Category Archives: Planning

Change is a Journey, Not a Destination

The 10-Step Journey for Change Success Prior to about 15 years ago – before the introduction of Mapquest, Garmin, Google Maps, and GPS – whenever I was embarking on a trip via car, the document that served as my trusted travel navigator and companion was the AAA TripTik. I used to LOVE going to our […]

“Too Small” for Tech Strategy? There’s No Such Thing!

Technology enables today’s staffing firms to survive and thrive Are the days of starting a staffing firm with one person, one phone number, and one email address over? No. Can that one firm compete? Also, no—unless it has a robust technology stack. That’s because: In previous blog posts, we discussed the huge number of third-party […]

How to Prepare for and Navigate a Recession

Careful planning can help your organization not just survive, but thrive The next economic recession isn’t a matter of “if.” It’s a matter of “when.” Multiple indicators support many economists’ predictions that a 2023 recession is nearly certain: Inflation is running at 40-year highs. Although the third quarter of 2022 is estimated to show a […]

Prudent Planning for Software Success: Maximizing ROI in Post Implementation

Part Three of a Three Part Series Our previous blog posts covered new software system pre-implementation steps and avoiding the “productivity dip” that implementation can cause. Now that your system is up and running, let’s cover ways to maximize the return on your investment in it. These tips can help continue to drive your team’s […]

Prudent Planning for Software Success: Avoiding the Productivity Dip

Part Two of a Three Part Series Our previous blog post covered new software pre-implementation steps. Now, let’s address one reason why staffing firms delay replacing outdated software: Fear of a “productivity dip.” What’s a Productivity Dip? A productivity dip is when a new software system causes users to take more time to complete typical […]

Prudent Planning for Software Success: Pre-Implementation

Part One of a Three Part Series Choosing new software for your business is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Deciding how to ensure that your software’s implementation is successful—and how to help users quickly adapt to the change—are just as important. Planning for success starts prior to the implementation kick-off call. Ask […]

Leveraging Your CRM Capabilities

Are you getting the most out of your CRM configuration? There are two types of staffing customers: those using an ATS that has CRM capabilities available and enabled and those leveraging a separate CRM for managing prospects and pipeline. Here, we’ll discuss challenges inherent in both situations—and how to solve them. 1. Your ATS Has […]

How to Achieve High Quality Data for your Staffing and Recruiting Firm

You can’t have a quality operation without quality data The more confidence you have in the data that guides your business decisions, the faster you can make good business decisions. Most managers appreciate performance data … but few have confidence in the numbers. If you have data quality issues, achieving data-driven management can seem unattainable. […]

Transform your Training Videos

Tips and tools for creating captivating content In the past, training video production was the exclusive domain of a dedicated training department. It required skilled professionals and specialized equipment—plus considerable time and expense. Even with all that, the final product often was a lengthy, tedious viewing experience. Today, almost anyone can make an engaging training […]