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15 Ways to Improve Staffing & Recruiting Data Quality

Posted by Sara Moss

Aug 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The more confidence we have in the data that we use to guide our business decisions, the faster we can make good, well-informed decisions. Managers may have a deep appreciation for performance data, but few are in a position where they have complete confidence in the numbers. For those plagued with data quality issues, the desire for data-driven management can sound like an unobtainable state of nirvana.

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Topics: enterprise staffing software, recruiting, staffing, best practices, staffing best practices, data quality

Staff Wars: Change Star, Rogue None - Part 4: Cultivate a Change Culture

Posted by Amy Yackowski

Aug 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This is part 4 in our series focused on guiding you on how to implement a new project initiative without it getting blown up.

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Topics: enterprise staffing software, staffing, healthcare, best practices, staffing best practices, star wars

Staff Wars: Change Star, Rogue None - Part 3: Actively Engage Your Troops

Posted by Amy Yackowski

Jul 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM

This is part 3 in our series focused on guiding you on how to implement a new project initiative without it getting blown up.

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Topics: enterprise staffing software, staffing, healthcare, best practices, staffing best practices, star wars

9 Best Practices that Minimize Go-Live Productivity Dips

Posted by Sara Moss

Jul 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Staffing firms looking to make an enterprise software replacement worry about the potential for a dip in productivity when the new system goes live. The impact to productivity can not only be minimized, but it can be completely avoided. There are two key approaches to minimize the productivity dip. First, avoid upheaval before it occurs and, second, put the infrastructure in place to immediately act on post go-live opportunities for improvement. In speaking with our customers and analyzing various outcomes we have identified the following best practices:

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Topics: enterprise staffing software, staffing, healthcare, best practices, staffing best practices

Staff Wars: Change Star, Rogue None - Part 2: Recruit the Right Team

Posted by Amy Yackowski

Jul 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

This is part 2 in our series focused on guiding you on how to implement a new project initiative without it getting blown up.

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Topics: enterprise staffing software, staffing, healthcare, best practices, staffing best practices, star wars

High Impact Technology Projects: 5 Ways to be SMARTER about Goals

Posted by Sara Moss

Jun 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Blog-SMARTER Goals - Image 1.jpgAfter what always feels like a longer-than-we-hoped-for selection process, new project teams are anxious to get started ASAP and often want the implementation project to kick-off immediately after the contract is signed. High impact technology projects take time, before the project starts, to establish strong, strategic and measurable business objectives to ensure that the project mobilizes in the right direction with full acceleration.

The concept of setting “SMART” goals has been around for decades now. I’m guessing we have all been trained and coached for how to generate SMART (or SMARTER) goals for our professional and personal aspirations.

While we do a good job of coming up with SMART project goals, there are opportunities to improve how and when we establish, define and communicate our desired project outcomes.   

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Topics: enterprise staffing software, staffing, technology, healthcare, best practices, staffing best practices

Staff Wars: Change Star, Rogue None - Part 1: What’s the plan, Tarkin?

Posted by Amy Yackowski

Jun 21, 2017 9:30:00 AM

This is part 1 in our series focused on guiding you on how to implement a new project initiative without it getting blown up.

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Topics: enterprise staffing software, staffing, healthcare, best practices, staffing best practices, star wars

Create a Business Process Blueprint before Implementing New Technology

Posted by Sara Moss

Jun 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Just like you would not remodel your house without a blueprint, you should not implement new technology without a business blueprint either.  Documented business processes describe who will do what, when and how – much like an architectural blueprint. When implementing new technology, document the future state business process, which shows all stakeholders and users how everything will work when the new technology is up-and-running.

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Topics: enterprise staffing software, staffing, healthcare, best practices, staffing best practices

Staff Wars: Change Star, Rogue None

Posted by Amy Yackowski

May 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A blog series to guide you on how to implement a new project initiative without it getting blown up.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are the author's own and do not represent Erecruit’s support of a particular alliance – Empire or Republic.

With the Star Wars franchise officially in light speed over the next few years, this has presented me with yet another opportunity to use the lessons learned from the saga and apply them to the world of staffing. Who knew there were so many parallels? Yoda probably did, but sadly none of us were able to train with him, so you’re stuck with me…

Not too long ago, in a galaxy very nearby, you had a great idea. A concept that, if implemented successfully, could expand your organization’s influence, engagement, and footprint. You did your research, calculated the ROI, and pitched it to your Imperial governing board, who approved it. Yes! Let’s create this artificial moon, living environment and starship! It’s going to be awesome!

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Topics: enterprise staffing software, staffing, healthcare, best practices, staffing best practices, star wars

And the Award Goes To...

Posted by Amy Yackowski

Feb 28, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It’s that time of year again in Hollywood – awards season. It seems as though every other week there is another show honoring the achievements of celebrities and the work they’ve contributed for the previous year. They certainly are not averse to praising one another and showering their colleagues with accolades and trophies, symbols of their appreciation and respect.
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Topics: enterprise staffing software, staffing, healthcare, best practices, staffing best practices