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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 [...]

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|

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|

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 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|