Opens Millions of Resumes to Search by Employers…from

September 18, 2011


Top job search site launches free resume search

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help! today announced the launch of Indeed Resume, an open search engine for resumes. Indeed Resume provides employers and recruiters instant access to millions of qualified candidates on the #1 job site. Indeed Resume is free during beta and available at

“Resume search on Indeed is as fast and simple for employers as our job search is for job seekers,” said Chris Hyams, Indeed’s VP of Product.

Unlike the subscription-only resume databases of job boards, Indeed Resume is an open search engine. Searching for resumes is free and unrestricted and does not require an account. Employers can contact job seekers for free during the beta period.

“With no up-front costs or per-seat licenses, Indeed Resume is for everyone from the small business owner looking to make one hire to the Fortune 500 company filling thousands of openings,” said Hyams.

Indeed Resume enables 1-click apply to select jobs on, and offers job seekers privacy protection that traditional resume databases lack. Initial contact is brokered by Indeed and personal contact information (phone number, email, and address) remains private until the job seeker chooses to share it.

Searching for candidates is made possible using familiar “what” and “where” search boxes. Instant Search suggests common search terms and automatically displays results as you type. Resumes may be previewed without ever leaving the search results page, allowing employers to quickly view the details of candidates. Employers can set up unlimited saved searches and receive daily emails with new and updated resumes matching their search criteria.

Indeed Resume represents a significant expansion of the company’s services to employers and recruiters, building on its leadership as the #1 pay for performance recruitment advertising network.

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect

SmartSearch® sponsors best practices webinar on Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce…by SmartSearch

March 20, 2011


Leading talent acquisition & recruiting business software provider continues its series of webinars on staffing management topics and trends

HRchitect includes SmartSearch in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. Doug Coull, President & CEO, and LJ Morris, CTO with SmartSearch appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 6, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Acquisition System, Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. After 14 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch®, an industry-leading applicant tracking system and recruiting business software solution, teams up with subject matter experts to present a series of best practices webinars in 2011. These informative, topical webcasts are presented as a value-added service for users of SmartSearch, and are open to members of the human resources and recruiting community. 

Best Practices for Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce will be presented on March 24, 2011. This program looks at how employers can leverage the knowledge, skills and abilities of the modern U.S. workforce which typically includes members of four generations: Seniors, Boomers, Generation X and the Millennials. Industrial psychologists, human resources professionals, and organizational behaviorists agree it’s essential to know and understand the values held by different generations in order to engage employees, and predict employee behavior in order to maximize productivity. The webcast covers national workforce trends, takes a fresh look at ‘Generations Theory’ and how it’s changing, and discusses how to avoid generational conflicts in the workplace. Registration for this free webinar is open through March 23

Best Practices for Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce is presented by Connye Harper, a professional human resources consultant with over 35 years of experience. Connye is a nationally recognized expert in developing and implementing policies, practices and programs for compliance with federal and state labor and employment regulations. She has been responsible for the planning, development and implementation of nationwide employer compliance programs on a number of contemporary issues. A Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers since 2004, Connye is currently a faculty member at the John Sperling School of Business of the University of Phoenix, and serves on the SHRM-Hawaii 2011 Board of Directors. More information about the speaker can be found at

Managing a Multi-Generation Workforce is the third topic in a series of best practices webinars presented in 2011 by SmartSearch®. Previous topics include The Four A’s of Recruitment Advertising, presented by Shane O’Donnell, Sr. Director of Sales at on March 17, and Best Practices in OFCCP Compliance, presented on February 24 by Cathleen Hampton, a human resources consultant, a topic that was originally presented in September, 2010 and updated by popular demand from the SmartSearch® user community.

Additional best practices topics will be presented throughout 2011 including Social Media, Interviewing, and Green Recruiting. Webinars in the SmartSearch best practices series are often eligible for HRCI recertification credits.

“Through close cooperation with human resources consultants and our vendor partners, we are pleased to offer our customers proactive resources and timely information to keep up with changes in recruitment landscape.” said Doug Coull, CEO at APS.  “Our best practices webcasts are offered in addition to our weekly user training sessions.”

SmartSearch 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.  

