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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|

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|