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LJ Morris Promoted to President of SmartSearch
The changing business landscape, powered by technology, has continued redefining industries and job roles. The job market continues to evolve as the demand for new skills is on the rise. Likewise, new positions have emerged while some traditional ones have disappeared. Within this backdrop, I shaped my career from Technical Support Manager to Chief Technology...
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Right now, staying visible is critical for your staffing firm. With so many of us forced to work remotely, account managers and recruiters alike are getting creative: adapting their business practices and adopting new digital tools like video to thrive in this economy. Some firms have stepped up to the plate quickly, moving their training...
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“If you’re not learning, you’re sleeping.”  Every crisis is a learning opportunity. Looking for positive outcomes and recognizing the wins were central to an insightful StefTalks Webinar on March 6 when Spencer Gracias, CEO of Stefanini NA/APAC and Stefan Baier, VP Total Talent and Digital Services, shared perspectives on the War For Talent: Now, COVID-19. ...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the staffing industry. Some agencies have seen dramatic drops in business, while others (including those specializing in healthcare, IT and distribution) are scrambling to meet essential employers’ demands. With so much uncertainty surrounding our industry (and the entire world), it’s critical to understand how the crisis is...
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Doug: I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dane Groeneveld, CEO of PTS Advance. As the recently appointed CEO of PTS, Dane brings a high-energy and enthusiastic verve to his role. In this segment, we discussed leadership, career journeys, partnerships, and why diversity and inclusion are essential to driving business.  Q: Doug: PTS has...
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Classified ads? The recruiter’s “little black book”? The weekly “hot candidate” fax? They’re marketing dinosaurs. In truth, most aspects of staffing, marketing and technology have evolved dramatically in the past 20 years – and websites have experienced some of the most sweeping transformations. Years ago, Web 2.0 changed the game for our industry, and there’s...
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Companies that embrace digital technologies in their talent acquisition functions are two times more likely to improve quality of hire and retention, and three times more likely to improve the candidate experience. Source: Digital Transformation in Talent Acquisition study from Aptitude Research and Alexander Mann Solutions I had the pleasure of speaking to one of...
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AI and Recruiting
On November 7, 2019, Meghan M. Biro, CEO, TalentCulture lead a SmartSearch SmartPractices webinar that addressed the growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and how it is impacting talent acquisition and staffing. According to a McKinsey Global Institute research report, “AI could deliver $13 trillion in annual global productivity gains by 2030.” This gain will...
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The ability to attract top talent takes more than just a posting on a job board, a newspaper ad or a sign in a storefront window. Many small businesses must compete with larger companies for talented recruits, without the luxury of internal recruiters or head-hunters to conduct searches and interview candidates. However, there are some...
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Small steps. Giant leaps. Limitless possibilities. This was the theme of the 2019 California Staffing Professionals Conference (CSP) held Wednesday, June 5 through Saturday, June 7 at the Hotel Irvine. The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing was the perfect backdrop to a program that explored how almost anything is possible with...
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