In our digital world, today’s staffing and recruiting professionals are reliant on email as their primary source of correspondence with potential talent and clients. The challenge for many recruiting firms is managing all the electronic communication in a central location in a quick integrated way.
To better understand the need, we asked top managers and professionals about how they are using staffing software, and if it needs to integrate with their email client in order to effectively run their staffing and recruiting businesses.
These staffing professionals expressed three top reasons email needs to integrate with their recruiting agency software.
1. Time is money
In the fast paced world of recruiting, success means your team is making the most placements they can during their work week. Your team’s productivity relates to results.
“Time is today’s most precious commodity. We all have 525,600 minutes in a year and when it comes to our work days, we are all fighting for minutes. Studies show that the average U.S. office worker spends over a quarter of their day on email. That’s 2.5 hours of email. If your email system and your staffing software system aren’t integrated, you are losing precious minutes every day, not to mention the frustration of having to duplicate work.
Anything that can provide you more minutes to have meaningful communication with your clients and talent should be the highest priority. The cost of that non-productive time shows up in results, relationships and employee turnover,” says Mary Ann McLaughlin, managing partner, Butler Street.
As Larkin Dailey, CPC, CTS, president, Snelling ATL, says “It (email integration) saves so much time and we all know that time is money.” For example, the best sales management staffing software syncs with Outlook, so you can simply drag and drop your staffing software search results into your Outlook “My Contacts” folder to organize your routine contacts, current priorities and call lists.
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2. Enhanced email documentation
It is critical for your recruiters to document all their correspondence with hiring managers and talent. Without integration of your email client and your staffing software, your team has to manually cut and paste their emails into their staffing software or, worse, work in two systems.
I asked Amy Bingham, managing partner, Bingham Consulting Professionals, about a world where her staffing software and email systems were separated.
She says, “Divorce is not an option; they need to go to marriage counseling and figure out how to make it work! It is essential for the staffing software and email software to talk to each other.”
In a recruiting firm, many people, from recruiters to hiring managers to payroll and billing administrators, all may need to interact with one candidate. It is essential that each understands what information the others have shared. Without a central location for all correspondence, misinformation may occur. Or worse, many people will need to be copied on or forwarded emails, creating an email pile-up!
“Email is too critical a communication tool for recruiters with both hiring managers and candidates. Email messages must be captured in the front-office system,” says Bingham.
Dailey says integrating email is “Important for saving time, along with efficiency and accuracy of documentation. It also helps because staffing employees can often forget to do the copy and paste and then important history is not documented.”
Luckily, when your email client is working in sync with your staffing software, it does the work for your team – all of your important and necessary email communications, tasks, meetings and more are documented within your staffing software for reference and collaboration. Communication improves, and ultimately, time is saved.
Are you ready to experience the ease of email integration with your staffing software? AdaptSuite makes combining email and recruiting easy and efficient. Schedule an AdaptSuite demo to learn more.
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