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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|

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|Uncategorized|

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|