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Why You need a Subject Matter Expert

Importance of an SME to Maximize Value from Vendors With software-as-a-service (SaaS) and the introduction of platform-as-a-service, it has become...
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The Enduring Legacy Of Gratitude

From the President’s Desk – November 2021 This year marks the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. It was 1621 when about...
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Introducing SmartSearch University Press Release 2021

Introducing SmartSearch University

Carlsbad, CA – November 23, 2021 – SmartSearch is excited to announce the launch of SmartSearch University, a one-stop-shop for...
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Staffing World 2021 Insights

Insights from the ASA’s Staffing World Conference 2021: Better Together – Stronger Together. Join us as we talk through the...
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Is Gamification the Solution to Employee Retention?

From the President’s Desk – October 2021 A recent study at Columbia University rated the likelihood of turnover at organizations....
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SmartSearch WordPress Plugin Announced

SmartSearch New WordPress Offerings

Smart Search is proud to introduce New WordPress Plug-in and Web-hosting and Design Services for their users.  These enhancements add...
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The Hybrid Work Model: The Key to Talent Retention.

Employers adopt hybrid work as a key strategy for successful talent retention during The Great Resignation.   Sylvia Dahlby, Business...
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smartsearch integration updates with Monster & Linkedin

SmartSearch ATS Integration with Monster and LinkedIn

As part of our v22 upgrades, SmartSearch is excited to offer the ability to post free organic job listings to...
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Don’t Let The Dog Eat Your Homework

From the President’s Desk – September 2021 School is back in session, and the thoughts of school supplies and report...
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SmartSearch & Skill Survey Integration Press Release

SmartSearch announces partnership with SkillSurvey

Carlsbad, CA – September 16, 2021 – As the world starts to open back up and the need to fill...
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SmartSearch Releases New System Features

SmartSearch announces upgrades to platform

Carlsbad, CA – August 24th, 2021 – In the latest version of SmartSearch®, the theme is improved time management. Most...
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Start Investing Your Time Rather Than Spending It

From the President’s Desk – August 2021 The Greek philosopher Theophrastus wisely stated that “Time is the most valuable thing...
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AI-Smart-Artificial Intelligence Application for Candidate Matching & Sourcing.

AI Smart Best Practices from Successful Recruiters

AI Smart by SmartSearch was designed to learn how to apply context and meaning to search criteria so it “thinks”...
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From the President’s Desk – July 2021

Summer is here! Like much of the country, here in California, the mask restrictions have relaxed. Businesses are opening all...
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From the President’s Desk – June 2021

Greetings, SmartSearch family! As we swing into summer, it is my hope that each of you has an incredible summer full of both...
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SmartSearch Website Hosting Services

SmartSearch’s New Offering: Website Hosting & Design Services

SmartSearch New Website Hosting & Design Services Offerings SmartSearch is ecstatic to announce a new product and service, a WordPress...
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Amazon Workspaces (AWS) Update with SmartSearch

SmartSearch moves to Amazon WorkSpaces

Oceanside, CA – May 12th, 2021 – With an increase in demand, SmartSearch® realized it was fast outgrowing its current...
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From the President’s Desk – May 2021

Recently I was at a San Diego landmark called Seaport Village. For the first time in over a year, I...
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How is AI Changing the Recruiting Game?

Is AI the Smart choice for you?  How AI is changing the recruiting game.

While Artificial Intelligence has been around for quite some time, many Recruiters and HR Managers wonder how artificial intelligence can...
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From the President’s Desk – April 2021

“True Partnership Matters”- Perhaps you have seen this on our website or on our digital signatures. It’s a motto that...
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From the President’s Desk – March 2021

We have some very exciting news to update you on this month in our quest to provide our customers with...
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SmartSearch Named As One Of The Top 10 Recruitment Technology Solution Providers

Oceanside, CA – March 1st, 2021 – ‘We are thrilled to have been named in the Top 10 Recruitment Technology...
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Acara and SmartSearch recruiting smarter with Artificial Intelligence

Recruiting Smarter with Artificial Intelligence

The recent launch of our new AI Smart module is the result of a collaboration between SmartSearch and Acara Solutions,...
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Message from our President & CTO, LJ Morris: NEW Year. NEW Features!

2020 was a year of highs and lows for everyone. Like most companies, SmartSearch had to adapt to remote working,...
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SmartSearch Named Talent Culture Award Winner 2021

HR Tech Awards – SmartSearch named two-time winner for 2021!

