The human resource department is an essential in every company, and this is why there are hundreds of articles, case studies and press releases about the world of HR aligned with the importance of it. With so many articles to choose from, what should you read first? We have chosen our favorite top 5 articles posted in September 2016, which we think are pretty cool.

1) Employee Performance Depends On These 3 Critical Factors by David Hassell

This article addresses the past and present view of building a successful company. It has often been mentioned that talent engagement is vital in running a business – you must engage employees already working for you and all other potential employees. However, do people take action and emphasise talent engagement as they agree to? Performance management has been the key guide for most companies. Has this changed? There is no need for one to exterminate the past just for new ideas. This article shows how performance management, company culture and employee engagement can/must go hand in hand to achieve the best results.

Read more here: https://www.15five.com/blog/employee-performance-depends-3-critical-factors/

2) Your Candidate Experience Sucks, Fix It With These Changes by Ed Baldwin

The importance of candidate experience must be realised now before it is too late. All candidates are potential employees until you have confirmed the person for the job. This article goes through some problems encountered by candidates which ruined their impression of the company. The 4 problems occurred in different phases of the recruitment and selection process, which shows how everything is linked. Some main points include having a superb Applicant Tracking System (ATS), responding to applicants and giving feedback.

Read more here: http://fistfuloftalent.com/2016/09/candidate-experience-sucks-fix-changes.htmlWant to learn more about Candidate Experience and why it matters?

3) 3 Reasons Why You NEED to Give Candidates Feedback by Lizzi Hart

I am sure we all know how it feels to be ignored or rejected. It is not a nice feeling, but there is no other way to avoid it as well. Applicants do not like to be rejected, and companies do not like to reject people (and so, they turn to ignoring the applicants). The cycle then continues, worsening the impression applicants have about the companies. Wouldn’t we love to find a way out of this cycle? In this article, it states the importance of giving candidates feedback and how to reject candidates properly. This way, you get your job done, and the applicant will not be much happier.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2e0Epna Want to learn how to give 100% personal feedback to all job candidates?

4) Why Recruitment Marketers Must Understand Mobile Job Search Behaviour by Sal Trifilio

The mobile world has been tremendously advancing these years, and we have to ensure that all of our systems keep up with the pace. This timely article reminds us how fast technology is advancing and how our business should adapt to the new environment. Focusing and spicing up one’s recruitment marketing to ensure it is aligned with technology definitely is not at the top of a company’s to do list. However, we cannot rule out the need for this change in the system. Read this article to find out more about the mobile job search. You will find yourself nodding along with the article as the two hypothetical questions hit the spot, at least for us!

Read more here: http://bit.ly/2dvsr4q 

5) 4 Unconscious Biases That Distort Performance Reviews by Steffen Maier

We never knew that you could actually categorise biasness… Without a proper human resource system, there are bound to be many differences in judgement from different people regarding various things. To put it bluntly, there might be personal feelings involved which leads to biasness. This article tells you more about 4 types of biasness and how you can overcome them.

Read more here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/281919Did we miss anything? Please share your favourite human resource related articles for the month of September in the comments section below.