News Releases - ASA Marketplace https://asamarketplace.net/ Your #1 Source for Suppliers to the Staffing Industry Tue, 20 Sep 2022 17:43:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://d2m21dzi54s7kp.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2020/04/asa-logo-32.png News Releases - ASA Marketplace https://asamarketplace.net/ 32 32 Build a Powerful Talent Network with Every Resume Collected https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/09/19/build-a-powerful-talent-network-with-every-resume-collected/ https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/09/19/build-a-powerful-talent-network-with-every-resume-collected/#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2022 17:42:54 +0000 https://asamarketplace.net/?p=10338 If you’re involved in staffing for an agency or hiring for a corporation, the resumes you capture are concrete proof that you’re building an effective talent network. Anyone involved in the candidate search and interviewing process knows how vital these connections are.

With the current talent shortage, every resume is one more link in a chain that might lead you to a new hire. These documents are like little gold nuggets as you panhandle a stream of candidate contacts. Sure, we’re being dramatic, but resumes are critical data points that assist in your hiring process. Resume parsing tools organize all that data.

Resume parsing software can help you capture, store, and search for the data found on all of the resumes you have on file. This article will help you understand the applicant tracking system (ATS) resume parsing feature, why good resume parsing software matters, and how you can use it to your advantage.

What is Resume Parsing?

Resume parsing software is also called CV parsing, CV extraction, or resume extraction. These digital tools are one part resume scanning software, one part resume storage, and one part extraction and sorting tool. If you’re old enough to remember the days of paper resumes, you know how disorganized things could get when you had 200 resumes on your desk. It was a mess! Today, the application process for most companies is digital, and we have automated resume parsing software to help us stay on top of reviewing and sorting CVs. Some of the most common questions about resume parsing software are related to how these tools work.

Resume parsing software is simple to use. But behind the scenes, a resume parsing tool is an extremely sophisticated piece of software. Automated resume parsing uses machine learning algorithms to convert data into usable formats within your ATS. It allows for searchability and secure storage of this data. All of this makes for a streamlined recruiting process that can benefit your business.

Here’s how resume parsing software works:

  • A candidate applies for a job from a job board or on your careers page. The resume they upload could be in one of several formats, from PDF to Word to TXT. The resume can come in from any digital device, and the software must compile that data in a way that makes it easy to find later on.
  • Automated resume parsing converts what is really unstructured data from the upload, segments it by category, and places it into the preset fields found in your ATS. Resume parsing software culls contact data from the resume and puts it in the contact field in your ATS. Think about that for a minute. Every resume you receive is formatted slightly differently, isn’t it? Some candidates use abbreviations. Some do not. So not only does the resume parsing software have to work with the various file formats the resume is saved in, it must also scroll the entire document and find the phone number (for example) to put in the number field of your ATS. It must find the person’s name and do the same thing. How does this happen? Machine learning.
  • Machine learning is one of the building blocks of artificial intelligence (AI). Machine learning is an algorithm within resume parsing software that helps the tool discern data and then organize it within your ATS. Each information block must be pulled out and sorted by category. Machine learning leverages pre-set parameters to define data in very structured ways to fit your ATS. But what’s even more interesting is that machine learning literally allows the automated parsing software to improve over time. Machine learning remembers prior behaviors within the software and adjusts how it operates over time to improve performance.
  • Resume parsing software also uses an AI algorithm known as natural language processing (NLP). NLP is the same tool that helps your Alexa, Siri, or other automated assistant understand your speech, interpret it, and respond appropriately. NLP is used in the resume scanning software process to understand the language written on the page. Why does this matter? Because language is nuanced, the same word can mean several things, and the context matters to our interpretation of the written or spoken word. For example, “MD” could mean Maryland. But it could also be the credentials for a medical doctor. NLP helps the automatic parsing software understand the relationship between words and the context in which they are used.
  • Once the data is sorted into your ATS, you can search for specific keywords just as if you were doing a Google search. This speeds up your resume review process, as you sort through dozens, perhaps hundreds, of contacts to find the right fit for the job you’re seeking to fill.

Automated resume parsing is a behind-the-scenes activity that has a huge impact upfront during the candidate search and application process. Even better? ATS resume parsing software is nearly 90% accurate in nailing the data sort.

Imagine if you had to enter this data by hand, and you can already understand why resume parsing software is so valuable to your recruiting efforts. What are the other benefits of resume parsing and why should your staffing agency use these tools?

Why Should a Staffing Company Use Resume Parsing?

Staffing agencies often handle dozens of simultaneous job openings. They must work fast and efficiently to not only reduce the time to hire and impress the client, but also to get paid for a closed candidate. What is one of the most time-consuming of all the staffing company tasks? Resume screening. And, without resume parsing software, you lose valuable time to manual tasks that can be automated. This frees up your recruiting team to focus on what’s really important: sourcing, screening, and closing candidates. Resume parsing tools help staffing agencies work smarter and more efficiently. That’s why you need these tools.

What Are the Benefits of Resume Parsing?