For more information on SmartSearch, please visit

Matt Lafata, HRchitect

SilkRoad technology and Join Forces…from SilkRoad

February 19, 2010


Integration with World’s Leading Search Engine for Jobs Expands SilkRoad Clients’ Reach

HRchitect featured SilkRoad in our May 2008 release of The Suite Life of Integrated Talent Management and also includes them in our list of top Talent Acquisition Systems vendors that businesses should consider. SilkRoad participated in the Onboarding Systems panel on June 10, 2009 as part of theHRshow. SilkRoad competed in the HRchitect Beauty Pageant on Onboarding Systems in January 2009 where they were crowned the winner. Brian Platz, EVP and COO of SilkRoad also appeared on the HRchitect WebMingle on March 20, 2009. If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, talk to HRchitect first. We have unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation.

SilkRoad technology, a leading provider of talent management solutions, announced today the integration of the OpenHire job delivery platform with  With millions of job seekers and more job searches per month than any other job site, Indeed is the leading search engine for jobs.

SilkRoad’s integration with Indeed will allow SilkRoad customers to expand their reach to potential candidates. Jobs delivered directly to Indeed from OpenHire will be included in Indeed’s organic results and its network of more than 10,000 websites. 

This integration will allow SilkRoad customers to reach the single largest audience of both active and passive job seekers on the Internet.  SilkRoad technology has existing agreements in place with Jobfox and Simply Hired.

Through this integration, OpenHire customers will benefit from implementing automated tracking for all jobs delivered to Indeed. By automatically populating the source when candidates apply to jobs from Indeed, more accurate ROI measurements can be made by recruiters wishing to track their online recruiting efforts. OpenHire customers can also take advantage of Indeed’s free Job Analytics reports, which contain information about how well a company’s jobs are performing on Indeed. OpenHire customers can use this report to gain insight into what keywords candidates are using to find their jobs, what job titles are being clicked on most often, and how their jobs are performing compared to other companies on Indeed.

“We are excited to introduce SilkRoad’s OpenHire customers to the benefits of having their jobs included on Indeed,” said Samuel Fitzroy, Director of Alliances at Indeed. “Having jobs included automatically from this integration will ensure that all OpenHire customers are taking advantage of Indeed’s massive audience of active and passive job seekers.”

Companies have been using OpenHire to find and track top talent since 1998. Their patented job board integration, career site portals, intelligent searching, screening tools, and candidate communication tools make it easy to streamline workflow and lower recruiting costs, all while improving efficiency. These features, combined with Indeed’s reach, will allow SilkRoad customers to maximize the exposure of their jobs to candidates in the most efficient way possible.

Having jobs automatically included on Indeed also makes it even easier to sponsor positions and get additional targeted job seeker traffic.

“We are very excited to be working with Indeed,” said SilkRoad Director of Product Strategy, Thomas Boyle. “They have simplified the job search process for job seekers, while building an incredibly cost-effective tool for companies to attract the best talent possible.”

For more information on SilkRoad, please visit
Matt Lafata, HRchitect

eQuest Releases 1st Sneak Peek of its Upcoming 2008 Job Board Performance Report…from eQuest

February 9, 2009


Aggregated Job Boards Score High with Candidate Responses


eQuest, the global leader in job posting and Internet recruitment management services today provided a brief glimpse of its 2008 Job Board Performance Report, to be released at the end of this month. The report is based upon the aggregate performance data tracked across eQuest’s 20,000 posting customers.


One of the important initial findings of the analysis was that aggregated job boards, (sites that collect jobs from other career sites and corporate sites and place them in a single database for candidates to search) ranked 3rd overall in direct candidate responses during 2008, recording over 7 Million unique responses to job advertisements for the 12 month period.


The report also found that these job boards, accessed through eQuest’s job board delivery network, were preferred by eQuest users by a factor of three-to-one over the most popular paid boards. Free job boards, including some aggregators, that rank the highest are placed into eQuest’s FreeBUG network for a nominal fee for unlimited deliveries.


eQuest tracks and ranks both fee-based and free job boards from over 200 million postings that it delivered in 2008.


Aggregated job boards that stood out in the United States were SimplyHired and GoogleBase. (not in eQuest’s FreeBUG network but available through its other networks) also scored high.


Non U.S.-domestic sites that performed well included (Asia), and Kijiji (Canada).


For more information on eQuest, please visit

Matt Lafata, HRchitect

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