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How Should a Candidate Contact a Recruiter

If you’ve never worked with a recruiter, it can seem intimidating to reach out to them. It doesn’t have to be but there are a few rules for you to consider. Here’s how to make use of your recruiter connections in a way that will benefit you and build a solid relationship with this professional resource. How Should You Contact a Recruiter? First Impressions Matter No pressure—but you should try to make a good impression with the recruiter on the very first try. Most recruiters don’t have time for missed connections, unreturned phone calls, or clumsy interviews. If you’re going [...]

Would You Hire an Underqualified Applicant?

When there’s a huge shortage of talent, like there is now, employers have to make hard decisions. For example: If you had a choice between a qualified applicant and an underqualified applicant, who would you choose?But what if the underqualified applicant was much stronger in their soft skills (such as collaboration, emotional maturity, creativity, positive attitude) than the more qualified candidate?What if there are no “perfectly” qualified applicants and you’re only left with someone who doesn’t meet all your requirements? It’s time for employers to relax their job requirements a bit and consider candidates who are hungry for the job. [...]

May 18th, 2022|Categories: HR, Management|Tags: , , |

ATS Can Be Applied to Any Industry

By 2019, 99% of Fortune 500 companies used an applicant tracking system in their recruiting process. Staffing agencies had been building their book of business around ATS platforms for years. These tools began by simply housing applications from candidates and have evolved to add sophisticated analytics and time-saving automation to speed up the work of hiring. But these tools work well in other industries beyond staffing. How can other industries apply an ATS to improve their hiring efforts? How Can an ATS Be Applied to Any Industry? If You Recruit, an ATS is Mandatory From a compliance perspective, any company that [...]

May 11th, 2022|Categories: Management|Tags: , , |

What Job Trends to Expect in 2022

Talk about a wild ride. The job market has been up and down recently more than your favorite amusement park ride. Trust us, you haven’t made it to the finish line yet, either. If you’re a recruiter, hiring manager, or business owner, you can expect this volatility to stick around for a while. Here are the top trends you can expect this year. What Are The Current Job Trends in 2022? Trend 1—Remote Work is Sticking Around According to FlexJobs, nearly 60% of your workforce wants to stay home to work. This is not a trend that was here before [...]

May 4th, 2022|Categories: HR, Recruiters|Tags: , , |

ATS Mobile Apps and Why It Can Help You Be Efficient

Mobile functionality on your ATS can help you hire. Why? Because most of us live on our smartphones and are less likely to be tied to our desks. An ATS mobile app allows you to communicate quickly with candidates at digital speeds from wherever you are. You can work on the go and capture candidates fast before the competition does. Here’s how an ATS mobile app can benefit your recruiting effort and how Exelare can help you close more candidates more quickly. How ATS Mobile Apps Can Help Your Organization Benefits of an ATS Mobile App You already understand the [...]

April 27th, 2022|Categories: Recruiters|Tags: , , |

Unique Skills You Want on Your Team

These days employers are looking for different types of talent beyond the traditional resource. If the employee is a great multitasker that can wear a lot of hats, they offer a company more than if they are just a career-tracked single resource. Today, finding talent is hard; finding the right talent with a unique set of skills that fit your culture is a job in itself. What Unique Skills Do You Want On Your Team? Look for These Skills in 2022 The skills we’re outlining in this blog are not truly unique, but just hard to find. Some of these [...]

April 20th, 2022|Categories: Management|Tags: , , , |