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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!

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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Data Migration - moving from one recruitment CRM to another

Thursday 31st October 2019
PrimePRO Software

Data migration for recruitment agencies is probably one of the trickiest things to negotiate when moving from one recruitment CRM to another. The issue of how any existing attached documents and images get moved as well as data mapping fields as accurately as possible. Especially when the software can vary in terms of differing functionality. There has to be an acceptance of manual intervention, unfortunately it's not like one minute you are using recruitment software A and next minute software B, there's always a transition period. Most of our clients have done this manually to save on development cost and in the scheme of things this has worked out quite well for them since it allowed them to have a…

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Blast Off! For New Recruitment Agency Start-Ups!

Monday 21st October 2019
PrimePRO Software

There are a number of companies out there that can offer back office, payroll and funding services to help you through the admin however to save on costs and lengthy tie ups it is possible with the right recruitment software to handle this in house from the start. PrimePRO offers temp agency start up businesses the chance to have an end-to-end recruitment CRM and payroll solution with very low-cost setup fees and coupled with the pay per timesheet option to minimise on going costs. So, for a typical start-up the setup fees are £750+VAT one-off fee (including online training) and then subsequently 80p per timesheet for as many users as you like! So if you were processing 10 timesheets a…

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Temp Agencies save time on-boarding candidates!

Wednesday 16th October 2019
PrimePRO Software

Candidate registration online has been around for some time now, however when it's integrated into your recruitment CRM software the time savings are huge for your recruiters. Where the full record can be inputted by the candidate saving your recruiter's having to rekey the information. With PrimePRO onboarding a candidate is a very simple process. Candidates get sent a link via email where they register online via their own web page, but before they can input any details, they must accept your agency's GDPR policy, providing you with yet another time saver. Once they have filled in the first page of their personal details, they are taken through a wizard that prompts them to select which skill/category your agency deals with,…

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Recruitment Agency Expo Birmingham 2019 is all over!

Tuesday 8th October 2019
PrimePRO Software

PrimePRO had a great show this year, exhibiting at the NEC for the second year in a row now. This time my son Adam came with me during his gap year to help out his dad! Adam finished his A Levels in June and since then has worked at my wife's primary school as a behaviour one to one with all the challenges that brings! Like all teenagers he doesn't know quite what to do yet although he's keen to start a degree apprenticeship in business management at some point after his trip to South Africa in the New Year. For Adam coming to the show meeting and greeting strangers to talk about our temp agency software was surprisingly easy for…

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Lock The Door To Your Business!

Monday 30th September 2019
PrimePRO Software

We need to protect our business. Recruiters tend to keep business in their heads and for owners of a recruitment agency it is essential that you protect your business in case the recruiter is not able to conduct their job through a sudden event or them leaving and walking out the door with a large chunk of your business! How can technology help protect you from this? It wouldn't take much for you to pick up where they left off if your recruiters were logging calls and inputting their bookings into a recruitment CRM system. The trouble with most recruitment software on offer is that they don't work particularly well in the fast-paced environment of a temporary recruitment agency and…

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9 Days to go! For Recruitment Agency Expo Birmingham 2019!

Monday 23rd September 2019
PrimePRO Software

The countdown has begun as we are now 9 days away from the Recruitment Agency Expo Birmingham 2019! We are really excited to attend the Recruitment Agency Expo Birmingham 2019 for a second year in a row. This event runs from the 2-3 October at the NEC. 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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7 Valuable tips to increase productivity in your recruitment agency

Friday 20th September 2019
PrimePRO Software

As a recruiter are you working late every day? Or working over the weekends? If so then you're very unproductive! Because working hard only shows that you must work hard to get results. Being productive is very different from working hard. For any successful business Productivity is the key word and such companies are constantly looking for ways to increase their productivity rates and efficiency. If you get the feeling that there's never enough time in the day to complete all your tasks. Is the problem a lack of time or a lack of time management? Silly question but do you know what productivity is? Productivity is being able to achieve more with less, increasing your output with less input, for…

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Good Recruitment Software Support

Tuesday 17th September 2019
PrimePRO Software

Support for temporary recruitment software is not just answering a question but it's delivering a service that goes beyond that. There are several major steps in providing a great service, answering the phone with a human being is a good start! So many call centres today are answered by automated systems that ask you to make menu choices some of which are not relevant to your query making the initial contact experience so much worse and typically leading you up a blind alley where you have to hang up and start over! Other support services require you to submit your query by email. This is OK as you can quickly fire off a question and a screenshot which can be…

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Holiday Pay for Temporary Staff

Monday 9th September 2019
PrimePRO Software

Does your recruitment software or payroll software handle temporary holiday pay? I get asked this a lot from temporary recruitment agencies and unfortunately not all recruitment software providers out there successfully come up with the goods to satisfy the requirement. Holiday pay for temporary workers is not a simple calculation. It would be if it was done in a set way however when AWR (Agency Worker Regulations) was introduced it further complicated things because you had to offer parity of holiday pay as well as parity of pay after the 12-week period. Meaning that you had to potentially accommodate different holiday schemes for each worker for each client after their 12-week period. So rather than just being the standard 28…

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