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Understanding Your Recruiting Competition

If you’re a working recruiter, you’re unquestionably aware that you’re not the only hired gun around. There are other individuals and agencies out there who are also trying to find top candidates and place them at companies that have a use for these applicants’ particular talents. To stay ahead of the competition, you need to be aware of what your competition is doing—and this is an area where many recruiters simply fail to put in sufficient effort. It’s not really difficult to get a solid sense of what the other guys are doing, however. In fact, most of the tips [...]

July 18th, 2017|New Features, News & Announcements|

How to Get People to Open and Respond to Your Emails/Messages

Like so many professionals, recruiters spend a major portion of their day reaching out to others through a variety of communication platforms: email, texts, voicemail, and anything else that might work. The only problem with this approach is that the average person is flooded on a daily basis by messages like this. They get email newsletters from long-forgotten websites, spam from mysterious businesses that want to sell weird products, calls from employment agencies last heard from years ago, and incomprehensible texts that were apparently sent by space aliens. It’s all too easy to hit the delete button. So, how do [...]

July 9th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Infographic – Mastering the Recruitment Funnel

Mastering the recruitment funnel can be a challenging experience until you understand the components that go into it. Candidate sourcing is all about proactively finding candidates through multiple tools and then presenting them to the client. The first step is finding candidates through listings, whether it is on the company’s career site or other job boards. Also, social media is an enormous tool that is quickly growing. LinkedIn is one of the most professional and user-friendly tools when it comes to the job market. Facebook and Twitter can also be used. Using the correct applicant software is important as well. [...]

July 6th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Increasing Your Recruiting Team’s Productivity

We never seem to have enough time—that holds true for virtually everybody in the professional world, recruiters included. For recruiters, their time deficits often stem from fast-approaching deadlines, as clients frequently need to fill a position ASAP, and preferably yesterday. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet when it comes to boosting productivity and making the most of one’s working hours, but you can take advantage of some basic strategies that can help your team reach its recruiting goals. Remember to Take a Break – Paradoxically, you can increase productivity by giving your team regular opportunities to be unproductive for a [...]

June 25th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

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|

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 [...]

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|

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 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|