Some form of resume parsing software is likely hard at work in your ATS already. COATS Staffing software incorporates automated resume parsing as part of our state-of-the-art digital tool. But why are these features and processes so beneficial to staffing agencies and HR teams? We believe there are three key benefits:

  • Speeds Up the Hiring Process
    It costs companies a lot of money for every day that passes and they don’t have a candidate to fill a job. A job vacancy puts more pressure on the existing staff who must cover and fill the gap left by the absent employee. Production can decline, and your existing staff can even burn out as they try to fill in the hole left by an employee vacancy.ATS resume parsing can improve the workflows surrounding the hiring process. The software lets you organize resumes with no time wasted. Less time is needed to review talent and pick up the potential right fit for the job. All of this speeds up the hiring process, and that’s a benefit that can literally pay for itself.
  • Positively Impact Candidate Experience
    Today’s candidates will grow impatient if your hiring process takes too long. Manual resume screening unnecessarily bogs down recruiters. On the other end of the process, the eager job candidate grows less enthused as they wait for someone to respond to their application. The longer they wait, the less they’re engaged. If you delay hiring with outdated manual processes, the chances are high that the best candidates will go somewhere else. In fact, 62% of job applications say they lose interest if they don’t hear back within two weeks. If three weeks pass, that number jumps to 77%.

 

Automated parsing software can also positively impact the application process. If you’ve ever applied to a job by uploading your resume but still had to manually type in data, you understand the importance of the auto-fill feature on resume parsing software. Applicants will have a better experience as the software pulls resume data and then applies it to the correct field. It makes for a faster application process that is more satisfying to a job candidate.

  • Improved Data and Machine Learning for Your ATS
    Automated resume parsing software helps you capture more accurate data and find the best candidates more quickly. You can easily import thousands of resumes from a job board after you go home at night. Then, when you come in the next day, you can easily search for keywords from the captured data to hone your top candidate selections and potentially have a better chance of finding the right fit.

What Are Some of the Challenges of Resume Parsing?

Resume parsing tools are rarely perfect; there are too many variables between resume formats for even the best software to get it right 100% of the time. However, one benefit of automated resume parsing tools is that they use machine learning to improve function over time.

How Should You Choose Resume Parsing Software?

If you’re ready to choose resume scanning software, you’ve come to the right place. Coats Staffing Software offers what we believe should be industry-standard features for any resume parsing tool. This can include:

  • The ability to parse software from any format
  • Easy integration with existing staffing or recruiting tools
  • A highly evolved library for identifying searchable candidate skills
  • Parsing multilingual resumes
  • Helping with unbiased recruiting by blinding certain demographic categories
  • Create an executive or management summary from the resume data
  • Use machine learning and NLP
  • Allow bulk imports
  • And more

We know you have many choices for resume parsing software and other types of recruiting databases. Find out why COATS Staffing Software is the silent hero of staffing software around the country. Call us today at 1-800-888-5894.

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COATS Staffing Software is your fully integrated software solution; combine all your staffing front- and back-office needs into one interface. It is a comprehensive – and secure – system to manage employees, client sales, job orders, payroll, accounting and banking, and general ledger. Everything you handle is right here: ACA Tracking; Resume Parsing; Online Apps; Electronic Onboarding; Job Ads; Portals, and more. And, most of all, we have expert customer service and staffing knowledge to help your staff be as efficient as possible. We provide hands-on training and are always available to offer immediate responses to your technical questions – answering all calls personally. Our software is designed by staffing professionals for staffing professionals. With COATS, you will enhance your customer service, amplify productivity, invoice clients quicker, pay employees faster, and more. Call 1-800-888-5894 or visit coatssql.com to find out all the ways COATS can help your business.

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Who’s Responsible for the Workplace Safety and Health of Temporary Workers? The Client or the Staffing Agency? https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/08/22/whos-responsible-for-the-workplace-safety-and-health-of-temporary-workers-the-client-or-the-staffing-agency/ https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/08/22/whos-responsible-for-the-workplace-safety-and-health-of-temporary-workers-the-client-or-the-staffing-agency/#respond Mon, 22 Aug 2022 13:56:05 +0000 https://asamarketplace.net/?p=10290 Actually both are, but there is a new initiative sharing best practices to better protect temporary employees while they are on the job. Host employers (the client where the employee is working) are provided with best practices for “evaluating and addressing workplace safety and health in a written contract; training for temporary workers and their worksite supervisors; and for reporting, response and record keeping for injuries and illness.”

 

The United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in conjunction with the American Staffing Association and other partners share that host employers should have a best practices checklist for evaluating and contracting to work with temporary employees.

 

For evaluation of temporary workers and their chosen staffing agency, host employers:

 

  • are responsible for the health and safety of both their permanent and temporary employees.
  • should conduct a joint risk assessment with the staffing agency to review tasks assigned, job descriptions, potential exposures, job hazards, equipment and machinery and worksites.
  • should share safety data, materials and information with the staffing agency to ensure they can evaluate the safety of the worksite for their temporary employees.
  • should allow site visits where the staffing agency can visit and walk through the host employers worksites.
  • should make sure the staffing agency they work with is committed to the safety and health of their temporary employees, the should create a process to evaluate job candidates’ qualifications and/or experience for each job assignment and that general safety and health training is provided to temporary employees before beginning work at each job assignment.

