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4 Lowest Ranking Factors Influencing Candidates to Accept a Job

What do job seekers want? What matters enough to candidates that they accept your job over one from a competitor? The 2021 Exelare Jobvite survey sheds some light on what matters to candidates. This blog will help you understand what will give you a competitive edge. What Matters to Job Candidates? Each year, Jobvite surveys the American workforce to find out what matters to them. It’s a helpful tool for hiring teams to discern what factors influence a candidate’s decision-making process. This year’s survey showed some of the top influences on the decision to accept a job. The survey found: 38% listed [...]

July 30th, 2021|Recruiters|

There is No Secret to a Great Candidate Experience – It’s Communication!

Communication is the key to managing relationships, and the 2021 Exelare Jobvite survey shows that it’s also key to managing a better candidate experience. Each year, Jobvite surveys more than a thousand U.S. workers to find out their attitudes towards work. This year we found out just how important communication is to the people we’re trying to hire. Here’s what you should know for 2021. Candidate Communication = Better Candidate Experience The number one influencer of a better candidate experience was communication, according to the survey this year. Ease of scheduling and a simple application process were also high on the list. [...]

July 16th, 2021|Recruiters|

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|

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|

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|

3 Ways to Engage Top Talent in the Recruiting Process

People today have short attention spans. This is true even for a job candidate searching for work. That’s part of the reason ghosting remains a persistent problem for recruiters and hiring teams. Part of your efforts to bring on top talent must include engaging your candidate in the recruitment process. Remember, the candidate isn’t an employee until they make it to their first day on the job. These three techniques will ensure that you will get them there.  Candidate Engagement Tip 1—Create a Streamlined Application Process for Upfront Engagement  If you find a high volume of candidate abandons during the application [...]

March 26th, 2021|Recruiters|

Is Cold Calling a Thing of the Past for Staffing Teams?

The debate has raged for years; is cold calling dead? It’s safe to assume that very few people like cold calling, but sometimes the job requires it. Can a staffing team get away with not cold calling? What alternatives exist in place of cold calling? This blog will help you understand if cold calling is here to stay.  Is Cold Calling Dead?  For a staffing team, you may wonder how you’ll get clients without cold calling. Sales reps, no matter what they’re selling, hate cold calling, but here is a tip; so do their prospects. However, there are times when [...]

March 19th, 2021|Recruiters|

How to Prevent Ghosting in 2021

If you’re part of a hiring team, you’ve probably been ghosted. Ghosting is when a candidate just disappears without a return phone call or email. It can happen at any point during the hiring process, up to and including the first day on the job. A 2018 study showed that, of the 1,300 people surveyed, about one-quarter of the participants admitted to ghosting someone, whether it was an employer or someone they were dating.   It’s easy to ghost a recruiter. Just stop returning their calls. But it’s much harder for the recruiting team to figure out a way to make sure this [...]

February 26th, 2021|Recruiters|