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Afraid of Hiring the Wrong Person for the Job?

Every recruiter is highly aware of the upfront and hidden costs of making a bad hire. If you’re in a staffing agency, a bad hire can ensure that you don’t get paid for your work. For an in-house recruiter losing a new hire because they were a bad fit creates repeat work and costs your organization a good deal of money. If you’re afraid of hiring the wrong person for the job, this blog can help mitigate your risk. Here’s How to Avoid a Bad Hire Start your recruiting process by imagining the perfect candidate. Look at the job requirements [...]

October 8th, 2021|Recruiters|

Catch Potential Bottlenecks in Your Recruiting Process Before They Happen

Bottlenecks can stymie a process. It can thwart innovation. For recruiting teams, a bottleneck can slow down the hiring process to the point where candidates become frustrated and walk away. What’s the answer to curb bottlenecks? Can technology help us smooth out the awkwardness and keep things running smoothly toward your goal? What’s a Bottleneck? Bottlenecks are anything that blocks a workflow from reaching its conclusion. They are production stalling hiccups in what is hopefully a normally smooth process. There are three ways bottlenecks can affect your recruiting process: Short-term bottlenecks probably happen pretty frequently in your job. This could be [...]

October 1st, 2021|HR, Tips & Tricks|

3 Must-Have Integrations for your ATS

Integrating your applicant tracking system (ATS) makes it interoperable with the software you use every day. That improves the efficiencies of these software programs to cut down on redundant tasks and streamlining workflows. An integrated ATS makes your recruiting team work smarter and can even improve time to hire. What are the three most important integrations for your ATS platform? Top Software Integrations for ATS Software 1. Job Board Integrations Where are the resumes? On job boards like Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Indeed, and Monster. These tools are great for candidates, who can post their resumes and let recruiters come to them [...]

August 20th, 2021|Management|

Are You Spending Too Much Time On Average Sourcing?

Recruiters spend too much time sourcing. There, we said it. Finding the right talent, particularly for highly technical roles, is time-consuming and tedious. But today, recruiters spend about one-third of their week just trolling social media to find candidates. One in four candidates spends half their week sourcing for just one role. But 70% say automation could improve their productivity, eliminate some of the busywork, and help recruiters find candidates faster. If this is the case, why are talent teams not using resources such as artificial intelligence to help them work smarter?  Why Automated Sourcing Doesn’t Suck  In 2016 Recruiting Daily ran [...]

June 12th, 2020|Recruiters|

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|

3 Strategies for Executive Recruiting Managers

The process of recruiting a C-level executive requires certain tactics and strategies that, in many ways, differ markedly from the procedures used to locate lower-level employees. As with so many things, though, this is a concept that few people deny but so many fail to use as a guide to action. Executive recruiting requires a unique approach—but what might this be? While we don’t have a step-by-step guide, we do have some suggestions that you should keep in mind as you hunt for top-flight executive talent. Understand Executive Compensation – For most jobs out there, compensation is a fairly simple [...]

October 9th, 2017|New Features|

Reasons Why Executive Recruiters Often Fail

The success of any company is heavily reliant on the competence of its C-level staff—the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO), and, depending on the structure of the organization, possibly a few other titles in the same tier. For executive recruiters, the task of finding the right talent, therefore, assumes a special urgency. A bad hire in the executive ranks will likely lead to rippling effects that could cause irreparable harm to the client. Recruiters definitely need to bring their A-game when it comes to landing C-suite talent—but often this just doesn’t [...]

September 25th, 2017|New Features|

Tips for Growing Your Healthcare Recruiting Agency

There is no doubt that the healthcare sector will remain an important part of the U.S. economy for years to come. It’s not just that health care is, for obvious reasons, indispensable to society. The march of time is another factor. Due to the aging of the Boomer generation, as well as the general increase in the national population, the need for trained medical personnel will only rise in the coming years. That’s certainly good news for persons employed in this industry. For healthcare recruiters, however, the news is mixed. Finding the right talent for a given position can be [...]

August 25th, 2017|New Features|

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|