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Analytics & Reporting

Analytics and reporting has the power to transform the way we pursue our business goals radically.  The articles in this category feature information on data affecting the talent acquisition industry at large.

SmartTips For Unraveling White Fonting As the digital age continues to automate how we screen, hire, and onboard employees, many applicants resort to crafty techniques to trick systems into giving them a higher ranking. “White Fonting” refers to a deceptive technique job applicants employ to manipulate Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) during the hiring process. This...
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changing search parameters in a job search
Recruiters play a crucial role in connecting businesses with the right talent.  They work tirelessly to match jobs with candidates who will accept the position and succeed in it. However, one common challenge they often face is clients changing the parameters of a job search mid-process. Changing job parameters can lead to frustration, inefficiency, and...
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using chatbots to build better candidate engagement
Many tech companies are promoting how Artificial Intelligence will change our lives. However, it is difficult to understand how AI can effectively reduce our workload. For talent sourcing and human resources, there is one opportunity that is more of a low-hanging fruit for implementing AI.  This opportunity is in the use of AI-powered chatbots during...
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I-9 and E-Verify 2023 Update.
As of August 1st, 2023, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officially launched its new Form I-9.  This update replaced the older Form I-9 (Rev. 10/21/19) in favor of what the agency stated was a more streamlined and shortened version of the I-9. What portions of Form I-9 have been updated? USCIS made...
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SmartSearch helps increase redeployment rates for recruiters
First things first, there are two definitions for “redeploy” when it comes to hiring candidates and employees. Within a recruiting or staffing firm, redeploy would refer to one candidate completing multiple assignments for multiple clients. Within a corporate or in-house instance, redeploy would refer to hiring an employee to another department when their position is...
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Recruiting automation continues to gain popularity in talent acquisition, transforming how organizations attract, assess, and hire candidates.  However, despite its many advantages, there are still several misconceptions surrounding recruiting automation, recruiting automation software, and how to measure the impact of automation.  In this blog post, we will challenge the top five common misconceptions surrounding recruitment...
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outsource your recruiting and hiring process with Smart Software
Need to do some hiring? No matter the size or industry of your company, you could find value in outsourcing recruiting to help grow your organization. Depending on what you’re hiring for, you have options on what type of firm you use, from Executive Search, Recruiting, Staffing, RPO, etc. Why do companies choose to outsource...
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Improve your employer branding with SmartSearch
In the realm of recruitment, first impressions matter immensely.  A firm handshake has long been regarded as a symbolic gesture of confidence, professionalism, and mutual respect.  However, there are occasions when a handshake can go awry, leaving a negative impact and ending a new relationship quickly. Metaphorically, your employer brand is your company’s handshake.  And...
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A formula for better job descriptions from SmartSearch
Hiring professionals are often placed in a challenging position.  They must find the best talent for their company or client while working with limited resources.  However, one mistake many recruiters make is underestimating the power of a well-written job description. The job description is your first point of contact between your company and potential candidates,...
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Create a better hiring process with cross-team collaboration strategies
Cross-team collaboration between hiring managers and recruiters is essential for talent acquisition success. Today, recruiting and retaining great employees is an ongoing challenge that requires a well-developed strategy. All the key stakeholders involved in the recruitment process must work together in a coordinated and synergistic manner to ensure the best possible results. This means creating...
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