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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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Modern Staffing Website Updates

The Modern Staffing and Recruiting Website: 2020 and Beyond

Classified ads? The recruiter’s “little black book”? The weekly “hot candidate” fax? They’re marketing dinosaurs. In truth, most aspects of...
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Data is shaping the future of hiring

4 Ways Data is Shaping the Future of Hiring

The staffing industry has always been about people. And that’s why, historically, hiring professionals have needed to possess excellent interpersonal,...
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why SmartSearch keeps improving it's software solution

Why We’re Never Satisfied With the Status Quo

We strive to disrupt the traditional norms of our industry by re-engineering innovation as a solution. We build memorable customer...
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fixing your digital ADA compliance issues is easier than you think.

Most Staffing Websites Have These ADA Compliance Issues

You may have the most beautifully designed, robust, well written and lightning-fast website in your market. It may perform very...
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what benefits are new hires and job candidates asking for?

Benefits: What do Employees Want?

With unemployment levels at historic lows, employers are working hard to find and keep top talent. Sixty-eight percent of businesses...
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Email ideas for hiring professionals

2020 Email Ideas for Your Staffing Firm

This time of year, we’re all busy.  Employers have projects to wrap up. Budgets to plan. Deadlines to hit. And...
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Smart Businesses Look to The Future

Companies that embrace digital technologies in their talent acquisition functions are two times more likely to improve the quality of...
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building your social media presence before thanksgiving and the holiday season

Make Your Staffing Firm the Talk of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Across the nation, employers and job seekers will be checking out of their daily...
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Artificial Intelligence is a Recruiters Best Friend

AI: A Recruiter’s Friend Not Foe

Halloween this year was extra special as SmartSearch was invited up to San Jose to sponsor the most recent event...
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Fun And Effective Training Helps Manage Organizational Risk

On October 24, Hawaii employers learned how to manage organizational risk by providing more effective and engaging workplace training. The...
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free webinar on artificial intelligence for recruiting professionals.

Webinar Recap: AI and Recruiting: 5 Factors You Must Know

On November 7, 2019, Meghan M. Biro, CEO, TalentCulture, led a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar addressing the growing interest in Artificial...
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Networking can be made easy when you have the right tools.

How to Win at Networking

Does the idea of networking make you cringe? Are you envious of people who can easily reach out to anyone...
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website design trends for recruiting professionals in 2020

Staffing Website Design Trends for 2020 and Beyond

Is your website producing all the results it could (and should) for your firm? Maybe it’s time to look at...
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smartsearch selected as Facebook integration partner

Facebook Selects SmartSearch as a Verified Business Integration

Oceanside, CA – October 8, 2019 – With 30+ years of client inspired innovation, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS) the...
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An ats is a great help to job seakers.

Foolproof Job Search Tips

I had the opportunity to speak with thought leader, recruiter and job seeker advocate Tom Bolt. Tom is one of...
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how to remove the complaint triggers from Employers and Job Seekers

Tired of Staffing Customer Complaints? Get Rid of the 3 Biggest Sources

Fielding too many complaints from employers and job seekers lately? Here are two of the most common ones: From clients:...
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small recruiting firms can compete with larger companies using these techniques

Small Companies Can Be Recruiting Contenders

The ability to attract top talent takes more than just a posting on a job board, a newspaper ad, or...
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SmartSearch Takes a Vendor Neutral Approach to integrations

Vendor Neutrality: Why Is It important?

While at the 2019 California Staffing Professionals conference, I had the great pleasure of speaking with David Searns, CEO at...
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use pharmacy benefits programs to build better employee programs

Current News: Pharmacy Benefits Management

Drug benefits are the fastest-growing portion of overall healthcare benefit costs for employers – and have increased at an alarming...
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artificial intelligence networking and a time to learn

Artificial Intelligence, Networking and a Time to Learn

I’ve been to the California Staffing Professionals Conference (CSP) for the last two years; this is one of the most...
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it's time to get comfortable with programmatic advertising

Scared of Programmatic Advertising? Let’s Face Those Fears! (Part 2)

The mere mention of the term “programmatic job advertising” makes staffing and recruiting professionals’ eyes glaze over. Most aren’t very...
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Background Screening & Compliance Best Practices

Webinar Recap: 2019 Background Screening and Compliance Best Practices

All companies want to make a good hire, so using a resource such as a background screening service is pretty...
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Exploring Limitless Possibilities at the California Staffing Professionals Conference

Small steps. Giant leaps. Limitless possibilities. This was the theme of the 2019 California Staffing Professionals Conference (CSP) held Wednesday,...
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it's time to get comfortable with programmatic advertising

Scared of Programmatic Advertising? Let’s Face Those Fears! (Part 1)

Your eyes glaze over. Your head starts spinning. Your brain hurts. Are you stuck in a nightmare 400-level college class?...
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defining the different types of leadership

How Do You Define Leadership?

