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SmartSearch® Partners with Flexible Support Group to Offer Staffing Agencies and Start-ups End-to-End Office Support

Flexible Support Group

OCEANSIDE, CA – October 12, 2018 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch®, proudly announces its game-changing partnership with best-in-breed back office and funding support service, Flexible Support Group (FSG).

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The APS and FSG partnership will change the way small staffing firms and start-ups do business. By offering full-service, front, and back-end office support, small agencies will be able to better focus on filling jobs and reduce redundant administrative duties. These changes will help create parity in the competitive staffing landscape and allow smaller agencies to focus on their core business: filling jobs, with the goal to increase revenue and better manage operational costs along with cash flow.

Further, the APS and FSG partnership will provide small agencies with resources and tools once financially out of their reach. The SmartSearch business software is designed to offer full sourcing and recruiting capabilities in a seamless and easy-to-use system. Coupled with the functionality offered by FSG to manage the payroll and invoicing, small agencies will experience a simplified collection and transfer of data from SmartSearch to FSG to reduce data errors.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Flexible Support Group to offer small staffing firms and start-ups a comprehensive menu of world-class solutions to better serve their clients and help grow their business,” says Doug Coull, CEO, APS, Inc.

Candidates will also benefit from the APS and FSG partnership. Job postings will be visible on a “community” career portal where job seekers can view hundreds of jobs from one point of entry, reducing their time to search and apply.

About SmartSearch®:  Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting software. For over three decades, SmartSearch® talent acquisition and staffing management software has been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients to recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape.  For more information visit: http://www.smartsearchonline.com

About Flexible Support Group: Founded in 1992, FSG has financed and provided staffing agencies and other business throughout the United States with payroll funding solutions, accounts receivable financing, as well as payroll processing and back office support. For more information visit Flexible Support Group.

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CONTACT:
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc.
(760) 941-2800
info@aps2k.com

 

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SmartSearch® Adds Job Search Engine Aggregator, neuvoo as Latest Vendor Integration Partner

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OCEANSIDE, CA – July 16, 2018 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch® recruiting business software, announces the addition of neuvoo to its list of integration offerings for SmartSearch users.

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neuvoo is a job search engine that aggregates jobs directly from companies’ career websites, staffing agencies, and job boards. With over 20 million jobs available in more than 60 countries across the World, neuvoo has established itself as one of the largest sources of employment on the international scene and offers the most diverse and complete content to job seekers. neuvoo and its competitive model bring better results to employers, in terms of ROI and brand visibility.

“Given our clients recruit and staff on a global basis, it makes perfect sense for us to add neuvoo as an integration vendor partner to bolster our roster of offerings. This gives our clients more options to search and identify candidates by casting a wider net,” states LJ Morris, Chief Technology Officer, APS, Inc.

Further states neuvoo co-founder, Lucas Martinez, “It’s a great pleasure for neuvoo to partner up with SmartSearch’s ATS to help enhance our user experience by offering high-quality content to job seekers so they can find the most recent, available jobs on the market.”

With over 12 million job seeker visits each month to its website, neuvoo is available in Canada, Switzerland, France, the UK and 61 other countries and aggregates jobs across all industries, specialties, as well as levels of experience.

Job aggregators offer job seekers the flexibility to view many job postings from around the Internet in one centralized site. Employers can expect greater visibility for job postings on an aggregator, with the option to either maintain an organic presence or to subsidize or sponsor job postings, giving them a higher ranking on the aggregator’s search pages.

About SmartSearch®:  Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting software. For over three decades, SmartSearch® talent acquisition and staffing management software has been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients to recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape.  For more information visit: http://www.smartsearchonline.com

About neuvoo: neuvoo is a job search engine that aggregates jobs directly from companies’ career websites, staffing agencies, and job boards. With over 20 million jobs available in more than 60 countries across the World, neuvoo is one of the largest sources of employment on the International scene and offers the most diverse and complete content to job seekers. For more information visit: https://neuvoo.com/

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CONTACT:
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc.
(760) 941-2800
info@aps2k.com

 

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APS, Inc. Makers of SmartSearch® Named as 2018 Top 25 HR Technology Provider

Top 25 Technology Solutions Provider

OCEANSIDE, CA – June 5, 2018  Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch®, proudly announces its inclusion to the short list of most highly advanced, innovative HR technology providers for 2018.

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CIO magazine has long recognized the technology organizations which stand out from their competition by providing outstanding service along with an exceptional and high-quality software solution. High-functioning tools such as AI, the use of cloud technology, data and analytics management, advanced learning and onboarding platforms, and the use of automation to eliminate mundane and routine tasks are some of the factors they consider when selecting and recognizing their list of the Top 25.