Oceanside, CA – January 22nd, 2021 – SmartSearch® is thrilled to announce we have been named two-time winners of TalentCulture’s...
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ways to show employee gratitude

Why Gratitude is an Effective Leadership Skill

This holiday season, it’s important to express gratitude to those around us: those who help us out, make us smile,...
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how to improve a job candidates experience

Candidate Experience with JobTalk

Are we there yet? JobTalk Podcast on the Candidate Experience discusses how employers can pave the road for a smooth...
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SmartSearch Adds Artificial Intelligence Search Capability

Oceanside, CA – November 5, 2020 – The award-winning software company, SmartSearch®, is proud to announce the launch of its...
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California Employers prepare for new law changes.

California Employers Prepare For CFRA 2021

Webinar recap: San Diego SHRM provides an update on State employment laws, and new legislation and offers tips and strategies...
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LJ Morris appointed president of SmartSearch

SmartSearch Announces Promotion of LJ Morris to President  

Oceanside, CA – Octorber 20, 2020 – SmartSearch® an industry- leading applicant tracking system developer and recruitment business solution, has...
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LJ Morris Promoted to President of SmartSearch

A Career Journey to Becoming President

The changing business landscape, powered by technology, has continued redefining industries and job roles. The job market continues to evolve...
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email etiquette for professional recruiters

Webinar Recap: Email Etiquette for Business

Today, with millions of employees working from home during the pandemic, understanding email etiquette is more important than ever. Gone...
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improve your hiring strategy when not hiring

Improve your hiring strategy when you aren’t hiring.

The global pandemic has impacted us in many ways, especially when it comes to employment. Millions of U.S. citizens are...
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business intelligence, data analytics

Embracing BI, Data, and Analytics

On August 26th, I joined members of the Buffalo Azure Users Group for an online Teams meetup on how a...
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Virtual office work environment.

Being There… Virtually.

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” ~Albert Einstein   As an early adopter of telework and telecommuting,...
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A good time to sell staffing services

A Good Time To Sell Staffing?

Volatile. Unprecedented. Turbulent. Whatever adjective you prefer to describe these times, one thing is certain: The staffing industry has never...
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remote work, virtual work

Webinar Recap: Remote Work, The New Normal

On June 23, consulting experts from Black Box Consulting conducted a panel-chat-style webinar where members from the organization discussed the...
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building a process for implementing change

Energy+Focus+Expectations=Positive Change

Change is hard. The International Space Station effortlessly flies around planet Earth every 90 minutes, traveling at over 17,000 miles...
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tips for hiring employees during the 2020 pandemic

5 Tips For Hiring Now

The coronavirus pandemic has flipped the world on its head, impacting nearly every industry across the U.S.; especially when it...
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smartsearch wins hr-tech award 2020

SmartSearch Named as a Top HR Technology of 2020

Oceanside, CA – June 10, 2020 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch®, proudly announces its inclusion to...
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There is an art to re-hiring boomerang employees

Boomerang Employees: Pros and Cons

What is a boomerang employee? A boomerang employee is someone who leaves a company, usually by resigning rather than getting...
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staying visible is key for recruiters firms hoping to stay open during the pandemic

Using Video When Social Distancing

Right now, staying visible is critical for your staffing firm. With so many of us forced to work remotely, account...
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recruiters look at covid 19 from a positive angle

Look for the Positives In a Pandemic

“If you’re not learning, you’re sleeping.”  Every crisis is a learning opportunity. Looking for positive outcomes and recognizing the wins...
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maximizing your remote hiring efforts

How to Perfect Your Remote Hiring Efforts

The world has been flipped on its head over the past few months. The spread of COVID-19 has had a...
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working in the new normal thanks to covid-19

Coffee, Chaos and COVID-19

We’re all in this together, but we’re not in the same boat. On Wednesday, April 22, I participated in a...
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The importance of marketing your open jobs in the pandemic

Social, Search and Job Boards During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the staffing industry. Some agencies have seen dramatic drops in business,...
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modern day marketing for recruiting firms

Webinar Recap: Optimizing Modern-day Recruitment Marketing

Finding and keeping talented employees is not a small task. With the “war for talent” still surging strong, many companies...
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tips for working from your home office.

Working from home? Beware the refrigerator!

Did you wake up today with nowhere to go? COVID-19 lockdowns, social distancing, and homeschooling kept a lot of office...
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how recruiters compete with social media temp aps.

How Staffing Competes with Social Media Temp Apps

Are the temporary staffing apps popping up on social media just a nuisance – or are they a real threat...
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what is the value of a great business partnership?

The Value of Great Business Partners

Doug: I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dane Groeneveld, CEO of PTS Advance. As the recently appointed CEO...
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