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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...

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...

Your ATS and Vendor Relationship: Part 2

23 January in Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Uncategorized

Cost, true value and company culture (Part two of a three-part series) How do You Determine True Value? Current and future value for your business, value for the money paid and value for the end-users should be paramount in the decision-making process. In part one of this series, I...

Investing in Your ATS Purchase

03 January in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Part one Investing in a new applicant tracking system is a costly and time-consuming endeavor. It's important to understand what is motivating you to make this purchase. Is your current system inadequate? Does it lack the flexibility to grow with your on-going business needs? There are...