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How to Prevent Discrimination When Searching for Candidates

As a recruiter, your goal is to locate and develop professional relationships with talent. Any experienced recruiter knows that qualified individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds, but, in practice, some people run into prejudices and discriminatory practices that deny them a chance to realize their career aspirations. It’s important to do what you can to ensure that your candidate search is as fair and free of bias as possible—this is not only the right thing to do but a matter of law. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can and will impose serious penalties on organizations, including recruitment [...]

March 11th, 2017|News & Announcements, Webinars & Training|

How to Optimize Your Job Description

The modern recruiter has access to a wide assortment of time-saving technology—like Exelare applicant tracking software. Be that as it may, one old-fashioned recruiting tool is still very much with us: the job ad. These days, job ads tend to be found not just in the classified section of the newspaper but also on the internet, with online career sites like Monster.com accounting for a large share of this sort of traffic. In addition, many companies have dedicated career sites where they post their current openings. Like it or not, recruiters can expect to continue devoting a significant portion of [...]

March 4th, 2017|New Features, News & Announcements|

Building Engagement in Your Recruiting Business

Today, recruiters have access to a number of useful time-saving tools—Exelare’s applicant tracking software among them—but technology can’t do everything. The human touch must always be present. Successful recruiting involves the careful maintenance of various professional relationships—with one’s clients, as well as with the candidate pool from which future employees will come. However, what can a recruiter do to encourage a healthy level of engagement with clients and candidates? To a large extent, it’s a matter of maintaining channels of communication. Recruiters must know how to reach out to individuals and organizations that might be helpful in fulfilling operational goals. [...]

March 2nd, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

4 Tips on How to Nurture Candidates

If you’ve been following this blog, you already know that we advocate a long-term approach to recruiting whenever this is feasible—that is, you should have a pool of talented people with whom you develop an ongoing professional relationship so candidates can be called upon at a moment’s notice if an appropriate opportunity should arise. Sometimes this approach doesn’t work, as when a client has a specialized opening that requires the recruiter to locate brand-new candidates on a tight deadline. Nonetheless, the nurturing of a candidate pool should be considered part and parcel of the recruiter’s job. Yet, how can the [...]

February 25th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks, Webinars & Training|

Tips for Recruiting Talent in Competitive Positions

It goes without saying that not all job openings are created equal—they vary widely in the skills and experience they demand, as well as the salaries associated with them. In many cases, recruiters are asked to help fill positions where the number of qualified candidates is far below the mean, precisely because the level of talent required is far above the mean. Finding the right candidate for a highly competitive position can resemble the hunt for Moby Dick. Nonetheless, there are some strategies that a smart recruiter can use to maximize their chances of success. Maintain Your Talent Pool – [...]

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

How to Handle High-Volume Recruitment

Recruiting is fraught with obstacles even under normal circumstances—but what happens when it’s necessary to find a huge number of candidates in a brief span of time? This is known as high-volume recruitment. When you must fill multiple positions on a daily basis, you have to deal with a lot of candidates, and matters can easily become unmanageable for the unprepared. To save you some unnecessary headaches, you should try to keep some handy tips in mind as you wade through all those resumes. Be ready for no-shows – High-volume recruiting often happens toward the entry-level end of hiring. This [...]

February 8th, 2017|New Features, Press Release|

Why It’s Time to Dump Your Old Applicant Tracking System

Most people use a fairly wide variety of hardware and software on a daily basis, both on the job and during the off-hours. Whether you’re talking about a laptop or a word processing program, there’s one question that is sure to crop up eventually: When is it time to get a new one? What if you can obtain a newer model that does the job better than the old one you’ve been using for years? Applicant tracking software is no exception to this rule. Here are a few indicators that your old ATS is past its expiration date. It’s not [...]

February 1st, 2017|New Features, News & Announcements|

How to Source Candidates like a Master

Recruiting used to be strictly a matter of newspaper ads, Rolodexes, and resumes printed on special cotton-fiber paper, but recruiters these days must be able to exploit the power of modern technology if they expect to be successful in their chosen profession. That’s not exactly news—it seems as if everyone spends as much time as humanly possible with their computers and mobile devices. To a great extent, our social and professional lives have moved into cyberspace. Yet, the sourcing practices of many recruiters do not fully align with this simple fact. They fail to keep pace with the rapid changes [...]

January 27th, 2017|New Features, Webinars & Training|

5 Ways to Make the Most out of Your Recruiting Software

With Exelare applicant tracking software, recruiters have access to a wide assortment of time-saving features that can significantly streamline workflows. This is an extremely useful tool—and, like any tool, it must be handled correctly to obtain the maximum benefit from it. The good news is that learning the ropes isn’t particularly difficult. There are a handful of simple tricks you should consider that will make your software work best for you. Train All Users Each member of the team who uses the recruiting system should be properly trained so they are comfortable with all relevant features. It’s best if there’s [...]

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

How to Motivate Your Recruiting Team

To say that recruiting isn’t a particularly easy job may be eye-rollingly obvious to professionals in the field, but that’s not just a cliché—it’s a fact that can have serious career consequences. Successful recruiting involves juggling a number of dissimilar tasks and responsibilities, usually under deadlines approaching too quickly for comfort. It’s not a job that can be performed on autopilot, so to speak. That’s why burnout is a real problem for recruiters. As a manager of a recruiting team, your actions—or inactions—can play a huge role in keeping your personnel from succumbing to career fatigue. Here are some simple [...]

January 18th, 2017|New Features|