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Temp Recruitment – Are you Ready For The Challenge?



Managing compliance, availability planning and the increased legislative burden are now at a level of pain which means many are not willing to even dip their toes into the high volume, fast-paced temp market space – which is a real shame.

Whilst many systems will allow you to manage simple tasks, we feel that having a consolidated view of your actual business activities is essential in today’s market. A plethora of excel spreadsheets is not an appropriate response if it’s your door that’s knocked on by the HMRC, Immigration Services or even a client demanding proof you’re compliant – heck why not add GDPR to the mix too?!? It’s no wonder temp recruitment businesses are struggling to keep all the plates spinning.

In today’s world, recruiters serious about running a temp desk are expecting much more from their technology partner. Recruitment Software needs to do far more than log calls and attach scanned documents. A decent recruitment solution from a professional supplier will need to alert you ahead of tomorrow issues, restrict recruiters from bending the rules and above all allow you to run a safe, secure and compliant business that facilitates future growth.

Wouldn’t life be easier if your CRM also offered critical Business Intelligence 24/?

Maybe on your phone or on a wall mounted TV in the office? Wouldn’t it be great if your system displayed ‘compliant, local temps’, rather than all of them? Also preloaded your devices with the expiring items allowing you to be ahead of the issues, not dealing with them when it’s too late?

At Voyager, Business Intelligence is not a gimmick. Business Intelligence is about ensuring you’re ethical and professional in all you do.

In the not too distant future ‘doing it properly,’ and being able to prove it, could be the only differentiator you need – and wouldn’t that be better than doing it on price?

Having worked with 000’s of agencies during my time at Voyager Software, I can confirm that whilst many temp desks get off to a great start, the honeymoon is short-lived. Recruiters without modern tools rarely get past a handful of temps a week and the focus moves very quickly from ‘getting new clients’ to ‘trying to keep clients’.

Written by Paul Thompson, Sales Director at Voyager Software.

Voyager Infinity and Voyager Mid-Office are software solutions that make Recruiters’ lives easier. Voyager Infinity is a CRM used by thousands of recruiters globally to source, nurture and maintain the relationships with their clients and candidates, and Mid-Office manages the entire Pay and Bill process (IR35 ready).