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amtec conference notes

Inspired Innovation from Amtec and the California Staffing Professionals

Last spring, SmartSearch participated in the California Staffing Professionals (CSP) annual conference and expo. We had an opportunity to attend...
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enhance the candidate experience with technology

Technology Should Enhance the Candidate Experience

A great ATS should enrich the candidate experience — here’s how. Has your company’s online Career Center become the much-dreaded...
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Pay inequity in the workplace

Pay Inequity

“People don’t care who they hurt or beat. For the love of money.” excerpt from the song “For the Love...
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buyer beware when purchasing software

Buyer Beware

When it comes to the world of business, there is much that goes on behind the scenes that would scare...
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modern recruiting mindset

The Modern Recruiting Mindset

The wave of HR technology is fundamentally changing our mindsets, our processes, and how we view business and specifically, in...
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decrease your recruiting time frame

Webinar Recap: Decrease Recruiting Time Without Sacrificing Quality

On August 15, 2017, Scott Wintrip, author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant (McGraw-Hill,...
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Google Jobs integration with SmartSearch ATS

SmartSearch Optimizes Job Postings for Google Jobs Search

Once again, SmartSearch delivers our customers the latest developments in the recruitment marketplace.  We recently completed updates to the SmartSearch...
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building an ATS User Interface

Is Your ATS User Interface Focused on “U”?

Bright, shiny and new. Allegedly advanced User Interface (UI) features are eye-catching, but does slick and fancy translate into a better...
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building a competitive advantage

The Competitive Advantage of a Talent Rich Staffing Firm

When it comes to success in the staffing business, one measure alone can accurately predict the future—wealth of talent. The...
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SmartSign eSignature Platform launch press release

SmartSearch® Announces Proprietary eSignature Service

OCEANSIDE, CA – July 25, 2017 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch® recruiting business software, announces the...
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Use video in your recruiting process with SmartSearch.

Video is Not the Next Big Thing, It IS the Big Thing

And other lessons learned at Social Media Boot Camp in Honolulu. Hawaii’s leading social media workshop for employers opened with...
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what makes SmartSearch a best of breed software solution for hiring professionals

Best of Breed

When it comes time to consider a software provider, the options are endless… but that doesn’t mean the one spending...
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don't chose a solution just because of the price.

The Devaluation of Quality

Don’t Let “Commoditization” In The ATS Arena Corrode The Software’s Value In the growing Applicant Tracking Software arena, we’ve increasingly...
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beware shinny pennies when it comes to software solutions

Beware the Bling-Bling

Objects du jour are a fact of life. Introduction to new, and what we all must have, is a constant...
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earth friendly business approach for staffing

A Smart, Earth-friendly Approach to Business

How we conduct business today can happen in myriad ways, but one of the most important things is to unburden...
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Making Lemonade

An applicant tracking system is not a job candidate’s enemy.  What does your ATS do to help job candidates? If...
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social media for recruiting

Social Media as an Asset

Social is the great ice breaker. It allows people to get introduced, forge relationships and to share experiences and information,...
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Living in a world without computers is not something most of us can comprehend. Cellular technology is so finely ingrained into...
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SmartSearch Winner of 2017 TrustRadius Award for Talent Aquisition

SmartSearch® Recognized as a Top-Rated Talent Acquisition Software Solution

OCEANSIDE, CA – May 16, 2017 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch®, an industry-leading applicant tracking system...
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building customer loyalty with SmartSearch

Identifying the Keys to Customer Service Success

No one ever said winning a new customer was easy, and certainly, keeping a customer is much tougher for many...
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have fun while making money.

How Much Fun can You have While Making Money?

How much fun can you have while making money? This was the big question for me when I got my...
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video conference phone call

Why You Need to Call Your HR Vendor

Look around you. Life can be a comedy of errors, as well as a good boost of comedic relief. What...
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building a better relationship with hiring managers

The Hiring Manager is Your Recruiting Partner

The hiring manager is a critical player in the hunt for new talent. They will have full responsibility for the...
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The Evolution of Customer Relationships

Oftentimes, I find companies proclaim a devout loyalty to customers, which can be unfounded. Customer loyalty is when a strong...
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aligning talent with business needs using SmartSearch

Talent and Business Alignment

When leaders see the potential value of new talent brought into the organization, they can tap into that value and...
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SmartSearch certified by EU and US Department of Commerce as Privacy Shield Certified

SmartSearch® Becomes EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Certified

OCEANSIDE, CA – March 1, 2017 – Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch® recruiting business software, announces...
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good perks vs a great company culture

Do Corporate Perks Enhance Your Culture?

Recruiting talented people is no easy task. As companies seek innovative ways to source and recruit, many use tactics that...
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building financial and mental well being with SmartSearch

Financial and Mental Well-Being for Employees

Stress is a fact of life, and it doesn’t go away once when people walk into their place of employment....
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