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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Empower Your On-Demand Workforce: Offer Tools and Cut The Cost of Staffing

If you’re a high volume staffing company you know it’s not always easy to fill short-terms jobs. You may have thousands of candidates in your database, so efforts are wasted when you call, email, and text each one manually to find the right person for the job. Each candidate also has a different preference for how they like to communicate. And, in a world where social media dominates, the new generation would rather manage their own time and profile.

For a staffing company to retain top talent it’s essential to provide them with all the right tools. Offering a self-directed method to applicants can save time for staffing coordinators and ensure that new profile information is accurate and efficient. 

NextCrew offers cloud based solutions to help staffing companies lower their operations cost by managing their contingent workforce more efficiently. Our technology offers self-service option for employees to manage their profile and apply for jobs with a single click. They can also easily update time-sheets via web app or mobile app once they’re on the job.
Our cloud based technology provides the tools your on-demand workforce needs to help your company service your clients quickly. These include: 

  • Profile management. They can update their availability, training, certifications, contact information, and more.
  • Job Management. With one click, they can apply to jobs via text, email, website, or mobile app. The system can send notifications to candidates based on skill, location, and availability.
  •  Time-sheet management. Getting hours from candidates no longer has to be a bottleneck in the system. Your employees can update their hours directly on the mobile app.
  • Interactive SMS. For many applicants, text messaging and mobile apps are the preferred method of communication. Rather than fighting it, use it to your advantage. With our innovative interactive SMS communication platform, employees can instantly accept or decline a job request and the response is displayed in your system in real time.
  • Mobile application. Optimizing your system to smart phones is good business. 1 in every 10 users access the internet exclusively through a mobile device. This will allow more of your candidates to stay in communication and be notified about jobs.
  •  GEO Check-In. The app that will be integrated to your system also provides a GEO check-in that allows your staff to check in and out for different jobs as they go to work for you.

If you provide temporary staffing, you need to consider offering these tools to your workforce. It can only enhance your business and their overall experience.  

Contact NextCrew to learn more and get a free consultation or demo today! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Analyze Your Operations to Trim the Cost of Staffing

Staffing Agencies are responsible for a wide number of tasks that client companies want to outsource. Because of this, significant bottle necks in the process arise, which can cause productivity problems and time management issues. With the responsibilities of human resources, recruiting, operations, job management, payroll, and invoicing for multiple companies, it is easy for costs and time to add up. So how do you trim back the unnecessary costs and maximize your own profits as an agency? Here are some of the ways you can streamline with a workforce management system.

  1. Improve the database. Your database is already rich with qualified applicants. But the more time your recruiters spend on updating each candidate file the less time they will spend working on critical orders from your clients. A workforce management system hands profile management over to the candidates themselves. They can update their information as needed ensuring your database is current and useable at all times.
  2.  Maximize communication. Recruiting is often a game of numbers. To fill one job your recruiters may have to speak to dozens of potential employees before making the right selection. With the right solution, you can automate your processes for communication. You can use whatever technology is most convenience for your workforce, whether that is text, email, mobile apps, or you website. This will lead to shorter fill times and better engagement.
  3. Manage time sheets. Another process that can take up valuable time at your organization is managing the payroll of your employees on assignment. Each employee is responsible for turning in their own time, but if it isn’t at your office by your payroll deadline, your recruiters often have to stop what they’re doing and track them down. Making it easier to update online or with a mobile app can expedite the process.
  4. Integrate payroll processes. Once timesheets are obtained, the back office processes kicks in. Many companies use systems like QuickBooks or other payroll and accounting software to cut checks and process invoices. If you can integrate this system with your front office information, it can help speed up the procedure and avoid costly mistakes.
  5. Measure performance. A workforce management system also has the benefit of tracking and analyzing information that will be important to the success of your business. You can monitor the staffing margins and make projections for the future. You can track important information such as recruiting sources, client complaints, or employee recommendations.

Partnering with a workforce management software solution can help you streamline your recruiting processes. NextCrew offers customizable solutions that will be right for you, your industry, and your employees. Contact us to learn more!  

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Spice Up Your Staffing Business by Leveraging Online Staffing Trends

Online Staffing is the talk of employment. It’s a lot like watching Formula 1 car race. There are over 150 online staffing platforms entering the field, zooming past in a cloud of smoke and dust. As a staffing company you may be wondering exactly the best way to enter the race. 

But change is hard, and making change a part of your core business model may be more than a little terrifying. 

With all of the different online staffing options your instinct might be to avoid them all. On the other hand, with a little investment you can learn from these trends and create a customized solution based on your clients, services, and candidates. With your new model you can decide the level of control you can give each portal. And online staffing can work with your business regardless of the systems you use. 

NextCrew offers 4 different ways you can plug-in online staffing without making a major overhaul. 

  • Talent Explorer:  Market your talent more proactively and efficiently
Allows your clients to search and explore your available candidates, or Talent, online and simply request an interview which is then facilitated by your recruiter. Talent names are not fully displayed and you can provide the level of access to each of your clients. The profiles can be managed directly by candidates or by your agency. You can even decide which of your talent can be searchable by all or specific clients.

  • On-Demand Workforce Management: Decrease the cost of staffing and streamline your operation
You can manage talents efficiently in a fast-moving and high-transaction staffing vertical with a fully integrated scheduling system. The service offers the flexibility of specifying bill rates by client and skill set. There are privacy controls for who can see and apply to jobs, and a built in SMS and GPS check-in function. There is also timesheet approval by clients and staff, and the ability for clients to post jobs.

  • Private Talent Pool: On-demand talent access for your clients

You can empower your trusted clients to directly access your preferred crew for urgent jobs. You can decide which crew can be seen by specific clients, provide controlled access with information tracking, and integrate payroll and billing into your existing processes. This will expedite regular projects with immediate needs so your recruiters can concentrate on sourcing new talent

  • Online Staffing Marketplace:  Create an innovative online staffing solution to connect talent with service buyers directly 

This is the ultimate solution to allow potential employers to connect directly with crew members. It can be set up with PayPal or any other 3rd party payment gateway integration. You can choose to implement either a transactional or subscription fee model. Our robust platform is built with open API architecture. It is white labeled and fully customizable and a 100% cloud based solution. It also has apps for iOS and Android devices.
We understand that it isn’t easy to create a strategy to offer new services, but we are here to help and answer any of your questions. Contact NextCrew today!
If you’re planning to attend the Staffing World Expo and Convention this week, please say hello to us at booth #524. 

We are also conducting a webinar next month, so let us know if you would like to join in!  Contact or call us at (312) 219-2288. 

Webinar Dates
Industry Focus
Business Model
Nov 10th 1 PM

Light Industrial and Hospitality Staffing
On-demand workforce management 
Dec 1st at 1 PM
Healthcare staffing
On-demand workforce management with private Talent Pool

Dec 9th at 1 PM
All Industries
Talent Explorer