Staffing Software Purchases Could Increase

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Although a new survey found that most small and medium businesses are holding onto their servers and laptops longer, many are planning to make significant investments in new hardware and software, which could include staffing software, during the next six months.

Spiceworks, Inc. recently revealed its Q3 survey of more than 1,000 IT professionals, which was designed to investigate current technology purchasing, usage and software trends.

Many companies are planning to make new purchases and new hires despite the fact that 39 percent of companies cut budgets from 2008 to this year, with an average cut of 22 percent. About 31 percent of companies kept budgets the same and 30 percent increased budgets by 27 percent.

ATS Benefits Retail Stores

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Many retail stores can benefit from using applicant tracking systems (Click here).

Rite Aid is just one example of a retail store that can tout the success it encountered after implementing an ATS. The drugstore lists between 400 and 500 job openings at any given time. In the past, Rite Aid’s applicant tracking process involved manual data entry and paper pushing and talent managers struggling to keep up with about 100,000 candidates each year.

After Ride Aid acquired the Brooks and Eckerd pharmacy chains, it became more concerned with the process. The acquisition increased the number of Rite Aid locations from 3,300 to more than 5,000.

Staffing Software Benefits Manufacturing Companies

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Staffing software and other workforce management solutions have helped make shrinking employee staffs more efficient amid the current recession.

The manufacturing industry is one that has been dramatically effected by the current state of the economy. The industry has seen a drastic decrease in production and a large increase in the need to layoff more employees than usual.

One way manufacturing companies are getting around the problem of having a much smaller workforce is by using some form of staffing software. This type of software helps companies maximize the productivity of the employees that do remain.

Recruiting Software Could Help Suffering Industry

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With the economic recession negatively impacting the recruiting and staffing industry, could implementing recruiting software help your company?

Sendouts recently released the results of its 2009 Recruiter Economic Survey, which found that the economy is not helping the industry. Respondents were asked questions that compared their current numbers to what they were before the current economic recession.

Prior to the downturn, only 6 percent of respondents handled between one and three job orders at a time, but since the downturn began, that number has increased to 44 percent. The number of respondents handling larger volumes of job orders also has been affected, with 24 percent handling 10 or more job postings at the same time prior to the recession and only 5 percent currently falling into that category.

Recruitment Software Basics

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If you’re looking into implementing recruitment software for your company, you’re probably wondering where to start. Click here to learn more.

According to an article by Streetdirectory.com, software packages usually come in three types: front office candidate and client and vacancy matching software, back office payroll and invoicing software, and all-in-one software. The last combines the functions of the first two.

Front office software also can be known as recruitment database software, candidate and job matching software or executive search software. However, the function of these different types of software is basically the same.