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5 Traits of Excelling Recruiting Managers

The Exelare team is proud of our applicant tracking software, which provides recruiters with a suite of time-saving organizational and communication tools. Nonetheless, there’s no denying that technology can never fully replace the human element that has traditionally played such an important role in recruiting. Good recruiters tend to share certain personality traits that promote successful outcomes in this field. Communication skills – Like “detail-oriented,” this is one of those in-demand traits listed in seemingly every online job description, but, for a recruiter, there is more to communication than standard workplace conversation. A successful recruiter should be comfortable with sending [...]

January 8th, 2017|News & Announcements|

New Features – 1.6 – Happy New Year Release!

Happy New Year to all our amazing clients & users.  We are working on a number of "Big" features currently, so be on the lookout for those new features in the coming weeks/months.  That said, we wanted to release a few new features in the interim and in honor of the new year.  Check out the features below and send us an email if you have any questions! Social Profile Links in iTabs No more need to look outside of Exelare for those all important Social Profiles!  You'll now notice that in addition to the Resume Previews, you'll see iTabs [...]

January 8th, 2017|New Features|

How to Avoid Recruiting Slumps

No business is immune from going through a slump every once and a while. Low periods in business will depend on the industry as well as the company itself. Fortunately, when you run a recruiting office, you have easier methods of dictating when you have business slumps, if at all. If you have upgraded your CRM and ATS software, and you want to know what else you can do to bring in more business, here are some ways to grow your business. Host a Networking Event Two separate networking events for applicants and for businesses will help to bring in [...]

January 1st, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

How to Beat Your Recruiting Competition

As a recruiting or staffing company, you are always likely to have competition. You will have competition for recruits with unofficial headhunters as well as other recruiting businesses. If you want to remain the leader of the pack of recruiters in your area, you will have to implement certain standards, and you will have to take control of more recruitment activities. Along with using top-notch ATS software, here are some other changes you can put into place to beat other recruitment offices. Update and Upgrade All Resumes If you want to have an attractive business, you will need to have [...]

December 25th, 2016|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

How to Become a Successful Recruiter

As a recruiter, your mission is to bring talented, qualified candidates to organizations that can utilize their abilities in a mutually beneficial working relationship. It certainly sounds simple enough—but anyone involved in this line of work learns quickly that the business of locating, contacting, and landing candidates is full of complications at every stage. Successful recruiting requires the development of multiple skills, none of which is likely to be mastered overnight. Nonetheless, there are a number of strategies that many recruiters continue to find useful in practice. Respond to Candidates – Do you send a response email when a candidate [...]

December 18th, 2016|New Features|

How to Develop a Proactive Recruitment Process

Recruiting successfully can be a lot of work. Fortunately, there are excellent tools available to help you access recruits and track them more easily. Recruitment CRM software lets you channel recruits through more quickly, doing much of the work for you so that all you have to focus on is finding the right people in the first place. Even with the best software on hand, some measure of dedication is required in order to reach success. Develop a proactive recruitment process with these easy tips. Utilize Your Existing Network Have friends in the industry? Ask them for recommendations when you’re [...]

December 2nd, 2016|News & Announcements, Tips & Tricks|

5 Tips to Build a Successful LinkedIn Recruiting Strategy

In today’s world, social media plays a large role in finding the right recruits for a job. Not only can it help you to find reliable, trustworthy workers, but it can also give you the opportunity to browse multiple recruits at the same time. However, recruiting on platforms like LinkedIn is never as simple as just browsing the site; having an effective recruiting strategy and a recruitment CRM in place before you begin is vital. Join LinkedIn Groups Industry groups can be an excellent place to find new recruits, especially if you’re seeking someone with a demonstrable talent. Networking groups [...]

November 18th, 2016|New Features, Webinars & Training|

How to Grow Your Recruiting Business

A recruitment agency is only as successful as the placements that it makes. In order to be considered the top recruitment business in your area, you will need to properly network with businesses and have a wide pool of qualified applicants for all industry types. Here are three ways that using a recruitment CRM will aid you in becoming the top placement agency in your area. Network with More Businesses If you are interested in growing your business, you will need slots available for placement. The more you network and gain trust and visibility for companies, the more slots you [...]

November 2nd, 2016|New Features, News & Announcements|

Recruiting Team Best Practices

Whether you are a staffing agency or you're a recruiting team, it is important to be aware of the best practices being used by successful recruiting teams. You can tailor these strategies to fit your own business needs and, in turn, bring in more qualified talent. Tools like resume tracking software and localized ads can go a long way toward reducing your costs through the hiring process. Use Recruiting Software to Help Test Before You Interview There are quite a few ways you can weed out applicants before you even look at their resumes. When you're using recruiting software, use [...]

October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Sourcing vs Recruiting

Two important functions organizations perform when seeking out talented individuals are sourcing and recruiting. Some people confuse these processes and automatically assume they are one-and-the-same. However, they are not the same thing; rather, sourcing is just one vital and essential piece of the entire recruitment and job placement processes. Both sourcing and recruiting have their own specific goals and objectives. With sourcing, the primary purpose is to scour various resources to build a talent pool of qualified individuals for specific jobs. Recruiting, on the other hand, involves reviewing job applications, resumes, and information obtained from sourcing procedures to narrow down [...]

October 17th, 2016|New Features, Tips & Tricks|