communications Tag

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...

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...

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...

Employers and Job Seekers Are Looking for Knowledge – Are You Sharing Yours?

20 May in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, Human Business, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing

What's the best way to find qualified candidates in today's tight market?  How can I improve my chances of being called for an interview?  What value do staffing and recruiting firms really deliver? These are the types of things employers and job seekers want to know. And if...

Why Does Your Staffing Firm Need a Messaging Strategy?

15 April in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Engagement, Human Business, Innovation, Marketing, Staffing

First off, what IS a messaging strategy? A messaging strategy is your agency's guide for creating clear, compelling marketing communications that: Concisely define who you are and what you do Distinguish your firm from market competitors Resonate with employers and job seekers Guide copy for your...

It’s Time for a Chat – about Chatbots, That Is

14 March in Articles, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Best Practices, HR Technology, Innovation, Jobs, Marketing, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Still think chatbots are creepy and impersonal? It's time to shift your mindset. Mobile technology has taken over the staffing and recruiting landscape. Instantaneous, global exchange of information is now the norm. Job seekers' and employers' expectations for real-time service are rising. People want on-the-go,...

Your Guide to Writing a Welcome Email to New Employees

02 July in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Engagement, Human Business, Human Resources, Recruiting, Staffing, Workplace

Your welcome email Sending a welcome email to a new employee is not only customary, but a great way to make them feel welcome at their new job. These letters are generally informal and sent in addition to the official offer of employment new hires receive....

Optimizing Your ATS Software and U/E

13 March in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Metrics, Technology

Tactics to make your ATS U/E a great one. Wrapping your arms around expectations Appropriately managing expectations is a critical, but often overlooked, process when implementing new systems. Management needs to take hold of the system adoption process and work with end-users in a supportive manner to...