Human Resources

Convert Your Social Audience into Candidates – Get Them OFF Social Media!

16 April in Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Business, Careers, Engagement, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Social Media, Staffing

Using social media to attract candidates to your staffing or recruiting firm? It's a smart strategy. Blogging is a great way to build your employment brand. And with a variety of social sites to choose from, there are options to connect with all types of active...

It’s a Small World: Understanding International Background Screening

05 April in Articles, Best Practices, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing

With modern technology linking us humans closer together, the world seems to be shrinking. This affects employers a variety of ways. The good news is they have gained access to a larger pool of job candidates since many positions are no longer bound by geography....

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How Small Business Recruitment Strategies Differ From Those of Big Businesses

03 April in Articles, Business, Human Resources, Recruiting

How Small Business Recruitment Strategies Differ From Those of Big Businesses Does having a small business mean you can't attract top talent to your company? Or that you have to struggle with replacing talent that leaves your business for another? As a small business owner, there are extra steps...

Does Your Company Need a Drug Testing Program?

26 March in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Well-being, Workplace

There are myriad changes occurring with workplace policies. One of which is if, when, why and how companies conduct drug testing at the time of onboarding new talent. The shortage of talent is one of the factors that is leading employers to rethink if drug...

Want Candidates to Love Your Job Postings?

20 March in Articles, Best Practices, Business, Careers, Engagement, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Recruiting, Sales, Staffing, Technology

I don't need to tell you how tough it is to recruit qualified candidates these days. With unemployment near record lows and U.S. job openings soaring to a record-high 6.3 million, attracting the attention of talented job seekers is extremely difficult. How can you make candidates...

Optimizing Your ATS Software and U/E

13 March in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Metrics, Technology

Tactics to make your ATS U/E a great one. Wrapping your arms around expectations Appropriately managing expectations is a critical, but often overlooked, process when implementing new systems. Management needs to take hold of the system adoption process and work with end-users in a supportive manner to...

Is Remote Work the Right Choice for You?

01 March in Business, Careers, Generations, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Jobs, Technology, Well-being, Workplace

How do you know if working remotely is a good decision for your type of work, as well as work-style? Like anything in life there are positives and negatives, so taking an objective view is essential in making the right choice for you. The obvious...

Webinar Recap: Pitfalls to Avoid in Creating a Background Screening Policy

28 February in Best Practices, Discrimination, Diversity, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

On February 27, 2018, Alexis Clark and Ian Bellais from Verified First led a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar on the core concepts of what a well-designed background screening looks like, and what companies need to know about the changing legal landscape for background checks. During the...

Background Screening Policy Helps You Avoid Hiring Pitfalls

22 February in Best Practices, Discrimination, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Legal, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

Background screening has become almost universally adopted, and according to the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM), more than nine out of 10 companies screen candidates. This rising trend exists for good reason. Failing to make safe hiring decisions not only puts people at risk but...

SmartTalks Q1 2018 Presentation Recap

29 January in Applicant Tracking Systems, Customer Service, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Recruiting, SmartTalks, Staffing, Technology

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, APS, Inc., Chief Technology Officer, LJ Morris held a presentation to discuss recent updates and enhancements to the SmartSearch system, along with upcoming advancements and events, and ended the presentation with a question and answer session with clients. The turnout was...