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The GDPR adds a Twist to Staffing and Hiring

04 June in Articles, Business, Human Business, Legal, News Updates, SmartTalks, Staffing

On May 25, 2018, a new privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union (EU). GDPR expands the privacy rights of EU individuals and places new obligations on all organizations that market, track, or handle EU citizens’ personal...

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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...

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...

Convert Your Social Audience into Candidates – Get Them OFF Social Media!

16 April in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Engagement, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing

Using social media to attract candidates to your staffing or recruiting firm? It's a smart strategy. Blogging is a great way to build your employment brand. And with a variety of social sites to choose from, there are options to connect with all types of active...

It’s a Small World: Understanding International Background Screening

05 April in Articles, Best Practices, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing

With modern technology linking us humans closer together, the world seems to be shrinking. This affects employers a variety of ways. The good news is they have gained access to a larger pool of job candidates since many positions are no longer bound by geography....

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How Small Business Recruitment Strategies Differ From Those of Big Businesses

03 April in Articles, Business, Human Resources, Recruiting

How Small Business Recruitment Strategies Differ From Those of Big Businesses Does having a small business mean you can't attract top talent to your company? Or that you have to struggle with replacing talent that leaves your business for another? As a small business owner, there are extra steps...

Does Your Company Need a Drug Testing Program?

26 March in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Well-being, Workplace

There are myriad changes occurring with workplace policies. One of which is if, when, why and how companies conduct drug testing at the time of onboarding new talent. The shortage of talent is one of the factors that is leading employers to rethink if drug...

Want Candidates to Love Your Job Postings?

20 March in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Engagement, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Technology

I don't need to tell you how tough it is to recruit qualified candidates these days. With unemployment near record lows and U.S. job openings soaring to a record-high 6.3 million, attracting the attention of talented job seekers is extremely difficult. How can you make candidates...

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...