October 01, 2009 12:50 ET Announces Partnership With SmartSearch

NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) -, the leader in live virtual interviews, is rolling out a new integration with Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS) and its talent acquisition and recruiting software, SmartSearch. The partnership allows SmartSearch clients to take advantage of live virtual interviews from

In tough economic times, virtual interviewing is revolutionizing the hiring process, and fast becoming a best practice as employers realize significant cost savings from reduced travel expenses, as well as the ability to make better hiring decisions. While virtual interviews don't take the place of in-person interviews, the new integration enables SmartSearch users to screen out candidates who are poor fit much earlier in the recruiting process.

"Recruiters using browser-based, on-demand virtual interviewing have experienced cost reductions for initial interviews up to 600 percent," said Greg Rokos, president of "Companies spend an average of $650 to $2,000 for an initial interview with a job candidate when travel is involved. Now they can set up a live, real-time virtual interview and see candidates face-to-face with no travel costs."

"Video is changing the way employers and job seekers get to know each other," said Doug Coull, president and CEO at APS. "Live, online virtual interviewing raises the likelihood of a better hire by giving recruiters deeper insight into the candidate's personality in less time. Virtual interviews are also more convenient for hiring managers and enhance the candidate experience since anyone can participate from anywhere with an Internet connection."

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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, is built for third-party integrations to various recruiting services providers using advanced web-services technology.

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