Searching and Filtering

Employees, Clients, Departments, Event Requests and Bookings can be searched and filtered in comprehensive and wide ranging ways using Ava's recruitment software for temporary staff.


Searches can be carried out for staff, clients, or departments/locations in our recruitment software for temporary staff. Searching the system is very straightforward and can be done in several ways; one is exact entry, where the system searches for matches based on a single character entry. Any field can be searched ranging from first name to payroll number. Initially only active staff are searched, but by ticking a box the system can search through inactive and do not use records. Another is through extended matches, where words are auto completed to match entries on the system, and a more ingenious way is through phonetic match, which allows both hard and soft pronunciation matches, so if a word is not spelt as it is sounded, you will still be able to find it, saving time and hassle. Matches are returned in under a second.

Search for a Name

The use of a single button allows immediate switching between locations and departments, which is particularly useful if a client maintains several locations.

If a user is inputting a new entry, this can be automatically checked against existing ones, to prevent double entry of new staff or clients.

It is also possible for the user to carry out shift searches against a unique booking reference, the customer reference, or invoice number.


Filtering is another useful feature of the recruitment software, and allows staff (meeting each client's needs) to be found quickly and efficiently. For example a client may request to have 20 staff that have sufficient cocktail training and through a simple filtering process, the system could reveal the staff who meet this criteria.


Where shifts are concerned, filtering can be done through looking at the dates each staff member has requested to work, the location in which they wish to work and the skill level at which they are at. Another feature is that filtering information can be automatically remembered, so that next time if the client asks for similar staff, the selection process will be straightforward.

When a specific booking is selected, the staff members profile will open in a new window, allowing for easy navigation between the two pages. The recruitment software also provides standard sorting where lists are automatically put into order when the column header is clicked, as is standard in most similar software; this feature also allows for basic grouping, for example grouping employees into groups based on the skills they have.

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