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Efficient Recruitment and Onboarding: On-Demand Workflows with 1Staff and Microsoft Dynamics 365
Discover a streamlined recruitment and onboarding solution with on-demand workflows using 1Staff and Microsoft Dynamics 365. Easily assign tasks to contacts or candidates in bulk, directly from the contact screen.
Unlocking Talent: A Comprehensive Guide to Recruiting New Employees with Efficiency and Precision
Building a successful organization relies heavily on the contributions of its employees. When it comes to bringing new talent on board, businesses have multiple options at their disposal.
Professional Advantage achieves coveted Solutions Partner for Microsoft Cloud status
Professional Advantage is delighted to announce its recent accomplishment as an esteemed Solutions Partner for Microsoft Cloud.
Strengthening Data Protection and Security
A whitepaper from Microsoft Security: 5 elements that help companies have stronger data protection and security while protecting user trust. To achieve a comprehensive insider risk management program, companies must address five crucial elements.
Take Modern Work to the next level with Microsoft 365
Have you been enjoying the full benefits of Microsoft 365 for empowering modern work in your office? Or are you using it mainly for key workloads like e-mail, online meetings, and chat, but are now wondering what else you can achieve with Microsoft 365?
Data Loss Prevention: From on-premises to cloud
Traditional data loss prevention solutions don’t always work in the cloud. Read this special report from Microsoft to see what hundreds of security leaders around the United States have to say—and what we can do to help.
Fortify data security to protect your most sensitive data.
Managing data used to mean simply securing documents and emails. But today’s information universe is infinitely larger between pervasive digital technologies and the rapid shift to remote work. Do you know where all your sensitive data lives? And do you know who can access it?
Release Management for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Professional Advantage’s Dynamics 365 Business Central Release Management service is built to manage and assist our clients with the constant development and improvement cycle that Microsoft are working on with Business Central, and several of their applications.
Bring back best practice
As we implement and support an increasing amount of cloud ERP solutions—namely Dynamics 365 Business Central—we have seen this process evolve and identified that it needs to be managed.
Prioritizing Disaster Prevention: A Proactive Approach for Avoiding Costly Disaster Recovery
According to a recent study conducted by Infrascale, over one-fifth of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) do not have any form of data backup or disaster recovery (DR) solution in place.
How can you minimize the repercussions of a ransomware attack?
Ransomware attacks can be devastating. Make sure you do not fall prey to the detrimental consequences of an attack!
Cybersecurity tips for the New Year
Cybersecurity tips for this year. Cyberthreats don’t take a break for the holidays. Follow these tips to help you stay cybersafe.
Healthcare Staffing Summit 2022
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Marriott Marquis in Houston for the 2022 Healthcare Staffing Summit.
1Staff at Staffing World 2022
Thank you to everyone who attended Staffing World this year at the beautiful MGM Grand Las Vegas. It was great to see so many familiar and new faces.
Are you a slave to your SmartList?
SmartLists are a powerful tool in Microsoft Dynamics GP. Their ability to take you straight in to the detail you require, and export to Excel for further filtering, is a powerful aid to users, and very popular.
Keeping the Connection Alive – Microsoft Dynamics GP
Within Microsoft Dynamics GP, the majority of the posting process actually occurs on the SQL server rather than on the workstation. At certain intervals in the process, the server communicates back to your Dynamics GP client, passing the results back and sending any instructions for the next steps back to the SQL server.
Unmistakable signs your staffing firm is ready for a modern Managed Service Provider.
Pre-pandemic, your business could operate with most of your employees working inside the four corners of your office, and your IT managed service provider (MSP) focused more on monitoring and securing your network, servers, and desktops.
Azure Virtual Desktop Cheat Sheet
A closer look at a desktop and application virtualization solution. Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). What it’s about and why it matters.
Viva Connections: your personalized communication gateway.
Microsoft have developed a solution that will help organisations improve their employees’ overall experience at work by bringing together communications, knowledge, resources, training programs, and wellbeing data into one cohesive platform. read more
1Staff at Staffing World 2021
Thank you to everyone who attended Staffing World in Denver this year. It was great to see so many familiar and new faces.