 

Regarding the host employers best practices for utilizing temporary workers within their firm, written contracts signed by the host employer and staffing company should include the following details:

  • job details with approved tasks and qualifications, any hazardous tasks employees should NOT perform and any equipment and/or machinery they are NOT allowed to operate along with the needed qualifications/experience the employee should have to perform the job.
  • hazards and controls for the temporary employees assigned to work including safety data sheets.
  • the training each employee will receive from each employer prior to starting work
  • the type of PPE equipment that will be needed and which employer will pay for it, ensure it fits, who handles the medical evaluation and fit test and trains each employee on the use and maintenance of their equipment.
  • the documentation that the staffing agency will provide to the host employer for each temporary employee’s specific qualifications/experience relevant to the tasks needed and at what intervals the host employer and staffing agency will review work and sites to ensure there are no safety hazards, and to update training and PPE for employees on a continual basis.
  • how the host employer will update job task changes to include new written job descriptions to the employee and agency with job hazard updates to the agency, update training/PPE while allowing the agency time to evaluate the site and ability of employees to take on new tasks with the agency giving written approval before employees begin new tasks.
  • how the host employer will communicate any changing hazards in writing to the staffing agency during the contract and procedures for documentation of safety and health training provided to employees by both employers and that the host employer will notify the agency if under OSHA investigation and why.
  • Injury and illness reporting such as procedures for workers to report work-related injuries, illness and close calls, how to share safety and health concerns to both the host employer and staffing agency without fear and how each employer will notify each other after any of these items takes place and who will share these records when requested by a temporary employee.
  • Other aspects of safety and health to review include which employer is the direct supervisor, how an employee can be mentored, trained and reviewed, who pays for worker’s compensation, how the two firms will protect employees from infectious diseases (same as permanent employees), and the host employer is to conduct medical surveillance and screening of employees if exposed to conditions and share said information with the staffing agency and temporary employees. Secure sites will have a protocol for temporary employees and staffing agencies to gain access, including personal security. Standard and consistent work practices will be documented, taught and enforced and tracking effectiveness of all policies will be in place.

 

In addition to the above best practices in evaluating temporary workers and writing contracts with the staffing agency chosen to work with, host employers should also provide temporary worker training and supervisor training. Further, injury and illness reporting, response and record keeping details and requirements are outlined by the CDC in this set of new best practices to better protect temporary workers.

 

The CDC shares that “additional information and resources regarding the joint safety and health responsibilities of host employers and staffing companies can be found on the OSHA Temporary Worker Initiative website.”

 

Also, note that these best practices are applicable across all industries and occupations. Real-life scenarios of how host employers can implement best practices and checklists are available to be printed or completed electronically. A slide deck is also available for staffing firms to use to educate their clients (host employers) on best practices and can learn more through the ASA Safety Matters web page.

 

Staffing agencies have quite a lot of paperwork and onboarding requirements to comply with for all of their temporary job candidates. Electronic employee onboarding saves time and frees resources for your other priorities and typically lowers the cost of bringing on someone new. Workplace safety and health information can be customized for your staffing agency to share with each new temporary worker. Contact COATS Staffing Software to learn more about our employee onboarding software solution today.

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COATS Staffing Software is your fully integrated software solution; combine all your staffing front- and back-office needs into one interface. It is a comprehensive – and secure – system to manage employees, client sales, job orders, payroll, accounting and banking, and general ledger. Everything you handle is right here: ACA Tracking; Resume Parsing; Online Apps; Electronic Onboarding; Job Ads; Portals, and more. And, most of all, we have expert customer service and staffing knowledge to help your staff be as efficient as possible. We provide hands-on training and are always available to offer immediate responses to your technical questions – answering all calls personally. Our software is designed by staffing professionals for staffing professionals. With COATS, you will enhance your customer service, amplify productivity, invoice clients quicker, pay employees faster, and more. Call 1-800-888-5894 or visit coatssql.com to find out all the ways COATS can help your business.

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Proactive Steps to Lower Your Cyber Insurance https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/07/19/proactive-steps-to-lower-your-cyber-insurance/ https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/07/19/proactive-steps-to-lower-your-cyber-insurance/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2022 13:23:14 +0000 https://asamarketplace.net/?p=10278 Cyber risks remain prevalent as we continue to stay in remote work environments. Many leaders have begun to understand the value a cyber insurance policy has in protecting a company’s data. Cyber insurance may be costly, but going through a cybersecurity audit with your insurance carrier, IT department, or vendor can limit vulnerabilities and reduce your cyber insurance premium.

Our SVP, Managed IT Services, Tom Shanley, recently went through our own cyber liability insurance renewal and recommends the following proactive steps to help you prepare and lower cyber insurance costs, which often can increase by as much as 50%.

TURN ON MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION AND ENFORCE A FIRM PASSWORD POLICY

You’re probably familiar with this: when you log in to your network, email, or other application, you receive a text to your phone (or a message to an “authenticator” app, also on your phone) with a one-time code that you have to enter before being able to access your network.

