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Small Business Success: Finding Loyal Employees

Most employers understand the challenges of hiring today. Historic unemployment has put the power firmly in the hands of workers who often have their choice of jobs. Small business owners often cannot compete with larger competitors who offer better benefits and salaries. But hiring is one problem. Retention is another.   Today, the statistics tell us that over 80% of your full-time workers are already looking at other opportunities. In this environment, how can small business owners find and retain loyal employees?   The Market Reality   Millennials, Gen Y, and Gen Z are always connected. This means that job alerts and new opportunities are [...]

December 6th, 2019|HR, Management|

Tired of Spending Half Your Day Posting Jobs to Several Different Platforms?

Job boards play an essential role in the candidate search process, offering significant benefits to recruiters by reaching thousands of job seekers. Unfortunately, manual job posting can take hours. For recruiters, this means wasting time formatting to fit the job board and a manual process of posting page by page, platform by platform.   If your recruiting team is approaching job ads with a manual, time-consuming process, you’re doing it wrong. Modern applicant tracking systems (ATS) platforms take the manual process and automate it. Here’s how Exelare ATS can help your team save time, and your business save money with the [...]

November 22nd, 2019|Recruiters|

How Can You Help Keep Your Recruiters Motivated During Hard Times?

It’s a candidate’s market. That means anyone considering a job today can usually select from several choices. That’s great news for them but tough news for recruiters who face disappointment when a candidate they’ve cultivated chooses another job.    With unemployment still at a record low, recruiters can be faced with rejection and frustration day in and day out. How can you motivate your team to keep searching for qualified candidates?   Attitude is Everything   In recruiting or any other sales role, we know how a positive attitude correlates with success. Keeping your employees motivated even when it’s hard to find candidates [...]

November 15th, 2019|Management|

How Resume Harvesting Will Help You Get Back Control of Your Day

Recruiters juggle an enormous number of tasks. One of the most time consuming is a process known as resume harvesting. Employers gain a lot from this process; developing an active Internet recruiting process can help create a robust talent pipeline. As jobs open, companies can look first to this stored pool of candidates and perhaps get a jump start on their time-to-hire numbers.   Here’s how resume harvesting can help your company and how technology can streamline a laborious process.   Understanding Resume Harvesting   Hiring teams, which can include HR and recruiters, typically spend hours every day trolling for candidates. Most are subscribed to [...]

November 8th, 2019|Recruiters|

Small Business Success: Constantly Update Your Business Plan

Your business plan should be alive. It should inform your strategic goals and bottom-line revenue. Unfortunately, most small business owners fail to update their policies. When this happens, business owners miss out on several benefits. This article will help you understand why a periodic update to your small business plan will help your company forge ahead.   When to Update Your Business Plan   The good news is that updating a plan is a lot easier than creating one from scratch. You may find that it’s the right time to update your plan for a variety of reasons. For example:   You might [...]

November 1st, 2019|Management|

5 Tips to Stand Out from Your Competitors and Get Top Candidates

There are probably dozens if not hundreds of recruiters in the market you’re working in. They could be locally based or calling in from overseas. They could be internal recruiters or third-party agency staffers. Recruiting is a tough job; you’re competing for candidates against teams of recruiters that may have as much or more experience than you do. How can you win against these challenges?  We have five tips to help you differentiate yourself in ways that will help you earn the trust of candidates. Here’s what you need to know.  Tip #1 Focus on a Few Specialty Areas  Understanding [...]

October 25th, 2019|HR|

Proven Ways for Employers to Help Cut Down on Candidate Lead Time

Attention Employers: To land the best candidates, you must reduce your time to hire. Why is this important? Nearly 60% of your candidates will walk away if they perceive your application process is taking too long. You already know that historically low unemployment levels are negatively affecting your ability to bring on top talent. But did you know that today, if your recruiters are taking too long to interview and hire a candidate it’s bad for your business? Here is how you can set your recruiters up for better success: Dump Online Assessments. Online personality testing and skills assessments are [...]

October 18th, 2019|HR|

Recruiters, Are You Behaving As You Should in a Candidates Market?

Recruiting is so much harder now. It’s pushing recruiters to try new ways to engage talent. That’s because, with historically low unemployment, it’s a candidate-driven market. How must recruiters change their behavior to compete in this more difficult environment?  Recruiting is Marketing.  Recruiting has morphed into a marketing job. That’s because candidates are more careful in the jobs they choose, looking at intangibles like culture in addition to traditional offerings like pay. Marketing is pitching in to help now, fostering new trends to solicit candidates by using blogs, social media, and other marketing techniques to get the word out about jobs.   The best recruiters today [...]

October 11th, 2019|HR|

Small Business Success: Remembering Success is a Marathon Not a Sprint

Small business owners know they have challenges unique to their size. Larger organizations have overcome the first hurdles of how to run their businesses and understand more about the market and the internal systems needed to thrive. They have naturally moved beyond survival and into a natural marathon mode that can sustain their organization, hopefully for years to come. Small business owners typically need to be reminded that their work isn’t a sprint.   Recruiting is one area where small business owners face challenges. Company growth can be sporadic, which means that recruiting efforts can be short and quick instead of systematized and methodical. [...]

October 4th, 2019|HR, Management|

5 Strategies to Get Shy People to Open up in Interviews

Every recruiter and hiring manager has dealt with a shy person during the interview process. It’s so difficult to get these people to open up during the interview that it’s hard to get to know them. They answer each question with the bare minimum response. You may try a joke and it falls flat. Their shyness makes them awkward; and while the person may be a terrific employee, the interview simply doesn’t do them justice. How can hiring teams work through the inherently shy or anxious candidate to set them at ease so their true personality can shine?  1. Have a Familiar Face in the Interview  [...]

September 28th, 2019|HR, Management|