Human Resources Blog

Using LinkedIn for both Candidate and Recruiter

“Networking is an investment in your business. It takes time and when done correctly can yield great results for years to come.” – Diane Helbig.  LinkedIn is one of the most popular networking applications in the social media world, advantageous for both employers and employees. Founded in 2002 and launched the following year, was designed for eager professionals to network, increase their social pool, post jobs, job seekers to post resumes, etc. 

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Employee Development

The annual or bi-annual process of performance reviews identifies your top talent as well as your low performers.   Depending on the situation, a development plan can be considered for both.  Your top performers may be successors to key positions but not quite ready; therefore, a development plan can be used to bring up their readiness.  Low performers should have a development plan so that they can increase their productivity for the organization.  Getting these plans to stick is the key.

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Hiring Process – Social Media Risks & Rewards

By: Brittany Boykin

“The power of social media is it forces necessary change.” – Erik Qualman. From cutting-edge to mainstream, social media is the new black, and cannot be ignored.  In today’s era, social media intersects with the HR world via the hiring process, bringing both great risk and reward. Organizations can choose to use social media in two ways: 1) recruiting candidates by posting job openings and 2) conducting background checks to confirm a candidates qualifications for an open position.

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The Threat of Ransomware Campaigns on HR Groups

By: Nicole Cronin

Ransomware does exactly what the word describes. It is a software that blocks access to files until a ransom is paid.  We are all familiar with the typical easy to spot scam email.  Currently, the target is mainly German HR groups, but they can target anyone. The way these scams work is they are emails sent mimicking a job application and once the file is opened it begins encrypting all the files on a computer holding them hostage.

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Best Practice Tips for Recruiting Processes

By: Brittany Boykin

“You need to have a collaborative hiring process.” – Steve Jobs. How can you ensure the highest quality talent within your company or organization? Well, great talent does not grow on trees but sometimes it can be right underneath your nose. Why do you feel as if hiring managers revealed that 40 percent of employers are struggling to fill positions for the new year, because it’s real out here, and the process in which it is conducted is all about the proper technique? 

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Some Simple Best Practices to Include in Your Onboarding Process

Every year 25% of the US workforce changes jobs which means an effective and timely onboarding process is needed for that percentage.  New hires are an integral part of any organizations workforce and the better the onboarding process, the quicker the new hire becomes effective at their job and the more they contribute.  Here are some best practices for creating your onboarding process:

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HR Start Thinking More Social, Media That Is

By: Brittany Boykin

“The power of social media is it forces necessary change.” – Erik Qualman. As human capital management software innovation is at an all-time high, on-demand, mobile human resource applications, which include in-memory technology and social media, drive this magnetic force. Five years ago, several software companies put very few resources into on-premise talent applications, however, starting off 2017,

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Developing and Tracking a Learning Culture

By: Nicole Cronin

Every organization should strive to have a learning culture as business methods and technology are ever evolving.  This keeps your workers up to date but also helps expand the skills and knowledge of your workforce.  Along with helping the organization, a learning culture can also help keep employees engaged if they see incentive and opportunity to continue in their growth.  Focus on learning should be a continuous process for your organization as it propels your business forward. 

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Open letter to Santa: how to improve your HR processes!

Hi, I am Wim De Smet. As CEO of Exaserv I have been working on improving the human resource processes at many of our customers. As we are going through this Holiday season, I started to see how you, Santa, are not always using your human capital to its fullest potential. So, I wanted to send this open letter to you hoping I could give you some good ideas.

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