HR Technology

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...

SmartSearch Blog: Look for the Positives

Look for the Positives

12 May in Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Webinars, Well-being, Workforce

“If you’re not learning, you’re sleeping.”  Every crisis is a learning opportunity. Looking for positive outcomes and recognizing the wins were central to an insightful StefTalks Webinar on March 6 when Spencer Gracias, CEO of Stefanini NA/APAC and Stefan Baier, VP Total Talent and Digital Services,...

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...

SmartSearch Blog: Social, Search and Job Board Traffic Trends During the Pandemic

Social, Search and Job Boards During the Pandemic

14 April in Articles, Careers, HR Technology, Human Business, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Sales, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the staffing industry. Some agencies have seen dramatic drops in business, while others (including those specializing in healthcare, IT and distribution) are scrambling to meet essential employers' demands. With so much uncertainty surrounding our industry (and the...

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...

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...