IMPLEMENT CYBER TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES
Educating employees on common threats is imperative to fight against malicious intent. Additionally, a comprehensive cybersecurity awareness training program lowers the risks of security threats. It also frees up the IT department’s time by avoiding cybersecurity breaches.

EFFECTIVE THIRD-PARTY MANAGEMENT
Use of a Managed Security Services Provider offers support for your company’s tech for a fee. They proactively monitor a business’s network, help minimize IT problems, and troubleshoot any issues that come up on the network. Instead of outsourcing IT when a problem occurs, managed services allow for consistent network monitoring. Also, a managed services provider handles all updating and maintenance tasks.

REGULARLY INSTALLING PATCH UPDATES
Patches are intended to upgrade, optimize, or secure existing software, computers, servers, and technology systems that maintain operational efficacy or mitigate security vulnerabilities. Most growing businesses struggle to identify critical patch updates and test and install patch releases to fix problems as they occur. The average time to patch is 102 days. 57% of cyberattack victims stated that applying a patch would have prevented the attack. 34% say they knew about the vulnerability before the attack.

ENCRYPTING DATA AND PERFORMING REGULAR BACKUPS STORED SEPARATELY FROM THE NETWORK

A backup is a stockpile of your company’s data in one location. That means it could make a very attractive target for anyone looking to gain access to this data.  At a basic level, encryption is the process of scrambling text (called ciphertext) to render it unreadable to unauthorized users. You can encrypt individual files, folders, volumes, or entire disks within a computer. You are also able to encrypt USB flash drives and files stored in the cloud.

DEVELOPMENT OF A CLEAR INCIDENT RESPONSE PLAN
Incident response planning is essential, because it outlines how to minimize the duration and damage of security incidents, identifies stakeholders, streamlines digital forensics, improves recovery time, and reduces negative publicity and customer churn. A proper incident response process allows your organization to minimize losses, patch exploitable vulnerabilities, restore affected systems and processes, and close the attack vector used.   According to IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach cost in 2021 was $4.24 million.

REGULAR PENETRATION TESTING
Penetration testing is testing a computer system, network, or Web application to find vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit. The point is to test for weaknesses and identify potential vulnerabilities that a malicious user could take advantage of to do harm. Penetration testing is not a one-and-done activity. Instead, it is a process that an organization must undertake regularly. The frequency of the tests depends on risk assessments and the company’s organizational structure.

SmartSource® is a Managed Security Services Provider. We are a proactive RMM/Remote Monitoring and Management partner providing asset discovery, IT automation, endpoint and patch management, and more.

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5 Must-Have Staffing Software Features https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/06/14/5-must-have-staffing-software-features/ https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/06/14/5-must-have-staffing-software-features/#respond Tue, 14 Jun 2022 08:00:10 +0000 https://asamarketplace.net/?p=10202 Recruiting software automates many aspects of the job search process, making it easier for staffing firms to manage their operations. It also has tools for keeping track of and managing candidates. 

 

Here are five of the most important staffing software features for running an effective and efficient staffing agency:


Recruitment Management

Recruitment management software has become an essential part of any company’s recruiting strategy. This type of software enables recruiters to track applications, screen resumes, interview candidates, and make offers. With hundreds of applicants, employees and clients, your Recruiters need a tool to keep all of this data straight.  With so many moving parts, being organized is critical. Pen and paper aren’t going to cut it anymore. You want to know when you look at an employee’s record, every work assignment they have completed and how they performed on each job. You will also want to be fully aware of which clients you have submitted which candidates for review and which clients have rejected them.

Candidate Tracking

One of the most common uses of recruitment software is tracking applicants. It helps recruiters keep track of who applied for jobs, what positions they were applying for, how many times they applied, and whether they received an offer. Keep track of candidates within each employee screen and also track each job order with candidates who your recruiters have sent for consideration.

You don’t want to forget who has interviewed with your client or who your client has rejected, either. Electronically tracking this data is the most effective way to look at everyone who has been sent to your client to work or to be considered and reviewed for placement. Recruiters cannot afford to look like they don’t know what they’re doing, and this can easily happen if you send the same job candidate to a client twice.

Job Postings

Recruitment software also makes it easy to post job openings. This feature lets recruiters easily share job listings with potential candidates. They can even set up automatic notifications when new applications come in.

Job posting software is flexible, allowing a high degree of both automation and customization, reducing your overall time-to-hire. You can customize the process to suit the needs of each client or each role. These customizable job posting solutions will get your jobs in front of a higher volume of qualified candidates while boosting efficiency and allowing you to identify the strongest candidates, faster.

Applicant Tracking

One of the most common uses of applicant tracking systems (ATS) is to manage hiring processes. An applicant tracking system affects just about every step of the recruitment process. That’s probably why they’re so widely used in the world of staffing and recruitment – 75 percent of recruiters use an ATS. But an ATS isn’t just software for staffing agencies. Other types of businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, use this kind of technology as well.

At the beginning of the process, the ATS helps with candidate sourcing by posting jobs automatically and providing an automatic upload of candidate information into a central database. From there, it helps with pre-screening and screening, including keyword parsing of resumes and cover letters, automated outreach and scheduling of interviews, and managing online tests, video interviews, and more.

