SmartSearch® recruiting software new v16 release features S.M.A.R.T. Social Media And Recruiting Toolbox

OCEANSIDE, CA April 10, 2012 — Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of SmartSearch® recruiting business software announces that its new Version 16 upgrade is scheduled for release on April 30, 2012. Version 16 features a new S.M.A.R.T.® (Social Media And Recruiting Toolbox) menu that consolidates a number of existing features and adds new functions to a toolkit that can be displayed on the built-in Work-In-Progress (WIP) dashboard. The S.M.A.R.T.® menu brings new and existing social media integrations together in one convenience place.

The S.M.A.R.T.® menu features a new LinkedIn search/import function that allows users to search, view and import LinkedIn connections either one at a time or in bulk, as either candidates or contacts for business development, sourcing, and referral networking. The candidate search/import function is similar to existing SmartSearch® integrations with major job boards such as Monster, CareerBuilder and DICE for creating or updating candidate records and profiles. When adding an individual candidate or contact, users will have the option to enter a LinkedIn URL to create a new record. When viewing an existing candidate or contact record, SmartSearch® auto-searches for a corresponding LinkedIn profile and can display recent LinkedIn posts all on one screen.

In addition, when viewing a candidate or contact profile, SmartSearch® stores associated Twitter account information, allowing users to view recent Tweets from within the profile.

SmartSearch® customers can also use the S.M.A.R.T.® menu to post jobs and status updates to their LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook profiles, and view their profile “wall” from within the application.

The SmartSearch® recruiting software is best known for the ability to seamlessly integrate with existing systems and applications for managing all employment-related information from one easy to use interface.

About SmartSearch®: Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. has led the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting solutions. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS is a recognized innovator in on-demand technology and recruitment data management. Its signature product, SmartSearch® serves over 165,000 users and 4.7 million job seekers worldwide. For more information, visit:

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