3 Reasons You’ll Need a Recruiting Platform in 2013

According to Staffing Industry Analysts, 2013 looks to be a terrific year for the staffing and recruiting business. How will you put your best foot forward with your recruiting software? Are you familiar with the newest term in recruiting process automation? It’s called the recruiting platform. A recruiting platform is a “single, integrated business solution creating a centralized platform specific to the recruiting and staffing industry.”

Staffing agencies no longer need to acquire a separate CRM to manage sales and business development. A recruiting platform includes both applicant tracking and CRM functions and capabilities. It also includes the following cloud based modules and integrated solutions for managing not just front office-but back office business processes:

  • Timesheets
  • Payroll
  • Accounting
  • Marketing to prospective clients
  • Marketing jobs to candidates
  • Managing the credentialing process
  • Conducting background checks with the click of a button
  • Track communications
  • Search social media profiles from the system

So, an integrated recruiting platform satisfies each critical business function in one single, powerful solution. Here are three reasons to get familiarized with the recruiting platform.

One Centralized Platform
Never in the history of recruiting has there been such a focus on integration and collaboration. When a staffing company synchronizes front and back office recruiting and business processes, they have an increased opportunity for integrated collaboration. What this means is that sourcing and recruiting, sales and business development, and accounting and payroll can collaborate in one centralized application or platform. This makes communicating on business transactions much more effective.

Data Mining and Analytics
Reporting on and interpreting business data is a huge topic for 2013. As we glide into the year of Big Data, making profitable sense of that data and strategizing sales, marketing and recruiting is key to being successful in a world full of 1s and 0s. No doubt that better decisions are made and better plans are created when data is used to view the entire picture.

Flex and Extend
Changes in technology, social media and ecommerce will undoubtedly affect the way we conducts business. A flexible, cloud based Recruiting Platform greatly increases the ability to adapt to changes. Expandability is the process of extending or expanding your platform to suit unique or niche business processes. If your company specializes in recruiting healthcare industry professionals or has a niche healthcare staffing business unit, integrating a timesheet module where healthcare professionals can track their hours by logging in with a username and password rather than faxing, mailing or delivering time sheets, this one integration saves a great deal of time for all involved. Also related to healthcare, managing credentials and background checks on one single platform without utilizing separate applications means less time with double waiting for verification and double data entry.

Simplify your processes on one recruiting platform to manage your entire staffing business.

 

Reena Gupta
As the CEO of TargetRecruit, Reena's focus each and everyday is to deliver the most comprehensive, easy to use and valuable cloud based recruiting tool for the staffing and recruiting industry.

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