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Business Growth is Built on the Right People

Finding the right people to fill the seats on your bus may be the hardest work you do as a business owner. One key to this process is having a formal hiring process in place so that you can track candidates by their skills, abilities, and cultural fit. Here are five steps you can take right now to ensure you’re making the right hiring decisions for your teams and your company. 1. Hire for Cultural Fit. Can you even describe your company culture? What is your mission? Do you have core values? All of these things make up the culture [...]

September 17th, 2021|HR, Management, Recruiters|

4 Ways to Convince Your Boss It’s Time for an ATS Upgrade

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) have come a long way since their inception 15-years ago. The latest platforms are empowered with better user interfaces and smarter automation that makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to improve your workflows.  Of course, you might not know any of this if it’s been a few years since you had an upgrade. What are the signs it’s time to think about making use of these new ATS features? Even better, what are the top four ways you can illustrate to your boss that it’s time for a change? 1. You Still Rely on Email [...]

September 10th, 2021|Management, Recruiters|

Small Business Success: Growing Your Leaders Internally

Promoting from within is a good sign of a healthy organization. Businesses that promote leaders from an internal pool of employees are the organizations that invest in their teams. To the outsider looking in, a company that trains, supports, mentors, or otherwise helps grow their employees into new roles and responsibilities is a positive work environment. Here’s why upskilling your current workforce into new roles will help your business succeed. Benefits of Promoting from Within There are many benefits to promoting employees from within your organization. For example: It boosts employee engagement and morale. We would be shocked if a single [...]

September 3rd, 2021|HR, Management|

The Most Successful Recruiters Wear Many Hats

Recruiters have a very difficult job. That’s because finding the right hire is a constant process of building relationships with the right people to get to their hiring goals. Depending on the market, and the job, this can be literally like finding a needle in a haystack. To attract more candidates, recruiters must wear many hats and be creative in their approach to sourcing, interviewing, and hiring. That’s a lot of hats to wear.  Are You Wearing All the Hats You Need for Recruiting? Marketing Hat Recruiters need to be able to write and articulate the benefits of the job [...]

August 27th, 2021|Management, Recruiters|

3 Must-Have Integrations for your ATS

Integrating your applicant tracking system (ATS) makes it interoperable with the software you use every day. That improves the efficiencies of these software programs to cut down on redundant tasks and streamlining workflows. An integrated ATS makes your recruiting team work smarter and can even improve time to hire. What are the three most important integrations for your ATS platform? Top Software Integrations for ATS Software 1. Job Board Integrations Where are the resumes? On job boards like Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Indeed, and Monster. These tools are great for candidates, who can post their resumes and let recruiters come to them [...]

August 20th, 2021|Management|

Easily Assess Your Remote Workers with Better KPI Tracking

The state of remote work is that it is probably here to stay. During the pandemic, nearly 70% of full-time employees moved to remote working. After COVID, 92% of Americans say they plan on working from home at least one day a week, and 80% say that number is closer to three days a week. Most workers say they are more productive when working from home, and recent studies tend to back this up. But the reality is that employers don’t really know if this is true unless they set up key performance indicators (KPIs) to track these numbers. This blog will help [...]

August 6th, 2021|HR, Management|

Does Company Culture Still Matter in a Remote World?

The short answer is this: Company culture still matters. It doesn’t matter where you work. Culture matters to a team environment. New research shows 86% of employees say it’s still somewhat to very important. Here’s what you should know about company culture and how to support it in our newly remote world. Does Culture Matter to Remote Employees? Each year, Jobvite conducts a survey of employees to determine how attitudes are changing around work. Exelare teamed up with Jobvite this year and found out some new information related to the new world of remote work. The 2021 Exelare Jobvite survey shows that, [...]

July 23rd, 2021|HR, Management|

58% Say they Would Decline a Job with a Lack of COVID Safety Protocols

Does your company have COVID safety protocols in place? If you want to attract candidates, you should. The 2021 Exelare Jobvite survey shows that 64% of the American workforce say they would decline a job if the company lacks the social distancing and other pandemic protocols that keep them safer at work. This blog will look at the survey and the changing attitudes toward the workplace brought on by the COVID crisis. How are you positioning your company for safety in the coming year? The New Face of Work, Post-COVID Each year, Jobvite surveys hundreds of U.S. workers to find out their [...]

July 9th, 2021|HR, Management|

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|