This may seem like an easy question, but in actuality, it isn’t. Leadership can be defined in several different ways...
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leadership conference wrap up

Lessons Learned From A Leadership Conference

The Milestones in Leadership Summit was held on May 17 in sunny Huntington Beach, and we were graciously invited by...
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sharing your knowledge with job seekers during interview.

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

What’s the best way to find qualified candidates in today’s tight market?  How can I improve my chances of being...
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effective talent acquisition strategies

Key Elements of an Effective Talent Acquisition Strategy

“Ultimately, recruiting and hiring data can be correlated with business outcomes, such as increased revenue, which positions talent acquisition as...
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Why Does Your Staffing Firm Need a Messaging Strategy?

First off, what IS a messaging strategy? A messaging strategy is your agency’s guide for creating clear, compelling marketing communications...
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finding the right talent for your business

Webinar Recap and Recording: Uncovering Talent In The Deep Web

On Wednesday, March 27, SmartSearch sponsored a webinar for clients and others interested in learning how to use the deep...
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Amtec 60th anniversary

Amtec 60th Anniversary Celebration

This week we celebrated our partner’s, 60th anniversary. They recently moved into a gorgeous new building and graciously invited us to...
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updates from SourceU Hawaii 2019 Conference

Employers learn new recruitment strategies at SourceU Hawaii

To help fill the gap between old and new recruitment methods, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Hawaii Chapter...
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recruiters can use chat bots

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

Still, think chatbots are creepy and impersonal? It’s time to shift your mindset. Mobile technology has taken over the staffing...
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practices

Diversity & Inclusion: What Does It Really Mean?

On February 19, I helped organize a learning event with the SHRM Educational Foundation, Hawaii Island District, to present an...
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updating bad reviews the correct way.

What Should Your Staffing Firm Do About Negative Online Reviews?

“Help: My staffing firm just received a negative review on our Facebook page. What should I do?” While you might...
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Build a better staffing website with SmartSearch.

The Best Staffing Website Leverage Targeting Technology: Remarketing

Would you be able to upgrade or overhaul your staffing website in 2019? Smart move. A killer website is critical...
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woman raising hand in meeting

Being Tolerant Does Not Mean Being Inclusive

When I think about the words “inclusion” and “tolerance,” I envision two words that are polar opposites of each other....
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create a better experience for your customers with SmartSearch

Want to Create a Better Customer Experience? Start with Your Own Employees!

When most people think of customers, they think of clients or consumers. But your employees are customers, too. And if...
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How SmartSearch helps you become a magnet for Talent.

How Companies Can Become a Magnet For Talent

The tide has turned. What once was an employer’s market is now a job seeker’s delight. The unemployment rate is...
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build interactive content into your marketing strategy with SmartSearch

7 Ways to Incorporate Trendy Interactive Content on Your Recruitment Agency Website

As of last fall, researchers have shown that 51% of content marketers are now leaning on interactive content to engage...
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Working with Indeed's 2017 Policy Changes Through SmartSearch

Social Recruiting Strategies to Survive the Loss of Free Job Postings on Indeed

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware of the upcoming policy change Indeed announced several weeks ago. While...
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webinar recap on purchasing and managing your ATS

Webinar Recap: Purchasing and Managing Applicant Tracking Software

Buying software, of any kind, doesn’t need to be a daunting task. With a plan and some forethought, anyone can...
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Staffing World 2018 Recap.

While at Staffing World…

Staffing World had so much to offer in every aspect of the staffing industry. From breakout sessions focused on managing...
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SHRM Hawaii Conference 2018

At the SHRM Hawaii State Conference, Kakou Means All of Us

One thing that makes Hawaii special is that the islands are home to the nation’s most ethnically and culturally diverse...
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conferences build brand awareness for recruiters

‘Tis the Season to be Conferencing

I attended the ERE Conference in Orlando this week and is specific to people in recruiting and talent acquisition. It...
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SmartSearch announces integration with FSG 2018

SmartSearch® Partners with Flexible Support Group

OCEANSIDE, CA – October 12, 2018 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch®, proudly announces its game-changing partnership...
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