SmartSearch to Preview New Version 14 Release at SHRM Staffing Management Conference

April 22, 2010 — Oceanside CA — Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of the SmartSearch applicant tracking system (ATS), announced it will offer a sneak preview of its new Version 14 release at the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Staffing Management Conference in Buena Vista, Florida, April 25 through 28.

SmartSearch v14 features a new interface for search results that makes it faster and easier to review candidate resumes. Additional upgrades include a more powerful report writer that enables users to create and save a variety of activity and performance metrics reports from virtually any criteria in the database, enhancements to social network integrations and mobile recruiting tools, and added functionality for paperless document management and task automation.

“We’re especially excited about the new search interface in v14 since it will provide more detailed candidate information at a glance,” said Doug Coull, CEO at APS, “We took a fresh look at how the information is displayed and made it quicker and simpler to view or import candidates and match them to jobs.”

Updates to workflow automation include the ability to associate forms, employment related documentation, and correspondence templates with the self-configurable HireTrak toolset’s activity triggers. For example, users can upload a Word document, link it to an email template, and use the template as a source for an automated task such as instructing the system to send a follow-up email to candidates who have applied for a job, or to a hiring manager when submitting a candidate’s resume for consideration or offer letter approval routing.

The new version also features a number of new and enhanced integrations with third-party recruiting service providers including TalentHook resume search and resume sourcing tools, Indeed job posting and search optimization, mobile recruiting and cell-phone text messaging, and “green recruiting” tools such as GreenJobInterview video interviewing and VoiceScreener phone prescreening technology.

APS designed the SmartSearch talent acquisition system to bring together the myriad building blocks of recruiting workflow in one easy-to-use solution. SmartSearch seamlessly integrates with existing systems and other applications for managing all employment related information from a centralized, web-based application. This includes social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace and Twitter for sourcing and engagement of passive candidates, mobile recruiting from iPhone, BlackBerry, web-enabled cell phones and other hand-held devices, and fully integrated web portals for candidates and employees, hiring manager self-service, and vendor partners to support communication, collaboration and branding.

Advanced Personnel Systems, the makers of SmartSearch, is committed to delivering easy-to-use products for managing increasing amounts of data, and scalable software with the flexibility to respond to the shifts in the recruiting landscape. With over 20 years experience in the development and deployment of staffing management software, SmartSearch delivers everything that employers to compete for talent today, and evolve to keep pace with changes in technology, market trends and best practices.

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 fourteenth release, serves over 165,000 users and 4.7 million job seekers worldwide. 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

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