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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...

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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Most Staffing Websites Have These ADA Compliance Issues

21 January in Articles, Best Practices, HR Technology, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workforce

You may have the most beautifully designed, robust, well written and lightning-fast website in your market. It may perform very well on mobile, drive conversions and generate a ton of orders and qualified applications for your staffing agency. But is your website ADA-compliant? If not, you could...

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....

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...

Foolproof Job Search Tips

23 September in Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, Generations, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Workforce

I had the opportunity to speak with thought leader, recruiter and job seeker advocate Tom Bolt. Tom is one of the most thoughtful and informed people in the talent acquisition space. In this article, he shares advice to help job seekers, applicants, and candidates better...