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This HUB is for staffing and recruiting professionals. It aims to address the key business challenges faced when building a successful Staffing or a Recruiting company. We have partnered with some of the best thought leaders, consultants and trainers to provide tips and strategies you can implement.

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 […]

Posted on July 11, 2014 in AkkenCloud™, Recruiting Software

Earlier this week, LinkedIn featured an article written by Steven Lennon, Consulting Principal at Fujitsu, titled “When Culture and Technology Collide.” The piece examined some remarkable concepts pertaining to the relationship between culture and technology, and the implications of this relationship for our ever-changing society. Lennon asserts that technology is driven by culture, and, likewise, […]

In today’s recruiting landscape, there is a giant emphasis placed on recruiting the best talent, as there should be. But many modern staffing and recruiting approaches are beginning to slide when it comes to something equally important: candidate satisfaction. No two candidates are identical in their qualifications, experience, aptitude, or professional temperament, which is why […]

Yesterday, job site powerhouse Indeed made waves for the promotion of mobilization, as it announced its acquisition of MoBolt in an effort to enhance job applications through mobile technology. Indeed confirmed in its job search data earlier this month that almost 50% of all those seeking jobs do so with the help of a mobile […]

Earlier today, Business2Community published an interesting article titled “Balancing Growth and Resourcefulness,” which discussed the ways in which moving business to the cloud allows companies to be resourceful while also remaining current. Especially for staffers and recruiters, implementing best practices and using modern and innovative recruiting methods are integral to maintaining a competitive edge. Resourcefulness—in […]

Posted on June 13, 2014 in Recruiting Software, Social Media, Staffing Software

Although staffing employment is on the rise, it seems that employers are still having trouble finding suitable job candidates, regardless of sufficient training and education. The U.S. workforce continues to age, leaving businesses searching for candidates to fill the shoes of dedicated and experienced employees of 20, 30, even 50+ years as they approach retirement. […]

According to the American Staffing Association’s most recent Staffing Employment and Sales Survey, staffing employment is higher this year than in any Q1 for the past 8 years. Released at the end of last month, the survey’s sample consisted of 1/3 of the industry’s businesses, or 10,000 establishments. ASA has conducted this exact survey at […]

Great news for staffing and recruiting companies in need of greater efficiency! In case you haven’t heard, AkkenCloud Back Office customers are now equipped with the tool to help them save hundreds of hours when it comes to handling and processing their time sheets and expenses. In staffing and recruiting, timeliness is everything—and that holds […]

Posted on May 23, 2014 in Affordable Care Act

Akken is proud to continue our support of and partnership with the American Staffing Association. This week, our team members are in attendance at the 2014 Staffing Law conference in Washington, DC. Staffing and recruiting firms come from around this great nation to learn about the latest on hot topics in the field, such as […]

Posted on May 16, 2014 in HR Software, Recruiting Software

Every recruiter understands the importance of ameliorating the application and hiring processes for potential candidates, but it’s not always clear how this is best achieved. What we do know is that the ideal candidate experience doesn’t consist solely of conventional (read: outdated) methods, but it doesn’t rely so heavily upon technology that the process becomes […]