounter. Of these solutions, four of the most innovative options can help manage clients and candidates, supplement administrative and payroll tasks, allow for easier recruitment practices, and provide useful industry insight and statistics.
1. Client Relationship Management (CRM) Software
When your client’s happy, you’re happy. Managing the relationship between your business and your can make all the difference to your business With all the digital software that is available for a variety of different industries, the staffing sector hasn’t been forgotten.
CRM software can help you track all interactions and communications with clients, candidates, and other contacts. Using a CRM system allows for all the information pertaining to one person to be stored in a conveniently accessible digital location. Everyone from your company will be able to access this information, making sure that your employees are all working on the same page.
This is most importantly an organizational tool which can help staffing agencies keep track of orders, people and company performance including staff productivity. Meetings, interviews, and all other activities are kept up-to-date, keeping your tasks and activities on the right track for success.
2. Back Office Solutions
You may be too busy, you may not know the Canadian standards and regulations, or you may have bad cash flow—whatever challenges you face in the staffing industry, a back office solutions provider could help. When you outsource your administrative and payroll tasks, your company is able to focus more on your core business, and less on business technicalities. If you’re looking for additional assistance for your staffing agency, why not trust a back office solutions provider and see the difference for yourself?
3. LinkedIn Recruiter
Talent sourcing has never been easier for staffing agencies than it is with LinkedIn Recruiter. If your company isn’t currently using LinkedIn Recruiter, it’s time to start because this tool is a game changer. There are many reasons why we love LinkedIn Recruiter, one of which being the talent pipeline it generates.
Any person who has a profile on LinkedIn can be scanned for a variety of different qualifications. Say you’re looking for a Structural Engineer who works in Toronto with experience in commercial projects. By entering these criteria into the LinkedIn Recruiter search bar, LinkedIn will automatically populate all the people with profiles who fit this description. You can send the people you see qualified a direct message, and just like that you’ve got a potential candidate.
4. Indeed Insights
Indeed isn’t just for uploading resumes and applying to jobs, staffing agencies have the option to tap into the company’s industry research to get a better understanding of any specific job market. You’ll be able to explore information from competitors to expected pay. Using Indeed insights will help you stay ahead of the game, and on top of current industry standards.
Their tips and insights can also provide you with eBooks, reports and webinars on some of the most important topics in today’s staffing industry. With information on the emerging interests of job seekers or getting to know your online audience, staffing agencies will find great value in all that Indeed has to offer.