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So far Robin Walters has created 22 blog entries.

Assuring Candidates that the Workplaces You Are Hiring Them for Are Safe

As COVID restrictions lift, many employers are reopening offices. But many workers won’t be willing to compromise their health if they’re afraid the workplaces they’re being hired into are not safe. How can you assure candidates that the workplaces they will be going to are safe and secure? What steps are necessary to prove to new workers that you have their health and safety in mind? We have answers that will help you recruit and retain top talent. Safety at Work Individual concerns about safety issues in the workplace aren’t going away and the hiring process needs to take this [...]

June 25th, 2021|HR|

Helping Your Recruiting Teams Make MORE Placements

It’s always difficult to find the best talent but the right software can help. Today’s applicant tracking systems (ATS) can help you find that needle in the application haystack, improve the branding of your company, and beat out other staffing agencies to hire the best talent. Exelare is a best-in-class ATS. Here’s how we help our clients make more placements—faster. Understanding the Benefits of an ATS Most staffing agencies worth their salt use an ATS. This type of software is designed to streamline the people process analyzing resumes, tracking top candidates, and recording data by candidate. These tools have revolutionized [...]

June 18th, 2021|HR|

Predictive Analytics in Your Hiring Process

You may have heard about predictive analytics but wonder how it can be used during the hiring process. Predictive analytics can help you glean insight into the effectiveness of your recruiting and hiring engine. The data this type of software can provide can help guide your future hiring predictions and improve your business. Here’s more about predictive analytics, an algorithm baked into Exelare and our state-of-the-art applicant tracking software. What is Recruiting Predictive Analytics? Using predictive analytics in recruiting means that you can leverage powerful software to analyze historical sourcing, screening, and hiring data to empower your future hiring decisions. [...]

June 11th, 2021|Management, Recruiters|

Small Business Success: Show Appreciation for Long Term Customers

When was the last time you told your customers “Thank you?” All relationships atrophy, so if you’re not sharing gratitude for the business your customers send, the chances are at some point they will be vulnerable to encroachment by your competitors. Every interaction with every customer should be filled with intentional gratitude for their support of your business. But sometimes just saying “thanks” isn’t enough, so here are some ideas for how you can show your appreciation for your long-term customers to let them know their value. Six Best Customer Appreciation Suggestions We know that it costs more to find [...]

June 4th, 2021|Management|

Step Up Your Companies Hiring with a Positive Candidate Experience

If you haven’t heard the buzzwords “the candidate experience” this year, we would be shocked. The idea of the candidate experience is tied to the skills gap shortage; a smaller candidate pool means companies must work harder to woo fresh talent. In 2020, the candidate experience was one of the top workforce trends, perhaps rivaling only the virtual interview as the most impactful during the pandemic. How can companies step up their hiring process and improve their candidate experience this year? How to Create a More Positive Candidate Experience The latest data shows that companies are working hard to create a [...]

May 28th, 2021|HR, Management, Recruiters, Tips & Tricks|

Does Your Team Have a Clear Candidate Pipeline?

These days, finding the right candidate is about who you know. While your job ad may generate resumes, the best candidates are often the passive, hidden talent, that only an active candidate pipeline can uncover. What is a candidate pipeline, how can you build one, and how can it benefit your business? What is a Candidate Pipeline? Reactive recruiting is the old “post and pray” method. That’s where companies would write an ad, place it on a job board, sit back, and wait for resumes to come in. Sure, it’s a good idea to have a few passive lines in [...]

May 21st, 2021|HR, Management, Recruiters|

Hiring and the Skills Gap – Here is What You Need to Know

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) spells out the problem: The United States has a huge skills gap. We simply do not have enough skilled workers to fill some of our most high-skill positions. Business productivity is predicted to decline as a result, which has and will have a direct impact on the bottom line of companies in almost every industry. We must work smarter and take steps now to improve access to skilled workers. But what can be done? Here’s what you need to know to be better prepared for this workforce issue. Start with Overlooked Talent Funnels Companies [...]

May 14th, 2021|HR, Management, Tips & Tricks|

Small Business Success: Make Quicker Decisions

Unless you have a magic crystal ball, making fast decisions when you’re a brand-new entrepreneur can be hard. Small business owners are often faced with major forks in the road. These business owners are usually highly aware of the ramifications of making a wrong decision. The problem often is they don’t have the experience with the particular decision area to know which way to turn. Now imagine that you’re a new business owner facing the demand for dozens of these quick decisions each week. Decision fatigue is real, so how can you make a fast decision and not paralyze or [...]

May 7th, 2021|Management|

4 Questions to Ask When Hiring for a Remote Position

The pandemic created all kinds of changes in how we work. The biggest was the trend that kept people home. By December 2020, more than 40% of the American workforce remained at home. A recent Gartner survey showed 80% of employers say they’re planning on keeping their employees remote after COVID quarantining is over. This creates some challenges for recruiting and hiring teams who now have to screen candidates for their ability to work remotely, many times without ever meeting them in person. What are the best questions to ask to ensure that your remote hire will be successful long after COVID is like [...]

April 23rd, 2021|Recruiters|

Has Your Inbox Taken Control of Your Life?

Does email run your life? It’s easy to feel this way; 294 billion emails were sent in 2019, and the numbers are increasing. The typical employee receives over 120 emails a day, marking this communication venue as a big target for improved time management. How can you improve how you handle managing email, so it doesn’t feel like it’s taking over your life? Help! Email is Destroying My Life Have you ever asked yourself: Am I running my schedule—or is it running me? Feeling out of control due to a pile of clamoring emails is no fun. It can make you feel like your [...]

April 16th, 2021|Recruiters|