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Calculating Loss on Investment from a Bad Hire

By on September 16th, 2019

Business professionals are all too familiar with the calculation of ROI, return on investment. But how do you calculate a loss on investment? This is the kind of math you don’t want to have to do, but if you’re hiring the wrong people, it’s an equation that you need to get familiar with.

Of course, the actual cost is challenging to pin down as it varies greatly from situation to situation, but some safe assumptions can be made to help us get there. For example, founder of LinkHumans and notable former recruiter Jörgen Sundberg is cited by Forbes and Inc. for his calculation, taking into account

  • Hiring costs
  • Total compensation
  • Cost of maintaining employees
  • Disruption costs
  • Severance
  • Mistakes, failures, and missed business opportunities.

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HNM Systems Makes the Inc. 5000 List

By on August 27th, 2019

HNM Systems is proud to join the exclusive ranks of the most successful companies in America on the Inc. 5000 list. For the first time, HNM has been named to this prestigious list, which recognizes U.S.-based, privately-held companies experiencing remarkable success, “giving readers a deeper, richer understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape and capturing a broader spectrum of success.”

Being included in this list is an incredible honor for HNM Systems, celebrating the innovation and entrepreneurial leadership that has propelled its growth over the past several years, especially. HNM joins the likes of companies like Pandora, 7 Eleven Zipcar, and Zappos.com, all launching into exponential success after landing on this list.

“It is a great honor to be celebrated alongside 4,999 innovative and purposeful entrepreneurs who have shared similar journeys. This is the first Inc. ranking for HNM and is due in large part to our staff’s relentless pursuit to quality, transparency, agility, and people focus,” says HNM Systems President and CEO Heather Moyer.

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Employee Engagement Is More Than a Core Value

By on July 9th, 2019

For HNM Systems President and CEO Heather Moyer and Managing Director Kristin Schaer, employee engagement is far more than an organizational goal and runs deeper than even the core value of being “Relentlessly People Driven.” It was the impetus for HNM Systems coming into existence.

Moyer says a lack of leadership in employee engagement, particularly in tech staffing, was a major motivator when she set out to build the business. “Human capital is the #1 indicator of any business success. Understanding and valuing employees’ talents and and fit, and recognizing how they contribute to business is imperative.”

In staffing for this industry, in particular, Moyer and Schaer noticed it was rare to prioritize employees. It was common for contractors to go on an assignment and not to hear from their staffing agency. “We create a relationship with our employees. We are there for them. We add the human touch factor.”

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AI and Machine Learning Are Impacting Key Industries

By on June 27th, 2019

With applications across industries, from medicine to marketing to transportation, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have progressed from tech buzzwords to key considerations for businesses as they make moves to secure their sustainability and position themselves as industry leaders. In fact, Forbes conducted a survey of more than 300 executives, and “95% believe that AI will play an important role in their responsibilities in the near-future.”

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Smart Cities Are Built on ICT and Emerging Tech

By on May 21st, 2019

Technology has evolved the way we do so much in our day-to-day lives, and we’re smack in the middle of what is being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 refers to a new social norm where smart technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile supercomputing, and intelligent robots change the way we work and interact.

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What Is Information and Communications Technology?

By on April 25th, 2019

In the simplest terms, information and communications technology (ICT) is the equipment and infrastructure that enables access to information through telecommunications. According to IGI Global, a leading international publisher of pioneering research from world-renowned institutions, “[…the] ICT sector refers to equipment and services related to broadcasting, computing and telecommunications, all of which capture and display information electronically” (in UN Social Economic Council’s Report of the International Telecommunication Union on information and communication technologies statistics, 2004).

If you consider the day-to-day activities of today’s consumers and businesses, you can begin to grasp the immense growth that has happened in the industry in even just the past 10 years. From business communications and online shopping to social media and streaming on an array of devices, the applications of such technology seems endless. In fact, in addition to the most modern technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, ICT even includes more antiquated technologies such as broadcast radio and television, landline telephones.1

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What Are Emerging Technologies?

By on April 4th, 2019

The term “emerging technologies” is relative and includes new innovations in tech that are in development or will be developed in approximately the next decade. In September 2018, the World Economic Forum released a list of its Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2018: “They’re all breakthrough technologies that are likely to shape our lives in the near future.”1

The importance of these emerging technologies to businesses goes beyond revenue potential. According to scientists and experts, “each one has been identified as having the potential to be disruptive by altering deep-rooted practices or shaking up whole industries.”1 To that end, businesses of all sizes, across industries, must keep a pulse on these developments if they want to remain sustainable and competitive.

Predictions by different industry experts and media may vary, but even they agree that “it’s not about whether these themes will become the new normal, it’s more about how soon.”2 Innovations in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have applications throughout daily life, from business communications and online shopping to social media and streaming on an array of devices.

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HNM Honored with Rankings in SDBJ 2019 Book of Lists

By on February 26th, 2019

Despite impressive growth over recent years, HNM Systems has worked hard to maintain what made them successful in the first place—recruiting and consulting for highly skilled positions in Emerging and Information Communication Technology (ICT) while offering career support in an industry where few have true expertise and experience.

Our excellence in this area was recently recognized by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ), earning HNM Systems coveted rankings in their 2019 Book of Lists in three areas. According to SDBJ’s site, “[the] lists provide the most up-to-date information and data points across more than 50 industries… [It] is an exclusive compilation of more than 90 lists containing data and contacts for San Diego County businesses.”

We are proud to announce our placement in the following rankings, based on a variety of metrics such as revenue and number of certified positions as well as third-party research on IT recruiters, in this year’s Book:

  • #9 in Permanent Placement Services
  • #13 in Temporary Placement Services
  • #13 in Telecom Companies

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HNM Systems Gives Back 2018

By on December 15th, 2018

We at HNM Systems are proud of our contributions to the community this past year, including packing food for 80 families, and walking miles upon miles through participation in the Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, among others. We thank you for your support in helping us do what drives us, being “Relentlessly People Driven.” Please watch this video to see us in action!