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A Guide to Finding Temporary Workers This Holiday Season

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With Christmas two months away, companies are ramping up their holiday hiring needs. Amazon, FedEx, UPS, Target, Macy’s, Kohl’s, and USPS are among just some of the companies that are hiring thousands of seasonal workers this year. PeopleReady, a division of TrueBlue Inc.,

A Match Not Made in Heaven: The Disconnect Between Job Seekers and Companies Hiring

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This week I came across a new survey published by FlexJobs that revealed 48% of unemployed job seekers are frustrated in their job search because they are not finding the right jobs to apply to.

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Automated Business Designs Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2021

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Staffing and recruiting software provider wins distinguished company culture award. CHICAGO, Illinois–Automated Business Designs (ABD), developers of Ultra- Staff EDGE staffing and recruiting software, was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2021.

Not Your Ordinary Staffing Owner and Executive Retreat

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October 14 th – 15 th , 2021. When was the last time you experienced an owner/executive retreat that had a lasting effect on your success as a business owner or manager?

Niche Solutions vs Comprehensive Platforms

Save yourself time and money – ditch the niche.

Attending Staffing Conferences This Fall? Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

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It’s that time of year again when companies are preparing to attend all of the major fall staffing conferences! With conferences taking place in a virtual environment last year, there is even more anticipation to finally be back to in-person events this year.

The Rise of Temp Work and Flexible Jobs: The Opportunity it Brings for Staffing

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It’s hard to believe we’ve now lived almost a full year in the pandemic. Since March I’ve written articles about ways to adjust business strategy, how to adapt to the changing times, utilizing technology to stay successful, and more.

What Clients Are Thankful for in Ultra-Staff EDGE!

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On behalf of ABD, we want to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving! While the holiday may be a little different this year, we hope you can still enjoy the day with those closest to you.

Automated Business Designs & Text-Em-All Release Job Accept Integration

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Staffing industry partners release new integration that allows candidates to accept job offers right from within a text message. Automated Business Designs partnered with Text-Em-All to develop a unique Job Accept Texting Integration within Ultra- Staff EDGE staffing software.

TikTok for Recruiting? The Why’s, The Do’s, the Don’ts

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Okay, after hearing about all of the TikTok recruiting buzz, I thought it was finally time to take a deep dive into it. I am not a TikTok user (despite being a millennial), so I thought for the purpose of this blog, I must download the app! Upon login, I was immediately blasted with a video.

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Innovative HR Tech to Tackle New Compliance Challenges

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Prepare for New COVID Regulations & I-9 Reconciliation with our November 17th Webinar HR teams already juggle compliance standards for many governing bodies, but two important policy changes are creating new headaches for businesses around the country. Between the DHA requiring reconciliation of virtually-inspected I-9s and OSHA recommending organizations of 100+ collect and maintain vaccination and/or testing records, many employers are scrambling to build systems to comply with these new standards.

Automated Business Designs and Sense Bring AI and Automation to the Staffing and Recruiting Industry

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Developers of the staffing and recruiting software solution, Ultra- Staff EDGE, partner with Sense to help staffing companies transform the talent experience, increase engagement, and grow business.

Automated Business Designs Partners with Brink’s Money Paycard to Improve Payroll Processes for the Staffing Industry

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Ultra- Staff EDGE staffing and recruiting software integrates with Brink’s Money Paycard to help staffing companies streamline payroll processes.

Everything You Need to Know About Applying for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) in 2021

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You may not have heard of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) until recently. If so, you’re not alone! That’s because businesses who applied for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan in 2020, weren’t eligible to apply for the ERC. In 2021 though that has all changed.

Decreasing Candidate Drop-Off Rates Through Mobile Recruiting

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Mobile recruiting is certainly not a new concept in the staffing and recruiting industry. In the past 10 years, implementing mobile recruiting tactics has become increasingly more important for recruiting success!

Where Are the Hourly Workers? Finding Hourly Applicants in Today's Labor Market

Learn about 6 compelling insights that are contributing to the current hourly shortage, and uncover 4 actionable strategies to help you boost applicant flow up to 9x - even in today’s labor market.

7 Staffing Tips to Remember as COVID-19 Cases Rise

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It’s hard to believe a second wave of COVID-19 cases is on the rise. Just last week, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 rose by 5% in 36 states. Additionally, last week the U.S. reported an average of almost 70,000 new cases every day (October 20 th -October 27 th ).

Using Your ATS to Find Candidates During the Candidate Shortage

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As the economy gets back on its feet and more Americans become vaccinated, there has been an upsurge in job opportunities available. What employers are finding though, is that few candidates are applying.

8 Tips for Making Your Virtual Job Fair A Success

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If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the need to be creative and think outside of the box. Really this applies to everything we do now: From turning family gatherings to family zoom calls; attending in-person concerts to streaming concerts live; watching sports with fans to watching sports with digital fans; eating at packed […]. The post 8 Tips for Making Your Virtual Job Fair A Success appeared first on ABD.

Automated Business Designs Named One of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2020

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Staffing and recruiting software provider wins distinguished national company culture award. CHICAGO, Illinois– Automated Business Designs (ABD), developers of Ultra-Staff EDGE staffing software, was named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2020. This distinguished honor is the fourth consecutive year that ABD has been recognized by the National Best and […].

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: Workbright

Are you struggling with virtual onboarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM E.T. to learn more!

Should You Attend the Next Virtual Conference?

