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Build a better employee value proposition with SmartSearch Inc.
How to build the right employee value proposition Employment branding is no different than marketing in that it’s all about creating value. Just like your website must appeal to prospective customers, when trying to attract top talent to your job openings, your message must be effectively communicated to make your company stand out. Recently, Acara...
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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Are we there yet? My personal journey on the road to social justice began in the 1960’s as one who grew up in a mixed-race family. I learned a few hard lessons about racism and discrimination at an early age. This helped prepare me for the harsh realities of sexism and...
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Employers adopt hybrid work as a key strategy for successful talent retention during The Great Resignation.   Sylvia Dahlby, Business Development Manager, SmartSearch, interviews Nigel Hapuarachchi, Regional Director of Business Development at Acara Solutions on the ‘Great Resignation’ and how this will affect the ‘Future of Work’. All across North America, employers and employees have experienced...
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email etiquette for professional recruiters
Today, with millions of employees working from home during the pandemic, understanding email etiquette is more important than ever. Gone are the days of walking into someone’s office to have a brief discussion and being able to display body language to enhance the conversation no longer exists. Technology has become critically important to convey messages...
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remote work, virtual work
On June 23, consulting experts from Black Box Consulting conducted a panel-chat-style webinar where members from the organization discussed the pros and cons of working remotely. They covered best practices and offered tips on how to stay focused and productive, how to overcome challenges when families are working together, what key skills leadership needs to...
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Modern Staffing Website Updates
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 changed the game for our industry, and there’s...
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free webinar on artificial intelligence for recruiting professionals.
On November 7, 2019, Meghan M. Biro, CEO, TalentCulture, led a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar addressing the growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and how it impacts talent acquisition and staffing. According to a McKinsey Global Institute research report, “AI could deliver $13 trillion in annual global productivity gains by 2030.” This gain will change how...
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Background Screening & Compliance Best Practices
All companies want to make a good hire, so using a resource such as a background screening service is pretty commonplace, but this comes with preparation and planning. One item that is a must for any employer is in knowing the background screening service they are using will keep them within compliance and mitigate the...
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finding the right talent for your business
On Wednesday, March 27, SmartSearch sponsored a webinar for clients and others interested in learning how to use the deep web to uncover information and data about people when sourcing. Presenter Shally Steckerl discussed the various techniques and methodologies people can use as part of their sourcing and recruiting strategy. To begin, information and data...
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Initially, many people believed social media to be a fad, but over time it proved itself to be a fact. It was created by a society demanding entertainment and information at lightning fast speeds, its growth is organic, and it thrives on societal energy. Social media provides an entrée into people’s lives you may not...
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