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Hi and thank you for visiting our blog on topical issues, questions and helpful suggestions surrounding the use of recruitment software. Here we look at various ideas on how technology can help you and your business perform stress free!

5 Ways to Attract Candidates to Your Recruitment Agency (2022)

Monday 4th July 2022

With the growth of the temporary recruitment market continuing to rise, now estimated to be around 1.7 million workers in April 2022 up from 1.45 million in January 2020 (• UK temporary workers 2022 | Statista). Candidate shortage is an issue that every recruitment agency is experiencing. So how can you compete? From using social media, to choosing the correct recruitment agency software, lets explore the top 5 ways to attract candidates to your recruitment agency in 2022. 1) Social media With 84% of the UK population being active on social media (according to • UK: social media usage 2021 | Statista), it's no surprise that social media is the no. 1 tool to attract candidates. Linked IN alone has over 33.6…

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Recruitment Agency Software Glossary

Thursday 19th May 2022

Finding the best recruitment agency software to streamline the recruitment process and improve your agency's workflow is important to grow your business and make your consultant's more successful. When on the search for the best recruitment software, it's important to understand a few key terms that recruitment software providers use regularly. Recruitment CRM Software - Recruitment CRM software (Client Relationship Management) is a recruitment software tool used by agencies to help manage and maintain various relationships throughout the recruitment process. For instance, it helps build a pool of appropriate, compliant candidates for potential job openings. Secondly, it gives recruitment agencies the ability to manage clients and fill their bookings. Recruitment CRM systems aid in streamlining the recruitment process and monitor…

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5 tips for recruitment agencies looking for new recruitment software

Wednesday 8th December 2021

1) Be open to change Maybe you want to stick to what you know. For years you've been using the same recruitment software and it works. Why change? As time and technology moves on, new ways of operating agencies arise and "sticking to what you know" may mean you miss new solutions that offer more benefits. New software should improve your workflow and keep you relevant in the market; therefore, change may be necessary within your agency to achieve this. 2) Invest in a good system With software, you get what you pay for. Therefore, if you're looking for a solution to run your entire business, spending a bit extra will benefit you going forward. However, make sure to do your research,…

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How to attract more candidates to fill your jobs?

Tuesday 19th October 2021
PrimePRO Software

For most recruitment agencies whether you deal with temporary or permanent recruitment the difficulty in todays' market is to find suitable candidates. Clients are now realising that they must pay more to attract workers as seen with Amazon offering joining bonuses of up to £3,000. Therefore, temporary agencies will start offering more to their workers in order to retain existing workers as well as attracting new workers. We've all seen some agencies offer 'refer a friend' introduction bonus and perhaps this will have to extend to the new worker as well so that both benefits. Clearly this is one way to attract more candidates. Either way it looks like any commodity that's in high demand and in this case human…

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PrimePRO exhibiting at Recruitment Agency Expo 2021!

Tuesday 31st August 2021

With 2020 cancelled due to the pandemic we are very excited to see Recruitment Agency Expo return once again! We are hoping that the show will be fully attended and as busy as ever with lot's of interesting speakers helping recruiters navigate through these very challenging times as well as all the industry suppliers there showcasing the best technology on the market! This event runs from the 6-7 October at the NEC in Birmingham. We really look forward to seeing you there and our stand number is G9 to the right of the entrance. Have a great show!

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PrimePAY is now HMRC Recognised!

Tuesday 28th July 2020

PrimePAY cloud based temporary recruitment payroll software has passed HMRC's recognition and testing with flying colours giving all recruitment agency users the reassurance that all the calculations for tax and NI are fully accurate with HMRC's test payroll data. PrimePAY works standalone or together with PrimePRO to offer recruitment agencies an end-to-end solution managing the entire process from candidate onboarding, booking, timesheet, payroll and invoice all in the cloud. Giving you and your staff the flexibility to operate from anywhere on any PC, laptop, MacBook or tablet as long as you have an internet connection! If you would like to know more about PrimePAY for your recruitment business please do get in touch. HMRC Recognised Payroll Software Click Here

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Recruitment Agencies working from home...

Wednesday 13th May 2020

During these very strange times you may be looking at new ways of working and using this time to consider how you can re-build your business to be more resilient and more agile. One of the reasons I built PrimePRO and PrimePAY recruitment software, was to create something for the market that would make a difference. To make your life easier and using modern cloud technology to give you an advantage. Never in a million years would I have thought we would be sat here right now in this scenario. Yet in some small way I have contributed something of great value to our customers who are able to fully operate their business from home. So if you are looking at a new…

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This is a very uncertain time for us all and we wanted to update you on how we're responding to the challenges of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Monday 6th April 2020
Adrian Kruger

Here at PrimePRO, we're working hard behind the scenes to make sure we are fully prepared for the potential effect it could have on our customers. Being in the tech sector, we are well positioned to adapt as things develop. With this in mind, we have already moved to remote working positions and are available via phone and email if required. By doing this we can continue to offer our full range of services at this difficult time. For piece of mind, our hours will remain the same (9am - 5:30pm) for calls and emails. We will continue to receive emails 24/7 and will aim to reply to them as quickly and as efficiently as possible. We thank you for your continued…

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UK Holiday Pay Changes for Recruitment Agency Workers in 2020

Thursday 6th February 2020
PrimePRO Software

The way in which holiday pay for agency workers is calculated will change this April 2020. The reference period used to calculate holiday pay has been singled out for change. The reason for this change is due to the government's commitment in making it fairer for workers operating under variable hours affecting typically those in seasonal work and zero hours contracts. Workers who take their holiday during quiet periods are at a disadvantage under the current regulations according to the government. To tackle this disadvantage The Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 comes into effect on 6 April 2020. With April fast approaching agencies should make the necessary amendments to their payroll. When WTR (Working Time Regulations…

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The cloud is the future for temp agency software.

Tuesday 12th November 2019
PrimePRO Software

Being able to access your recruitment CRM and payroll software from anywhere on any device knowing it's fully secure and backed up gives you the piece of mind that you do not need to do anything, unlike in the good old days when you had to use a tape backup device daily to back up your key data from your server. Things have changed a great deal from those times. However, servers still exist but rather than in your office they are housed in 'data centres' with vast arrays of racks in a warehouse. However not all cloud computing is the same. To maintain continuity of service, scalability and security different data centres offer different levels of contingency and investment…

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