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Do Your Control Your Work Day?

Is your day running you, or are you running your day? It’s easy to feel like our schedules are running us ragged. If you’re constantly interrupted by instant messages, texting, or email or spend too much time getting caught up on the Internet, you’re likely going to be less productive than you can be. We have a few tips for how to regain control of your workday to become more effective. Plan Out Your Day in Advance If you’re still working from home, you could even consider getting up a little early to set out your schedule and goals for [...]

October 23rd, 2020|Recruiters|

Recruiters, Beat Your Phone Interview Stressors

Recruiting can be stressful for the recruiter in addition to the applicant. Every recruiter has a favorite and least favorite part of the job. One of the toughest interviewing venues to master is the telephone. There are no facial expressions, just the sound of voices on a phone interview, and this can be stressful for the recruiter. But we have a few tips that can help you get better at what is one of the trickiest parts of the recruiting job. Tip #1 Be Prepared The last thing you want to feel when you’re uncomfortable being on the phone is [...]

September 25th, 2020|Recruiters|

Are You Using Modern Tools to Help Recruit?

Recruiting is a tricky business. When unemployment is low, it’s incredibly challenging to find top talent. When unemployment is high, you have hundreds of resumes to sort through to find top talent. In both cases, your applicant tracking system (ATS) can help you work smarter. What tools should you be using today to give your recruiting efforts a competitive edge?  What to Look for in an ATS  The majority of recruiters are likely familiar with ATS platforms as a centralized repository for candidate information. Companies can track all candidate data, including resumes, testing, and interview notes from one hub. However, [...]

September 11th, 2020|Recruiters|

Your Candidate is Not the One… Now What?

If you’re a recruiter, having your candidate turned down by the client can be very frustrating. This is particularly true if your income is tied to your ability to place a candidate. Most professional recruiters must have thick skin and a determined attitude to overcome these types of disappointments. What may help is to consider that every candidate connection you make builds your network. That’s why it’s so essential to create the best impression possible with every single person you come in contact with. But how can interviewers turn a losing candidate into a winning networking opportunity? Here are some [...]

August 28th, 2020|HR, Recruiters|

Tips for Getting Candidates to Feel Comfortable on the Phone With You

Phone interviews are an important first step toward really getting to know a candidate beyond their resume or LinkedIn profile. Phone interviews require the recruiter or hiring manager to have the skills to establish trust with the candidate. The goal is to create an excellent first impression, gain the candidate’s buy-in, and commit to moving forward, especially if they are top talent that will benefit the company you serve.  But we’ve all heard about bad phone interviews and recruiters who are less than skilled at this necessary step in the recruiting process. How can you build trust, particularly with an [...]

August 14th, 2020|HR, Recruiters|

Get Inside Your Candidate’s Mind

The best recruiters can put themselves into the shoes of the candidates their targeting and walk around. Many times recruiters use their instincts, creativity, and experience to get inside the candidate’s head. They use these skills to build relationships to attract the best talent to your company. But imagine how much more effective your top candidates would be if they had data-driven insights to help them understand who they’re targeting and what motivates them.  Companies like Exelare have this kind of insight from the software we offer to our clients. But LinkedIn did a more general survey recently that will [...]

July 24th, 2020|Recruiters|

Finding a Needle in a Haystack Candidate

Every recruiter knows the best candidates are already employed. It doesn’t matter what the unemployment roster looks like; the best talent is highly sought after and rarely easily available. That makes a recruiter with the ability to find and source passive candidates some of the most skilled in the industry today. If you don’t actively look for passive job candidates as a regular part of your day, this article will give you tips to get started and become more successful.  Passive Candidate Sourcing 101  Research shows that passive job candidates are 120% more likely to make a big positive splash at their [...]

July 10th, 2020|Recruiters|

Is Texting the New Medium for Recruiters?

Q: Is texting the new medium for recruiters? A: It better be!  The studies show that texting is the most frequent form of communication for anyone under the age of 50. This should be a wake-up call for any recruiters that don’t believe in the power of text for reaching and cultivating new candidates. This article will show you how to use testing during the recruiting process.  :) Call Me, Maybe?  Texting is the hot, new medium for all ages, according to Gallup. The surveyor reports that more than two-thirds of Americans regularly send and receive texts. It’s only candidates who are over 65-years [...]

June 26th, 2020|Recruiters|

Are You Spending Too Much Time On Average Sourcing?

Recruiters spend too much time sourcing. There, we said it. Finding the right talent, particularly for highly technical roles, is time-consuming and tedious. But today, recruiters spend about one-third of their week just trolling social media to find candidates. One in four candidates spends half their week sourcing for just one role. But 70% say automation could improve their productivity, eliminate some of the busywork, and help recruiters find candidates faster. If this is the case, why are talent teams not using resources such as artificial intelligence to help them work smarter?  Why Automated Sourcing Doesn’t Suck  In 2016 Recruiting Daily ran [...]

June 12th, 2020|Recruiters|

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|