Human Business

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...

Why We’re Never Satisfied With the Status Quo

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

We strive to disrupt the traditional norms of our industry by re-engineering innovation as a solution. We build memorable customer experiences and are proud of our philosophy to create win-win relationships. Last year, our Version 21 upgrade created a lot of excitement among our clients who...

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....

Fun And Effective Training Helps Manage Organizational Risk

09 November in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Human Business, Training, Tutorials, Well-being, Workplace

On October 24, Hawaii employers learned how to manage organizational risk by providing more effective and engaging workplace training. The program covered strategies for mitigating risks in the areas of health and safety, legal compliance, financial controls, and corrective action. Participants experienced and practiced training...

AI and Recruiting

Webinar Recap: AI and Recruiting: 5 Factors You Must Know

07 November in Analytics, Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Metrics, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Staffing, Technology, Webinars, Workforce, Workplace

On November 7, 2019, Meghan M. Biro, CEO, TalentCulture lead a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar that addressed the growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is impacting talent acquisition and staffing. According to a McKinsey Global Institute research report, “AI could deliver $13 trillion in...

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...

Tired of Staffing Customer Complaints? Get Rid of the 3 Biggest Sources

16 September in Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing

Fielding too many complaints from employers and job seekers lately? Here are two of the most common ones: From clients: "That temp was minutes late to their assignment - again!" From candidates: "Nobody ever followed up with me."   At one point or another, every firm has to...