Three best practices for recruiting with technology

Posted by Bernard Health on Thu, Nov 01, 2018 @ 09:11

Check out this column in Recruiter:

As employers across the US step up their recruitment efforts in 2018, HR departments are looking for ways to take their recruitment strategies to the next level. The best practitioners know the key to increasing visibility and applicant numbers is to take your recruitment strategies online. Leveraging the right recruitment tech tools can streamline your process and provide valuable data which you can use to further refine your efforts.

However, tech alone isn’t enough to drive results. To see improvements, those utilizing the tech must observe a few best practices:

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Tags: BerniePortal, recruitment

5 tips for optimizing employee onboarding

Posted by Gretchen Smitson on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 @ 09:10

Efficiently onboard new hires

Onboarding an employee and getting them up to speed can be a hassle. It involves planning, paperwork and labor law expertise. With all of these elements combined, bringing on a new hire can be stressful and time consuming—especially when you have a million and one other things to get done.

Here is a list of onboarding best practices that will increase your onboarding efficiency and improve your new hires’ onboarding experience.

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Tags: BerniePortal, recruitment

Are your employees happy?

Posted by Gretchen Smitson on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 @ 08:10

51% of employees report job satisfaction

Employee retention is a struggle that many employers face in the modern recruiting market. In order to remedy high turnover rates, employers are trying to find ways to keep employees satisfied with their employer organization.

According to a report conducted by The Conference Board, 51% of employees in the United States are satisfied with their jobs overall. With just a little more than half of the workforce reporting job satisfaction, that leaves nearly one half of workers dissatisfied with their overall workplace experience. So what are employers doing well? What could be improved? 

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Tags: BerniePortal, recruitment

Is your recruitment strategy tech-savvy?

Posted by Bernard Health on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 08:10

Check out this column in SmallBizDaily:

U.S. employers have recruitment on the brain. With unemployment at near-historic lows, finding and keeping good talent is one of the top priorities for the HR department these days.

But is your organization’s recruitment strategy tech-savvy? Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce, and finding new talent requires meeting them where they are—and that’s online.

Here are three tips for bringing your recruitment process online.

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Tags: BerniePortal, recruitment

Meet a BerniePortal developer!

Posted by Emily Kubis on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 09:10

We're hiring in Nashville

We’re a fast-growing team at Bernard Health and BerniePortal, and we’re looking for the best and brightest to join our team. We’re hiring software developers to help us grow our flagship product, BerniePortal, an all-in-one HR software system for small and mid-sized employers.

Interested in learning more? Check out the job listing here, or read on to meet one of our developers, Spencer York!

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Tags: BerniePortal, recruitment

What employers need to know about COBRA

Posted by Gretchen Smitson on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 09:10

Background, penalties and more

What is COBRA? Here's what employers need to know.

Employers that offer a group health plan and that have 20 or more full time employees (or full time equivalents) are required by law to offer COBRA continuation coverage to qualified beneficiaries—employees experiencing a qualifying event that results in a termination of employment or a reduction in hours. In certain cases, an employee's spouse or dependents may also qualify for continuation coverage.

COBRA administration and compliance adds a layer of difficulty to successful benefits administration for employers. Let’s take a look at some commonly asked COBRA questions.

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Tags: BerniePortal, recruitment

What is telecommuting?

Posted by Gretchen Smitson on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 06:09

Definition: telecommuting

The past decade has seen a 115% increase in telecommuting. So what exactly is telecommuting and why is it so popular?

Telecommuting is the ability for employees to work from a location other than the office. Telecommuting is often marked by a large reliance on technology for communication and collaboration purposes, as employee teams are scattered in different locations. 

Types of telecommuters:

  • Remote employees
  • Virtual employees
  • Mobile employees
  • Digital nomads
  • Employees who work from home

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Tags: BerniePortal, recruitment

3 ways to capture quality candidates

Posted by Gretchen Smitson on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 09:08

Finding quality candidates

A decade after the recession, power in the recruitment market has shifted from employer-driven to candidate driven. This means that candidates can be more selective about the positions they take and employers must compete in order to capture quality candidates.

So how exactly are employers supposed to compete? The best way to attract quality candidates is by addressing three key factors: compensation, employee benefits and hiring regimen.

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Tags: BerniePortal, recruitment

Nearly 50,000 employers at risk for ACA penalties

Posted by Emily Kubis on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 @ 08:08

Address compliance with a benefits platform

Accounting Today reports that of the 318,296 organizations that are required to offer health benefits through the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, 49,259 are at risk for compliance action by the IRS.

At least 30,000 penalty assessment notices have already been issued to employers for compliance issues related to the Affordable Care Act.

This news illustrates that despite some changes brought about to the law by President Trump’s administration, much of the law is still standing, and employers should keep a close eye on their compliance to avoid costly penalties.

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Tags: benefits technology, BerniePortal, Affordable Care Act, employer mandate, compliance

Should I use applicant tracking software?

Posted by Emily Kubis on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 08:07

Benefits of adding an applicant tracking system

Are you in hiring mode at your organization? With historically low unemployment rates, many U.S. employers are focusing on recruitment. HR departments especially are finding it challenging to find and hire good talent in such a competitive environment.

One solution that can make the hiring process easier and more streamlined is applicant tracking software. If your organization is struggling to keep the hiring process organized, using an applicant tracking system can improve recruitment and reduce time to hire.

Here’s what small and mid-sized businesses should know about applicant tracking.

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Tags: employer digest, BerniePortal, onboarding, applicant tracking

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