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

Online onboarding: What HR should look for

Posted by Alex Tolbert on Fri, Jun 29, 2018 @ 06:06

How HR can improve the onboarding experience and improve retention

This column was originally published in HR Technologist.

A new study released by software company Digitate found that employees who had a negative onboarding experience were twice as likely to look for new opportunities in the near future. With the hiring market in the hands of applicants, many organizations are focusing on making improvements to their recruitment and retention strategies. 

One way to improve the new hire experience and retention is to use an online onboarding system, which reduces the administrative burden of bringing on a new employee.

But how should HR leaders think about comparing the different onboarding solutions? Here are some of the things you should look for when evaluating a system.

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Tags: onboarding, BerniePortal, brokers

Need applicant tracking? Try BerniePortal Jobs

Posted by Emily Kubis on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 06:04

Launching BerniePortal's applicant tracking system

Bernard Health clients have access to BerniePortal, an industry-leading benefits and HR platform that makes it easy to manage both the transactional challenges of HR and the strategic challenges of healthcare for small and mid-sized employers.

BerniePortal recently launched BerniePortal Jobs, an applicant tracking system that allows small and mid-sized employers to attract candidates, manage applicants, make offers and onboard new hires with best-in-class software.

While BerniePortal Jobs has a wide range of capabilities, its basic functions include job post creation, job post sharing, collaborative candidate review, applicant communication, and job offering tools.

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Tags: employer digest, BerniePortal, onboarding, applicant tracking

How to successfully bring on a new hire

Posted by Emily Kubis on Mon, Mar 05, 2018 @ 07:03

Strategic Onboarding with BernieHR

According to the Society for Human Resources, onboarding a new hire represents a significant financial and administrative burden. In a new survey, SHRM reported that the average cost-per-hire is $4,129 and the average time to fill a position is 42 days.

Because bringing on a new hire represents such an undertaking for most organizations, prioritizing effective onboarding to improve retention is a key goal for many HR departments in 2018.

However, there is significant opportunity for organizations to refocus onboarding to emphasize high-impact training and development activities, rather than administrative tasks and new-hire paperwork, resulting in improved onboarding and retention.

Bernard Health provides a solution to onboarding challenges in two ways—BerniePortal and BernieHR—which allows HR to become more strategic and valuable. To learn more, download our e-book, “Strategic Onboarding with BernieHR,” or read on.

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Tags: employer digest, BernieHR, HR, BerniePortal, onboarding

Background checks—to run or not to run?

Posted by Emily Kubis on Fri, Aug 04, 2017 @ 07:08

Three things to consider

The majority of employers conduct background checks on new employees. According to CareerBuilder, 72 percent do background checks, largely analyzing criminal history and confirming current employment.

If you don’t conduct background checks, you may be wondering if the cost and administrative hassle is worth it. Before you decide against it, though, consider these three factors. Need help managing your new hires? Click here to learn more about Bernard Health’s on-demand HR consulting service, BernieHR.

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Tags: employer digest, BernieHR, HR, onboarding

Onboarding: Don't throw your new hire in the deep end

Posted by Emily Kubis on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 08:07

Five tips for a better onboarding experience

Do you have a structured onboarding process for new employees? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, more than a third of employers do not—and the consequences can be costly.

Employers reported that lacking a streamlined onboarding process led to lower productivity, greater inefficiencies, higher turnover and lower morale.

But what does a better onboarding process look like? Here are five tips for a smoother, more consistent onboarding process that will allow your new employees to hit the ground running.

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Tags: employer digest, BernieHR, HR, onboarding

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