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Webinar Recap Q4 2018: Purchasing and Managing Applicant Tracking Software

09 November in Applicant Tracking Systems, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Training, Webinars

Buying software, of any kind, doesn’t need to be a daunting task. With a plan and some forethought, anyone can be a well-informed buyer. On November 8, 2018. Doug Coull, CEO at APS, Inc. the makers of SmartSearch applicant tracking software, led an instructional presentation that...

While at Staffing World…

29 October in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, Diversity, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Technology, Workforce, Workplace

Staffing World had so much to offer in every aspect of the staffing industry. From breakout sessions focused on managing a top-performing sales team to advocating Women in Leadership Roles. Staffing World provided their attendees with the Strategies and Solutions to tackle the Industry’s biggest...

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...

‘Tis the Season to be Conferencing

22 October in Articles, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce, Workplace

I attended the ERE Conference in Orlando this week and is specific to people in recruiting and talent acquisition. It was enlightening and provided attendees access to exhibitors and speakers. My single-day pass on Tuesday provided me with a day full of roundtable discussions, short...

Scary Things Staffing Recruiters do to Drive Great Candidates Away

04 October in Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

Ever been ghosted by a candidate? It's a "new normal" in staffing – and it's extremely frustrating. Viable candidates seem to vanish without a trace in the midst of the recruiting process, never to be heard from again. But recruiters aren't blameless. The word ghosting is now being...

Showing Appreciation Goes a Long Way

01 October in Articles, Brand Reputation, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Innovation, Technology, Workplace

Showing appreciation for what I have plays an important role in my life and business. I have the good fortune of working with great clients, wonderful vendor partners and dedicated and hardworking employees. These three groups have helped me to build a thriving business, and...

The Intelligent Approach to Buying HR Software

05 September in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Technology

I want to disrupt the way many people go about selecting business software, and more specifically applicant tracking systems. I want to show people a way to choose, maintain and optimize their software investment by thinking of new ways to understand the process from start...

Recruiting in the Social Sphere

27 August in Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Social Media, Staffing, Training, Webinars, Workforce

Initially, many people believed social media to be a fad, but over time it proved itself to be a fact. It was created by a society demanding entertainment and information at lightning fast speeds, its growth is organic, and it thrives on societal energy. Social...