Agencies specialising in recruitment will have slightly different needs than direct employers when it comes to staffing software.

While both agencies and employers can benefit from staffing software, agencies, typically, will be dealing with higher volumes of people. At the same time, they need quick, easy and accurate access to this extended pool of talent.

Demands in recruitment shift as areas themselves undergo changes and new industries develop and mature.

Consequently, top staffing software for agencies must be proactive and dynamic, and go beyond the standard capabilities of an online database.

Here, we look at the top practical, staffing software solutions for recruitment agencies.

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The right to work check is an essential process you must carry out before you hire someone.

Agencies, like employers, need to be clear what right to work means for them, and what its implications are when it comes to recruitment.

The Government states that all employers have a responsibility to prevent illegal working. Some employers rely on agencies, as third parties, to carry out right to work checks, but this does not prevent the employers from being liable.

However, agencies themselves will be liable if the employee remains under contract to the during their period of employment.

This guide sets out concisely and clearly what right to work is and how agencies should carry out Right to Work checks.

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These days there are a number of options when it comes to accounting software providers. Unlike in years gone by, modern solutions allow businesses to access cloud-based services that offer significant cost savings and increased usability. With so many choices and so little time, it can be difficult to know which is best for your business. Here is a list of the top ten accounting software solutions to help you find the right pick for your staffing business.

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PAYE stands for ‘pay as you earn’. It’s the system put in place to pay tax on your income before you receive it.

Employees and pensioners are given PAYE codes that determine the amount of tax taken from pensions or income earned. It’s advisable to check your code and query it with HMRC if you don’t understand it or think it may be wrong.

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Payroll can be one of those jobs that nobody wants to tackle, the endless loop of paper pushing and spreadsheet filling is enough to drive the sanest administrator to madness. And not only this but, as you can imagine, filling out a spreadsheet for hours on end is a prime target for human error.

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Recruiters are always on the hunt for great talent so when someone is really good at their job – they are hot property – and there is always the risk of losing them to another employer. There are many strategies that can be put in place to ensure your workforce remain happy and fulfilled in their job but when your best employee resigns, they have probably already been through a long thought process and there’s usually not much you can do about it.

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Manufacturing, Retail and Services are the top three largest industries in Britain and according to the latest Lloyds Bank ‘Business in Britain: Manufacturing’ survey which represents the views of 1500 SMEs, 88% of these companies report a skilled worker shortage in their business.  As the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world, representing more than 90% of Britain’s economic output, this is a slight conundrum: we have a large vessel of business confidence and opportunity ready to set sail but with a significant lack of skill to steer the ship.

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Fining employees

KPMG has raised eyebrows across the industry with its new policy of fining workers if they submit their timesheets late. Employees who work for the company can be liable to pay a fine of £100 if they don’t submit their paperwork on time. It’s a questionable move, and one that understandably has employees irked.

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Admin tasks

More people than ever before are working as freelancers. The number of individuals who are self-employed has increased from 3.3 million in 2001 to 4.8 million in 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics. That figure is expected to increase as more people go into business for themselves.

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Automated invoicing

There are many great reasons for automating your invoicing processes. When you opt for automated invoicing, you can avoid costly errors and speed up the process of getting your bills out to your clients. Processing invoices manually can be incredibly time-consuming and can involve a number of hidden costs including misfiling.

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