An ATS can perform a mix of tasks: some extend offer letters, collect signed documentation, assign onboarding materials, track completion of compliance documentation, and more. In short, it manages the end-to-end recruitment process for every candidate that applies.

Time and Attendance Management

The phrase “time is money” isn’t just a cliche. As a staffing firm with a steady influx of new employees, you’re surely aware that the time you spend training and then tracking numerous locations and assignments is costing you money.

Imagine if you were freed from training employees on simple, repetitive tasks—like signing in and out of the punch clock. And what if you could automate the manual (and error-prone) process to easily track and assign individuals to various sites and jobs? Imagine how much more productive you could be and how much more time you could spend on high-value activities with clients and other employees.

You want intelligent software that automates and self-guides manual tasks. Timerack’s intelligent punch-clock kiosk (called IntellipunchTM) is designed to simplify employee training for time-tracking tasks using automation and a self-guided approach today’s users prefer. For example, Intellipunch guides the user, step by step, on how to easily clock in and clock out using a PIN that you provide.

Managing your employees’ attendance can be just as daunting and critical as managing their time submittal and payment. Geofencing helps ensure your employees are onsite. It is challenging as a staffing agency to try to track the location and activities of your large pool of employees. The Intelligent Assignment feature in Timerack lets you track various employees and their activities wherever they are at the physical job site. The software uses “geofencing” to let you easily and accurately locate individuals onsite during their workday.

These 5 software features are typically needed in most staffing companies. However, your staffing business isn’t like anyone else’s. That’s why your staffing software should be customized to the unique needs and preferences of your business. COATS Staffing and Recruiting Software gives you the flexibility to automate and customize your programs so that they fit seamlessly into your workflows today and evolve with you as your business grows. Call us for a demo or more information.

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COATS Staffing Software is your fully integrated software solution; combine all your staffing front- and back-office needs into one interface. It is a comprehensive – and secure – system to manage employees, client sales, job orders, payroll, accounting and banking, and general ledger. Everything you handle is right here: ACA Tracking; Resume Parsing; Online Apps; Electronic Onboarding; Job Ads; Portals, and more. And, most of all, we have expert customer service and staffing knowledge to help your staff be as efficient as possible. We provide hands-on training and are always available to offer immediate responses to your technical questions – answering all calls personally. Our software is designed by staffing professionals for staffing professionals. With COATS, you will enhance your customer service, amplify productivity, invoice clients quicker, pay employees faster, and more. Call 1-800-888-5894 or visit coatssql.com to find out all the ways COATS can help your business.

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What’s Your Mobile Strategy for Talent? Can Your Current Software Partner Deliver It? https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/05/26/whats-your-mobile-strategy-for-talent-can-your-current-software-partner-deliver-it/ https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/05/26/whats-your-mobile-strategy-for-talent-can-your-current-software-partner-deliver-it/#respond Thu, 26 May 2022 16:48:25 +0000 https://asamarketplace.net/?p=10162 The Future of Staffing is Mobile

The math is compelling. Talent is scarce and workers have new options for temporary income besides the traditional staffing agency. Gig work, temporary staffing platforms, and traditional staffing may have different business models but they all fish from the same pond for scarce labor. Mobile technology has driven explosive growth for Gig work, and traditional staffing agencies need to leverage the same technology to stay competitive. 

We already use smart phones to manage our finances, purchase travel, track our health, and stay in touch with our 500 best friends. Over 95% of working age Americans own their own mobile phones. Why not use mobile talent platforms to staff a worksite, schedule workers, track hours, and get people paid? Why can’t applying for temporary work be as simple and convenient as ordering a TV from Amazon?  

Imagine what would happen to your staffing business if your biggest competitor deployed a mobile talent platform that allowed candidates to quickly find and self-select for the best temporary work opportunities that fit their skills and schedules. Those candidates wouldn’t have to navigate to a website or wait for a recruiter’s phone call. They could also track their time, review their pay, and even receive same day pay all from the convenience of their phone. If you were the job candidate, why would you even bother with another staffing agency?  

“Utilizing the mobile talent app, we were able to re-engage with talent already existing in our database, reaching 45% more candidates than we were with traditional recruiting methods.”
Leisa Stallard
Director of Operations, The Reserves Network

Mobile Talent Platforms are Available Today

Mobile talent solutions for staffing are not science fiction. They are available today and they are delivering extraordinary business results for the staffing agencies who use them. Imagine cutting your time to fill by a third, tripling the number of candidates who return for a second assignment, or boosting gross margins by 30%.   

If your software vendor hasn’t already rolled out a competitive, credible mobile talent solution, there is a very good chance they won’t. It takes focused leadership, financial strength, and deep expertise to develop and deploy a credible mobile talent application at scale. The staffing industry moves quickly, and many staffing software providers already have obsolete technology. 

Avionté Staffing Software now offers its 24/7 mobile talent platform, powered by WorkN, with a seamless integration into BOLD, the premier integrated end-to-end staffing software solution. Want to learn more? Click below to arrange a demo. 

