Human Resources

Human Resources in the Digital World

07 December in Applicant Tracking Systems, Careers, HR Technology, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

My son was recently applying online for a department store job. He took care in his selection and brought his options down to four retailers. In discussing the outcome of his pursuit in the hunt for a coveted job, I found it interesting when he...

Legislation Around Candidate Salaries and Your Recruiting Strategy

01 November in Business, Careers, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Legal, News Updates, Recruiting, Staffing

On July 2018, Massachusetts will become the first state to forbid employers from asking candidates about their salary history directly impacting the current employment laws. This ruling will help level the playing field by giving all job seekers the right to expect equal pay for equal work...

Staying Ahead of the Curve in Mobile Recruiting

26 October in Articles, Customer Service, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

One of SmartSearch’s long history of industry “firsts” was the Mobile Access ability to tap into the database back in the day when we all had flip-phones and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. When I joined SmartSearch in 2001, shortly after the launch of our web-based application....

AI in marketing

3 Ways to Use AI in Marketing for Recruiters In 2018 and Beyond

06 October in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Engagement, HR Technology, Human Resources, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, the world and how it operates changes, as well. Artificial Intelligence (AI), for instance, is no longer confined to science fiction. AI is even making its way out of the tech sector and into other areas...

Four Benefits to Integrating Background Screenings with Recruiting Software

26 September in Applicant Tracking Systems, Best Practices, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

To mitigate risk and protect a company’s core assets, background screenings have become a ubiquitous part of the hiring process. However, outsourcing these screenings can be time-consuming for both your staff and candidates, delaying the time it takes to fill open positions. Because shortening time-to-hire...

Technology Should Enhance the Candidate Experience

06 September in Applicant Tracking Systems, Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing, Technology

A great ATS should enrich the candidate experience — here’s how. Has your company’s online Career Center become the much-dreaded “black hole” that seems to suck candidates away into oblivion? That’s clearly the last thing you want for anybody, especially for someone interested in learning about...

The Modern Recruiting Mindset

15 August in Applicant Tracking Systems, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

The wave of HR technology is fundamentally changing our mindsets, our processes, and how we view business and specifically, in this case, recruiting. With this, the wave can create an overwhelming situation that can leave many people in a state of paralysis by analysis given...

Video is Not the Next Big Thing, It IS the Big Thing

24 July in HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Social Media, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

And other lessons learned at Social Media Boot Camp in Honolulu. Hawaii’s leading social media workshop for employers opened with an eye-opening look at how video is being used to communicate workstyles and company values, promote career opportunities and events such as job fairs, and storytelling....

The Hiring Manager is Your Recruiting Partner

30 March in Articles, Best Practices, Customer Service, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Workplace

The hiring manager is a critical player in the hunt for new talent. They will have full responsibility for the performance, engagement, and retention of their new report, so why do many brands find working with them an adversarial relationship? Primarily, the lack of communication...