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If your company is expecting to hire temporary workers for the busy holiday season, you should realize that you have to be as careful when choosing them as you are when you hire full-time employees. Why is that important? You may not have considered the fact that many temporary employees have access to your crucial […]

Posted on November 18, 2014 in Staffing News

With an ever-increasing number of employment regulations to deal with, and the subsequent need to retain compliance documentation, proper record keeping has become a top priority for HR departments everywhere. From FLSA-required employee information, to FMLA leave information, employers must be able to produce the mandatory information quickly, in the event of an audit or […]

There are many factors to consider when comparing invoice applications, and those factors will vary depending on your company. Price and ease of use are probably two of the most important, but if you’re a staffing company, there’s a lot more to think about: not only do you need to send out invoices to different clients with different billing needs, you also need to collect timesheets and expenses from various sources and process payroll in a timely manner [...]

Posted on November 11, 2014 in Staffing News

The rules and regulations involved in becoming compliant with the Affordable Care Act are complex, and with the constant legal challenges and delays in implementation, a lot of them aren’t even final yet. Most Human Resources teams are already struggling to stay ahead of all their day-to-day tasks, and generally don’t have the time or expertise to keep up with the shifting regulations of the ACA […]

With the vast number of different systems, programs, and applications that staffing companies are using to help them complete time and expense reports, sometimes it’s hard to know which is the best solution. However, this is for certain: if staffing companies are looking for maximal productivity, chasing time cards won’t get them there. If companies […]

Posted on August 21, 2014 in AkkenCloud™, Recruiting Software, Social Media

If there’s one thing that people know about contemporary society, it’s that we’re used to having data at the tips of our fingers. Especially for staffing and recruiting, it’s all about who can get the job done fastest and most effectively. For both of these things to happen, recruiters need data to be immediately accessible […]

The Staffing Industry analysts make a cunning point in their recent article, “Temps are Now in the Driver’s Seat”: while recruiters’ focus was once marketing their services to employers, the priority has now shifted to informing the employer of the advantages. This is especially the case for the industries that are experiencing overwhelming worker shortages, […]

Disaster recovery is something that all staffing and recruiting companies extensively plan for, but when it occurs, they rarely ever see it coming. And according to The Staffing Stream, as many as 30%, or nearly 1/3, of small businesses never bounce back from a natural disaster. Your business data is everything; it’s your backbone, your […]

Posted on July 28, 2014 in Recruiting Software

Big data is here to stay. Over the past decade, the use of big data as a recruitment tool has facilitated recruiting efforts across the globe and has entirely transformed the staffing and recruiting “game.” Certainly, big data is reveled for its insight; namely, advanced statistics and algorithms. The phenomena of possessing more knowledge is […]

Sometimes, even when it’s not broken, you can still fix it. By “it,” we’re referring to businesses—all businesses—in the midst of serious changes to the job market and employees’ shifting expectations. While baby boomers are retiring in growing numbers, they’re leaving senior level positions wide open in industries across the board. As we’ve begun to […]