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SmartSearch Blog: How Staffing Firms Can Use Video to Stay Top of Mind as Social Distancing Continues

Using Video When Social Distancing

13 May in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Training

Right now, staying visible is critical for your staffing firm. With so many of us forced to work remotely, account managers and recruiters alike are getting creative: adapting their business practices and adopting new digital tools like video to thrive in this economy. Some firms have stepped...

Coffee, Chaos and COVID-19

23 April in Business, Careers, Engagement, Health, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Networking, News Updates, Recruiting, Technology, Training, Webinars, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

We’re all in this together, but we’re not in the same boat. On Wednesday, April 22, I participated in a Virtual Coffee Hour panel discussion group for Human Resources leaders in the tech industry hosted by SmartSearch vendor partner Verified First, a leading background screening...

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...

How Staffing Competes with Social Media Temp Apps

18 March in Articles, Customer Service, Engagement, HR Technology, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Mobile, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing, Technology

Are the temporary staffing apps popping up on social media just a nuisance – or are they a real threat to your staffing agency? If you're not familiar, temp apps allow job seekers to create profiles and sign up for work right through their phone, enabling...

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...

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...

How to Win at Networking

29 October in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Careers, Engagement, Human Business, Marketing, Networking

Does the idea of networking make you cringe? Are you envious of people who can easily reach out to anyone in their network, and consistently get meaningful results from it? Not everyone is born with a natural ability to create connections with others. But the good...

Foolproof Job Search Tips

23 September in Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, Generations, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

I had the opportunity to speak with thought leader, recruiter and job seeker advocate Tom Bolt. Tom is one of the most thoughtful and informed people in the talent acquisition space. In this article, he shares advice to help job seekers, applicants, and candidates better...