For some that still entertain some notion of going to an office, there’s no definitive date on a return anytime soon. For others that may have ditched the idea of having a geographically centralised place of business before coronavirus came along, then you are ahead of the game. If you have only just come around to thinking a virtual, no-bricks approach is the future, then it’s a brave new world and a fresh beginning.
The ability to work from home actually supports the higher aspiration of achieving geographical independence. This lets you work from anywhere, at a time and a place that you choose. However, to do this effectively you need to put in place the right technologies. Essentially, these map to the functions and are the levers with which you control your business.
Here we take a quick look at the software your recruitment agency should be considering to run efficiently in the cloud.
The concept of a software stack simply means the collection of software that you use to achieve a specific objective. It’s common in tech circles to talk about the development stack – tools that you use to create new software apps. For business specific software, we might talk about the finance stack or the creative stack.
For a stack to be truly effective, the apps need to complement each other. The ability to interoperate is highly desirable. This may be expressed by simply exchanging specific data points, or by deeper integration such that specific functions for one application are available from within another.
The recruitment stack is broken out into three sections. Firstly, there are recruitment-specific software tools, sometimes called Line-of-Business applications. These perform specific functions related to the recruitment sector. Secondly, there is accounting software that provides the robust financial control and visibility. Finally, there is the management class of apps that enable day-to-day management of people and activity through communication, collaboration and organisation.
ETZ’s leading timesheet, invoicing and payment technology sits right at the centre of a recruitment agency’s back-office. It is a pivotal element when building a software stack that lets your team work from home. ETZ works with popular 3rd party apps ‘out of the box’. We can also custom integrate apps that are not already supported. Just tell us what you need to do!
To find out more about how our technology platform helps power your back-office while working from home, simply contact us today. Call us on 0800 311 2266 or book a demo.
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