Applicant Tracking Systems

How Companies Can Become a Magnet For Talent

05 December in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Resources, Marketing, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

The tide has turned. What once was an employer’s market is now a job seeker’s delight. The unemployment rate is hovering around 4% which is something we haven’t seen in the U.S. since the 1960’s. This is great news for people seeking employment and has...

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...

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...

career fair

Recruiters – Profit from Your Career Fair Attendance

21 May in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Career Fairs, Human Business, Jobs, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Webinars

I work with organizations that want to Recruit, Onboard, and Retain Top Talent.  As a professional recruiter since 1981, I have worked close to 300 Career Fairs; and spoken formally prior to the Career Fair at many of them to groups of candidates on Getting...

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...

SmartTalks Q2 2018 Presentation Recap

30 April in Applicant Tracking Systems, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Best Practices, Business, Customer Service, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Mobile Devices, Recruiting, SmartTalks, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Tutorials

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, APS, Inc., Chief Technology Officer, LJ Morris held a presentation to discuss recent updates and enhancements to the SmartSearch system, along with future advancements and events, and ended the discussion with a question and answer session. As with the Q1...

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...

Optimizing Your ATS Software and U/E

13 March in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Metrics, Technology

Tactics to make your ATS U/E a great one. Wrapping your arms around expectations Appropriately managing expectations is a critical, but often overlooked, process when implementing new systems. Management needs to take hold of the system adoption process and work with end-users in a supportive manner to...

3 Tactics to Target Website Visitors and Your Candidate Database

20 February in Applicant Tracking Systems, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Recruiting, Sales, Social Media, Staffing, Technology

For the staffing industry, best-practices for marketing to employers and candidates evolve almost weekly. Within the past year, changes in social media platforms and search engines have dramatically changed the ways you should connect with, engage and appeal to your target audiences. Leveraging these changes, remarketing...