SmartSearch Announces TalentHook Integration

Advanced Personnel Systems to offer enhanced Internet resume search integration option with SmartSearch Version 14 upgrade

February 10, 2009, Las Vegas, NV – Resource Edge, LLC, creator of TalentHook, the Internet’s fastest resume spidering technology solution, has extended its existing partnership with Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of the SmartSearch applicant tracking system (ATS), with a license agreement to integrate direct use of TalentHook resume search and candidate sourcing tools from within the SmartSearch recruiting application.

This enhancement is an upgrade to SmartSearch’s existing TalentHook integration, and will be offered as a value-added service option to the new Version 14, scheduled for release by the end of the first quarter of 2010. The added functionality will feature TalentHook’s powerful internet search capabilities through the SmartSearch interface. APS clients will have the ability to launch and execute a TalentHook search without leaving SmartSearch. Search results from TalentHook will automatically parse resumes directly into the SmartSearch database, eliminating the administrative task of exporting candidates for each search.

TalentHook is a full resume searching software solution that scours the Internet for active and passive candidates. This tool aids the recruiter by providing sourcing automation capability which includes the rapid search of thousands of online resume sources as well as desktop and ATS search, basic candidate contact management, shared tracking and comprehensive OFCCP compliant reporting for Internet recruiting.

TalentHook Sphere has introduced key product enhancements in 2009 including the addition of over hundreds of new sites, enhanced searching functionality, key search integration with Monster as an alliance partner and resume ranking. TalentHook Sphere features popular resume search channels including diversity, domestic and international sites, college and alumni career portals, social networks, community pages and search engine sites. They are also the only resume search provider to offer flip search capability, affording recruiters the ability to conduct targeted search through the Internet’s most popular search engines.

“We believe this new service option for SmartSearch users will further streamline the front end of the recruitment process, and encourage more recruiters to take advantage of the benefits of integrated, automated resume search,” said Phil Gonzalez, CEO of Resource Edge, “We’ve partnered with Advanced Personal Systems since 2008 to provide strong, effective recruitment solutions. The SmartSearch product is reliable and progressive in its functionality, and the APS team is actively engaged in ensuring their clients have tools that add value to the recruitment process. We’re pleased to extend TalentHook’s internet search capabilities to APS based on the positive reviews both companies have received from our mutual clientele.”

“SmartSearch is designed to seamlessly integrate with our clients’ existing systems and other applications for managing all employment related information,” said Doug Coull, CEO of APS. “We were one of the first applicant tracking systems to integrate with TalentHook and are excited about the opportunity to offer our clients this enhanced search functionality with our Version 14 release this year.”

About SmartSearch: Advanced Personnel Systems has developed and deployed quality talent management and recruiting solutions since 1986. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS is a recognized leader in on-demand technology and innovative approaches to recruitment data management. Its signature product, SmartSearch, currently in its thirteenth release, serves over 165,000 users and 4.7 million job seekers worldwide. APS designed the SmartSearch talent acquisition and recruiting business software with the intention of bringing together the myriad building blocks of recruiting workflow in one easy-to-use solution.

SmartSearch consistently ranks as one of the top providers in leading industry surveys, and is recognized as a Premier Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Alliance member, the top tier in Monster’s HR Alliance Program. SmartSearch is also the first HR Alliance member to integrate with the Monster Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Solution to better connect employers with a wider, more diverse audience of job seekers. Learn more about SmartSearch by visiting

About TalentHook: TalentHook is a recognized leader in the recruitment technology and staffing industry for over ten years with a fast, powerful desktop application designed to optimize and streamline Internet resume search. TalentHook is licensed on a subscription basis because it is continually updated to preserve searching effectiveness and compatibility. Resource Edge, LLC, the creators of TalentHook, is also Monster HR Alliance member. For more information on TalentHook, visit or call: 800-979-HOOK.