Author: Sylvia Dahlby

Give the People What they Want... The Millennials Speak

At the SHRM Hawaii State Conference, Kakou Means All of Us

23 October in Business, Careers, Discrimination, Diversity, Engagement, Genders, Generations, Human Resources, Recruiting, Staffing, Training, Workforce, Workplace

One thing that makes Hawaii special is that the islands are home to the nation’s most ethnically and culturally diverse population. However, while local employers easily embrace this diversity in the workforce, Hawaii still falls short on inclusive human resource practices that bring people together...

Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice Day

25 July in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, News Updates, Staffing, Training, Workforce

“Everything should NOT be taken out of context and morphed into a political weapon. Enough already!” via @JohnnyCTaylorJr SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is right to call for sanity via Twitter in response to SHRM members’ social media condemnation of his highly visible support for the...

Skynet Is Coming!

08 May in Applicant Tracking Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), HR Technology, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Artificial intelligence is taking over the World, and having an impact on everything in business. Many thought leaders and pundits have come out with information, opinions, and speculation. Artificial intelligence is the buzzword du jour on social channels, and online communities everywhere, and new sourcing...

Free Ice Cream Today

23 April in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Customer Service, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Technology

Free Ice Cream Today. That was the subject line of the first email I received when I joined SmartSearch on May 1, 2001. It came from Karla Pugleise, a co-worker I had not yet met, who I subsequently learned handled scanning hard copy resumes into...

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Is Remote Work the Right Choice for You?

01 March in Business, Careers, Generations, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

How do you know if working remotely is a good decision for your type of work, as well as work-style? Like anything in life there are positives and negatives, so taking an objective view is essential in making the right choice for you. The obvious...

Flexwork Enhances Your Workplace Culture

13 November in Best Practices, Business, Careers, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

“Workplace flexibility is about improving business results by giving people control over their lifestyle choices and to determine when they are most productive to work .” Today's top talent demands more flexwork options - and employers that offer telework, remote work and more flexible hours are...

Staying Ahead of the Curve in Mobile Recruiting

26 October in Articles, Customer Service, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

One of SmartSearch’s long history of industry “firsts” was the Mobile Access ability to tap into the database back in the day when we all had flip-phones and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. When I joined SmartSearch in 2001, shortly after the launch of our web-based application....

SmartSearch Optimizes Job Postings for Google Jobs Search

10 August in Applicant Tracking Systems, Careers, HR Technology, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Once again, SmartSearch delivers the latest developments in the recruitment marketplace to our customers.  We recently completed updates to the SmartSearch Career Center integration to include Structured Data coding for Google Jobs new AI-powered search engine. Google Jobs allows candidates to search for jobs across virtually all major online...

Video is Not the Next Big Thing, It IS the Big Thing

24 July in HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

And other lessons learned at Social Media Boot Camp in Honolulu. Hawaii’s leading social media workshop for employers opened with an eye-opening look at how video is being used to communicate workstyles and company values, promote career opportunities and events such as job fairs, and storytelling....