As the world moves online for more and more business functions, software to help with each of these becomes available. If software helps with your accounts, stock-taking and logistics, why wouldn’t you use temporary recruitment software for temporary staffing too?

What Can Recruitment Software Do for Businesses?

If you have ever needed a temporary member of staff to cover sickness or a busy period and have found that cover yourself, you will know how much is involved in recruitment. Imagine doing that all the time. The software available is geared towards agencies that provide temporary staff to other businesses, since many businesses that need temporary staff will employ an agency to handle this for them rather than trying to source cover themselves. For any growing temporary recruitment businesses, the software can streamline processes, enabling the business to offer more services or take on additional clients.

What Tasks Can the Temporary Recruitment Software Undertake?

Typically, these types of software can handle tasks such as managing shifts, including shift rotation, providing booking confirmations and processing timesheet approvals and billing. Since temporary staff are often employed for industries that work outside office hours such as the manufacturing and hospitality industries, using software which allows staff to submit timesheets online means that they can do so from wherever they are – perhaps on their way home from working a temporary shift. Some software programmes even include a check-in and check-out function, further automating the timesheet process.

As shifts can be allocated to workers through the software, this can also generate automatic notifications or emails which are sent to those involved, informing the worker that a shift has been assigned to them, and the employer the name of the temporary worker who will be joining them to cover the work requested.

The software can also hold details for workers and clients all in one place. Information about where a worker has been placed before and whether the client is happy to have that worker return for future assignments can be accessed with ease. This, along with live availability for workers, makes the task of assigning workers to clients faster as well as minimising the risk of errors, providing the information is up to date.

Is Temporary Recruitment Software Worth It?

Any potential investment should be assessed, weighing up benefits against disadvantages. Many software companies will offer a trial period as well as the opportunity to customise the software package offered to create something which is bespoke and works the way your businesses needs it to. Software companies will often assign a salesperson or tech support to a client, which makes it easier to rectify any teething problems and tackle any training needs, since there is a named contact for the business to approach.

Business is becoming increasingly automated, and this was the case before the pandemic. Movement towards this way of working has only been expedited – we were getting there anyway. Businesses will need to adapt and keep up with change to survive going forward, and implementing the best digital infrastructure is an ideal first step.