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Webinar Recap: Optimizing Modern-day Recruitment Marketing

31 March in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Engagement, HR Technology, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Sales, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Webinars

Finding and keeping talented employees is not a small task. With the “war for talent” still surging strong, many companies are scrambling to find the right people to fill their positions. This sense of urgency and the struggle with the competition getting to these desired...

Working from home? Beware the refrigerator!

26 March in Articles, Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Jobs, Networking, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

Did you wake up today with nowhere to go? COVID-19 lockdowns, social distancing and homeschooling kept a lot of office workers from jumping in the car and commuting to the workplace. Welcome to my world. As an early adopter of remote work, I thought now...

SmartSearch Blog: The Value of Good Business Partners

The Value of Good Business Partners

04 March in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, Customer Service, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Networking, Recruiting

Doug: I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dane Groeneveld, CEO of PTS Advance. As the recently appointed CEO of PTS, Dane brings a high-energy and enthusiastic verve to his role. In this segment, we discussed leadership, career journeys, partnerships, and why diversity and...

The Modern Staffing and Recruiting Website: 2020 and Beyond

19 February in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Diversity, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Mobile, Mobile Devices, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Staffing, Technology, Webinars, Workforce

Classified ads? The recruiter's "little black book"? The weekly "hot candidate" fax? They're marketing dinosaurs. In truth, most aspects of staffing, marketing and technology have evolved dramatically in the past 20 years – and websites have experienced some of the most sweeping transformations. Years ago, Web 2.0...

SmartSearch: 4 Ways Data is Shaping the Future of Hiring

4 Ways Data is Shaping the Future of Hiring

13 February in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Best Practices, Business, Diversity, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Metrics, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

The staffing industry has always been about people. And that’s why, historically, hiring professionals have needed to possess excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills in order to build rapport with hiring managers and job candidates.  While this will continue to be the case in 2020, we...

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Most Staffing Websites Have These ADA Compliance Issues

21 January in Articles, Best Practices, HR Technology, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workforce

You may have the most beautifully designed, robust, well written and lightning-fast website in your market. It may perform very well on mobile, drive conversions and generate a ton of orders and qualified applications for your staffing agency. But is your website ADA-compliant? If not, you could...

Benefits: What do Employees Want?

06 January in Articles, Best Practices, Compensation and Benefits, Engagement, Generations, Human Business, Innovation, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

With unemployment levels at historic lows, employers are working hard to find and keep top talent. Sixty-eight percent of businesses report difficulty with recruiting. The Society for Human Resource Management reveals companies are using employee benefits as a critical competitive strategy for recruiting and retention....

2020 Email Tips for Your Staffing Firm

12 December in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Email, Engagement, Marketing, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing

This time of year, we're all busy. Employers have projects to wrap up. Budgets to plan. Deadlines to hit. And for many, the holidays are the busiest season of all. Job seekers are busy, too. With the pressure of the holidays, many put their search on hold...

Smart Businesses Look to The Future

03 December in Applicant Tracking Systems, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Training

Companies that embrace digital technologies in their talent acquisition functions are two times more likely to improve quality of hire and retention, and three times more likely to improve the candidate experience. Source: Digital Transformation in Talent Acquisition study from Aptitude Research and Alexander Mann...

Make Your Staffing Firm the Talk of Thanksgiving

21 November in Best Practices, HR Technology, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing, Technology

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Across the nation, employers and job seekers will be checking out of their daily routine for a much-deserved long weekend. How can your staffing agency stay top of mind during this time – and even gain sales leads, followers and...