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How Should a Candidate Contact a Recruiter

If you’ve never worked with a recruiter, it can seem intimidating to reach out to them. It doesn’t have to be but there are a few rules for you to consider. Here’s how to make use of your recruiter connections in a way that will benefit you and build a solid relationship with this professional resource. How Should You Contact a Recruiter? First Impressions Matter No pressure—but you should try to make a good impression with the recruiter on the very first try. Most recruiters don’t have time for missed connections, unreturned phone calls, or clumsy interviews. If you’re going [...]

May 25th, 2022|Tips & Tricks|

Would You Hire an Underqualified Applicant?

When there’s a huge shortage of talent, like there is now, employers have to make hard decisions. For example: If you had a choice between a qualified applicant and an underqualified applicant, who would you choose?But what if the underqualified applicant was much stronger in their soft skills (such as collaboration, emotional maturity, creativity, positive attitude) than the more qualified candidate?What if there are no “perfectly” qualified applicants and you’re only left with someone who doesn’t meet all your requirements? It’s time for employers to relax their job requirements a bit and consider candidates who are hungry for the job. [...]

May 18th, 2022|HR, Management|

ATS Can Be Applied to Any Industry

By 2019, 99% of Fortune 500 companies used an applicant tracking system in their recruiting process. Staffing agencies had been building their book of business around ATS platforms for years. These tools began by simply housing applications from candidates and have evolved to add sophisticated analytics and time-saving automation to speed up the work of hiring. But these tools work well in other industries beyond staffing. How can other industries apply an ATS to improve their hiring efforts? How Can an ATS Be Applied to Any Industry? If You Recruit, an ATS is Mandatory From a compliance perspective, any company that [...]

May 11th, 2022|Management|

What Job Trends to Expect in 2022

Talk about a wild ride. The job market has been up and down recently more than your favorite amusement park ride. Trust us, you haven’t made it to the finish line yet, either. If you’re a recruiter, hiring manager, or business owner, you can expect this volatility to stick around for a while. Here are the top trends you can expect this year. What Are The Current Job Trends in 2022? Trend 1—Remote Work is Sticking Around According to FlexJobs, nearly 60% of your workforce wants to stay home to work. This is not a trend that was here before [...]

May 4th, 2022|HR, Recruiters|

ATS Mobile Apps and Why It Can Help You Be Efficient

Mobile functionality on your ATS can help you hire. Why? Because most of us live on our smartphones and are less likely to be tied to our desks. An ATS mobile app allows you to communicate quickly with candidates at digital speeds from wherever you are. You can work on the go and capture candidates fast before the competition does. Here’s how an ATS mobile app can benefit your recruiting effort and how Exelare can help you close more candidates more quickly. How ATS Mobile Apps Can Help Your Organization Benefits of an ATS Mobile App You already understand the [...]

April 27th, 2022|Recruiters|

Unique Skills You Want on Your Team

These days employers are looking for different types of talent beyond the traditional resource. If the employee is a great multitasker that can wear a lot of hats, they offer a company more than if they are just a career-tracked single resource. Today, finding talent is hard; finding the right talent with a unique set of skills that fit your culture is a job in itself. What Unique Skills Do You Want On Your Team? Look for These Skills in 2022 The skills we’re outlining in this blog are not truly unique, but just hard to find. Some of these [...]

April 20th, 2022|Management|

How Exelare Can Help with Recruitment Marketing

Attracting talent isn’t as easy as it used to be. We’re all aware of the environment that led to the Great Resignation, after all, we lived it. Talent attraction has undergone a fundamental shift that has created real challenges for recruiting and hiring teams. Recruitment marketing is one way to tip the scales in favor of attracting more talent. What is recruitment marketing? How can an applicant tracking system like Exelare bring more candidates to your hiring funnel? What Can Exelare Do To Help Your Recruitment Marketing What is Recruitment Marketing? Recruitment marketing uses marketing techniques to attract job candidates [...]

April 13th, 2022|Recruiters|

How to Lead a Team in 2022

The past two years have changed a lot about the way we work. For managers, however, the question arises as to how we will manage moving forward as these changes become the norm. More people than ever before are now working from home at least part of the time. The culture and connectedness that once bought us together in the office are gone. How has this changed how we manage? What will the leaders of 2022 do to adapt to these changes? What does Leading a Team in 2022 Look Like? Leading in the New Normal Charles Day in Fast [...]

April 6th, 2022|HR, Management|

Text Message Recruitment: What to Say

Texting is now the top tool in your recruiting bag of tricks. The latest data shows 97% of text messages are opened whereas email has only a 15% open rate. Exelare can back this up with our own data from our clients. When using the Exelare ATS, recruiters have much more success texting over emailing or calling. This means you’re much more likely to get a response—faster. How can recruiters use texting effectively? This blog offers tips including a few template samples that will get you noticed. Are You Texting Candidates? How and When to Use Texting The answer to when [...]

March 30th, 2022|Recruiters|

What To Look for When Hiring the Best Recruiters

What makes a good recruiter? It’s a question plaguing companies right now because the reality is that there are more open recruiter positions than even tech roles. Just about everyone needs help hiring. So, for the limited pool of recruiters on the market, how can you select the best one for your company? We have the criteria you’re looking for to help you hire. Hiring a Recruiter? Here is What to Look For Top Traits of the Best Recruiters The best recruiters incorporate hybrid skills into a job that requires creativity, organization, and people skills. The job requires many of the same [...]

March 23rd, 2022|HR, Management|