Microsoft Teams and your Staffing Business
Seamless integrations with Microsoft Teams and Dynamics 365 empower your teams to collaborate, driving better business processes effortlessly and exchanging information and knowledge to drive swifter business decisions and actions.
Highlights from the Microsoft Dynamics GP October 2021 Release
With this latest release, Microsoft is reaffirming that the primary source of the new features has been customer requests that have been submitted and voted on! The October release has both new features and quality fixes.
Are you prepared for if the worst happens?
It is an unfortunate consequence of this technological age that ransomware attacks on organizations can and do happen. In fact, in this year alone we have heard from, and assisted with, multiple clients who have suffered at the hands of a hacker.
In-app Notification for Dynamics 365.
The long wait is almost over, Dynamics 365 is close to release the in-app notification feature. Currently, there is no sophisticated way to notify users of any update in Dynamics 365, the options are usually email, dashboard view, or may be through a third-party mechanism, such as MS Teams Adaptive card, push notifications or third party solutions.
SIA Healthcare Staffing Summit
SIA Healthcare Staffing Summit. It was great to see so many clients, partners and friends at the 2021 Healthcare Staffing Summit. Thank you to everyone who visited us in person at this event in the beautiful city of Boston.
Moving to the cloud with Microsoft Azure Migrate
Microsoft Azure Migrate can assess on-premises workloads, including servers, databases, virtual desktops, and data. The assessment will determine performance requirements and, in some cases, cost estimates for migrated workloads.
How to modernize your apps and data on Microsoft Azure
Some organizations still have this misconception that modernizing their legacy applications is too expensive or complicated to roll out and will disrupt their business operations. However, the pandemic taught businesses perhaps one of the most important lessons: ‘modernization breeds innovation’.
Myths and facts about moving to the cloud.
Myths and facts about moving to the cloud. What staffing agencies really need to know about moving to Microsoft 365.
The Amazing Search engine behind 1Staff Front Office
There’s many ways to search your data from 1Staff Front Office, it has a powerful inbuilt search and match allows you to identify, rank, and match talent and jobs. But it also has an amazing secret weapon that allows actionable search across every aspect of the solution.
Why do you need staffing reporting and analytics?
In this blog, we will explore the various ways to collect and show data from views to charts to Power BI reports. So whether its ‘time to fill’, GM and burden analysis, pipeline visibility, sales and recruiting performance visibility 1Staff has you covered.
What is Lineage View in Power BI?
Lineage view is a feature within the Power BI Service which gives a single relational view of all the data and visual building blocks of the Power BI workspace.
Decision criteria for building apps in Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams made a massive and profound impact in the workplace, especially at the height of 2020’s global pandemic.
Top Windows Virtual Desktop FAQs answered
Windows Virtual Desktop has been generally available since September 2019, but if you are one of those who is only just learning about it, then this blog is perfect for you. Here we provide answers to some of the frequently asked questions from our clients about Microsoft’s desktop and app virtualization solution.
Why should you be considering an upgrade?
It is likely that you have been told that you should be upgrading your software and IT environment, but are you given the detailed and informative reasons why you should do so?
Effective Ways to Optimize your Azure Costs
Have you moved many of your on-premise solutions to Azure, but are now feeling the pain of ongoing costs that are spiralling out of control?
Benefits of Microsoft Customer Voice for your staffing agency.
Stay connected to your customers with 1Staff Survey Satisfaction and Sentiment Analysis. Deploy a 1Staff Customer or Talent Voice Survey to gain feedback and insight.
Eight benefits 1Staff Chat Bot virtual agent
Save your staffing agency time by creating a 1Staff chat bot virtual agent.
Your staffing agency has open job orders why not hire a graduate
New graduates are entering the job market with high hopes of using their degree to develop a career filled with benefits and a good compensation, to pay off their massive college loans.
