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Whiteboards Should Be Outlawed!

Well that might be a little bit of an overreaction since they do have some use like leaving funny notes for your co-workers. They are pretty good for brainstorming new ideas too. However, they have lost their place at the table when it comes to tracking job orders.

It doesn’t surprise or even amaze me to hear that very successful staffing and recruiting companies are still using whiteboards to monitor jobs, candidates and statuses. What does surprise me is the inability to even think about letting it go! A few months back I was onsite with a company and spotted the whiteboard. I had to fight the urge to walk over and erase the board with all of its detailed information. Each of the staffing specialists and recruiters could find the exact same information on their computer screen. So why is it so hard to let go?