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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|

Keeping Your Staffing Company on Top of Best Practices

Make sure you stay the cutting edge of your field—that tends to be sound advice pretty much everywhere. At least it can be said that you seldom hear vocational counselors advise anyone to fall behind prevailing trends. Yet, as with so much advice of this nature, the devil is in the details. What can you do, exactly, to stay at the front of the recruiting pack? Here are a few simple suggestions for today’s enterprising recruiter. Watch Webinars – Web seminars and conferences are becoming increasingly popular as technological advances make these events more easily accessible (and less prone to [...]

June 1st, 2017|News & Announcements, 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 [...]

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|

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|

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|