Cloud Business Apps

Human Resources & Recruiting

Gone are the days of hopeful resumés arriving by post and piling up on the human resource department’s desk to be painstakingly weeded through, one by one. It’s more likely, of course, that your inbox is now full of emails with candidates’ resumes attached, each one to be read and processed. And then sourcing would-be applicants on search engines and even social media sites. All of which takes considerable time and resources. After all, it’s not always easy to find the right applicant in an overcrowded job market. (more…)

Finding business software that actually fits your needs is tough. I want to explain a few steps of how to choose a workforce management app that works for your business so you don't end up with the business version of duct tape. (Looking for a different business software? Don’t worry, these three steps work for that too.) (more…)

Knowledge is power. Okay, okay - we know that's a little cliche. It's true, though. But what's even more powerful than what you know? What your team knows. As your business goes on through successive years, you collect a body of knowledge that defines all aspects of your organization, tempering the customer relationships you forge, and shaping the actions future generations of team members. In short, nothing is more important that the preservation of your business' collective knowledge. (more…)

Do Human Resources Really Matter Anymore?

By Jennifer Riggins, 27 June 2014

You have a tight budget, are tight on time, plus you're a small business, you see or talk to your employees pretty much every day. There's no need to over-complicate that all by adding formal human resources or an HR software into the mix. Those are all just for bigger companies that need to organize huge staffs and can afford all those business software. An HR software would just complicate it all, right? Wrong. A human resources software can increase your return on investment in a way that can actually save you time and money, while also improving the communication between you and your employees. We will show you how to choose the right HR software for your small business by prioritizing your needs and matching a human resources solution with them (more…)

Hiring people can be hard. As a hiring manager, you already know that, probably all too well! Of course, there have long been enterprise applications to help you keep track of applicants. But (without naming any of the applications’ names) you are probably just as aware that many of those old, clunky desktop applicant tracking programs are more trouble than they are worth – and we know you know the ones! So that’s why we’d like to turn your attention to the latest generation of applicant tracking apps. These apps are mobile-friendly, easy on resources, and have totally non-threatening learning curves. Whether you’re using an outdated applicant tracking program or, even worse, using scribbled paper employment applications, CVs and resumes stuffed into manila folders, it’s time to change with the times and switch to a cloud-based applicant tracking app. Let’s take a look at our picks for the top seven applicant tracking apps on the market. (more…)

ERP for Head of Class Businesses

By Jennifer Riggins, 23 June 2014

We help you guys find the right enterprise resource planning system (ERP), but we don’t always follow up to see how it’s going. The fact is, many people pay for an ERP that’s essentially useless. If you don’t put the time in upfront and implement it the right way for your team, an ERP can be a total waste of time and money. That’s why it’s essential that you take advantage of free demos and free trials to test out if an ERP is right for your business and, especially, to test if an ERP software company has the right customer service for your business. (more…)

How to Sell Your Online Course

By Jennifer Riggins, 16 June 2014

They called it the Information Superhighway for a reason -- information is constantly flowing faster than you can imagine. But no matter how consumable us bloggers try to make it, it'd be impossible for you to consume it all. That makes online courses, particularly in the B2B world, more important than ever. And there are a lot of business pundits out there, ready to teach you. But there's a missing link between the two. That's the gap that talentlms online learning platform looks to fill with its new course marketplace. talentlms looks to become the enabler, meaning it enables yearning students to find great teachers easily. (more…)

Nothing glazes over the eyes as much as Payroll... Contract Management... Recruitment... Insurance... Attendance... Compliance... Spreadsheets... It's so dull that even deep-pocket investors are desperately seeking alternatives. In fact, since the start of the year, venture capitalists have bet more than $80 million on Zenefits all-in-one human resources software as THE alternative to boring HR professionals and start-up founders to tears. (more…)

Corporate Social Networks: Hype or Useful Tool?

By Maricel Rivera, 29 May 2014

Employee engagement is a vital aspect of business success. Towers Watson performance gurus wrote in a global workforce study that: “When engagement starts to decline, companies become vulnerable not only to a measurable drop in productivity but also to poorer customer service and greater rates of absenteeism and turnover.” (more…)

iCIMS Applicant Tracking System Review –  A solution that bridges the divide between departments within large companies, providing users with the right tools for engaging, communicating with, and tracking top talent throughout the hiring process. (more…)