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Recruiting Best Practices

SmartSearch articles and resources in this category provide information to recruiters and corporate hiring managers on how to win top talent, reduce hiring time, and optimize the onboarding process to ensure the best employee experience.

Recruiter business development tool by SmartSearch Inc.
Juggling multiple responsibilities is a daily norm for recruiters. But, more often than not, recruiters must wear two hats – that of a skilled salesperson, generating revenue for their employer, and that of a meticulous talent scout, identifying the perfect candidates for their clients. Striking the right balance between these dual roles is crucial for...
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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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Use this one question to increase redeployment rate
When recruiting temporary or contingent labor, you need to build strong relationships with candidates. In a landscape where talent is constantly on the move, building relationships is not just a strategy; it’s a necessity. Before the end of a successful assignment or placement, a recruiter needs to ask one important question. “What do you want...
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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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Are recruiters ready for the return to in-person interviews
The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped the way we work, from remote collaboration to the virtual hiring process. Phone and video interviews became the norm, allowing recruiters and candidates to connect safely. However, with the demand for a return to the office, in-person interviews are making a comeback. Recruiters now play a pivotal role in helping candidates...
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Modern Staffing Tools by SmartSearch
Believe it or not, some staffing and recruitment agencies are still using an Excel document to keep track of their candidates, clients, hires, and billing. While Excel will always be a useful tool, there are much better platforms out there now for staffing companies. There are countless recruiting software services, such as Applicant Tracking Systems...
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Early-Career Engagement practices for recruiters.
In the dynamic landscape of today’s workforce, organizations continually seek ways to engage and attract younger generations through early-career engagement strategies. Gen Z workers are different from previous generations when it comes to joining the workforce. The old methods of engaging employees don’t work well with them. Recruiters must use new methods and systems to...
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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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SmartTips for why recruiters should use success profiles
Many recruiters and hiring managers must structure their search for long-term success when placing candidates in direct or temp-to-hire positions.  Why?  Because they structure their candidate search strictly around the job description, leaving out one crucial factor: a Success Profile. What is a Success Profile?  A “Success Profile” is a list of candidate qualifications for...
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Building credentialing into your recruitment automation
Building credentialing into your recruitment automation There are many professional roles that require certifications and credentials, so it is imperative that, as a recruiter, you can verify and keep track of these certifications. When recruiting for roles in the healthcare industry, manufacturing industry, insurance industry, and real estate industry, a candidate’s credentials play a crucial...
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