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Solve Staffing Challenges with a Mobile Recruitment Strategy

Finding candidates is tougher than ever these days. Unemployment is extremely low, creating a candidate-driven market where employers face tough competition to fill jobs. One way to beat that competition is by using mobile recruiting software that makes it easier for candidates to apply for jobs and engage with your staffing firm.  What is Mobile Recruiting? Mobile recruiting attracts, engages, hires, and manages talent through mobile technology. In an age where we reach for our phones to check our email and bank balance, find a place to eat dinner, and get immediate information on almost any topic, it makes sense [...]

October 12th, 2022|Recruiters, Tips & Tricks|

5 Benefits of Mobile Apps for Staffing Agencies

These days, it seems we do just about everything on our mobile devices. From banking and checking email to ordering food and surfing the web, the list is nearly endless. And there’s a good reason for that: it's convenient and easy.   But mobile apps are beneficial for much more than personal use. In the business world, mobile software and technology is widespread, and the staffing and recruiting industry is no exception. Think about it – most job seekers are searching for open roles on their phones, not sitting in front of a desktop monitor. They might even be job searching [...]

September 29th, 2022|Recruiters, Tips & Tricks|

Prevent Candidate Ghosting with Recruiting Agency Software

We tend to think of “ghosting” as it relates to online dating and social media. The term refers to the act of severing all ties and communication with someone suddenly, and without any warning. And while this certainly happens between people texting and in the world of sites like Tinder, it also happens in the staffing and recruiting field.   It’s entirely possible for candidates to ghost your recruiters, dropping all communication and simply vanishing. And a recent study by Indeed shows that it happens more often than you might think – 28 percent of candidates ghosted recruiters in 2021, up [...]

August 6th, 2022|Recruiters, Tips & Tricks|

4 Ways Staffing Agencies Can Improve Candidate Experience

When you have a positive interaction with a business – a restaurant, a department store, an auto shop – how much more likely are you to stick with that company and be a repeat customer? More likely than not, right? It’s the same for candidates who are working with your staffing agency. When they have a great experience, you’re that much more likely to retain them and attract them in the first place.  We tend to put a lot of time into thinking about how to improve the candidate experience via our recruiters’ methods, our approach, and the way we [...]

June 30th, 2022|Recruiters, Tips & Tricks|

Find Matching Candidates in Exelare

The Exelare Find Matching Candidates feature gives your recruiters a simple and easy way to search from a job in Exelare. They immediately see if there are any suitable candidates to submit to the client. When a job is created in Exelare, whether automatically through one of our integrated VMS partners, or manually by a user, there is a search criteria area to build a search. A user can build their own Boolean search, build a search using our search builder, paste from their library of very specifc Boolean search strings or select from a list of saved searches. Anyone [...]

July 19th, 2018|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Using SMS Text Messaging in Recruiting

In this day and age, it seems everyone has a smart phone surgically attached to them. That alone means they likely use text messaging in their daily lives. The fact that text messaging is not only simple to use, but also much more discreet than an actual phone call makes it an ideal tool to add to your recruiting arsenal. As a recruiter, you already use the phone and email to keep in touch with your candidates and the best candidates are going to already be employed. It can be awkward and sometimes annoying for a candidate to have their [...]

June 21st, 2018|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Growth Strategies for Recruiting Firms

In the business world, you’re generally either growing or shrinking. Recruiting firms are no exception to this principle. To stay at the cutting edge of the field, you need to direct your efforts toward not just holding the status quo but moving upward and onward. What can you do as a recruiter to encourage the kind of growth you need to thrive? That’s the Million Dollar Question, and, while there is no simple answer, there are some strategies that can significantly increase your chances of success. Calculate the ROI on New Hires – As the scope of your business operations [...]

September 1st, 2017|New Features|

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|

How Can Your Recruiting Agency Survive in the New Job Market?

The world of recruiting has been altered radically over the last few decades. Today, we rely on laptops, mobile phones, and the internet rather than Rolodexes, business cards, and lined paper notebooks. Pretty much everyone would agree that all these changes are for the better; who really wants to go back to the days of huge, overstuffed file cabinets? No doubt the decades to come will bring further developments—and we can only guess at what form these innovations will take. In the meantime, recruiters can keep themselves busy with meeting the challenges of a rapidly evolving job market. How? We [...]

August 8th, 2017|New Features|

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|