Staffing software is a cost-effective way for staffing agencies to improve candidates' and clients' hiring process. The software helps staffing businesses with the various aspects of staffing, spanning right from job posting, screening, candidate sourcing, interviewing, princess management for jobs, hiring & onboarding. Whether you are a startup staffing agency looking to invest in staffing software or an established firm that is considering an upgrade, we've got you covered.
With so many staffing software and solutions, and all of them claiming to transform your entire staffing process, deciding on the right software is one heck of a task. Also, investing in software that doesn’t benefit your business and doesn’t meet your requirements can be a huge loss of money, time, and effort.
Hence, here, in this article, we’ll be highlighting the things you should NOT consider while choosing staffing software for your business.
1. Highly-fancy User Interface
The most critical factor to look into when choosing staffing software is the ease-of-use. It doesn't matter how feature-rich the software is; if your staffing team doesn’t find it easy enough to use, it serves no purpose.
Hence, do not consider a fancy-looking interface while opting for software for your staffing business. You don't want your team to get stuck in complex staffing software's functionalities. So, it is of paramount importance that you invest in staffing software with an intuitive, simple & clean user-interface.
Never consider staffing software for which it becomes challenging for your team to learn despite going through multiple rounds of professional training. Hence, before buying the staffing software, do not take into consideration how attractive the interface is, rather than focus on its user-friendliness and easy internal navigation.
2. Semi-automated System
Semi-automated software can look like a better option when you have just begun your digital transformation journey and contemplating whether to opt for complete dependency on software or not.
However, eventually, the same can turn out to be a nightmare for your team. Suppose you consider a system that demands you to be partially dependent on other software or deploy human resources to manage those areas manually. In that case, it just increases the human efforts of your team and decreases their work efficiency.
So, another critical aspect to not mull over when purchasing staffing software is its integrations. It is highly recommended that you go with staffing software that can be is fully-automated and can be easily integrated with other 3rd party software for payroll, invoicing, etc., functionalities.
Look for staffing software that offers 3rd party integrations through an open API. Otherwise, you'll end up having a fragmented system that will make the lives of your staffing teams way more complicated.
3. Higher the Price, Better the Software Myth
Considering the staffing software while believing in the myth that the higher the price is, the better the software would be, is the completely incorrect way to decision making.
No doubt, quality comes with a cost. But, selecting the staffing software by only focusing on the price comparisons will not help you with choosing the one that’s right for your business.
You must figure out your budget, how much investment you want to make to scale your business and ease the burden off your staffing team's shoulders. Along with price comparisons, contemplate whether it can boost your staffing team's daily productivity and provide you insights into employee efficiency and productivity or whether it streamlines all the functions that are core to my business offerings or not.
In the end, don't forget to read online reviews and ratings of the software you are considering buying; this will help you understand whether it is worth your investment or not.