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, 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.

HR Software for Small Businesses

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You might think that HR software is only for companies with a lot of employees, but small businesses can benefit from using it as well.

HR software is often thought to be costly, and therefore companies that don’t have a lot of employees or a lot of money to spare have avoided it. However, there are a lot of benefits to keeping employee information in one, automated place, according to an article by Fresh Business Thinking.

Using HR software can help you find information quickly, such as training spend, equal opportunities compliance and directors’ reports. But perhaps most importantly, good HR software will have the capability to remind employees about important events, such as as a probation period ending, appraisals, eye tests, expiring licenses or permits, impending retirements, long service awards or even employee birthdays.

ATS Helps Companies During Recession

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Applicant tracking systems and other types of recruiting software may be able to help companies who are trying to stay afloat during the current economic recession. Click here to learn more.

If your company is on the brink of going under, or just looking for some new ways to save money, it’s important to have an HR strategy. Making sure everyone is on the same page and following the same logic will help ensure long-term success.

Recessions such as the one we’re in now can result in companies having to decide who gets laid off and who gets hired in a pinch. These can be extremely daunting decisions.