Successfully migrate your Business Applications to the Cloud
Increase the agility and flexibility of your business by migrating your mission-critical business applications to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.
Top reasons why staffing businesses should innovate with Microsoft Power Apps
Microsoft Power Apps simplifies the process of building custom applications to solve business challenges. It is an easy, fast, and cost-efficient way to turn your bright ideas into brilliant apps.
Power Apps from Microsoft - 3 ways to make an app
3 ways to make an app with Power Apps from Microsoft. Did you know the 1Staff Front Office foundation is the Microsoft Power Platform!
Yammer, Teams, SharePoint: A comparative guide
Microsoft is big with collaboration and productivity, providing its customers with many options to choose from. The only downside is that certain apps have overlapping features.
Staffing Software Vendor Management System
For a staffing business VMS Profitability is hard work but tackled right the rewards and opportunities for growth bring large dividends, market growth and large customers. 1Staff addresses all your Vendor Management System (VMS) needs from job placement to pay and recruiting.
AlphaTrust selected for 1Staff Electronic Signature Integration
AlphaTrust® Corporation, a subsidiary of iPipeline® and leading provider of white-labeled electronic signature solutions, announced a partnership with Professional Advantage Ltd., a global software and service provider for mid-sized organizations. Under the agreement, Professional Advantage will incorporate the entire AlphaTrust e-Sign platform seamlessly into their 1Staff staffing and recruitment solution to create an immersive, easy-to-use, digital client experience.
5 Reasons to Run your Business in Microsoft Azure
The modern business runs in the cloud. And the successful modern business runs in Microsoft Azure. It’s the perfect balance of security, flexibility, and affordability.
Risky spreadsheet planning
It’s no secret that spreadsheets are one of the most versatile and user-friendly tools around. They are the tool of choice for many operational and finance teams with a perceived ease of use and suitability for a range of planning, tracking, budgeting, reporting and other tasks.
Watch our StaffingTec365 September Presentation: 1Staff Presents the Future of Digital Marketing and Sales Automation during StaffingTec365
Growing your staffing business globally with localization
There has been much discussion over the last few months about “the new normal”. Maybe not new at this point, but it is becoming more common for staffing companies to have offices across the globe. As these organizations begin to operate in countries outside of the U.S. or Canada they still want to opportunity to take advantage of quality ERP software.
Configuring SQL data files
This blog offers a solution to finding a suitable process to manage the growth of SQL database data files, instead of leaving them unmanaged in the default auto-growth configuration.
Back Office Digital Compliance
There are so many nuances and complexities to providing employees across jurisdictional boundaries. There is always the possibility of changing legislative regulations, new tax rules, and shifts in taxability.
Consumer Privacy Legislation for Staffing Firms
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) came into effect on January 1, 2020. This landmark piece of legislation establishes enhanced consumer protection and privacy rights for those living in California. It follows the much more rigorous General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect in the EU in May 2018.
Top Tips VMS staffing productivity 1Staff
Vendor Management System (VMS) business is a vital part of many a staffing firm’s portfolio.
Tools and Tips to Complete the Paycheck Protection Program Application
Professional Advantage introduces reporting in Microsoft Dynamics GP to help companies file the application for the Paycheck Protection Program. The Small Business Administration has allocated funds to help companies fund payroll and expense obligations.
The Impact of COVID needs Planning
Just finished on listening to the excellent Staffing Industry Analysts Report Webinar – For April. Invaluable!
Track your temporary employees pay through COVID-19
Wondering where to start? Professional Advantage has developed a solution that will do just that. This COVID-19 customization was engineered for 1Staff Back Office and Microsoft Dynamics GP customers, and helps to organize pay, premium pay, and rebate pay in a way to identify and differentiate to other pay types.
Impact COVID Compliance Onboarding
COVID-19 has had number of contrasting impacts on compliance in these early days and will have a long-lasting impact on how we do business as usual. This blog explores the stresses COVID has introduced on an already burdensome task for many.
