One of the less glamorous tasks in recruiting and human resources is the responsibility to decline a job candidate when he isn’t the best individual for a role. While it’s not easy or fun, it can and should be done with efficiency, professionalism and respect. After all, if you were in the candidate’s shoes, you’d […]
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
There’s no denying the appeal of video. When I’m doing research for a home project, planning a purchase or trying to teach myself how to play a new board game, I prefer to watch an engaging video rather than read through text or scan images. Not surprisingly, many job seekers have the same preference as […]
No one conquered Rome in one day, and it is unlikely that you’ll become a recruiting ninja overnight. Successful recruiting results from the seemingly little, incremental, daily routines that multiply and result in significant skill mastery over time. I recently read Atomic Habits by James Clear and am enthralled with his statement: “You do not […]
If you want to create a consistently, stellar employee experience at your organization (and why wouldn’t you?), then finding ways to foster personal and professional development should be an integral part of your plan. Implementing an optional office book club is a fantastic way to encourage employees to try something new, improve themselves and connect […]
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 […]
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 […]