RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

Introducing SmartSearch University--Helping Recruiters Hire Faster, Better, and Smarter While Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

SmartSearch® | November 25, 2021

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With the recent release of Version 22, SmartSearch is excited to announce the launch of SmartSearch University, a one-stop-shop for clients to learn all things SmartSearch and help recruiters hire faster, better, and smarter while supporting those in need.

"At SmartSearch, we are always looking for ways to help our clients get the most out of their investment. We saw SmartSearch University as an opportunity for our clients to have their subject matter experts (SME) trained and become SmartSearch experts, maximizing their investment. SME's bridge the gaps for their organization's hiring needs to achieve greater recruiting and hiring efficiency,"

-  LJ Morris, President & CTO of SmartSearch.

A key added benefit of the university's adoption by clients, is that SmartSearch donates to selected charities on behalf of those who complete certifications. At the beginning of the month, SmartSearch chooses one charity to donate to for each completed certificate—the more completed certificates, the more significant the donation. SmartSearch compiled the list of charities they support from surveying SmartSearch clients, ensuring support of charities close to clients' hearts.

Last month, SmartSearch client SME's achieved 16-course certificates, with donations made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital for each certificate earned. In November, these donations will go towards, The Hunger Project addressing the root causes of hunger and poverty, emphasizing rural development and self-reliance. It enables local women and men to eradicate persistent hunger in their communities and make them more resilient so community members can cope with famine or other emergencies as they arise.

"We see a lot of excitement from our clients with this program. It allows us to deepen our relationships with our clients by providing additional resources and training to learn the system. We also learn what our clients care about as we walk alongside them by investing in charities they see making a difference in this world. We chose to go with The Hunger Project this month because they spend over 80% of their expenses on charitable programs. Their mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocation for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world,"

- Debbie Sims, Client Success Director, SmartSearch.

About SmartSearch®:
SmartSearch provides next-generation talent acquisition and staffing management software to businesses in both the recruiting and corporate sectors. Our talent management and applicant tracking systems streamline the sourcing, recruiting, and hiring process in one easy-to-use, dynamic solution. We help our clients recruit effectively and efficiently, helping our clients to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape.

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Gone are the days when the workplace was merely a physical space employees occupied during regular office hours. Today's always connected, instant access environment has blurred the lines between the physical office and the place where work actually happens. As the distinction between professional and personal life dissolves, and the workplace becomes truly digital, employees are communicating and collaborating in unprecedented ways. To enable knowledge sharing across the organization, they want the ability to forge productive business relationships beyond natural work groups. As a result, it is increasingly clear that the traditional 'create and push' information approach no longer meets employees’ evolving needs.


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WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

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WORKERS COMPENSATION

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