Tim Giehll's Blog (101)

Does Your Employment Agency Software Measure Up?

Maybe you don’t currently have staffing software in your office. Maybe you have a program, but it doesn’t meet all your needs. Maybe you’re just wondering, “What else is out there?”

No matter why you’re looking at staffing software, here are some features that you should be looking for:

  • Intuitive applicant tracking and resume management. In some ways, the entire program should be intuitive, but these two…
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Added by Tim Giehll on January 11, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Growing Your Staffing Agency's Social Network

Back to basics. Tools like employment agency software and mobile devices are great, but top-notch staffing still relies on word-of-mouth more than anything else. And great word-of-mouth only happens when there are a lot of mouths willing to pass on…

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Added by Tim Giehll on January 5, 2012 at 5:01pm — 4 Comments

7 Ways to Make the Holiday Season Your Top Recuiting Month

Myth: no one hires during the holidays.

Fact #1: Lots of companies fill jobs during the second half of December and the first half of January. In December, many look to spend budgeted money before a new fiscal cycle kicks in, and in January, many look to spend money that just kicked in with the new budget.

Fact #2: The staffing agency that knows this will probably have a great month.

Here are seven ways to make this holiday season great for your staffing…

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Added by Tim Giehll on December 20, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments

How to See a Shining Candidate Through a Lousy Resume

I’m not prone to feel sorry for people who don’t put together a good resume and complain about not finding a job, just like I don’t feel sorry for recruiters who complain about bad applicant tracking software but who never took the time research such a crucial purchase.

But then again, I can’t tell you the…

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Added by Tim Giehll on December 13, 2011 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

7 Ways to Grow Your Staffing Agency with Blogging

Blogging is a great tool for creating more content for your website and growing your business. Are you aware of the 7 ways to use blogging to grow your staffing agency?

In the latest Bond eEmpAct white paper, 7 Ways to Grow Your Staffing Agency with Blogging, discover how recruiters can use blogging…

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Added by Tim Giehll on September 29, 2011 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Human Capital Financial Reports - To be released October 1!

Press Release:

Workforce Expert and HR Software Executive Tim Giehll Releases New Book: Human Capital Financial Reports

Tim Giehll has written a revolutionary guide to help CEOs, the SEC, investors critical as the nation deals with ongoing workforce imbalance and growing unemployment issues.

 

View the full release here:…

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Added by Tim Giehll on September 27, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

How to See a Shining Candidate Through a Lousy Resume

I’m not prone to feel sorry for people who don’t put together a good resume and complain about not finding a job, just like I don’t feel sorry for recruiters who complain about bad applicant tracking software but who never took the time research such a crucial… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on September 19, 2011 at 1:15pm — No Comments

National Staffing Employee Week is Starting on Monday! How Will You Recognize Your Temporary Employees?

Employers across the country are urged to celebrate National Staffing Employee Week from Sept. 12–18 this year. Created by the American Staffing Association, the weeklong event honors the millions of hard working people employed by staffing firms across the nation.

National Staffing Employee Week is designed to promote awareness of the staffing industry through active community involvement, focus attention on the benefits that the industry affords its employees, and…

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Added by Tim Giehll on September 9, 2011 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Groan…Still No Jobs Improvement

I’ll say it again: no amount of government spending or even great staffing software is going to turn this unemployment situation around in the next few months.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its data for the month of August last Friday,…

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Added by Tim Giehll on September 8, 2011 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Check out the 2011 Human Capital Management Buyer’s Guide

I’ve always been impressed with the Human Capital Management Buyer’s Guide, so I submitted a success story about our recruiting software for this year’s edition. I was pleasantly surprised when the Guide’s editor accepted it.

In the article (which starts on p.60 of the Guide, by the way) I…

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Added by Tim Giehll on September 2, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

Companies Recruiting College Grads May Need to Increase Their Budgets

I was recently talking with a friend of mine whose son is starting his sophomore year in college and just changed his major to Petroleum Engineering.  When she asked her son why he chose that major he informed her that is has the highest starting salary potential of any job for college graduates.  He obviously did his research as you will see… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on September 1, 2011 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

Project Solutions vs. One-Off Transactional Sales: How to Provide More Value to Clients

Your objective in a transactional sale is to sell your product or service: “This is what I have, do you want it?” There’s nothing wrong with that, especially if you make the sale!