“We’ve always believed that staying ahead of the staffing and talent acquisition curve is what keeps our clients on track for meeting and exceeding their own business goals,” states LJ Morris, CTO, APS, Inc.

“We work to build true and lasting partnerships with our clients and hold them along with their feedback as highly important to the continuity and advancement of our software and business relationships. Not many companies can say they still partner with six of the original 10 customers from 30+years ago. We can and we’re proud of it,” says Doug Coull, CEO, APS, Inc.

The panel who make up the group of decision-makers in vetting the technology companies are comprised of CEOs, CHROs, CIOs, as well as the editorial members of CIO magazine. All winners are judged on having a solid internal process, being innovative within their given solution and to be providers of cost-efficient software that provides unwavering value and stability to the end users.

“Our clients want an efficient, high-functioning software system that provides them with the speed, reliability, user-friendliness, and dependability they need, and we back these with the gold-standard in technical and customer support; and we’re happy to do so,” states LJ Morris.

About SmartSearch®:  Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting software. For over three decades SmartSearch® has been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients to recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape. For more information visit SmartSearch.

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CONTACT:
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc.
(760) 941-2800
info@aps2k.com

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SmartSearch® Announces Updates to Web Portals for Enhanced UX

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OCEANSIDE, CA – February 7, 2018 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch® recruiting business software, announces UI and UX improvements to the web portals for Candidate, Hiring Manager and Vendor Portals. All are enhanced with the user experience in mind and sport functionality designed for use on any computer or mobile device, including smartphones and tablets.

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According to APS, Inc., CTO, LJ Morris, “The Candidate Portal is newly designed to increase job seeker satisfaction by offering a cleaner, easy-to-navigate experience when searching and applying for jobs. These enhancements help our clients ensure a great user experience for their candidates. Additionally, candidates can quickly update resumes, cover letters and other documents to keep their profile current. Duplicate checking has been enhanced and the navigation streamlined with easy-to-use drop-down menus simplifying the user experience.” Candidates will continue to have the ability to download resumes and cover letters, along with other documents, from sources such as OneDrive, DropBox, LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, and CareerBuilder.

The Hiring Manager Portal interface offers newly designed interactive graphs and tools for better organization like color coding records to indicate the age of the information and single-click functionality on the dashboard for faster access to desired data. This highly functional portal allows hiring managers to download resumes, approve timecards and jobs, review and add notes, request an interview, match candidates to other jobs, in addition to approving hours via email. The reporting function has, also, been updated with new report templates. The Hiring Manager Portal has a flexible, intuitive design, that provides quick links to short, instructional video tutorials called SmartSnippets, and accommodates both corporate users and staffing firms.

User access and navigation on the Vendor Portal dashboard has been enhanced with an easy-to-use interface to better engage their selected vendor partners.

All SmartSearch portals are designed to be mobile responsive and offer highly secured and encrypted data for recruiting in today’s modern workforce and ever-changing talent acquisition landscape.

About SmartSearch®:  Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting software. APS, Inc., makers of SmartSearch® talent acquisition and staffing management software has been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients to recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape.  For more information visit: SmartSearch.

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CONTACT:
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc.
(760) 941-2800
info@aps2k.com

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Advanced Personnel Systems Adds AI Provider Arya to List of Vendor Integrations

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OCEANSIDE, CA – January 11, 2018  Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch®, announces its highly anticipated vendor integration with, Arya, a LeoForce company.

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In keeping with the latest technological advancements for talent acquisition, APS, Inc., makers of SmartSearch, has added Arya to its list of top-rated vendor product integrations. With the advent of this vendor integration, SmartSearch users will harness the power of using AI to identify high-quality candidates through machine learning, advanced auto-matching, big data and a host of other tools and options designed to streamline or automate parts of the recurring work processes, especially administrative and high-volume, time-consuming tasks.

As one SmartSearch client expressed, “In our efforts to speed up the recruiting process, we are excited about the sourcing capability offered by Arya’s AI platform,” states Josh Bocek, Manager, Talent Acquisition Services, CRS Corp, a staffing solutions provider to Fortune 500 companies.

Arya is designed to integrate seamlessly with advanced applicant tracking systems. SmartSearch users will experience a more immediate engagement with candidates while reducing cost-per-hire and time-to-fill.

“AI is an important tool for the future of recruiting, and we are excited to partner with Arya to deliver cutting-edge technology to our clients. We’re very impressed with Arya’s approach to AI for recruiting and are excited to present this as an option to our clients,” states LJ Morris, Chief Technology Officer, APS, Inc.

