Mark Jackson's Blog (15)

New Webcast Series: Transform your Talent Acquisition from Ordinary to Extraordinary!

In April we are kicking off a new webcast series, Top 5 Best Practices.  It will focus on how to transform your talent acquisition from ordinary to extraordinary! Each month we will tackle a new topic in talent acquisition and onboarding with actionable steps that can be implemented within a week. (it’s true!).

Ready to revolutionize your talent acquisition process? Enhance your talent acquisition…


Added by Mark Jackson on March 27, 2024 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Create Amazing Employee Experiences through Purposeful Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement is the care and level of emotional commitment that an employee has to their organization and their work. When employees are satisfied with their company, they are more productive, experience less burnout, and are less likely to leave the company. If a business has a high employee satisfaction rate, it will be more successful in the long term. Some organizations say they “focus on” employee engagement but, they lack the structure and purpose to meet…


Added by Mark Jackson on May 18, 2022 at 10:36am — No Comments

What is Talent Management and Why It’s So Important?

What is Talent Management and Why It’s So Important?

If you are like most HR leaders, finding the RIGHT people is a priority, but it’s also a top business challenge. In today’s brutal business climate, you have to find the best candidates, onboard them efficiently, keep them moving ahead, and keep your vision on…


Added by Mark Jackson on September 23, 2021 at 4:12pm — No Comments

What is Keeping HR Professionals Up at Night?

What is Keeping HR Professionals Up at Night?

Human Resources leaders have a lot on their minds in general, and the global virus only amplifies their worries. While we wait to understand the longer-term ramifications of COVID-19, we continue to be tasked with running successful businesses staffed by skilled and engaged personnel. According to a recent Gartner survey that looked at the …


Added by Mark Jackson on June 30, 2020 at 10:49am — No Comments

Future-Proofing Your HR Strategy: 10 tactics to ensure your HR strategies keep you relevant

We’ve been hearing a lot about the concept of future-proofing your business like it’s something entirely new. In reality, wise companies have been future-proofing all along. Regardless of its roots, future proofing—which we’ll simply define as the ability to remain relevant among your competitors—is critical to the long-term success of any organization. While there’s lots of reading out there surrounding corporate-wide future-proofing strategies, our focus is as always on…


Added by Mark Jackson on August 30, 2019 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Five Ways to Win Top Talent in the Midst of a Shortage

Something significant happened at the end of 2018. For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Labor recorded the largest gap between the number of job openings and unemployed people.

While you might have missed the announcement, as an employer searching for talent,…


Added by Mark Jackson on March 28, 2019 at 2:26pm — No Comments

First Step for Selecting a New ATS: Understand Why You Dislike Your Current One!

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You’ve decided to replace your applicant tracking system (ATS). 

Now what? 

Here’s the first thing to do. Before rushing out into the marketplace, take the time to understand your dissatisfaction with your current ATS, and what you want a new ATS to achieve. Understanding exactly why you’re dissatisfied will actually help frame and guide your ATS purchasing decision. 

How do you understand your dissatisfaction with your current ATS? Here are two…


Added by Mark Jackson on July 5, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Selecting Your New ATS: Best-in-Class or End-to-End?


One of the most important choices employers face when deciding on a new applicant tracking system is: Do we want a best-in-class (aka best-of-breed) solution or an ATS that’s part of an end-to-end system? 

It’s an important choice because best-in-class solutions and end-to-end systems have clear advantages. If you make the right…


Added by Mark Jackson on August 4, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Two Essential Components of a Positive Candidate Experience


What is the candidate experience, and why does it really matter? defines the candidate experience as the series of interactions that a job seeker has with your company throughout the recruiting process. These interactions include any communication that a candidate receives from your brand messaging, software systems and/or…


Added by Mark Jackson on April 28, 2017 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Implementing a New ATS? Follow These 5 Tips.


Selecting a  quality applicant tracking system (ATS) that meets your needs is critical for improving your talent acquisition process and results. But if you don’t implement it successfully, even the right ATS technology won’t be much help.  

In this post, we provide five tips that will help you successfully implement a…


Added by Mark Jackson on February 16, 2017 at 11:27am — No Comments

Saying “yes” to Employee Engagement - It’s a long-term commitment that starts with recruiting

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Employee engagement is a workplace concept that refers to how committed employees are to their organization’s goals and values, and how motivated they are to contribute to the organization’s success. Research has shown that highly engaged employees: 

  • Are more customer focused, more creative at work, and take less sick leave
  • Care about the future of their organization and put in greater effort to help it meet its goals and objectives
  • Feel proud…

Added by Mark Jackson on January 4, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

7 Advantages of Using a Cloud-Based Applicant Tracking System

As noted in a TechCrunch article, there’s “little doubt … that nearly every business and every industry is running on software delivered as online services.” 

In HR technology, the spread of cloud-based software continues in full force. According…


Added by Mark Jackson on December 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Assessments help companies make smart hiring choices


You might be surprised to learn that the country’s best salespeople hail from Iowa. Or that Oregon produces more CEOs than any other state. (We’d be surprised too, since we just made that up.) But what if you actually had predictive insight like that? What if you could screen applicants by certain indicative elements, in order to better predict their success with your organization? Well the fact is, you can. Employee assessment tools enable you to use key data points and…


Added by Mark Jackson on December 2, 2016 at 10:24am — No Comments

Rethinking the Role of Recruiters

Recruiters as brand ambassadors – as opposed to salespeople - for your organization

Let’s face it. It’s a candidate-driven marketplace out there. It is more difficult than ever to attract and retain qualified employees. As a recruiter, you’re charged…


Added by Mark Jackson on November 10, 2016 at 8:30am — 4 Comments


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