The phrase “exercise discipline” can rouse different feelings. On one hand, we dread discipline as a punishment for failure. Parents discipline a child for failing to get off the playground when asked. After failing an assignment, a student becomes disciplined and grudgingly chooses the library over the party. On the other hand, we admire discipline […]
About Tom Branson
Tom Branson joined ExactHire in October 2014 as our Digital Marketing Coordinator after eight years in Non-Profit Institutional Advancement. In November 2016, he was promoted to Digital Marketing Manager. Tom is here to attract, inform, and delight ExactHire clients by collaborating with other members of the ExactHire team in the development of engaging content for our digital space.
Prior to joining ExactHire, Tom served as Director of Institutional Advancement at Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis. In this role, he was responsible for leading the marketing, communications, student enrollment, and fundraising initiatives of the school. More recently, as Director of Communications, he managed the institution’s website, social media, email marketing, and fundraising event initiatives.
Tom holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Purdue University and is proficient in the Spanish language, having studied in both Valencia, Spain and Cuernavaca, Mexico.
In addition to his passion for content development and marketing, Tom has enjoyed volunteering as a coach for youth sports and serving as an officer with the local division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. His interests include running, reading, the outdoors, and exploring local, independent businesses. His favorite pastime is visiting with friends and spending time with members of his huge Irish Catholic family.
Entries by Tom Branson
A while back I wrote about the employee onboarding process and its movement away from spreadsheets. In that post, I shared my love for spreadsheets, but I also pointed out the shortcomings related to their use with onboarding new employees. In this post, I would like to look at another area where, in many cases, […]
There are two types of people: those who love spreadsheets, and those who are hopelessly disorganized. Ok, perhaps that’s an over simplification, but I’ve yet to come across a highly organized person who doesn’t have a solid grasp–and a tinge of excitement–for creating and using spreadsheets. That being said, in some instances your favorite spreadsheet […]
Over the past month, the main news coming out of Washington has been the process to nominate of Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. In fact, it can seem that the nomination process has taken all of the Senate’s time and energy. However, Senators also have a number of House Bills to review, consider, and […]
There’s a nursing shortage! I don’t know when I started hearing about it, but it was probably in the early 2000’s right before I set off for college. I distinctly remember hearing that nursing was a great career choice. And I once considered pursuing it–even after the movie, Meet the Parents, played up the stigma around […]
One of the largest regional human resources conferences in the U.S. is less than a week away. The 2018 HR Indiana Conference runs from August 20 to August 22 and will feature 88 speakers presenting to over 1500 attendees. This wildly popular 3-day event is jam-packed with opportunities to learn, network, and be inspired–not to […]
Throughout 2018, the U.S. economy has continued to add jobs. The Jobs Report for July 2018 showed employers adding 157,000 new jobs and pegged the unemployment rate at 3.9%–which hovers around an 18-year low. This is in drastic comparison to a decade ago, when during the Great Recession the unemployment rate began its steep rise […]
First, let’s clarify: jobs seekers probably like you, personally. You’re awesome. What we’re talking about here is why job seekers don’t like your organization. And whether you’re seeing a decrease in career site visits, less applicants, or a general drop-off in candidate interest, doesn’t it seem like nowadays it’s a lot harder to hire good people? […]