Cost Control Became the Motivator for VMS in 2009

Staffing Talk

In fact, throughout the recession of 2009, our client deployments of VMS brought an increased emphasis on extended cost control as companies are placing increased scrutiny around the process of vendor selection, and trending certainly suggests an increase in business process outsourcing.

Finances Worse than During Recession of 2009

Recruiting Blogs

Well, if you’ve been feeling like that, then you won’t be surprised to hear that according to a consumer analysis carried out by financial services company Simple Payday , it was revealed that our household finances are worse than they were during the height of the recession, in early 2009.

Five Biggest Changes for Staffing VMS in 2009

Staffing Talk

This is an excerpt from a whitepaper that Matt Charney and I are writing on the five biggest changes in staffing vendor management for the year 2009: VMS 2.0: The Continued Importance of Social Media Bad news. Twitter, Facebook, and the myriad other social networks that have sprung up over the past few years aren’t going away. The good news? VMS stands uniquely positioned to capitalize on this trend, and the best firms are already beginning to integrate Web 2.0

Top Staffing News for the Week of June 8, 2009

Staffing Talk

It’s the NBA finals so why not check out the Steve Nash videos on employment branding. Jim Lanzalatto writes in Workforce Management that staffing suppliers are in a brutal stretch over the next year but some are making gutsy bets: “Forward-thinking C-level decision-makers are picking their spots to expand their businesses, making gutsy, strategic decisions in what they think are growth markets, hoping to offset weaknesses elsewhere in their firms. And they’re not guessing.

The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System

Since Newton was formed in 2009, we have run the business with. Built By Recruiters for Employers The Complete Guide to Buying an Applicant Tracking System Newton Software, Inc. © | 415-593-1189 | sales@newtonsoftware.com What is an ATS? Why do you need an ATS?

Big-Time Tempworks Contributor

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Prominent Newsletter Coverage Hassan also got some prominent coverage in the Tempworks June 2009 Newsletter : What are the contributing factors to his happiness and success at TempWorks?

Andy Headworth – Social Media Recruitment Book Launch

Web Based Recruitment

For those of you who remember that far back I ran Europe’s first ever Social Media in Recruitment Conference back in July 2009 and Andy kindly spoke at two out of the five Social Media Recruitment Conferences that I ran. Video Marketing & Social Media Advertising For Recruiters.

Rebuttal to My Competitor’s Post on Healthcare

Staffing Talk

My competitor Jason Lander keeps a great blog on staffing and VMS, but his recent post on healthcare in Canada didn’t sit right with me, particularly comments to the effect that private market forces (like profit-seeking businesses) detrimentally impact healthcare delivery in the USA.

Career Builder Soon to Have Monster Problems

Staffing Talk

I’ve been using Careeer Builder on and off over the last few years to search for candidates. My usual process is to enter my skill criteria “Microsoft SQL Programmer and Accounting”, and out it spits a list of candidates. Beaucoup candidates. Too many, and that’s been the problem.

Gas or SAAS? The Reality Behind Salesforce.Com’s Cloud Computing

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reply Trevor Miles - March 23rd, 2009 at 7:02 pm PDT While I can see this as a cost advantage to SFDC, I am struggling to see how this translates into a cost advantage for people using force.com.

One Safe Prediction for 2010: The Death of Vendor Press Releases

Staffing Talk

You can always ride on one safe prediction: forecasting something that already happened. That’s the case with vendor press releases. You know what those are, right?

The Race Is On for Enterprise Social Media Integration

Staffing Talk

The race is on. The social media revolution has happened and no stone is being left unturned. Not for Pepsi. Not for Tiger. And not for enterprise software companies either.

How a No-Armed Man Once Saved My Life

Staffing Talk

[with the biggest blizzard of the century supposedly about to hit Minnesota, i pulled out this story of mine as a warning to any who dare defy mother nature] Assumptions can cost you dearly. One I made once almost cost me my life.

Instaff Surges as Recovery Takes Hold

Staffing Talk

Tempworks client and text-messaging partner Instaff is surging as the recovery takes hold. The Memphis Business Journal interview of Instaff CEO Beth Garvey revealed that it recently received orders totaling more than $5 million for 585 temporary positions at five companies.

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Why Recruiters Need to Brand Themselves

Staffing Talk

With all the talk of employment branding you’d think that most recruiters would have long since figured out how to brand themselves, but it ain’t so. The shoemakers children once again go barefoot. In this clip I encourage recruiters to take their personal brand seriously and seize the day.

The TempWorks Payroll Funding Team Does St. Paul

Staffing Talk

I can’t say enough good things about the TempWorks payroll funding team. Efficient. Caring. Intelligent. Empathetic. Patient. Capable of taking on stressful projects and completing them on time and with a smile.

Temp Nursing Industry Attacked Again in Media

Staffing Talk

Last week I wrote about a flawed article in the LATimes that sought to discredit the temp nursing industry, and this week a public radio station in Southern California took the story further.

