Have you thought about your organization’s “why” lately? Why do you exist as an employer and is it compelling inspiration for your employees and for job seekers? I’ve been thinking about this a ton lately, and when I kept on hearing about Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why, during my weekly digest of business podcasts […]
About Jessica Stephenson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Jessica Stephenson initially joined ExactHire in January 2010 as the Director of Client Services, but later took on the role of Vice President of Marketing & Talent. Jessica oversees the marketing department, which includes activities such as content strategy, paid digital advertising, brand management and social media presence for our organization. She is also responsible for ExactHire's recruiting, employee onboarding and employee development activities.
Prior to joining ExactHire, Jessica spent over seven years with the CIK Enterprises family of companies (now known as PERQ) in Indianapolis, IN. During her tenure she held a variety of different roles within the Tri-Auto Enterprises division such as Sales Consultant, Regional Account Director, Marketing & Recruiting Director, Director of Client Services, and in the parent company (CIK Enterprises) as Talent Services (HR) Director.
Because Jessica experienced CIK’s steep growth curve going from only six employees to over ninety in a period of just five years, she has first-hand knowledge of how the integration of affordable and relevant technology can play a crucial role in allowing a small- to mid-sized business to grow successfully while keeping future scalability in mind.
Jessica holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, a SHRM-CP certification, and is active in the local IndySHRM chapter, currently serving on the Board of Directors and as chairperson for the Communications Committee. She is also a member of the national organization of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), and is a member of the marketing committee at her local church.
Jessica enjoys rooting for the Butler Bulldogs in Indianapolis and spending time with her family and friends. She graduated Cum Laude from Butler University with a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Spanish.
Entries by Jessica Stephenson, PHR, SHRM-CP
Whether your team’s hiring its first remote employee or its 79th, don’t skimp on putting thoughtful intention behind your new hire onboarding program for remote workers. Go ahead, pick out your worst fear about hiring remote workers below. If I can’t see them, will they just do their laundry instead of work? Our employees need […]
The strategy behind a successful HR software product is dependent on clarity about the developer’s preferred prioritization of three main factors–cost, quality and time. Inevitably, you can’t excel at all three–as in having your cake, eating it too, and not gaining weight. However, in many cases and with the right strategic recipe, you can satiate […]
Have you jumped on the podcast-listening wave yet? If not, now’s your chance to listen to ExactHire’s own Jessica Stephenson talk with JoDee Curtis and Susan White, co-hosts of the “The JoyPowered™ Workspace Podcast,” about considerations for choosing and implementing HR Technology. Topics include making a business case for new HR technology, what to seek in […]
Making a business case for any kind of human resources process change starts with a discussion on how the change can make the company more profitable–though identifying the improved outcomes that lead to potential profit isn’t always an easy task. Furthermore, change naysayers may be mired in the mindset of “this is how things are […]
Human resources technology is in a unique position to not only provide employers with employee experience data, but to also influence the quality of the employee experience, itself. For years software applications have allowed HR departments to more efficiently manage the administrative tasks associated with people management, but now through next generation interfaces, applications are […]
It’s no secret to job seekers that recruiters have shorter attention spans than ever. For example, how many recruiters do you know who claim they spend an average of six seconds to review a resume? But, hey, that’s just part of the hustle if you’re a Herbert Simon fan… “[What information consumes is] the attention […]
How do you know when it is time to throw in the towel on your latest project? The answer will vary from one individual to another, and perhaps it is dependent on the current environmental circumstances, too. I have to say…January in the Midwest is an easy time to be a quitter despite all the […]
In the Human Resources profession, what happens when you’re strapped for time, working in software silos and unclear about which fire to put out next? In my experience, work culture suffers. Those tasked with traditional HR responsibilities, including some smaller business owners, are all too often drowning in administrative drudgery instead of working on strategic […]