Star Wars & Staffing: How to Awaken the Potential of Your Cloud-Based Staffing Software

Star Wars is back!

With the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, JJ Abrams and Disney have taken us back to a galaxy far, far away that is both new and familiar at the same time. Much like the title of the new film, there is great insight for how you can “awaken” the potential of your staffing software. With the power of the force on your side, here are a few tips that will allow you to make the jump to light speed and unlock the light side in your staffing software.

Use the Force

As Obi-Wan says in A New Hope to Luke Skywalker, “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” Like the Force, cloud-based staffing software binds your staffing and recruiting business together.

Cloud-based computing allows for recruiters to access their staffing software from wherever they may be. Without the need for local accessibility, recruiters can effectively access candidate data and resources from any internet-capable device, from anywhere, at any time. This ability to access data remotely increases the speed of implementation, improves up
on candidate sourcing, increases tracking and reporting, and allows for greater customization of dashboards.

With cloud-based staffing software, your recruiting capabilities become an extension of who you are and what you can do for your business as well as for your candidates. The Force binds the galaxy together; so too should your cloud-based staffing software bind your company together.

The Resistance vs The First Order

One of the central themes of any Star Wars movie is the fight between the good guys and the bad guys; The Force Awakens is no different with the Resistance defending the galaxy from the evil First Order. Your staffing software security must be able to protect your company’s interests from threats.

Cloud-based staffing software offers a new wave of security and protection that simply did not exist before. Cloud-based security can offer data encryption for all implementation phases, all information stored in your staffing software, and all relevant software updates. The lack of any physical equipment or software allows for little to no effort in accessing your software’s resources and provides the most up-to-date threat information to your staffing software via the cloud.

With the cloud, you can ensure that your staffing software is receiving the most relevant and critical data necessary to ensuring that both your software and your business are protected from threats. As the Resistance protects the galaxy from the menace of the First Order, your cloud-based security will protect your staffing software and your company’s interests.

A New Generation

The Force Awakens introduces us to a new generation of heroes in Rey, Finn, and Poe, meant to take over from the previous generation of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. With each new generation taking over from the last, new techniques must be utilized in your staffing software in order to ensure that everyone comes together to work in tandem.

Just as the new heroes in The Force Awakens are recruited into the Resistance by the heroes of old, you too must be able to recruit new candidates. New social media integration allows for your cloud-based staffing software to search for candidates that was not possible with the previous generation of candidates. LinkedIn integration allows for recruiters to view a candidate’s status and LinkedIn profile without even leaving their system, saving them time and effort in searching the talent pool. You can use your staffing software to post jobs to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks, thereby cutting down on the time and process of posting jobs to multiple social networks.

Cloud-based staffing software provides for an entirely new experience in sourcing candidates on the web, cutting down on the time it takes to source talent pools and delivering candidate results. The success of your cloud-based staffing software, much like the Resistance in The Force Awakens, depends upon how effectively the new generation of candidates can be sourced.

Go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, now in theaters everywhere. And if you are interested in finding out how you can awaken the potential of your cloud-based staffing software, schedule a demo today!