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The Guide to Candidate Engagement & Experience

For job seekers, it’s a seller’s market these days. That means many businesses have serious problems when it comes to finding qualified talent—it seems as if everyone is already happily employed or can’t be lured away by the kinds of benefits packages that rival organizations are willing to offer. The pain is particularly acute for recruiters who have to fill highly specialized positions where the candidate pool is quite small even in the most ideal conditions. What can recruiters do to improve the odds of finding talent? Among other things, recruiters need to engage candidates properly. They need to ensure [...]

June 18th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

5 Things Your Recruiting Business Should Invest In

What is the secret to success? This is the kind of question that tends to be answered by a lot of well-worn clichés: work hard, stay positive, don’t give up, etc., but as a recruiting professional, you need to do more than just hang a few motivational posters around the office. You need to figure out how to allocate your resources—time and money—to the right places. In that spirit, let’s look at five aspects of recruiting to which you should devote special attention. Candidate sourcing – You need to be proactive in finding suitable candidates for your clients. Among other [...]

June 8th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Keeping Your Staffing Company on Top of Best Practices

Make sure you stay the cutting edge of your field—that tends to be sound advice pretty much everywhere. At least it can be said that you seldom hear vocational counselors advise anyone to fall behind prevailing trends. Yet, as with so much advice of this nature, the devil is in the details. What can you do, exactly, to stay at the front of the recruiting pack? Here are a few simple suggestions for today’s enterprising recruiter. Watch Webinars – Web seminars and conferences are becoming increasingly popular as technological advances make these events more easily accessible (and less prone to [...]

June 1st, 2017|News & Announcements, Tips & Tricks|

How to Recruit Recent College Graduates

In May of every year, thousands of college students bedecked in elegant robes attend a graduation ceremony where they finally take possession of a diploma that they have spent the last four or five years working toward. Shortly after this happy occasion, most of these bright young hopefuls begin contacting potential employers and flooding company email inboxes with resumes—amounting to a deluge of data that recruiters must sift through. Recent college grads can be an invaluable asset to an organization, but they also pose unique recruiting challenges due to their inexperience. Generally, they do not have a significant track record [...]

May 25th, 2017|New Features, News & Announcements, Tips & Tricks|

3 Ways to Manage Your Recruiting Portfolio

Recruiters need to be able to locate and effectively communicate with candidates wherever these may be found. Though it may seem at times that the process of finding key talent is something akin to playing pin the tail on the donkey, you can’t rely on blind luck when it comes to fulfilling your recruitment goals. You need a game plan—a strategy for unearthing prime candidates. A big part of your plan should involve the proper care and maintenance of a recruiting portfolio, which can be defined as a collection of tools used to locate potential applicants. This portfolio may include [...]

May 18th, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

How to Launch Your Very Own Recruiting Team

If you’ve been involved in the recruiting biz for a while, you may be coping with a question that troubles professionals in all industries: What’s the next career step? How can you leverage your experience and skills to advance in the field? One strategy is to assemble your own recruiting team that you can lead. This isn’t the sort of move to be undertaken without due consideration, however. You have to plan ahead so you don’t get in over your head, as so many would-be entrepreneurs do. Determine Your Business Model – How many clients will you be dealing with? [...]

April 8th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

4 Things to Look for When Shopping for Recruiting Software

Searching for software to help you with your duties as a recruiter? That’s a wise decision: It’s difficult if not impossible to be a really first-rate recruiter nowadays without the right high-tech tools in the office. However, when hunting for recruiting software, you can’t just grab the first deal you see. You have to make sure that the software you’re purchasing can get the job done. Having said that, here are some important features to look for as you browse through recruiting software packages. Scalability – If you’re looking for software because you’re new to the recruiting biz, then you [...]

April 1st, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

Best Times to Upload a Job Ad

Crafting a job ad is an art that you should master if you expect to maximize your chances of attracting prime talent, but there’s more to this particular art than just thinking of colorful adjectives. As with so many business endeavors, timing is important here—that is, figuring out exactly when to “go live” with the job description you so lovingly wrote with your ATS software. In the morning or at night? Early in the week or later? Believe it or not, some people have done research into this topic, and they have arrived at conclusions that may surprise you. Let’s [...]

March 25th, 2017|News & Announcements, Tips & Tricks|

Facebook and Job Postings: What This Means for Recruiters

In recent years, social media has assumed an increasingly important role for recruiters, in a trend that parallels the growing prominence of these platforms in everyday life. It seems as if everything we do these days is filtered through our social media accounts, so it makes sense that a lot of job hunting takes place there as well. That’s why modern applicant tracking systems like Exelare come with social media integration. Recently, Facebook implemented a new feature that promises to enhance the hiring process for recruiters and job hunters alike. As a recruiter, you need to know about this feature [...]

March 18th, 2017|News & Announcements|

New Exelare Features – 1.8

We are excited to announce a brand new integration with RingCentral this month, as well as a few other extremely useful features & updates.  Keep reading to learn more, and make sure to follow the ‘Learn More’  hyperlinks to view text & video overviews of each feature! RingCentral Integration Exelare now integrates with the industry leading Cloud Hosted Phone system, RingCentral!  As recruiting & staffing professionals, we spend a lot of time on the phone.  That means a lot of time spent picking up the phone and manually dialing phone numbers.   With the new Exelare + RingCentral integration, those [...]

March 13th, 2017|New Features, News & Announcements|