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Every second counts in the competitive staffing and recruiting industry. I’ve never once met a staffing pro who has time to spare on redundant data entry or system downtime.

If you’re like most staffing pros, it’s crucial to ask yourself, “How is my current staffing software boosting my firm’s performance? Have I pushed it to the limit?”

It’s very possible that many of today’s staffing and recruiting professionals either don’t know the answers or haven’t asked themselves these questions. Perhaps that’s because they believe their current software seems to be working fine or because they’re not really sure what it really means to have good staffing software in place. Whatever the case may be, you could potentially lose out on revenue, placements, or incur wasted expenses without taking a hard look at how your staffing software is really helping your firm.

What to look for (and avoid) in staffing software

The best staffing software is designed with innovative technology and features that consistently deliver real, powerful results. Yet, figuring out what staffing software is right for you and evaluating your many options can be overwhelming.

Many subpar providers still exist, so here are a few red flags to be on the lookout for:

  • Significant downtime
  • Weak industry presence
  • Limited scalability
  • Lack of innovation

Real, robust staffing solutions should be scalable and meet your firm’s needs, regardless of how big or small it is or what type of firm it is.

Here are a few areas to consider when evaluating your existing staffing software or a new provider:

Flexibility and scalability

Do you have the flexibility to add users? No matter your firm’s size, or whether you’re looking for an on-premise or hosted solution, you should be able to add users when you need to without hassle.

Grow when you’re ready

Maybe you only have a few recruiters on staff today. But that doesn’t mean your firm has to incur high costs to move your data or implement a completely new system when it comes time to grow. Migration takes time and money, plus it comes with a learning curve, so make sure the staffing software you select can grow with you when you’re ready. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) systems are scalable offer unlimited growth potential. With a Saas solution, you can quickly add users, offices, and business lines without incurring massive implementation or opportunity costs.

Size is strength

Like any other leading software vendor, leading staffing software providers that have a large customer base will minimize the risk of downtime. They’re likely to dedicate more resources to support and service any customer needs. When staffing professionals spend less time worrying about their software, they spend more time focusing on their jobs and driving revenue.

At Bullhorn, we help staffing and recruiting firms manage relationships, not data. We offer a suite of staffing and recruiting software to help you meet your firms’ needs, including ATS/CRM, Back Office, Onboarding, and VMS Integration solutions. With Bullhorn, you can automate every part of the recruitment lifecycle, from applicant tracking and business development, to back office operations and onboarding.

Our cloud-based relationship management platform is a true multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service system, which means it is always up-to-date with the latest features, requires zero software plug-ins or installations, results in 25 times less downtime than on-premise or hosted solutions, and allows companies to scale without limitation or hesitation. Additionally, Bullhorn’s 99.99% uptime ensures that the system is available when you need it.

And we’re constantly innovating. Here’s a peek at one of our latest technologies:  

Bullhorn Market Intelligence – This new tool pulls public data about companies directly into Bullhorn to help salespeople build relationship strategies. It includes powerful people maps that show you who to connect with and what their relationships are with each other.

Learn more about the benefits of the Bullhorn relationship management platform or schedule your free demo today!

Bullhorn provides cloud-based CRM solutions for relationship-driven businesses. Its automated data capture and customer insight technology helps companies win customers and keep them engaged. Today, more than 6,000 companies rely on the Bullhorn platform to help increase sales, improve service delivery, and streamline operations. Headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world, Bullhorn employs over 600 people globally. The company is founder-led and backed by Vista Equity Partners. To learn more, visit www.bullhorn.com or follow @Bullhorn on Twitter.

About the Author

Donny Payne As VP of Field Sales, Donny leads Bullhorn’s mid-market staffing sales efforts across North America.  He brings to the company a broad range of skills and experience that have helped developed customer focused, high growth, sales teams during his tenure. Donny was previously staffing industry leader building successful teams in both startup and national companies.

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