How to spot a phishing email
How do you detect a Phishing Email? Keep your eyes open for unusual, urgent request, suspicious links or attachments, dubious senders and badly written emails. If you are using Microsoft Office 365, you should turn on its built-in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) function for additional security and safety.
What happens if your colleagues get sick
What happens if your colleagues get sick? One of the most immediate things you can do to protect against this is to start building out some process and procedural documentation.
Going Green and Slashing Costs: A win-win with 1Staff
Going Green and Slashing Costs: A win-win with 1StaffIn an eco-conscious society, “going green” is the motto nowadays, a responsible commitment, leading to environmentally friendly and responsible decisions. And anything you can do to eliminate printing redirects...
webinar covid 19 how to prepare
We realize that everything has changed for all of us in ways that no one could have imagined only days, not even weeks ago and everyone is working on finding a new normal.
Planning (CPM) Consultant
Are you an exceptional Planning (CPM) Consultant looking for an exciting role? Can you work autonomously as well as part of a growing team? We are currently looking for an experienced consultant to join our US team?
Transition your Staffing Firm from Break/Fix to Predictive Maintenance
Find out the benefits of transitioning from a reactive break/fix model to predictive maintenance with 1Staff Professional Advantage Managed Services Team.
SIA Executive Forum north america
Although SIA Executive Forum has been canceled this week we still want to connect with you. Schedule a meeting with our 1Staff Professional Advantage team.
5 ways your employees put your staffing business at risk
5 ways your employees put your staffing business at risk. Opening malicious emails. Weak passwords. Not backing up. Poor BYOD. Ex-employees leaking data.
Keep your Staffing Firm’s data safe with Azure Information Protection
Data protection is important, regardless of your staffing firm’s size. Any information that a company stores digitally needs to be secured and protected appropriately, more so if it deals with personally identifiable information (PII).
Microsoft Launches free AI courses for Business Leaders
Fresh off the heels of the SIA Executive Forum, where Artificial Intelligence was a key topic, Microsoft has launched an AI Business School.
The Scoop from the Executives Roundtable
The SIA Executive Forum is the annual meeting where CEOs, owners and senior-level staffing and workforce solutions executives come together for keynotes, breakout sessions and to participate in a conference culture built on networking.
1Staff Texting Phone Interface
In 18.4, 1Staff will include a preview feature for SMS Messaging. This one-minute video shows how you can use a phone-like interface, inside of 1Staff and Dynamics 365, to easily interact with your candidates and customers.
Creating Workflows with 1Staff
Dynamics 365 has a powerful and flexible Workflow engine that 1Staff customers can use to automate their business processes without custom development.
Universal Submittal Sendouts
1Staff can help you improve your fill rates by being the first to submit qualified candidates to your customers. ‘Universal Submittals’ also allow you to send a branded, or blind, resume along with any supporting documentation your customer requires.
Secure Document Storage
1Staff takes advantage of Dynamics 365 and Office 365 for secure document storage, allowing you to quickly search for documents within Dynamics 365.
Assignment Close Features
1Staff takes advantage of Dynamics 365 and Office 365 for secure document storage, allowing you to quickly search for documents within Dynamics 365.
SMS Messaging and Contact Features
1Staff provides a very flexible SMS capability, allowing your team to quickly contact a candidate to determine interest in a position or to schedule an interview.
Exploring the Application Process in 1Staff
1Staff provides a very flexible application and hiring process – which can be configured to work for different types of staffing throughout your organization.
1Staff Mobile Experience
With 1Staff, you can empower your team and candidates with mobile recruiting; improving the user experience and helping your recruiters connect with candidates through flexible, on-the-move solutions like SMS text messaging or video interviewing.
Automating Business Process Flows
1Staff helps users easily configure Business Process Flows to control different processes, such as hiring.
SMS Portal to Assignment
With Dynamics 365 and 1Staff – recruiting, on-boarding, text messaging and an industry leading CRM are all available within the same platform.