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Haley Marketing Names Mandy Wittschen Director of Talent and Training https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/05/24/haley-marketing-names-mandy-wittschen-director-of-talent-and-training/ https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/05/24/haley-marketing-names-mandy-wittschen-director-of-talent-and-training/#respond Tue, 24 May 2022 13:17:10 +0000 https://asamarketplace.net/?p=10144 Haley Marketing, the leading website development, digital, and recruitment marketing firm serving the temporary staffing and executive recruiting industries, is pleased to name Mandy Wittschen Director of Talent & Training. As the organization continues to grow and evolve its solutions, Wittschen will improve talent management across all areas of the company, while continually pursuing the firm’s mission to make world-class marketing easy and affordable.

Wittschen first joined Haley Marketing more than 25 years ago as their first employee. Drawing on her psychology degree and experience in marketing research and staffing recruiting, Wittschen gradually expanded and elevated her role over the years, building a formidable internal team of content and copywriting experts, recruiting and training hundreds of freelance writers, heading public relations and thought-leadership initiatives for the firm’s internal marketing team, and more. Now, Wittschen will apply decades of strategic marketing, copywriting and remote work experience, a passion for process and shareworthy service, and deep staffing industry knowledge to succeed in her new role.

As Haley Marketing’s Director of Talent & Training and a member of the firm’s leadership team, Wittschen will spearhead diverse talent acquisition, training and skill-development initiatives to keep their team at the leading edge of marketing and marketing technology as the firm continues its upward trajectory. “Having spent most of my career with Haley Marketing, I’ve been a part of our firm’s progression from a small two-person startup to an international team of more than 60. We’re in an exciting growth phase right now, and as staffing and marketing continue to evolve, I consider it a privilege to support that growth by providing the people, training and skill development we need to achieve our goals,” said Wittschen. “I’m thankful to work with a team of tremendously talented – and nice – people, and I’m looking forward to taking this next step in my career.”

According to Co-CEO David Searns, “We are thrilled to have Mandy stepping up into this new role. She’s been an exceptional leader on our team for years, and she is amazingly well-suited to oversee this critical function that will impact our recruiting, training, and service delivery. Having Mandy on our leadership team makes our organization stronger and better prepared to support our clients during this transformational period in the staffing industry.”

About Haley Marketing Group
Haley Marketing provides website development, recruitment marketing, content and social media marketing, and strategy consulting to the staffing industry. The company provides services to more than 1,400 staffing and recruiting firms throughout the world.

Haley Marketing’s mission is to make world-class marketing easy and affordable, and the firm’s clients range from solo recruiters to larger staffing and recruiting organizations with regional, national and international offices.

Haley Marketing’s services include:

  • Staffing Websites
  • Digital Marketing
  • Branded Content
  • Recruitment Marketing
  • Marketing Technology

For more information, contact Haley Marketing at 1.888.696.2900.

Member

PO Box 410 Williamsville, NY 14231-0410 • Tel: (888) 696-2900

Haley Marketing provides website development, email and content marketing, social media marketing and strategy consulting to the staffing industry. The company provides services to more than 1,000 staffing and recruiting firms throughout the world. Haley Marketing’s mission is to make great marketing more affordable. Our clients range from solo recruiters to larger staffing and recruiting organizations with regional, national and international offices. Our services include: Website Design Blog Writing and Social Media Email and Content Marketing Search Engine Marketing (SEO & PPC) Direct Mail Campaigns Reputation Management Corporate Identity & Creative Marketing Strategy Call us today at 1.888.696.2900 Want marketing ideas? You’ll find more than 50 on-demand webinars, dozens of eBooks, in-depth how-to articles, hundreds of blog posts packed with practical advice for today's staffing and recruiting professionals, and much more on our website. Sign up for the Idea Club for all of our freebies.

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Need More, or Actually Better Clients for Your Staffing Agency? https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/05/16/need-more-or-actually-better-clients-for-your-staffing-agency/ https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/05/16/need-more-or-actually-better-clients-for-your-staffing-agency/#respond Mon, 16 May 2022 20:22:21 +0000 https://asamarketplace.net/?p=10141 Having been in the staffing industry for more than 35 years, I came to understand that sales and prospecting for new clients never stops. You can never have too many clients, but you can have the wrong clients.

You know, those are the clients with the lowest margin and the highest level of service required. The clients that call you several times per day.  The ones who don’t understand that you do have other employees and customers to also serve on occasion. The customers who require a high level of experience in their employees, yet don’t want to pay a fair wage to your associates? 

What does a good client look like?

These are the clients you would love to replace with those who appreciate the work you do for them, understand your employee’s pay rate directly impacts the performance they will receive and know your time is as valuable as theirs.  This is one of the main reasons why staffing agencies are always prospecting for new clients. Having multiple smaller clients is typically more advantageous than serving a handful of large clients.

At Reliance Staffing & Recruiting, we were always looking at new and different ways to market our staffing agency.  We developed a new logo, updated our website, created more than one brochure and marketing flyers, worked on social media, left business cards with goodies and created follow-up campaigns.  Email marketing was always a part of selling and remains so today.

