Entries by Jeff Hallam

Internal Job Board With HireCentric

There’s no question that the competition for good candidates has increased significantly over the last couple of years. There are stories daily regarding how difficult it is for many organizations to find enough qualified candidates for their openings. As this trend continues, employers have to continue to look for more creative ways to engage candidates […]

Streamline Your Candidate Feedback Process

Many of our clients wrestle with the issue of how much access to allow hiring managers during the candidate recruiting cycle. In particular, one of the concerns most frequently cited is the potential for managers to log candidate notes that may be (intentionally or unintentionally) inappropriate or discriminatory. This creates potential exposure for the organization. […]

ExactHire’s Annual Recap, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s a great opportunity to look back on the last 12 months and reflect on what has transpired at ExactHire. Below are some of the highlights (both serious and not-so-serious) of the past year:   I am truly blessed to work with such an awesome team of people. They […]

Fresh Eyes On Your Hiring Process

How is your hiring process? Does it get the job done? Could it be better? Several months ago, new owners took possession of our office complex. Since then, parking lots were re-surfaced, carpeting was replaced, signage was updated, entry foyers were completely remodeled, and many other improvements were made. Before the purchase, I think that […]

Offboarding Is Just As Important As Onboarding

Organizations of all sizes continue to hear about the importance of new-employee onboarding as it relates to employee engagement and overall retention. But many have found that the days of tracking all of these functions manually or in a spreadsheet are over. They are looking for better ways to organize the new-hire onboarding process and […]

Indiana Basketball And Hiring – What Can We Learn?

I live in Indiana, where basketball is king. Whether you attended Indiana University or not (I did not–I’m a proud Butler University Bulldog), IU basketball is a mainstay of conversations throughout the state, especially this time of year. This year, however, IU basketball is the topic of conversation for the wrong reasons.  Over the past […]

Applicant Engagement – 5 Quick Tips

It’s interesting to see how the recruiting landscape has changed over the past  years.  When the 2008 recession began (and even as it entered full swing), applicant engagement was the last thing on the minds of the few organizations hiring at the time. I recall a frustrated client telling me at the time that he […]

Insurance for Your Hiring Process

Insurance companies have become an advertising staple across all media platforms. Whether you’re looking for a “good neighbor” (State Farm), enjoy the exploits of Flo (Progressive) or follow the gecko (Geico) — many of these companies have almost become part of pop culture with their clever and catchy ads. Everyone thinks about insuring traditional things […]

Where’s The Paper? Small Business Shift To Paperless HR

The landscape for HR software has changed significantly over the past couple of years. This has been coming for some time, but the recent rate of change has been pretty amazing. While technology for HR functions has continued to evolve at a rapid pace, the biggest change I’ve seen is how quickly the demand for […]