1Staff Unified Interface
Microsoft Dynamics 365 and 1Staff is now available in a new ‘Unified Interface’. The benefit of this new update becomes clear with a consistent feel and operation across all devices from desktop to smartphone.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Interface
With the release of the Unified Interface, Microsoft has empowered it’s users to take a powerful step towards an enhanced client and candidate experience.
Enhancing Microsoft Dynamics Mobile App
Using Formatted Documents and Branded Resumes on-the-go with 1Staff
Branded Sendouts Guide 2
Formatted Sendouts (often referred to as branded resumes or blind resumes) can not only speed up your time to submit and improve fill ratios, but they provide your customer with a more consistent, branded experience.
Guide Configuring Automated Candidate Search
Artificial Intelligence, once a catchy buzzword, is quickly becoming a measurable disruption throughout the Staffing and Recruiting Industry. With tools like Automated Candidate Search increasing the difference among key metrics, like speed-to-fill, steadily increasing between the top and bottom performing companies, many leaders are targeting strategies to narrow the margin.
Four New VMS Fee Calculations Options
1Staff has focused on customer needs for a more flexible approach to calculating Vendor Management Software (VMS) fees.
1Staff’s staffing platform supports mergers and acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions are a double-edged sword. There is business growth and market penetration on one edge, and a Pandora’s box on the other. Within this Pandora’s box are inherited systems, containing all the valuable data that you just acquired.
ATS Enabled High Touch
As presented by the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), in July, unemployment dropped to 4.3% and continues to remain at historic lows.
Improve Cash Flow 1Staff Collections Management
Two of the most unarguably critical factors contributing to success in staffing are improving your cash flow, and streamlining your invoicing and collections processes.
5 Great Marketing Automation Features for 1Staff customers
The staffing industry is fiercely competitive. It’s a never-ending race to add highly qualified talent and secure new customers.
Ready for business transformation?
We’ve been helping staffing firms with technology for the last 15 years. No one is more excited about transformation, and we have seen a lot.
7 ways to transform your staffing agency
Time and time again leaders in the staffing industry talk about the same problems. Some transform themselves using technology, others battle on. I’m still surprised by the number of staffing firms not leveraging the right technology.
High performers profitability vs hamster wheel
Is your business focused on spinning and lubricating the hamster wheel? Or are your teams focused on making timely and effective decisions which impact your profitability?
Dynamics 365 with 1Staff – The cloud based recruiting, prospecting, compliance and onboarding system that grows when you grow
While we are very excited that 1Staff is now available with Dynamics 365 Online (Microsoft CRM Online) we are even more excited to share how clients are able to improve their recruiting and prospecting while streamlining their compliance and onboarding.
So, you’re telling me I can see my unbilled revenue at any point in time?
1Staff generates accounting entries when timesheet data is processed. Not only when payroll and invoicing is processed. This provides you with visibility on your unbilled revenue the moment timesheet data is processed, without having to wait for invoicing and/or when payroll is complete.
Top 7 strategies staffing agencies use to improve their cash flow
Managing cash flow for a staffing agency is a balancing act. In the words of entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin brand, Sir Richard Branson, “Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the life blood of your business.”
Dynamics 365 Update
1Staff is excited to announce the new Microsoft Dynamics 365 is now available to 1Staff Front Office users. Dynamics 365, previously known as Dynamics CRM Online, is an integrated platform offering greater visualization and integration of data, but also a new pricing model that benefits 1Staff Front Office customers.
2017 SIA Executive Forum Recap
The 2017 SIA Executive Forum held in sunny San Diego last week delivered another knowledge-rich and enlightening event. Whilst, there was a lot of discussion regarding the changes and developments in leadership, staffing and the economy; a plethora of buzz topics were on hand around staffing and technology.
1Staff Time Entry Options
1Staff staffing software is a full front-to-back office staffing solution, or our front or back office can be integrated with your current solution if you aren’t looking to fully transfer over to a new system.
Microsoft and 1Staff: Better Together
1Staff offers everything a medium to large staffing organization needs, powered by a stable, scalable, yet flexible platform with Microsoft Dynamics.
