Staffing Software Definition

Note: Staffing software is interchangeable with the term Recruitment Software. See the Recruiting Software entry here.

What is staffing software?

Staffing software is a broad umbrella category that includes all the technology staffing and recruiting professionals use to run their business. The most commonly used staffing software is an applicant tracking system, a tool for managing the entire recruitment lifecycle. The ATS is traditionally the centerpiece of recruiting activity, and will integrate with other more specialized software.

Other common staffing software solutions include: 

  • Onboarding 
  • Recruiting automation
  • VMS integration
  • Invoicing
  • Time and Expense
  • Reporting
  • Messaging

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Frequently Asked Questions

What staffing software do I need?

It depends on the goals and challenges of your specific business. Regardless of your firm’s specific needs, an ATS/CRM is a safe bet; it’s the core of any staffing  firm’s operations. Seven out of eight recruiters say an ATS is integral to their ability to find and place candidates. 

Additionally, a good ATS will integrate with any other solutions you use to run your business, now or in the future. 

As for other solutions, it helps to identify your businesses top priorities. Here are some common priorities:

Candidate Sourcing: A report of 2,100 staffing professionals found that candidate acquisition is the top priority for 2021 and candidate sourcing is the biggest recruiting lifecycle challenge. If this sounds like you, you might want to consider recruiting automation to streamline workflows, job board solutions,  and of course, your core ATS.

Managing Payroll and Billing: Inaccurate paychecks or invoices are the fastest way to lose a client. We know how important reputation is for sustaining a healthy, long-term staffing business, and your ability to quickly and accurately process time for pay/bill is what lays the foundation for lasting, positive business relationships. Pay and Bill solutions help with that.

Reporting/Analytics: Reporting solutions enable you to discover new insights across your key accounts, so you can make smarter business decisions and business investments. 

Everything else: Our marketplace has a list of common staffing goals and solutions for solving them. Check them out here.

Further Resources:

Staffing 101: What are the Qualities of the Best Recruiting Software?
The staffing industry is in the middle of a technological revolution. This is a good thing—80% of recruitment professionals say the digital transformation of the industry will help their staffing firm—because you now have more options than ever to become more effective and productive.
Getting Schooled in Buying Staffing and Recruiting Software
It feels good to be a complete beginner again. By good, I mean scary, exciting, frustrating, and humbling. But overall, I love a challenge and learning new things, so it’s been a positive experience to move into a new role at Bullhorn and dig deeper into the technology side of this industry.
What is Staffing Software?
Staffing Software is an essential tool for your firm. It allows you to build and maintain relationships with large pools of candidates and effectively manage the entire recruitment process. By utilizing staffing software, your firm can eliminate manual data input and save essential time while still engaging with candidates. The leading systems, however, take a step further in that they automatically capture interactions, email conversations, store it, and organize your data. With an integrated software, automation replaces your fingertips, saving you valuable time.

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