SmartSearch recruiting software adds ability to upload zip-files for customers with high resume volume

OCEANSIDE, CA December 21, 2009 — Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the maker of SmartSearch, a leading talent acquisition system and recruiting business solution, announced the addition of enhancements to its Batch Upload add-on module to facilitate bulk import of resumes stored in ZIP-files, DOCX and text-based PDF file formats.

“This functionality has been requested by many clients, so now users of our bulk upload component can zip resumes into a file,” said LJ Morris, CTO at APS, “The system unzips the entire batch for processing, which makes it easier and faster to import large quantities of candidates into the system. We also added the ability to support batch upload of candidate resumes in DOCX and text-based PDF file formats.”

The Batch Upload utility facilitates import of multiple resumes into the system from a user’s hard drive; it supports most popular resume formats including RTF, TXT, DOC, DOCX, text-based PDF, and HTML. The utility module also checks for duplicates and errors, and provides additional value when used in tandem with resume-mining and passive candidate sourcing tools. The Batch Upload Utility is bundled with the SmartSearch Email AutoReader, and sold as a robust enhancement to the SmartSearch applicant tracking solution.

These powerful toolsets work together and include many optional user-controlled settings to save time, such as tracking source of resumes, updating existing candidate records, and matching groups of imported candidates to specific job openings during the upload process. When the Email AutoReader is used in conjunction with the built-in SmartSearch email templates, recruiters can also create email campaigns which permit candidates to update their own resumes and records by simply replying to an email.

The enhancement to the Batch Upload utility is one of a number of updates rolled out in advance of a new Version release in the works for January 2010, and is now available to SmartSearch users. SmartSearch provides real-time, talent management software that centralizes sourcing, recruiting, applicant tracking, and hiring activities in an online database where all the pieces come together in one easy to use interface.

About Advanced Personnel Systems: APS has been in the business of development and deployment of talent management and recruiting business solutions since 1986. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS remains a leader in web-based technology and innovative approaches to recruitment data management. Its flagship product, SmartSearch, is currently in its thirteenth release and serves 165,000 users and 4.7 million job seekers worldwide. Learn more about SmartSearch by visiting

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