Predictive algorithms, analytics and machine learning are quickly rising to the top as tools-of-choice to identify desired candidates. Organizations are using AI to assess human qualities that range from word usage and micro-expressions to emotional intelligence and the intonation of social media updates.

“Finding the right people to fill your unique company culture is becoming a top priority in today’s business world. Skills, often times, can be taught but finding people who align with your company’s mission, vision and values is being viewed by many progressive-thinking companies as a high priority in the candidate selection process and subsequent hiring. AI provides that extra insight companies need to make the best talent selections for their brand,” states Doug Coull, CEO, APS, Inc.

About SmartSearch®:  Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting software. For over three decades SmartSearch® has been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients to recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape. For more information visit SmartSearch.

About Arya: Arya, is a recruiting technology company located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. We pride ourselves in providing an unbiased data-driven experience that humans are incapable of creating on their own — leading organizations to find the candidates that are the best fit — where talent will grow and companies will flourish. For more information visit Arya.

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CONTACT:
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc.
(760) 941-2800
info@aps2k.com

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SmartSearch® Q4 2017 Updates Include New Features for Mobile Recruiting & Onboarding

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OCEANSIDE, CA – October 25, 2017 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch® recruiting business software, announces updates to its Mobile App for smartphones. This upgrade is rolled out in tandem with other Q4 2017 updates including mobile enhancements to the Onboarding Portal Plus and release of the new eSignature tool SmartSign™. 

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The SmartSearch® mobile application upgrade is one more advancement in a long line of mobile technology innovations. SmartSearch® customers can access the Mobile App with greater ease, and take advantage of value-added capabilities to accommodate an ever-increasing on-demand society. The Mobile App supports both staffing, business development and recruiting on-the-go with its popular click and dial, email or texting to candidates or contacts in the database. New features, also, include the ability to add notes and integrate with Google Maps for mapping addresses. The mapping feature provides a greater visual for geographic requirements on job requisitions, as well as quick access to locations and directions for recruiters and business development managers in the field. In addition, larger icons to the Style Sheets make it easier to read and select the desired options. SmartSearch® works on both iPhones and Android devices and end-users can simply access the mobile site directly, or download the app from iTunes and Google Play to their mobile devices. For SmartSearch® users who already have the Mobile App, the enhancements have been automatically configured, eliminating the need to reload or update the app.

“Our clients’ businesses demand greater efficiency at every turn. Enhancing our mobile app to satisfy an agile and on-demand work process for our end-users is an on-going priority for us in an increasingly mobile world,” says Doug Coull, CEO, APS, Inc. He further states, “We’re proud to say our customers are true partners who work with us to create the best recruiting software on the market.”

Additional updates to the SmartSearch® product, including enhancements to the popular “Express Find” feature are also slated for Q4 2017.

About SmartSearch®:  Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting software. For over three decades, SmartSearch® talent acquisition and staffing management software has been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients to recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape. For more information visit SmartSearch.

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CONTACT:
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc.
(760) 941-2800
info@aps2k.com

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SmartSearch® Announces SmartSign Proprietary eSignature Service

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OCEANSIDE, CA – July 25, 2017  Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch® recruiting business software, announces the launch of a new electronic signature capability called SmartSign™. In line with the needs of a modern workplace, all functionality has been designed for use on any computer or mobile device, including smartphones and tablets.

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The SmartSearch® applicant tracking system has long supported paperless document management and integrations with popular eSignature providers. The new SmartSign™ option, offered exclusively to SmartSearch® users, features attractive, low-cost pricing and can further streamline collection of eSignatures. The new SmartSign™ option integrates seamlessly with the recently updated Onboarding Portal and existing Career Center web portals for Candidates and Hiring Manager self-service. Further, SmartSign™ supports business documentation including employment applications, offer letters, new hire onboarding forms, certifications, and contracts.

In regards to security, SmartSearch® already backs-up all data nightly and encrypts sensitive information prior to back-up on both disk and tape, which are then encrypted and sent off-site to a secure facility. For document signing, one more level of protection has been added. Whenever a document is signed, an additional copy of it is immediately stored in the SmartSearch® document “fortress,” which is then encrypted and sent to “the cloud”. Once there, no files may be accessed from any user interface, as it’s designed to be an isolated system to ensure the most sensitive documents are ultra-protected from disaster.

