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Small Business Success: New Year, New Vision

2020 will likely be a challenging year for your small business. Recruiting is still a challenge for most small companies, along with competitive markets and fickle consumer spending habits. However, there is one document that small businesses need that will help guide their success in the New Year despite the challenges that we predict. That document is a vision statement, and it’s an essential part of a small business plan. Here’s how to create one and use it to your advantage.  Small Business Vision 101  The corporate vision statement is an addition to your business plan that defines why you [...]

Tips for Improving Your Time Management at Work

If you’re a recruiter, time is not on your side. Clients are clamoring for new talent now, and your managers are adding to the pressure. But recruiting is incredibly labor-intensive, so time management is more than a goal; to be successful, it is a necessity. This article will help you learn some tricks for time management that will help you be more effective in your job.   Close More Candidates by Improving Your Time Management   In recruiting, the more you hustle, the more you earn. But if you look at the top recruiters that consistently place candidates, they aren’t frantic. There’s a methodology [...]

Benefits of Letting Your Recruiters Work Remote

The statistics show us that most employees want to work remotely from the office. Recruiters are no different, but it’s safe to say that most staffing agencies prefer their recruiting teams to work in-house. But here’s the problem; studies also show that employees are much more productive when they work from home. Can recruiters work remotely and still be successful?   Remote Workers Are More Productive   The staffing industry may be the last holdout on the remote work issue; 66% of companies now allow remote workers, and another 16% are fully remote. But there’s still a hard line of management in the staffing [...]

3 Alternatives to Spending Your Day Cold Calling Job Applicants

Recruiters are continually hunting for job candidates. There are a variety of techniques to fill job orders. One of them is the dreaded cold call. Many times, staffing agencies tie a key performance indicator (KPI) onto the number of cold calls recruiters make. But no one likes cold calls. Is there a better way?   In this article, we’ll teach you how to turn your cold calls into warm calls and use the right technology to make you more successful, efficient, and profitable.   Warm-Up Cold Candidates   Most recruiters have a job requirement to make cold calls. We all hate them, no matter how [...]

Small Business Success: Finding Loyal Employees

Most employers understand the challenges of hiring today. Historic unemployment has put the power firmly in the hands of workers who often have their choice of jobs. Small business owners often cannot compete with larger competitors who offer better benefits and salaries. But hiring is one problem. Retention is another.   Today, the statistics tell us that over 80% of your full-time workers are already looking at other opportunities. In this environment, how can small business owners find and retain loyal employees?   The Market Reality   Millennials, Gen Y, and Gen Z are always connected. This means that job alerts and new opportunities are [...]

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 [...]