Smoking Still Trumps Twitter for Inter-departmental Communications

Staffing Talk

TempWorks employees out enjoying a break in the middle of a post-blizzard wind-storm. They say that the only people that know what happens in other departments are the smokers. There’s still truth to that

Environmental Whacko Embraces Mean-Business: Live Demo of Tempworks Paperless Employment

Staffing Talk

Employers can eliminate on-boarding paperwork with TempWorks paperless solutions. TempWorks developer Brandon Johnson demonstrates how an employment candidate could submit W4 and other paperwork

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The Fallacy of Social Media

Staffing Talk

It's a fallacy that social media replaces the ATS or for that matter job boards. Email didn't replace the fax, the fax didn't replace the letter, the letter didn't replace the personal visit etc ad nauseum. Things evolve. New, thriving job boards emerge in niche spaces on a regular basis.

Analyst Continues Hold Position on Monster (MWW)

Staffing Talk

Investment banking house Stifel Nicolaus maintained its hold rating on Monster.com (ticker MWW ) , discounting any benefit MWW may have gained from an improved job economy worldwide.

The Onion: Temp Worker Hides Fun Life from Perm Co-Workers

Staffing Talk

[link] The Onion succeeds with this humoristic piece because it’s as believable as it is ludicrous

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Los Angeles Times Posts Flawed Article Attacking Temp Nursing Firms

Staffing Talk

Where to begin? Let’s start with the title. The headline “A Times Investigation” is incorrect. It was not a Times investigation. It was done by a Charles Ornstein, a member of “citizen journalism” group propublica.org , a site that “shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong” (cough).

Microsoft Showcases TempWorks as Model.Net/WPF Software

Staffing Talk

Congratulations to my guys for working closely with Microsoft on design principles that among other things netted us a #1 position on Microsoft’s.Net showcasing site

Barbarian’s at the Gate

Staffing Talk

Once upon a time some brash young programmers changed a lot of things at TempWorks. And they created a video to tell about it

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Interviews with Tempworks Green Employment Developers

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Video Demonstration of Paperless Employment Forms

Staffing Talk

Brandon Johnson, Product Manager of TempWorks DocCenter, gives a quick walk through of a job candidate filling out requisite paperwork online. Check out our recent press release for more information. Special thanks to Drew Bommett of TempWorks for conducting the interview

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Video Clip of TempWorks Staff in the Midst of a Cutover

Staffing Talk

I caught Jathan Moline and Alisha Arnold in the midst of a big cutover going on at Tempworks this weekend

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How an Impromptu Promotional Clip on Time Clocks Went Viral

Staffing Talk

Ok maybe not LonelyGirl15 viral, but for a slapped-together, boss-walking-around-the-office-with-camera doing blatant self-promotion video, hitting the 1k view mark is pretty cool. At first I just stuck it on my blog. Then our newsletter editor picked it up as a sound-bite for the month.

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Pay-Per-Click Still the Crowned Prince of Inbound Marketing

Staffing Talk

Say what you want about social media and organic search results, pay-per-click is still the crowned prince of lead generation. I’m reposting this clip I did on search engine guru Clint Danks of Thinksem , a consultancy that handles our pay-per-click advertising with Google and others.

How to Lose a Star Performer In 10 Days

Staffing Talk

This is a repost of my Dad's story about how he built that company up a New York based technical services company and ended up leaving it for Manpower in 1966: Take This Job and Shove It The company was doing about $2.5 million in sales when I joined [in the early 1960s].

Unemployment by Metro Area?

Staffing Talk

Popular finance blogger Paul Kedrosky posted this graph of unemployment rates across 50 metro areas but he doesn’t give a source for the data and a lot of it seems suspect.

What Does Green Employment Mean Today?

Staffing Talk

I’m not a big fan of IBM’s advertising, especially the annoyingly repetitiveads they tend to run during those really big games. But their series on green initiatives and how they tied the environmental notion of green to the bottom-line green, that I did like. Trying to do the same here

A Summary of the TempWorks Venture Offering

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A Comparison of Twitter Clients for Recruiting and Sales Professionals

Staffing Talk

The TempWorks Twitter client stands out from others by its tight integration with an enterprise crm database, but we’re still far short of the leaders when it comes to features. Here’s my take on our competition.

How to Avoid the Pothole of Sanctimony on Integrity Street

Staffing Talk

I don’t know Jason Averbrook, a noted HR technology consultant, and have no reason to doubt, as he wrote recently , that his company, Knowledge Infusion, “has always stood behind its ethics and approach to helping organizations choose the right technology for their organization.”

Monster Aggressively Moves Into Social Media

Staffing Talk

Staffing Talk readers know I don’t have much use for Monster. If it’s not their 4171 page online application, then it’s their back panel for employers that wins the worst of web 1.0 award. If you’re in the employment business, then brand your own employment process not Monster’s I say.

Cool, TempWorks Nominated as Industry Innovator

Staffing Talk

[link] The Robot, a healthcare staffing and technology blogger, writes “TempWorks - TempWorks makes great software for staffing agencies. It's not specific to healthcare so I can't say that I've used it or even seen that much of it.

Kelly Services Reports Huge Loss, Hides Expenses

Staffing Talk

A few years back a Kelly SVP gave a lecture to a group of us at a staffing industry conference. This industry needs to seriously examine itself,” I remember him saying.

Twitter Follower Counts and Other Great Exaggerations in History

Staffing Talk

In January of 1968, a squad of Vietcong guerrillas gunned down two American policeman guarding the US embassy in Saigon and blasted a hole in the outer wall, laying siege to a largely unguarded facility.