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Sylvia Dahlby
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On February 19, I helped organize a learning event with the SHRM Educational Foundation, Hawaii Island District to present an informative program and interactive discussion on best practices in Diversity & Inclusion, with an emphasis on hiring people with disabilities. The event took place at the W.M. Keck Observatory in its Jerry Nelson Conference Center,...
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Buying software, of any kind, doesn’t need to be a daunting task. With a plan and some forethought, anyone can be a well-informed buyer. On November 8, 2018. Doug Coull, CEO at APS, Inc. the makers of SmartSearch applicant tracking software, led an instructional presentation that provided best practices for being an informed software buyer....
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One thing that makes Hawaii special is that the islands are home to the nation’s most ethnically and culturally diverse population. However, while local employers easily embrace this diversity in the workforce, Hawaii still falls short on inclusive human resource practices that bring people together from all different walks of life. It’s been my honor...
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Sourcing and recruiting via social media is gaining in popularity, and according to a 2017 survey conducted by CareerBuilder, it was discovered that over 70% of hiring companies use social media to find top talent. This percentage marries well with job seeker usage of social media for finding jobs. According to an article in Inc....
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Webinar Recap: Artificial Intelligence for Recruiting - The Future is Now
Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming all the rage in many segments of work and business. When brought into the sourcing, staffing, recruiting and talent management functions, it provides assistance and learning opportunities, unlike anything we’ve seen before. Artificial intelligence is designed to be a learning machine that can predict and anticipate actions and desired...
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Artificial intelligence is taking over the World, and having an impact on everything in business. Many thought leaders and pundits have come out with information, opinions, and speculation. Artificial intelligence is the buzzword du jour on social channels, and online communities everywhere, and new sourcing tools that leverage this technology are changing the way recruiters...
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Free Ice Cream Today. That was the subject line of the first email I received when I joined SmartSearch on May 1, 2001. It came from Karla Pugleise, a co-worker I had not yet met, who I subsequently learned handled scanning hard copy resumes into the SmartSearch applicant tracking system. Those were the days, eh?...
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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 positives are that you’ll save on travel time, money for...
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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 presentation, they discussed the intricacies of what constitutes EEOC compliance,...
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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 a true testament to the engagement LJ has with...
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