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Reasons Why Recruiters Hire the Wrong Person

Recruiting is an art—and like all artistic endeavors, it can easily result in failure. Even the most diligent recruiters have horror stories about disastrously poor employees who somehow got through the screening process. One survey found that a staggering 95% of companies make bad hires every year.1 It can happen to any recruiter, but when it does, you should take the opportunity to reflect on what went wrong—that’s the best way to minimize the likelihood that you’ll make the same mistake in the future. Many bad hires often result from a few common yet suboptimal recruiting habits; let’s take this [...]

August 18th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Tips for High-Volume Recruiting

It’s a familiar scenario for recruiters everywhere: too much to do and too little time to explore too few options. In the world of high-volume recruiting, however, the pressures exerted by deadlines and uncompleted tasks are exponentially worse. By “high-volume recruiting,” we’re simply referring to the practice of filling a large number of positions. In the public mind this practice is most frequently associated with seasonal retail employment, when companies must temporarily increase their staff to address a surge in consumer demand (e.g., the Christmas shopping season), but it occurs as well with corporations that are rapidly expanding the scope [...]

August 1st, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

How to Organize Yourself as a Recruiter

We all want to be organized—to have all the papers arranged in a neat stack, the appointments commence exactly at the top of the hour, and that annoying “Unread Emails” counter go back to zero. This is, of course, much easier said than done. Most recruiters never seem to have enough time to complete all their tasks in a timely manner, and that often leads to mess, disorder, confusion. While we can’t clear your schedule for you, we can suggest a few helpful tips for getting organized in a fast-paced environment. Settle on an Email Strategy – Figuring out what [...]

July 25th, 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|

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|

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 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|

How to Become a Successful Recruiter

As a recruiter, your mission is to bring talented, qualified candidates to organizations that can utilize their abilities in a mutually beneficial working relationship. It certainly sounds simple enough—but anyone involved in this line of work learns quickly that the business of locating, contacting, and landing candidates is full of complications at every stage. Successful recruiting requires the development of multiple skills, none of which is likely to be mastered overnight. Nonetheless, there are a number of strategies that many recruiters continue to find useful in practice. Respond to Candidates – Do you send a response email when a candidate [...]

December 18th, 2016|New Features|