But if more business and a long-term relationship with clients is what you’re after, you need to think about selling solutions. Selling project solutions is a different objective, which requires a different approach: “What do you need? I’ll provide it for you.”

A relationship sale is based on your…

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Added by Tim Giehll on August 31, 2011 at 2:56pm — No Comments

The Biggest Categories of Jobs Through Staffing Agencies

Even in a sluggish economy, staffing and recruiting professionals need high-quality staffing resources. Believe it or not, there are many industries that are having trouble finding good people.  For these industries, staffing agencies are a great resource to help them find, filter and fill their open positions…

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Added by Tim Giehll on August 30, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments

The Key Questions to Ask On a Staffing Sales Call

Whether you’re calling a new prospect or an old customer, don’t make the mistake of asking the same old questions. The first (and worst!) that most people think to ask is “Are you hiring?” What if they say no? Then you’ve just effectively ended the conversation before it’s had a chance to start.

If you ask the same questions, you’ll get the same answers, and these answers won’t get you anywhere. When you’re making sales calls, adjust your mindset. Instead of seeking out orders, try to…

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Added by Tim Giehll on August 24, 2011 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

The 10 Most Difficult Jobs to Fill

It’s hard to believe that in this world of high unemployment rates, there are actually many companies having trouble filling certain positions. This might also be a good list for job seekers who are willing to consider re-training as a path to their next job. For example, here are the ten of the most difficult jobs to fill based on a Manpower survey of 40,000 employers in 39… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on August 23, 2011 at 9:56am — 5 Comments

Five Things to Look for in Applicant Tracking Software ATS

What are some of the key features every applicant tracking software (ATS)should have?

I get asked that question a lot at conferences and other events where I promote recruiting software. Here are my standard talking points.

Applicant tracking software should….

  1. Efficiently Track Applicants. It sounds obvious, I know, but software programmers can be like automobile…
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Added by Tim Giehll on August 22, 2011 at 11:14am — 7 Comments

Google+ Shocks Staffing Industry !!

When it comes to the social media platform that best complements staffing software, Facebook either wins or ties with LinkedIn. But Google+ promises to give them both a run for their money.

Google+, to be sure, has some serious work to do. Facebook has around 700 million users and LinkedIn has around 120 million. Both companies are mobile-savvy and respond quickly to the needs of their users. Both also have a lot of top-notch minds working for them and…

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Added by Tim Giehll on August 18, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Is The Economic Rebound Slowing? How Will It Impact Your Business?

Unfortunately, just as the economy was showing signs of improving, a number of factors are causing it to weaken again. Rising food and oil prices, supply chain disruptions due to the Japanese nuclear disaster and a still-horrendous housing market are all to blame. How will it impact your business? Mostly by affecting consumers.

As oil prices have climbed more than 20% this year, high gas prices are slowing the momentum of the recent economic improvements. Gas and food inflation are…

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Added by Tim Giehll on August 17, 2011 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

How Will Google+ Affect Staffing and Recruiting?

Within 2 weeks of its launch, Google+ had more than 5 million users, according to a recent article in PC World, and was the hot topic for days on technology blogs, business sites, and Facebook and Twitter feeds. That’s nowhere near the 200 million members of Twitter or 750 million of Facebook, but give it time. Like its social networking cousins, Google+ has the potential to affect business, but what effect will Google+ have on the recruiting world?

We already know the benefits…

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Added by Tim Giehll on August 15, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

July Employment Data = No Improvement Again

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its data for the month of July and the numbers were as flat as everybody expected. Oh, there was some giddiness in the press, but I read that as more a response to the poor economic (and governmental) news of late than as an honest assessment of the employment situation. Because, in fact, the employment situation has not really… Continue

Added by Tim Giehll on August 10, 2011 at 10:48am — No Comments

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