2018 has been a groundbreaking year for HR-ON, in many ways. Since its beginning in April 2012, the company has built a foundation that is still in growth, and in 2018 the acceleration of growth has been particularly noticeable. The number of customers using the system doubled and the staff increased by 12. At the same time, the company has reached a number of important milestones.
Three things in particular have characterised everyday life in the company; the introduction of GDPR, the start of a groundbreaking collaboration with LinkedIn and the launch of the new HR system, HR-ON staff.
“2018 has been a fantastic year. Everything we have been doing since the beginning, has really begun to fall into place. We are a truly unique team of employees, and the success is all thanks to the team” ,says HR-ON’s director, Ali Cevik.
The many years of continuous growth were also reflected in a Gazelle prize from ‘Børsen’ (Denmark’s leading business magazine).
2018 was the year of GDPR
The EU General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, was implemented on 25th May 2018, and it had a huge impact on how companies can process the personal information that appears in people’s applications. HR-ON needed to adapt, so that customers could feel assured that they would not risk violating the rules.
“A survey we conducted showed that many companies were not ready for the new GDPR rules. Of course, we cannot get into every nook and cranny of your business, but it is important to us that our customers know that when it comes to recruiting and personnel management, they are in the clear,” Ali Cevik says.
The new GDPR rules have been a major challenge for many companies, but with HR-ON, companies can be sure they stay within the lines when it comes to applications. The old-fashioned methods of sending emails across offices and printing documents left, right and centre, are simply not legal anymore.
First LinkedIn Partner in Denmark
In 2018, HR-ON was also the first Danish company to enter into an official partnership with LinkedIn.
The agreement with LinkedIn allows HR-ON’s customers to put their vacancies directly on LinkedIn, where the positions can be targeted to an unprecedented degree towards LinkedIn’s more than two million Danish users.
“There is, of course, a reason why LinkedIn chooses to collaborate with us, and so we are proud of the partnership. However, the most important thing is of course the benefit it brings to our customers,” says Ali Cevik.
Manage staff from the cloud
Since the beginning, HR-ON has been a recruitment system, but it has long been clear that the next natural development step was to expand to a broader, complete HR system.
“Several customers were asking for an HR system that is as easy to use as our recruiting solution, and they made themselves available to develop it with us. This is why together we have made HR-ON Staff, which handles the staff administration from the first working day of a new employee, all the way until the employee leaves the company again,” says Ali Cevik.
HR-ON Staff provides a complete overview of things like master data, on- / off-boarding, training, EDP conversations, equipment provided and anything else which falls under staff administration. And, on top of that, it is also GDPR-secured for businesses.
“We are now looking forward to new exciting challenges in 2019. Major plans for next year include; getting HR-ON Staff out on the market and sharing the benefits of our LinkedIn partnership with even more customers. And of course we plan to help even more new customers to get a handle on GDPR in relation to their recruitment, by introducing and installing our recruitment system,” Ali Cevik concludes.
New collaboration between HR-ON and LinkedIn will create a more effective match between companies and their future employees
LinkedIn is by far the world’s largest professional network, and it has one of the world’s most influential IT companies, Microsoft, backing it.
In the interest of delivering on their vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce, and succeeding in their mission of connecting the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful, LinkedIn has begun partnering with select businesses across the Nordics and other regions.
HR-ON is the first company in Denmark to be selected for the official partner program and has high hopes for what the partnership will bring to the business and its customers.
“I am proud that LinkedIn has chosen us to be part of their official partner program. It is a testament to the great team, product, and customers we have,” says HR-ON CEO, Ali Cevik.
HR-ON provides a cloud-based IT system that automates the customer’s recruitment process. The partnership allows HR-ON’s customers to post their job listings directly to LinkedIn within the HR-ON recruitment system which both saves time and allows customers to leverage the power of LinkedIn’s network to find the best candidates.
“Its a win-win for all parties. There is a lot of talk about companies having challenges finding qualified employees. Now, the world’s largest business network and all the insight they have into the global workforce will be right at our customer’s fingertips, from within our system. The collaboration is exciting because it has the potential to change the way people find new employees in Denmark,’’ says Ali Cevik.
LinkedIn was purchased by Microsoft two years ago and has accumulated more than half a billion users worldwide with more than two million of them located in Denmark.
The collaboration with LinkedIn takes place under our Danish brand name HR-Skyen. To learn more about what HR-ON can do for your business, enter your details here and we will be in touch.