Recruiting Firm Adds 13,000 Candidates Annually Through its Corporate Web Site Portal

Consultis discovers VCG's WebPAS WorldLink® increases candidate applications and employee productivity

(PRWEB) September 1, 2005 -- Consultis, a Boca Raton, FL-based recruiting firm, places candidates in contract and full time positions in both IT and Finance. Originally, Consultis used several software packages -- including contact management and search and retrieval systems -- to act as their applicant tracking system.

However, different software packages meant that getting needed information for recruiters, candidates and clients was inefficient. What's more, they could not integrate these dissimilar systems into a Web site portal to enable e-business communication with both candidates and clients.

So in 2001, Consultis replaced their multiple solutions with one by choosing VCG's WebPAS® recruiting software.

Eric Gutmann, Manager of Information Systems for Consultis, states "WebPAS had all the additional functionality we were looking for in one centralized database. It enables us to track internal employee's productivity, as well as contractors and clients."

WebPAS's efficient recruiting functionality helped Consultis to raise the bar within their offices and provide their clients and candidates superior customer service. WebPAS mirrors the natural workflow of the recruiting business, reducing time spent to perform administrative tasks so recruiters could focus on revenue-generating tasks.

Jamie Delsing, Director of Marketing for Consultis agrees, "Previous software packages had none of the depth of the WebPAS product. Productivity was not accurately measured with our legacy software. WebPAS accurately measures productivity as well as the benchmarking of our business processes."

To apply their new WebPAS recruiting software to their business effectively, Consultis went through "train-the-trainer" sessions at their corporate headquarters.

"Our training with VCG on WebPAS was extraordinary. If our trainer didn't know the answer to a particular question, he immediately found out for us. We implemented a similar process when we trained our own people," Delsing said.

Gutmann added, "People that work for us come from different industries, but they all like WebPAS and find it very powerful. After the two-day course, our employees can't wait to jump into the database."

With productivity improved, Consultis added WebPAS WorldLink® to their VCG software package in 2002. The WebPAS WorldLink recruiting software module integrates many core functions of WebPAS with a staffing firm's Web site in real-time. It combines an online job board and client and candidate Web portals enabling Consultis to more effectively manage and communicate business information.

"From a marketing perspective, it dramatically increased our exposure as a company and our Web presence. Instead of our internal employees manually entering resume or profile information, they click 'populate' on the job order and it's out there," says Delsing.

"Since implementing WebPAS WorldLink, we have had about 13,000 candidates register annually through our Web site. Of these we placed about 450 candidates in various positions annually. We expect this number to grow," says Gutmann.

This functionality enables candidates to easily post their resume and profiles as well as update them. The net result is that Consultis recruiters have to perform less data entry -- enabling them to focus on recruiting.

Delsing states, "when dealing with IT candidates, they would much rather update their own information on our site as it gives them a sense of influence over what types of positions they will be considered for."

Delsing plans on extending their success with candidates to customers, saying that, "Consultis will push the WebPAS WorldLink module to our clients so that they can place orders, review order statuses and set up their own search agent generally enable us to build strong interactive relationships with them."

In business since 1984, it's easy to see why Consultis has solidified its position as a top recruiting business.

Delsing states, "A major business goal for this year is to expand our services into the financial placement arena. We are currently beta testing our business model at our corporate headquarters."

"There has been a surge in our business since the economy started coming out of the recession," Delsing states. "Companies are looking at new ways of hiring such as flex staffing and contract work. With WebPAS we have the recruiting software technology in place to handle the expansion of our business with ease."

About VCG

Our focus is your success. Since 1976 staffing firms have counted on VCG, Inc. for staffing software solutions that help them improve the productivity and profitability of their operations. Founded by staffing professionals and technologists intimately familiar with the business of staffing, VCG is the staffing industry's largest and most experienced dedicated staffing software development firm. VCG solutions today power hundreds of successful staffing companies and 12,000-plus staffing professionals throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
For more information regarding VCG, or our WebPAS and StaffSuite products, visit www.vcgsoftware.com or call 800-318-4983. VCG, C-PAS, StaffSuite, TempWare-V, WebPAS, StaffSuite WorldLink, and WebPAS WorldLink are registered trademarks of VCG Inc.

About Consultis

Established in 1984, Consultis has grown from offering MIS staff within mainframe environments to providing professionals for design, development and implementation projects in nine offices. Consultis' IT-savvy professionals deliver consultants who are skilled to meet any level of need. For more information, visit: www.consultis.com.

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