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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|

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|

Saving Time and Money With an ATS

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is the modern tool that every employer needs when hiring. These software systems are increasingly easy to use but also highly sophisticated. The best ATS platforms are cloud-based, which captures and shares information in real-time. They also have artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that allow companies to automate the most tedious functions of the hiring process. This blog will help you understand why an investment in an ATS can pay you back quickly and consistently in time, organization, and better hires. Benefits of an ATS You’ve probably heard of a customer relationship management (CRM) system. These [...]

April 9th, 2021|HR, Tips & Tricks|

Find Matching Candidates in Exelare

The Exelare Find Matching Candidates feature gives your recruiters a simple and easy way to search from a job in Exelare. They immediately see if there are any suitable candidates to submit to the client. When a job is created in Exelare, whether automatically through one of our integrated VMS partners, or manually by a user, there is a search criteria area to build a search. A user can build their own Boolean search, build a search using our search builder, paste from their library of very specifc Boolean search strings or select from a list of saved searches. Anyone [...]

July 19th, 2018|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Using SMS Text Messaging in Recruiting

In this day and age, it seems everyone has a smart phone surgically attached to them. That alone means they likely use text messaging in their daily lives. The fact that text messaging is not only simple to use, but also much more discreet than an actual phone call makes it an ideal tool to add to your recruiting arsenal. As a recruiter, you already use the phone and email to keep in touch with your candidates and the best candidates are going to already be employed. It can be awkward and sometimes annoying for a candidate to have their [...]

June 21st, 2018|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Reasons Why Recruiters Hire the Wrong Person

Recruiting is an art—and like all artistic endeavors, it can easily result in failure. Even the most diligent recruiters have horror stories about disastrously poor employees who somehow got through the screening process. One survey found that a staggering 95% of companies make bad hires every year.1 It can happen to any recruiter, but when it does, you should take the opportunity to reflect on what went wrong—that’s the best way to minimize the likelihood that you’ll make the same mistake in the future. Many bad hires often result from a few common yet suboptimal recruiting habits; let’s take this [...]

August 18th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Tips for High-Volume Recruiting

It’s a familiar scenario for recruiters everywhere: too much to do and too little time to explore too few options. In the world of high-volume recruiting, however, the pressures exerted by deadlines and uncompleted tasks are exponentially worse. By “high-volume recruiting,” we’re simply referring to the practice of filling a large number of positions. In the public mind this practice is most frequently associated with seasonal retail employment, when companies must temporarily increase their staff to address a surge in consumer demand (e.g., the Christmas shopping season), but it occurs as well with corporations that are rapidly expanding the scope [...]

August 1st, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

How to Organize Yourself as a Recruiter

We all want to be organized—to have all the papers arranged in a neat stack, the appointments commence exactly at the top of the hour, and that annoying “Unread Emails” counter go back to zero. This is, of course, much easier said than done. Most recruiters never seem to have enough time to complete all their tasks in a timely manner, and that often leads to mess, disorder, confusion. While we can’t clear your schedule for you, we can suggest a few helpful tips for getting organized in a fast-paced environment. Settle on an Email Strategy – Figuring out what [...]

July 25th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

How to Get People to Open and Respond to Your Emails/Messages

Like so many professionals, recruiters spend a major portion of their day reaching out to others through a variety of communication platforms: email, texts, voicemail, and anything else that might work. The only problem with this approach is that the average person is flooded on a daily basis by messages like this. They get email newsletters from long-forgotten websites, spam from mysterious businesses that want to sell weird products, calls from employment agencies last heard from years ago, and incomprehensible texts that were apparently sent by space aliens. It’s all too easy to hit the delete button. So, how do [...]

July 9th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Infographic – Mastering the Recruitment Funnel

Mastering the recruitment funnel can be a challenging experience until you understand the components that go into it. Candidate sourcing is all about proactively finding candidates through multiple tools and then presenting them to the client. The first step is finding candidates through listings, whether it is on the company’s career site or other job boards. Also, social media is an enormous tool that is quickly growing. LinkedIn is one of the most professional and user-friendly tools when it comes to the job market. Facebook and Twitter can also be used. Using the correct applicant software is important as well. [...]

July 6th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|