SmartSearch partners with Monument Consulting to present Best Practices in Contingent Labor Management

OCEANSIDE, CA January 11, 2010 — Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS) the makers of SmartSearch, an industry leading recruiting business solution and Vendor Management System, teams up with Monument Consulting, a provider of contingent workforce solutions to present a webinar on January 21, 2010 showcasing best practices in managing staffing suppliers, contract workers and contingent labor.

The past 18 months have seen a dramatic change within the U.S. workforce as companies faced the difficult decision to trim employee rosters. With the positive outlook for 2010, many employers are now looking to a variable or contractor labor mix to help get work done during this transition period as the demand for skilled workers and labor increases. Industry analysts forecast the ratio of part time contractors to full time salaried employees to be at the highest percentage in history. Yet managing contingent and temporary workers is a time consuming and costly administrative task for many organizations.

“That‟s why we‟re seeing an increase in the use of Managed Services Providers (MSP) that offer a full-service, single source solution as an alternative to traditional temporary staffing and on-site programs,” said Doug Coull, CEO at APS. “These „vendor neutral‟ MSPs allow employers to leverage expertise in staffing, procurement and supplier management to provide customers with effective and dynamic workforce staffing solutions.”

Monument Consulting, a Managed Service Provider, has successfully partnered with SmartSearch for the past five years to help companies better administer their contingent workforces.

“MSPs not only focus on customer needs, they work closely with staffing agencies to provide effective and responsive communication between all parties,” said Brad Cummings, Principal at Monument Consulting. “This includes providing details on job requirements, prompt feedback on candidate resumes and interviews, and by tracking and sharing vendor performance.” As the complexity of managing an hourly/contingent workforce grows, relying upon a company with the proven ability to acquire and manage recruiting and staffing activity becomes critical. An MSP provides a variety of resources such as: Recruitment process consulting, design, and implementation; Rate card evaluation and creation, Vendor management tool evaluation and implementation; Vendor evaluation, contract negotiation, and ongoing management; Full life-cycle requisition management; Facilitation of all appropriate skills and pre-employment testing.

The webinar on Contract Worker & Contingent Labor Management is the first in a series of best practices programs to be presented by SmartSearch in 2010 in partnership with its clients that have proven expertise in specific talent acquisition, recruiting, and staffing areas.

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. Learn more about SmartSearch by visiting

About Monument Consulting: Monument Consulting was formed in 2003 and is led by partners Matt Aprahamian and Brad Cummings who decided that the traditional model for staffing was outdated and inadequate. Their vision to develop a new and better way to help companies find the best talent, quickly and seamlessly, resulted in the founding of Monument Consulting. They are dedicated to serving their clients with trust, expert guidance, creative solutions and previously unheard of flexibility. For more info visit

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