6 Productivity Tools Staffing Professionals can't Live Without
As with any entrepreneur, the professional life of a staffing franchise owner can be incredibly hectic. Each day brings a myriad of challenges that must be overcome, all while wearing multiple hats as talent is recruited, interviewed, and placed into companies that expect a high level of professionalism and service. Add marketing tasks, follow up calls, continuing education, job fairs, client research (just to name a few) to that list and it can quickly become overwhelming.
But wait! There’s an app for that.
It’s no secret that there are a variety of apps on the market that were designed to increase productivity by automating or assisting with a variety of daily tasks. There are apps to help manage social media posting and marketing activities, organize and prioritize projects, archive information, facilitate team collaboration, automatically join conference calls, gain detailed insights into prospects, and even keep track of passwords. There are even apps to manage apps.
With the large number of apps out there that basically accomplish the same tasks, it can be hard to figure out which one is the right fit for a particular situation. With that in mind, we have assembled a list of apps that AtWork franchisees find to be most helpful in the day-to-day operation of their staffing firms.
Collaboration Tool — Slack
This app gathers group exchanges into one convenient dashboard, making the information easily accessible for all team members. Individual channels can be created in order to organize conversations and direct messages may be sent between team members.
Marketing Tool — CoSchedule
CoSchedule allows users to easily schedule and post blog and social media content to their social networks from one app, eliminating the need to schedule posts individually across platforms, saving time and aiding in message consistency. Users may also track activity via built in analytics.
Organization — Evernote
Evernote is arguably the best known and most widely used organization app, allowing users to take notes, develop task lists, archive information and more. There is also sharing and chat capability, facilitating easier collaboration among users.
Client Research — Accompany
Accompany provides detailed, relevant insights into organizations and their leadership allowing users to more thoroughly research prospects and potential partners, strengthening relationships.
Conference Calling — MobileDay
MobileDay allows users a fast, reliable way to dial into any call, on any platform, from any location. It works with a user’s calendar to find scheduled calls, notify them of the meeting, and provide single click access to the call, all from their smartphone.
Password Storage — 1Password
1Password securely stores passwords, software licenses, and other sensitive information for easy access. Information is stored in a virtual vault that is locked with a PBKDF2 guarded master password.
In the fast-paced staffing industry, entrepreneurs and their teams need every advantage they can get, and productivity apps help savvy staffing professionals—like AtWork franchisees—better utilize their time and provide top-tier service to their clients and job seekers. As technologies continue to evolve, these time saving tools will continue to improve and increase in number as developers work ever harder to produce solutions to as many common time consuming tasks as possible.