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Virtual conferences are all the rage these days. Since March, major conferences have been cancelled across the United States. Huge conferences that were never meant to be held remotely have turned virtual. You are probably receiving advertisements to attend different virtual conferences all the time now! But how do you know if it will be […]. The post Should You Attend the Next Virtual Conference? appeared first on ABD. Articles Best Practices Events business practices

Automated Business Designs Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2020

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Staffing and recruiting software provider wins distinguished company culture award for 5th consecutive year. CHICAGO, Illinois– Automated Business Designs (ABD), developers of Ultra-Staff staffing software, was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2020. This prestigious honor is the fifth consecutive year that ABD has been recognized by Chicago’s Best and […].

Naughty or Nice? Staffing Reports that Should be on Your Nice List in 2021

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It’s crazy to think that we are already at the end of 2020 and the holidays are upon us. It seems like the past 9 months have surprisingly gone fast, despite everything going on.

A Whole New Workforce: How to Keep Millennial Candidates Engaged

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Millennials otherwise known as Generation Y, have now become the largest group of professionals in the U.S. Labor Force, making up 1/3 of employees. These are individuals that were born between the years 1981 and 1996. While I was surprised to hear that millennials now have the largest population in the workforce, it does […]. The post A Whole New Workforce: How to Keep Millennial Candidates Engaged appeared first on ABD.

How To Create A 100% Virtual Onboarding Experience

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Are you struggling with virtual on-boarding? Whether you are making the switch to remote work or biding your time until you can get back to the office–you need a solution that works. Check out our webinar on Thursday, August 19th at 2 PM E.T. for more information.

How to Use Your ATS/CRM to Gain New Business in a Recession

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Learn about key searches and essentials tools to take advantage of in your ATS/CRM as you search for new business. Are we in a recession?

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Everything You Need to Know About the New Form W-4

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The 2020 Form W-4 was released in December with just weeks left in the year. As the year winds down, are you prepared to handle the new Form W-4 in 2020? If you are scrambling to figure out how this will affect you in the new year, below is a basic guide to help […].

Automated Business Designs Acclaims their 3rd National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Award

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Staffing and recruiting software provider wins distinguished national company culture award for 3rd consecutive year. CHICAGO, Illinois– Automated Business Designs (ABD), developers of Ultra-Staff staffing software, was named one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2019.

What Recruiters Should Be Doing Now to Prepare for the Future Hiring Surge

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As I write this blog article, I am beginning my 9th week of working at home, which is very rare for our company. Usually a work at home day would be warranted by one of our infamous Chicago snow blizzards. Other than that, we are used to going into the office and seeing each other […].

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Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

ABD Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2020

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Staffing and recruiting software provider wins distinguished company culture award for 5 th consecutive year. CHICAGO, Illinois– Automated Business Designs (ABD), developers of Ultra- Staff staffing software, was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2020.

New Year, New Decade, New Staffing Software: Part 2

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Part 2: Questions to not overlook, what to avoid as you narrow down your search, and how to plan for a smooth implementation. Welcome back to Part 2 of “New Year, New Decade, New Staffing Software!”

New Year, New Decade, New Staffing Software: Part 1

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Part 1: How do you begin your search? The start of a brand-new year is an exciting time for people to reflect on the year behind them and think about goals for the year ahead. Many people look at it as a fresh start! Perhaps there are new best practices you want to try, or […].

Are Your Remote Staffing Teams Out of Control?

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Managing remote teams is a new art. Most managers were caught off guard when suddenly their office was evacuated and they were forced to manage their teams remotely. Worse, team performance needed to be at its peak in order to deal with one of the worst times to manage and sell in staffing history. Dealing […]. The post Are Your Remote Staffing Teams Out of Control? appeared first on ABD.

How to Make the Hybrid Model Work for Your Team

Can you give your employees the best of both worlds? Research has shown that when executed correctly, hybrid working models can allow companies to recruit better talent, achieve innovation, and build a flexible, productive future.

Benefits of Switching to a Cloud-Based Staffing Software Solution

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We are currently living in unusual times– so unusual it feels like we are living in one big dream. These past few weeks, the nation has needed to adjust to new norms, including “social distancing,” a term most of us have never even heard of before this all started.

Why You Need an All-In-One Staffing and Recruiting Software Solution 

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Do you have a headache from toggling between multiple software solutions to manage your staffing and recruiting business? It may be time to evaluate an all-in-one solution. How many different solutions are you using to manage your ATS, CRM, payroll, job portal, and other day to day functions? If you are beginning to go crazy […]. The post Why You Need an All-In-One Staffing and Recruiting Software Solution appeared first on ABD.

Staffing Software Provider, Automated Business Designs, Wins Support Department of the Year Award

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Developers of Ultra-Staff staffing software wins Bronze in the 9th Annual Best in Biz Awards for Support Department of the Year.

Working from Home – Survival Tips from Molly

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Working from home survival tips from Molly Nessinger, Vice President of Systems Engineering at ABD. If you know me, you’ll know that I am a person that needs people — I have often referred to myself as ‘short attention span,’ as constant human interaction and distraction is needed for me to function. Although I survived […]. The post Working from Home – Survival Tips from Molly appeared first on ABD. Articles Ask ABD Best Practices business practices Working from Home

7 Compliance Challenges Companies Face When Growing Globally

Are you focusing on what’s important when it comes to global compliance? From entity setup to hiring, financial reporting to the ever-changing world of regulations, compliance plays a key role on every step of the journey toward long-term success.