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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. [...]

Small Business Success: Show Appreciation for Long Term Customers

When was the last time you told your customers “Thank you?” All relationships atrophy, so if you’re not sharing gratitude for the business your customers send, the chances are at some point they will be vulnerable to encroachment by your competitors. Every interaction with every customer should be filled with intentional gratitude for their support of your business. But sometimes just saying “thanks” isn’t enough, so here are some ideas for how you can show your appreciation for your long-term customers to let them know their value. Six Best Customer Appreciation Suggestions We know that it costs more to find [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Small Business Success: Make Quicker Decisions

Unless you have a magic crystal ball, making fast decisions when you’re a brand-new entrepreneur can be hard. Small business owners are often faced with major forks in the road. These business owners are usually highly aware of the ramifications of making a wrong decision. The problem often is they don’t have the experience with the particular decision area to know which way to turn. Now imagine that you’re a new business owner facing the demand for dozens of these quick decisions each week. Decision fatigue is real, so how can you make a fast decision and not paralyze or [...]