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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...

What is Employee Experience and Why is It Trending in 2018?

15 May in Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Engagement, Human Business, Human Resources, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

To put it as simply as possible, employee experience is commonly defined as "the sum of everything that an employee goes through during his or her connection with their employer." So, it's not necessarily just about the direction of your HR department, or your employee...

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...

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....

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...

Webinar Recap: Pitfalls to Avoid in Creating a Background Screening Policy

28 February in Best Practices, Discrimination, Diversity, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

On February 27, 2018, Alexis Clark and Ian Bellais from Verified First led a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar on the core concepts of what a well-designed background screening looks like, and what companies need to know about the changing legal landscape for background checks. During the...

Background Screening Policy Helps You Avoid Hiring Pitfalls

22 February in Best Practices, Discrimination, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

Background screening has become almost universally adopted, and according to the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM), more than nine out of 10 companies screen candidates. This rising trend exists for good reason. Failing to make safe hiring decisions not only puts people at risk but...