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Disaster Recovery Planning… Reflections from the California Fires

12 December in Best Practices, Business, Human Business, News Updates, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

What, when and why it’s worth every dime. Having been in various forms of executive management for over 22 years, I can attest it is sometimes hard to fork over the cash for “what if” scenarios. Sure, we all have health insurance, car insurance, life insurance,...

Employee Advocacy

11 December in Best Practices, Business, Engagement, Human Business, Innovation, Well-being, Workplace

Why Does Culture and Advocacy Matter? There is a lot of research out there that supports the direct correlation between employee satisfaction and its impact on customer satisfaction.  When employees are engaged advocates, they will go the extra mile for the customer, seeking out alternate and...

Human Resources in the Digital World

07 December in Applicant Tracking Systems, Careers, HR Technology, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

My son was recently applying online for a department store job. He took care in his selection and brought his options down to four retailers. In discussing the outcome of his pursuit in the hunt for a coveted job, I found it interesting when he...

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...

Legislation Around Candidate Salaries and Your Recruiting Strategy

01 November in Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Legal, News Updates, Recruiting, Staffing

On July 2018, Massachusetts will become the first state to forbid employers from asking candidates about their salary history directly impacting the current employment laws. This ruling will help level the playing field by giving all job seekers the right to expect equal pay for equal work...

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....

AI in marketing

3 Ways to Use AI in Marketing for Recruiters In 2018 and Beyond

06 October in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Engagement, HR Technology, Human Resources, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, the world and how it operates changes, as well. Artificial Intelligence (AI), for instance, is no longer confined to science fiction. AI is even making its way out of the tech sector and into other areas...