Commercial Staffing and Light Industrial – Opportunities and Ideas

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Below, watch Heath Luikart, VP of Operations for Nesco Resource, explain how Nesco’s recruiting and operations teams now "live in" JobDiva. One of the biggest differentiators JobDiva delivered, Heith says, is that "people are actually using the system now.”

Whether you're sourcing using job aggregators or job boards, CareerBuilder or Zip Recruiter, you should be paying attention to the kinds of things Heath is saying. Simply put, this is a powerful and charged manifesto for successful staffing firms everywhere.

Nesco is one of the fastest-growing staffing firms in the US, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. So Heath knows his stuff.

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The Present and Future of Commercial and LI Staffing

Commercial staffing—of which light industrial is a part—has undergone a marked shift. As Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) writes, in their Market Estimate and Forecast (May 2019), commercial staffing makes up 43% of the temporary staffing revenue in the Americas. Globally, in EMEA and APAC, commercial staffing constitutes the majority of temporary staffing.

Commercial and light industrial staffing is, thus, a large portion of annual revenue. As Deloitte claims, the “alternative workforce” of contractors and freelancers is now mainstream, and this workforce “will become essential to business growth in the years ahead.”

As Deloitte predicts, organizations will rely increasingly on temporary, contract workers to fill skilled and unskilled roles. To fill these roles successfully, outdoing the competition, staffing firms will need platforms to manage and facilitate the flexible, fast-moving requirements of a changing marketplace.

Contingent Workforce Management Technology

Organizations should consider the “growing portfolio of…workforce management tools that are coming on the market,” Deloitte’s researchers say—tools “enabling a total workforce view.” 

What they are talking about is commercial staffing software. Software platforms that grant access to the latest advances in staffing technology, including smart search and communications tools. 

It is commercial and light industrial staffing firms which acquire such tools who will win the future. If you're part of a staffing agency, you'll need the most powerful technology to build bridges between your organization and candidates. But where do you find that?

You might be bewildered. There are so many options. But we can help you narrow it down.

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Light Industrial and Commercial Staffing Recruiting Software: Some Considerations

Cloud-based recruiting software is the future. That much we know. 

The digital era has begun. The question is: who will dominate this decade? What kinds of firms?

As Staffing Industry Analysts’ researchers write, large staffing firms have begun investing heavily in digital innovation. Recruiting software can allow for recruiters, hiring managers and staffing leaders to maximize their gains and widen their market share.

Technology Platforms and Scale

There are few end-to-end recruiting platforms that can get the job done. Commercial/light industrial staffing are extremely competitive fields. You’ll need the best equipment for a very fast-paced and often unpredictable space.

If you're a staffing agency that wants to succeed in a crowded market, you need the most effective technology. Just as any contractor would only use the best equipment for a job, so you need the top-rated equipment to enable success in the recruitment market. 

You'll find there are many moving parts to recruiting software. From the core recruiting engine to candidate communications, from the customer relationship management CRM to back-office tools, a recruiting platform is an ecosystem. 

You don't want a limited off-the-shelf product, but rather one that is built to scale as you scale, to grow alongside you. You want a smart product and service that is agile and highly usable.  

You'll want to acquire the top-ranked end-to-end platform. An end-to-end platform is also known as an ERP recruiting platform. An ERP can help firms gain market share, differentiate themselves and acquire proficiency in multiple, specialized staffing verticals.


Recruitment Processes That Work

Your platform should be customizable. It should be able to handle tons of requisitions at once. It should be able to reflect your workflow.

But your platform should also be built in the most rational way possible, by visionary and creative thinkers. 

Your platform should have mapped the way forward in staffing. And it should show you the path toward that.

But what does the path look like? In today's market, it is often defined as smart and innovative. Let's investigate what these terms mean.

Smart Software and Smarter Recruiters

Today, we often hear terms such as AI, machine learning and natural language processing. The “digital transformation” is supposed to change the way we do business.

As Gartner’s analysts write, “The screening of applicants has become more arduous and time-consuming” with more data, more candidates and more complex job requirements. But “recruiters can leverage AI-based solutions to…reach more diverse candidates.”

Just What Is AI?

In other words, let AI automate the tasks a machine can do. Finding the right commercial and light industrial staffing candidates; creating shortlists of the best fits; automating data analytics and sourcing operations—these tasks a machine can do. That frees up the recruiter to recruit more strategically and compassionately.

But not just any smart system will do. You want to find software that is engineered by and for leaders. Software that makes you innovative, agile and flexible. 

Your software platform should be architected by professionals and thinkers who understand staffing. Who have deep experience in the challenges and opportunities of staffing. Whether we're talking about job boards, sourcing or candidate engagement, your software provider should fully understand your space. 

Only then can AI achieve its purpose. Only then can automation truly help you succeed. 

JobDiva's System and Your Process

JobDiva’s recruiting platform provides light industrial and commercial staffing firms with the tools to not only succeed, but triumph.

In an extra-competitive market, obtain commercial staffing software that helps you stand at the forefront of speed and agility. JobDiva’s technology fills that role perfectly, having been named the #1 highest-rated recruiting software by TrustRadius and a 2019 ATS Frontrunner by Software Advice.

JobDiva’s innovations in technology help you innovate in staffing. Show clients that you are on the cutting edge of AI-enabled software. Differentiate yourself as a futurist and forward thinker. Acquire JobDiva and cement your position as a commercial and light industrial staffing leader.

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