It’s not an easy world to sell in right now

Today, what grabs my attention the most is the shortest and most “to the point” emails that usually include a link directly to an example of what the writer is referencing. They grab my attention much more than the long drawn out emails with the several automated follow-ups you receive after.  What’s worse are the texts you can also get if you signed up for the 20% off coupon.

Finding good staffing customers is hard work

Timerack (the time & attendance staffing agency expert) shares, “As I’m sure you know, finding good staffing agency clients requires constant work. While there’s no set formula for achieving this, there are plenty of best practices that staffing agencies can follow which will help give them every possible advantage. From putting together the perfect personalized email outreaches to creating a well-planned social media marketing strategy, these techniques can help you attract the right types of clients.”

Templates to use now to market your Staffing Agency

I really liked Timerack’s ebook to help your staffing agency with marketing for new customers. They explore some of the best practices when it comes to attracting new clients.  Even better, they provide real examples or templates of client prospecting emails that you can actually use today. Here’s the link to receive the ebook from Timerack!

Timerack and COATS Staffing Software have partnered to bring you an all-inclusive front and back office system to handle all of your staffing agency’s daily operations. Your staffing agency has two clients, your employees and your clients. An effective staffing agency continually recruits new employees and prospects for additional customers. Ensure you partner with the right vendors to make a lasting impression on both after you’ve invested the time and money to acquire them.

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COATS Staffing Software is your fully integrated software solution; combine all your staffing front- and back-office needs into one interface. It is a comprehensive – and secure – system to manage employees, client sales, job orders, payroll, accounting and banking, and general ledger. Everything you handle is right here: ACA Tracking; Resume Parsing; Online Apps; Electronic Onboarding; Job Ads; Portals, and more. And, most of all, we have expert customer service and staffing knowledge to help your staff be as efficient as possible. We provide hands-on training and are always available to offer immediate responses to your technical questions – answering all calls personally. Our software is designed by staffing professionals for staffing professionals. With COATS, you will enhance your customer service, amplify productivity, invoice clients quicker, pay employees faster, and more. Call 1-800-888-5894 or visit coatssql.com to find out all the ways COATS can help your business.

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Haley Marketing Announces Two Key Internal Promotions to Support Company Growth https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/04/28/haley-marketing-announces-two-key-internal-promotions-to-support-company-growth/ https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/04/28/haley-marketing-announces-two-key-internal-promotions-to-support-company-growth/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2022 15:05:57 +0000 https://asamarketplace.net/?p=10110 Haley Marketing, the leading website development, content and recruitment marketing firm serving the temporary staffing and executive recruiting industries, is pleased to name Prudence Shank, Director of SEO, and Ryan Maher, Senior Marketing Consultant and Sales Team Leader. As the organization continues to grow and evolve its offerings, these professionals will ensure exceptional business results and client experiences while continually pursuing their shared mission to make world-class marketing easy and affordable.

Shank joined the firm in 2014 as a freelance copywriter, applying her extensive experience in both SEO and web copywriting to clients’ projects. A standout among her peers, Shank was recruited for a full-time, direct copywriting role in 2017, honing her skills and evolving the copywriting team’s best practices ahead of changes in the staffing industry and inbound marketing. As the firm’s client base and SEO solutions grew, Shanks’ unique mix of technical SEO and copywriting expertise made her the ideal candidate to lead the marketing firm’s growing SEO team. Now, as Haley Marketing’s Director of SEO, Shank will oversee and support the SEO team, developing and implementing strategies that ensure clients increase their search ranking while achieving their unique business objectives. “I’m excited to have a newly dedicated and growing team of experts who are passionate about helping our clients improve their rankings in Google Search,” stated Shanks. “I’ve been working in SEO in different capacities since 2014, and I’m happy to be focusing on that now with Haley Marketing.”

With a passion for the sales process and more than 25 years of sales enablement experience, Maher climbed the corporate ladder at a Fortune 100 tech firm, served as VP of Sales for a digital marketing company, and won Dale Carnegie’s Highest Award of Achievement before bringing his talents to Haley Marketing. As a Marketing Consultant with the firm, Maher has spent the last decade consulting with staffing clients and prospects on marketing strategy, and then developing clear, creative solutions to help them achieve their goals. In his new role as Senior Marketing Consultant and Sales Team Leader, Maher will continue consulting while also serving as sales manager for his team – training new marketing consultants, achieving revenue goals, and improving his consultants’ ability to understand and solve clients’ complex business challenges. “I’m excited to ‘pay it forward’ for all the mentoring and support I’ve received since I’ve joined this team,” said Maher. “As the landscape continues to evolve in complexity, we need the right communication to provide context without overwhelming our busy clients. The better we get at making it easy for them, the better the entire experience is for client and consultant alike!”

According to Co-CEO David Searns, “Ryan has been with Haley Marketing for 10 years as a Marketing Consultant. He has a real passion for sales leadership (and a lot of experience in this area prior to Haley Marketing), and we’re really excited to have him take the lead as we grow our team and capabilities with new international teammates and expanding integration of automation and other technologies into our sales processes. As for Prudence, she has been a ROCK STAR for our SEO team. We were thrilled when she stepped up and asked to join the SEO team, and we’ve been even more thrilled with the leadership she is providing and the results she and her team are driving for our clients.”