“Our clients want an efficient, secure eSignature service that can keep up with their needs so we delivered. What’s very exciting to us is that SmartSign™ is priced at a fraction of the cost versus external e-signing services and will support all recruitment, onboarding and business development documents with the security and flexibility they have come to expect from SmartSearch®,” says Doug Coull, CEO, APS, Inc.

All documents will be designed to collect both e-signatures and initials by candidates and new hires, as well as counter-signing by the hiring company or staffing agency representative. Additional capabilities will allow candidates to securely upload images for verification, which will be auto-sized to fit the document. To validate the seamless exchange and accuracy of documents, all activity will be date-stamped once the signature is created or an image is uploaded.

View a demo of the SmartSearch Onboarding Portal.

About SmartSearch®:  Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting software. For over three decades SmartSearch® has been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients to recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape. For more information visit SmartSearch.

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CONTACT:
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc.
(760) 941-2800
info@aps2k.com

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SmartSearch® Recognized as a Top-Rated Talent Acquisition Software Solution

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OCEANSIDE, CA – May 16, 2017  Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch®, an industry-leading applicant tracking system and recruitment business solution has, once again, been named a Top-rated ATS platform by software users on TrustRadius, the leading peer review business software. TrustRadius released the rankings based on hundreds of reviews and user ratings of recruiting/ATS products.

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“Once again, we are honored to be named for the third year in a row as a top-tier, best-in-class recruiting software provider by the prestigious review site, TrustRadius. We rely on TrustRadius to provide our clients with a place to review our recruiting software. Ensuring these reviews are well-vetted and authentic responses to the end-user experience are how we continue to advance our product and best service our clients,” said Doug Coull, CEO, APS, Inc.

Megan Headley, TrustRadius Research Director notes, “SmartSearch® is one of our Top-rated Recruiting Software products for 2017 based on high satisfaction ratings from the product’s end-users on TrustRadius. In particular, users said SmartSearch® helped keep candidate information up to date and accessible between multiple departments or offices, or between a staffing agency and its clients.”

“We work hard every day to earn the trust and confidence of our customers. They have been and continue to be our valued partner. This mindset has kept us going strong and earned us the right to be named as a highly valued software provider,” noted Doug Coull, CEO at APS.

You can download a free copy of the Buyer’s Guide to Recruiting/ATS published by TrustRadius.

About SmartSearch®:  Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc., makers of SmartSearch talent acquisition and staffing management software, creates quality talent management and applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape. Visit us: SmartSearch.

About TrustRadius: TrustRadius is the most trusted review site for business technology, serving both buyers and vendors. We help buyers make better product decisions based on unbiased and insightful reviews, and vendors scale and harness the authentic voice of their customers across their sales and marketing channels. Unlike software directories, TrustRadius optimizes for content quality and data integrity. Every reviewer on TrustRadius is authenticated and every review vetted by our Research Team before publication. We also ensure product scores represent true customer sentiment by correcting for selection bias.https://www.trustradius.com/recruiting

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CONTACT:
Advanced Personnel Systems Inc.
(760) 941-2800
info@aps2k.com

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SmartSearch® Becomes EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Certified

Privacy Shield Certified

OCEANSIDE, CA – March 1, 2017 Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch® recruiting business software, announces its receipt of certification by the European Union and U.S. Department of Commerce under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Privacy Shield Framework allows for the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the EU to the U.S. supporting transatlantic business.

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“We are thrilled to be a Privacy Shield Framework certified organization. This certification demonstrates our commitment to compliance and how we take the privacy and security of our clients very seriously. As with all our measures to handle sensitive and personal client information, we make every effort to ensure we adhere to the preservation, maintenance and confidentiality of their information,” states Doug Coull, CEO, APS.

To become compliant with the rules and regulations, APS self-certified to the U.S. Department of Commerce and publicly committed to comply with the framework’s requirements. In accordance with the rigorous process, APS agreed to align numerous privacy policies in accordance with how participating companies use personal data collected during the employment application, recruitment, and onboarding process and to hold employers accountable by the new regulations, before receiving the Privacy Shield certification.

Designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission, the Privacy Shield Framework provides a set of stringent and enforceable protections for the personal data of EU individuals. The Framework is designed to provide disclosure on how participating companies use personal data and holds these companies accountable for the management and protection of the data. Further, the certification ensures a continuing level of protection consistent with Privacy Shield Principles when personal data collected under the Framework is transferred to third parties.

About SmartSearch®:  Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting software. For over three decades, SmartSearch talent acquisition and staffing management software, has been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients to recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape.  For more information visit: SmartSearch.

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CONTACT:
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc.
(760) 941-2800
info@aps2k.com

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