SmartSearch

SmartSearch Recruitment & Staffing Blog

Tired of Staffing Customer Complaints? Get Rid of the 3 Biggest Sources

16 September in Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing

Fielding too many complaints from employers and job seekers lately? Here are two of the most common ones: From clients: "That temp was minutes late to their assignment - again!" From candidates: "Nobody ever followed up with me."   At one point or another, every firm has to...

Small Companies Can Be Recruiting Contenders

09 September in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

The ability to attract top talent takes more than just a posting on a job board, a newspaper ad or a sign in a storefront window. Many small businesses must compete with larger companies for talented recruits, without the luxury of internal recruiters or head-hunters...

Vendor Neutrality: Why Is It important?

09 August in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, HR Technology, Marketing, Sales, Technology

While at the 2019 California Staffing Professionals conference, I had the great pleasure of speaking with David Searns, CEO at Haley Marketing. Haley Marketing serves a number of our mutual clients and is a frequent contributor to our blog. David and his organization partner with...

Current News: Pharmacy Benefits Management

05 August in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Compensation and Benefits, Generations, Health, Human Business, News Updates, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

Drug benefits are the fastest-growing portion of overall healthcare benefit costs for employers – and have increased at an alarming rate for decades. On July 9, 2019, SHRM Hawaii Island Educational Foundation hosted a seminar on Pharmacy Benefits Management in Hilo. The program explored how to...

Artificial Intelligence, Networking and a Time to Learn

09 July in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Metrics, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Training

I’ve been to the California Staffing Professionals Conference (CSP) for the last two years; this is one of the most educational and enjoyable industry conferences. All the conferenciers have such great information to share and do it so willingly for the benefit of the staffing...

Scared of Programmatic Advertising? Let’s Face Those Fears! (part 2)

08 July in Articles, Best Practices, Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing, Metrics, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

The mere mention of the term "programmatic job advertising" makes staffing and recruiting professionals' eyes glaze over. Most aren't very familiar with the topic; as a result, it can seem a little intimidating. It's fine; I'm used to it! When people are scared (especially in business) they...

Webinar Recap: 2019 Background Screening and Compliance Best Practices

24 June in Articles, Best Practices, Discrimination, Diversity, HR Technology, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Staffing, Technology, Webinars

All companies want to make a good hire, so using a resource such as a background screening service is pretty commonplace, but this comes with preparation and planning. One item that is a must for any employer is in knowing the background screening service they...

Exploring Limitless Possibilities at the California Staffing Professionals Conference

21 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing, News Updates, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Technology, Workforce

Small steps. Giant leaps. Limitless possibilities. This was the theme of the 2019 California Staffing Professionals Conference (CSP) held Wednesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 7 at the Hotel Irvine. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing was the perfect backdrop to...

Scared of Programmatic Advertising? Let’s Face Those Fears! (part 1)

18 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Metrics, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Your eyes glaze over. Your head starts spinning. Your brain hurts. Are you stuck in a nightmare 400-level college class? Nope, it's worse: You've just read the first few sentences of a blog post about using programmatic job advertising software to manage recruitment spend. It's fine; I'm used to...

How Do You Define Leadership?

10 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Diversity, Engagement, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Training, Workplace

This may seem like an easy question, but in actuality, it isn’t. Leadership can be defined in several different ways because the word means different things to different people. When I define leadership, qualities like integrity, consistency, inspirational, objective nature, and very importantly, self-aware come to...