Why You Should Get To Know 1Staff
Our #1 goal is to develop cutting edge staffing software in order to provide your staffing agency with a forward thinking solution. Giving your business the competitive advantage it needs to succeed in the staffing industry today. 1Staff makes sure your team has the latest features available anytime, anywhere.
CRM 2016 Mobile App
Microsoft recently released the CRM 2016 mobile app and it is now available for download on most mobile and tablet devices. This is a great way to keep your business mobile and have the information you need at your fingertips.
8 Features and Benefits to Look for in a Staffing Platform
If you’re in staffing, you can benefit from a high-performance staffing platform. Staffing firms specializing in commercial, healthcare, professional, and/or IT can all benefit from powerful, configurable solution.
7 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use 1Staff Back Office
While we could write a list 100+ entries long as to why your company should use 1Staff, we decided to keep it simple. Instead, here are seven reasons why you shouldn’t use our high-performance staffing platform.
Lions, Compliance, Bears! Oh My!
More than ever before, compliance is a hot topic for staffing agencies and is making national headlines. A few days ago, a federal judge approved a subpoena allowing the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to proceed with its age discrimination investigation of a staffing firm.
Do CFOs Have a Crystal Ball with 1Staff?
Is predicting future gross profit a problem for your staffing agency? Not with 1Staff.
2016 SIA Executive Forum Recap
First and foremost, thank you to all of our 1Staff customers and visitors who stopped by our booth or attended our session at Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Executive Forum last week in Phoenix, Arizona! The 1Staff team had a great time networking and learning about where the industry is heading.
What to do before the robots attack?
It’s an uncertain world. What if one day something eradicated the staffing industry? What if a technology changed the workplace so much that it rendered the staffing agency obsolete? Will the robots get so powerful they will attack?
Vision: Get it, share it, measure it.
In July 2011 Forbes published “How to Create a Powerful Vision for Change”, and it is still extremely relevant for staffing firms today.
8 Ways to Transform Your Business Through Change Management
Through my years of managing and consulting, there’s one lesson I wish I had learned sooner: obtaining this greater use of technology and ensuring it lasts through change management.
3 Ways to Create a High-Performance Sales Culture
As a VP of Sales your main goal is clear: increase sales and grow revenue. You can’t do it alone or even with just a few top sales people though.
5 Ways Your Staffing Agency Can Efficiently Manage Candidates & Clients in 2016
Staffing and recruiting tools have come a long way since the days of Rolodexes and file folders. There are plenty of solid email, marketing, and document collaboration tools to manage clients’ and candidates’ interactions with your company but many of these tools are already dated. We challenge you to efficiently manage candidates and clients in 2016 and ditch the the old way.
When Was the Last Time Your Staffing Company Tracked Marketing ROI?
We’ve known for eons the importance of tracking the ROI on marketing efforts. Unfortunately, there are challenges in tracking that return in an era of ever-improving technologies and tougher markets.
Meeting The Man Behind Moneyball
Paul DePodesta is the man behind Jonah Hill’s character in the movie “Moneyball”. I had the pleasure to hear how as Oakland A’s assistant, Paul, worked together with his General Manager, Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt in the movie), to transform their baseball team.
2 Step Guide to Winning the War for Talent
Talent is out there, you just need to find them! Are you providing your team with the tools they need to win the war for talent? Get your staffing agency on the right track in two steps…
1Staff Struck A Chord In Music City
As an avid fan of all music genres, especially country music, my colleagues would probably say I was just a tad bit excited to hear that Staffing World would be in the heart of Music City.
7 Signs Your ATS Is Failing You
It might have been a while since you did a health check on your ATS. At Professional Advantage we specialize in enabling high performing staffing organizations through technology.
Stop driving your organization using the rear-view mirror!
Imagine that you’re an executive weighing up a tough business decision. You’ve consulted stakeholders and colleagues. You’ve made a pros and cons list. You’ve even spent a night ‘sleeping on it’.