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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...

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...

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...

Webinar Recap: The New Rules of Facebook: Finding Job Candidates

20 August in Articles, Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, Human Resources, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Social Media, Staffing, Webinars, Workforce

Sourcing and recruiting via social media is gaining in popularity, and according to a 2017 survey conducted by CareerBuilder, it was discovered that over 70% of hiring companies use social media to find top talent. This percentage marries well with job seeker usage of social...

Staffing Firms can Build a Culture of Customer Service

14 August in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Marketing, Sales, Staffing, Training, Workplace

Question: What's true of love, health and a culture of customer service? Answer: You can't buy any of them! As any savvy staffing professional knows, great customer experiences start with a great culture – one that's focused on serving the best interests of clients and candidates. And...

Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice Day

25 July in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, News Updates, Staffing, Training, Workforce

“Everything should NOT be taken out of context and morphed into a political weapon. Enough already!” via @JohnnyCTaylorJr SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is right to call for sanity via Twitter in response to SHRM members’ social media condemnation of his highly visible support for the...

Strengthen Your Staffing Firm’s Brand with Social Advertising

23 July in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Human Business, Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Staffing

The most well-known brands are powerful. Evocative. Instantly recognizable: Think "Coca-Cola," and you'll instantly crave a cold beverage. Think "Nike," and you'll probably imagine your next workout. Think "Southwest Airlines," and you might start dreaming about getting away for a quick vacation.   These seemingly kneejerk brand impressions aren’t...

Five Ways to Reduce Risk with Your Background Screening Program

16 July in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Discrimination, Engagement, Human Resources, Legal, Metrics, News Updates, Recruiting, Staffing

Over the past few years, litigation has tripled in employment background screening, due to increased regulations and scrutiny of the background screening process by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and other federal/state and industry-specific auditing agencies.  Recently, employee/candidates have filed...