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Shawn Jacob

Shawn is a SAP SuccessFactors Consultant working for Whitaker Taylor. Shawn's areas of expertise is in Talent and Development Management and HR Strategy. Shawn's primary focus is in Recruiting Management, Recruiting Marketing, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, and Career Development Planning. Shawn has implemented HCM solutions to Fortune 500 companies across various industries and has also conducted global trainings and change management.

Recent Posts

How the SuccessFactors Career Worksheet Will Help Keep Your Employees Engaged

Apr 5, 2017 2:15:00 PM / by Shawn Jacob posted in SAP, HR

Millennials are curious minded people. They want possibilities and want to be in control of their life. A key factor in organizations not retaining millennials is because they are uncertain about their career path. Sure, the position they are currently in may be great, but what’s next? How long do they have to wait to move up? What do they need to do to reach the next step? This doubt brings uncertainty of a future within their current company. And once that doubt takes root, employees start looking elsewhere for an organization that will provide them with that much-needed assurance.


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Tips to Improve New Hire Attrition with Onboarding Technology and a Personal Touch

Jan 4, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Shawn Jacob posted in SuccessFactors

New hire turnover is expensive. The costs of recruiting, administrative processing, and training seem insignificant when a new employee gets up to speed quickly and provides years of service. However, when new hires leave before producing anything of value, you never recover the loss.

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How Can SAP SuccessFactors Career Site Builder Change the Face of Your Company?

Jul 15, 2016 12:13:17 PM / by Shawn Jacob posted in SuccessFactors, Recruiting Marketing

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The other day I was speaking with leaders of an organization that was thinking about improvements to its career site. After comparing their site with others, they admitted that they’ve never been a “sexy” company, one that lures attention; they have a more conservative feel. That interaction got me thinking—how important is a career site for top candidates? Does the design and feel really make a difference?

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3 Big Challenges Recruitment Analysts Face - How to Use SAP SuccessFactors to Overcome Them

Jun 23, 2016 3:27:34 PM / by Shawn Jacob

A recruiting analyst’s job could be a piece of cake, or it could turn into a hiring nightmare. Well, maybe the piece of cake part is a stretch, but you get what I mean.  An effective analyst works to align the organization’s ever-changing business rules with its HRIS system. Equally important, he or she needs to ensure deliverables are on time and accurate throughout the hiring lifecycle. Depending on the season, an analyst can be overwhelmed with numerous processes including creation of job requisitions, screening resumes, generating offer letters, and many more tasks. Juggling these duties often creates three big challenges for recruitment analysts.  The good news is that SuccessFactors can help you overcome these obstacles.

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