Innovation

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...

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....

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...

Inspired Innovation from Amtec and the California Staffing Professionals

22 September in Applicant Tracking Systems, Customer Service, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Last spring, SmartSearch participated in the California Staffing Professionals (CSP) annual conference and expo. We had an opportunity to attend some educational sessions, and network with the speakers, conference attendees, workshop leaders, and our fellow exhibitors, as well as talk shop with our clients (plus...

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...

SmartSearch Optimizes Job Postings for Google Jobs Search

10 August in Applicant Tracking Systems, Careers, HR Technology, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Once again, SmartSearch delivers the latest developments in the recruitment marketplace to our customers.  We recently completed updates to the SmartSearch Career Center integration to include Structured Data coding for Google Jobs new AI-powered search engine. Google Jobs allows candidates to search for jobs across virtually all major online...

Is Your ATS User Interface Focused on “U”?

07 August in Applicant Tracking Systems, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Bright, shiny and new. Allegedly advanced User Interface (UI) features are eye-catching, but does slick and fancy translate into a better ROI? I believe it comes down to one thing; at the end of the day, you need to accomplish your business goals using technology that...

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....