About Haley Marketing Group
Haley Marketing provides website development, recruitment marketing, content and social media marketing, and strategy consulting to the staffing industry. The company provides services to more than 1,400 staffing and recruiting firms throughout the world.

Haley Marketing’s mission is to make world-class marketing easy and affordable, and the firm’s clients range from solo recruiters to larger staffing and recruiting organizations with regional, national and international offices.

Haley Marketing’s services include:

  • Staffing Websites
  • Digital Marketing
  • Branded Content
  • Recruitment Marketing
  • Marketing Technology

For more information, contact Haley Marketing at 1.888.696.2900 or connect on social: 

Facebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Instagram

Member

PO Box 410 Williamsville, NY 14231-0410 • Tel: (888) 696-2900

Haley Marketing provides website development, email and content marketing, social media marketing and strategy consulting to the staffing industry. The company provides services to more than 1,000 staffing and recruiting firms throughout the world. Haley Marketing’s mission is to make great marketing more affordable. Our clients range from solo recruiters to larger staffing and recruiting organizations with regional, national and international offices. Our services include: Website Design Blog Writing and Social Media Email and Content Marketing Search Engine Marketing (SEO & PPC) Direct Mail Campaigns Reputation Management Corporate Identity & Creative Marketing Strategy Call us today at 1.888.696.2900 Want marketing ideas? You’ll find more than 50 on-demand webinars, dozens of eBooks, in-depth how-to articles, hundreds of blog posts packed with practical advice for today's staffing and recruiting professionals, and much more on our website. Sign up for the Idea Club for all of our freebies.

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11 Tax Updates in 2022 to Know About NOW https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/04/14/11-tax-updates-in-2022-to-know-about-now/ https://asamarketplace.net/news-releases/2022/04/14/11-tax-updates-in-2022-to-know-about-now/#respond Thu, 14 Apr 2022 05:24:20 +0000 https://asamarketplace.net/?p=10101 Standard deductions amounts were increased for this year due to inflation.  If you’re married, the deduction is $25,900 with an added $1400 for each spouse over the age of 65.  If you’re single, you can claim $12,950 while the head of household’s standard deduction is $19,400 with $1750 additional if you are over 65 years old.

 

Regarding stimulus checks, some were eligible for a 3rd round but didn’t receive payment or didn’t get the full amount and relief was available in a 2021 recovery rebate credit.  And if you like to make regular donations throughout the year, take note that charitable cash contributions of $600 expired at the end of 2021 that were claimed by those who used this standard deduction on their taxes.

 

In 2022, it’s interesting to note that if you like using PayPal and Venmo, you will start receiving Form 1099-K when you pay over $600/year for goods or services and prior this amount was 20K with more than 200 transactions, a vast difference.  The good news is it doesn’t apply to payments for family and friends.

 

Retired or saving to retire?  Required minimum distributions will be less in 2022 than prior and for those still saving for retirement, amounts are higher. For example, the maximum 401K contribution is $20,500 and if you were born before 1973 you can still add $6500 as a “catch-up.”  IRA’s remain at $6000 with $1K catch up over 50 years old.

Parking and transportation benefits that employers can help their employees with include an employer-provided tax-free parking at $280 per month. The 2022 exclusion for mass transit passes and commuter vans is also $280.

An increase of $4200 in 2022 can be found for the social security annual wage base of $147,000.  The social security tax rate on both employers and employees remains at 6.2% and both workers and employers continue to pay 1.45% medicare tax on all wages.  For employees only, .9% medicare surtax in 2022 for income over $200K for singles and $250K for couples will be paid.

In 2022, an increase of 2.5 cents for the standard business mileage rose to 58.5 cents per mile.  Medical and military driving is 18 cents and charitable driving remained at 14 cents per mile.

 

For many more tax updates for 2022, visit this article by Kiplinger regarding tax changes and key amounts.  If you would like to ensure your staffing firm tracks all income, tax, worker’s compensation and unemployment data needed for your firm to operate seamlessly, visit COATS Staffing Software.

Member

303 Lynnhaven Pkwy Ste 200 Virginia Beach, VA 23452-7400 • Tel: (757) 499-7652

COATS Staffing Software is your fully integrated software solution; combine all your staffing front- and back-office needs into one interface. It is a comprehensive – and secure – system to manage employees, client sales, job orders, payroll, accounting and banking, and general ledger. Everything you handle is right here: ACA Tracking; Resume Parsing; Online Apps; Electronic Onboarding; Job Ads; Portals, and more. And, most of all, we have expert customer service and staffing knowledge to help your staff be as efficient as possible. We provide hands-on training and are always available to offer immediate responses to your technical questions – answering all calls personally. Our software is designed by staffing professionals for staffing professionals. With COATS, you will enhance your customer service, amplify productivity, invoice clients quicker, pay employees faster, and more. Call 1-800-888-5894 or visit coatssql.com to find out all the ways COATS can help your business.

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