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Allow Your Recruiters to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Not everyone can make it as a recruiter. It’s a hard job even when the economy is terrible, and people are begging for jobs. There’s no trick to finding the best talent when you’re overrun with resumes, just a lot of hard work sourcing, screening, and negotiating with candidates and employers to close the deal and get people hired.  Your recruiting and hiring teams need help to keep up with all the tasks associated with the talent finding business. Exelare offers recruiting teams subscription software-as-a-service (SaaS) that can give even the smallest companies a competitive hiring edge. Here’s what Exelare [...]

September 18th, 2020|Management|

Small Business Success: Stay Balanced

Most small business owners would agree that it's hard to find a balance between work and life. Small business owners remain the backbone of the American economy, and they work long hours to launch and build their companies. But as the saying goes, all work and no play make for a difficult life for these entrepreneurs. Here are some tips for the small business owner seeking some balance. Scheduling a Time Out Small business owners need a time out. You cannot work 24/7. Scheduling breaks throughout the day is one way to build a little more balance into your hectic [...]

September 4th, 2020|Management|

Small Business Success: Build Your Online Presence

It’s shocking how many small businesses have failed to develop their online presence. A poll from February 2020 shows 29% of small business owners say they will start their website this year. What’s shocking is that those numbers indicate how many of these entrepreneurs have yet to join the rest of us in the online world. Hubspot puts the number higher, at 50%. Since we’re throwing out numbers, let’s look at another: 87%. That’s the number of consumers that start their product search online. If your business lacks an online presence, the chances are high that you will miss out on many of these [...]

August 7th, 2020|Management|

Difference Between Micromanaging and Leading

The perception of whether your boss is a micromanager or a leader rests with you. How you perceive their behavior around task assignments, projects, and your day to day activity will make you perform well or feel stifled. These feelings can be tied to how you are managed and whether your boss is a leader or a micromanager. For employers, determining how to lead is difficult. Most of us would probably prefer to lead with a carrot and not the big stick. That's the difference between leading and inspiring teams and micromanaging or overly controlling your workers. How does this [...]

July 17th, 2020|Management|

Small Business Success: Prepare for the Unexpected

Cash is always King, but particularly so in the crucial period from startup to midsize business. Generally, this time in the business lifecycle is characterized by funding challenges. Many organizations fail to make it to the next level, where cash flows more smoothly than in those lean startup years.  In light of everything that has happened in 2020 so far, how can your business prepare for hard times? If our “new normal” is a fluctuating economy, what does a small business need to do to stay ahead of the game?  Preparing for the Unexpected with a Cash Reserve  Preparing for [...]

July 3rd, 2020|Management|

4 Business Insights for a Tight Budget

Small business budgets are almost always tight, but now more than ever before. Many small businesses shut down for a time this spring, many have changed their service lines, furloughed or laid off staff, and generally tightened their belts. How can small businesses evolve their budgets to improve cash on hand? What are the solutions for small businesses on a tight budget?  Biggest Budgetary Pain Points for Small Businesses  Managing cash flow (What cash flow?) has always been the most significant pain point for any small business. Resources are limited, and margins are slim for most startups and small businesses. [...]

June 19th, 2020|Management|

Small Business Success: Believe In What You Do

If you don’t believe in your business, it is more likely to fail. Particularly now, when the COVID-19 crisis is devastating so many small companies, many of which may not bounce back from this crisis, it will be the business owners believe in their power to persevere that may mean the difference between reopening and closing forever. Why do small business owners need to believe in what they do? How can negativity impact a company and potentially impact its success or failure?   You Make It Happen  Entrepreneur says, “If you believe that you have the creativity, focus, and discipline to solve [...]

June 5th, 2020|Management|

Are You Rewarding Your Companies Top Performers?

Even when the economic indicators are slipping, and there are plenty of candidates on the market, companies should take care of their top performers. Retention saves your company the time and money it takes to find new talent and retrain them. The disruption from a lost valued employee is always costly. That’s precisely why a corporate strategy around tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) to find your top performers and then rewarding them for their production efforts is so important. Here’s how to set your company and your best employees up for many years of success.  Tracking the Top Performers  The [...]

May 15th, 2020|Management|

Small Business Success: Create a Network of Other Business Owners

When you’re a small business owner, networking is the last thing you probably feel like you have time to do. Why should you spend your energy building a network of business colleagues when you have so much to get done every day? This article will share why it’s important to build a business network and how it can benefit your small business owner.  Invest in Your Success—By Networking  There’s a lot of personal investment that goes into a small business, both financially and physically. Once your business is established, it can be lonely at the top. Your employees look to [...]

May 1st, 2020|Management|

How Is Your Recruiting Firm Standing Out from the Crowd?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of recruiting firms around the country. They all create a lot of noise for talented candidates, some of which get several emails and phone calls from competing recruiters every week. This is especially true for high-demand roles like developers. So, how can your recruiting firm cut through the clamor and build a solid reputation that also builds relationships with candidates? Specialize and Brand Your Expertise A staffing agency doesn’t need to be all things to all people to be successful. They should pursue the art of specialization to carve out a strong niche that [...]

April 17th, 2020|Management|