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Webinar Recap: Remote Work, The New Normal

24 June in Articles, Business, Careers, Engagement, Health, HR Technology, Human Business, SmartPractices, Technology, Webinars, Well-being, Workforce, Workplace

On June 23, consulting experts from Black Box Consulting conducted a panel-chat style webinar where members from the organization discussed the pros and cons of working remotely. They covered best practices and offered tips on how to stay focused and productive, how to overcome challenges...

SmartSearch Blog: Energy. Focus. Expectations.

Energy. Focus. Expectations.

22 June in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Marketing, Sales, Training

Change is hard. The International Space Station effortlessly flies around planet Earth every 90 minutes, traveling at over 17,000 miles per hour. It is easy for the ISS to stay on course, expending virtually zero energy to maintain orbit at breathtaking speed. However, to change...

SmartSearch Blog: Boomerang Employees: Pros and Cons

Boomerang Employees: Pros and Cons

02 June in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

What is a boomerang employee? A boomerang employee is someone who leaves a company, usually by resigning rather than getting fired, but later returns as a re-hired employee for the same company again. There are many different reasons why an employee might leave in the first...

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...

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...

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...

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