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Recruiters, Beat Your Phone Interview Stressors

Recruiting can be stressful for the recruiter in addition to the applicant. Every recruiter has a favorite and least favorite part of the job. One of the toughest interviewing venues to master is the telephone. There are no facial expressions, just the sound of voices on a phone interview, and this can be stressful for the recruiter. But we have a few tips that can help you get better at what is one of the trickiest parts of the recruiting job. Tip #1 Be Prepared The last thing you want to feel when you’re uncomfortable being on the phone is [...]

September 25th, 2020|Recruiters|

Are You Using Modern Tools to Help Recruit?

Recruiting is a tricky business. When unemployment is low, it’s incredibly challenging to find top talent. When unemployment is high, you have hundreds of resumes to sort through to find top talent. In both cases, your applicant tracking system (ATS) can help you work smarter. What tools should you be using today to give your recruiting efforts a competitive edge?  What to Look for in an ATS  The majority of recruiters are likely familiar with ATS platforms as a centralized repository for candidate information. Companies can track all candidate data, including resumes, testing, and interview notes from one hub. However, [...]

September 11th, 2020|Recruiters|

Your Candidate is Not the One… Now What?

If you’re a recruiter, having your candidate turned down by the client can be very frustrating. This is particularly true if your income is tied to your ability to place a candidate. Most professional recruiters must have thick skin and a determined attitude to overcome these types of disappointments. What may help is to consider that every candidate connection you make builds your network. That’s why it’s so essential to create the best impression possible with every single person you come in contact with. But how can interviewers turn a losing candidate into a winning networking opportunity? Here are some [...]

August 28th, 2020|HR, Recruiters|

Get your Team Motivated With a Fitness Challenge

Whether you’re in an office or working from home these days, getting exercise is critical to your health. Everyone knows this. Too much sedentary time can make you sick; heard disease, diabetes, and even cancer are the result of sitting around too much. So, motivating yourself and your coworkers is important no matter where they’re working. But how can you get the team motivated to stay fit? It’s an especially difficult proposition if you’re all sitting at home on the computer. This article will help you motivate the team toward health with a fitness challenge.  Team Exercise Challenge  The good news is [...]

August 21st, 2020|HR|

Small Business Success: Build Your Online Presence

It’s shocking how many small businesses have failed to develop their online presence. A poll from February 2020 shows 29% of small business owners say they will start their website this year. What’s shocking is that those numbers indicate how many of these entrepreneurs have yet to join the rest of us in the online world. Hubspot puts the number higher, at 50%. Since we’re throwing out numbers, let’s look at another: 87%. That’s the number of consumers that start their product search online. If your business lacks an online presence, the chances are high that you will miss out on many of these [...]

August 7th, 2020|Management|

Get Inside Your Candidate’s Mind

The best recruiters can put themselves into the shoes of the candidates their targeting and walk around. Many times recruiters use their instincts, creativity, and experience to get inside the candidate’s head. They use these skills to build relationships to attract the best talent to your company. But imagine how much more effective your top candidates would be if they had data-driven insights to help them understand who they’re targeting and what motivates them.  Companies like Exelare have this kind of insight from the software we offer to our clients. But LinkedIn did a more general survey recently that will [...]

July 24th, 2020|Recruiters|

Small Business Success: Create a Network of Other Business Owners

When you’re a small business owner, networking is the last thing you probably feel like you have time to do. Why should you spend your energy building a network of business colleagues when you have so much to get done every day? This article will share why it’s important to build a business network and how it can benefit your small business owner.  Invest in Your Success—By Networking  There’s a lot of personal investment that goes into a small business, both financially and physically. Once your business is established, it can be lonely at the top. Your employees look to [...]

May 1st, 2020|Management|

3 Tips to Impress “Cold” Candidates

A cold candidate is a passive job seeker with no mutual connection. They may not be looking for a job. How can you get them to pay attention to you when they don’t know you, your company, or even that they may be interested in a job you have to offer? Here are three tips to get the attention and impress a cold candidate, and, with the right technique, turn them into a hot lead.  Turning the Cold Candidate Warm  LinkedIn reports that about 75% of job candidates are only passively looking for a job. This means they’re not actively applying [...]

April 24th, 2020|HR|

How Is Your Recruiting Firm Standing Out from the Crowd?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of recruiting firms around the country. They all create a lot of noise for talented candidates, some of which get several emails and phone calls from competing recruiters every week. This is especially true for high-demand roles like developers. So, how can your recruiting firm cut through the clamor and build a solid reputation that also builds relationships with candidates? Specialize and Brand Your Expertise A staffing agency doesn’t need to be all things to all people to be successful. They should pursue the art of specialization to carve out a strong niche that [...]

April 17th, 2020|Management|

Are You Conducting a Superficial Interview?

One of the biggest hiring mistakes we see regularly is the recruiting team that has become complacent in their interviewing process. This can lead to a recruiter conducting a superficial interview that doesn’t get to the heart of the candidate’s motivation, experience, and skills. If your company is having a hard time attracting and retaining top talent, try looking at your recruiting team to determine if they’ve grown stale.  Avoid the Superficial Interview  If your hiring team conducts a superficial interview, no one will be satisfied with the result. Conducting interviews is an incredibly important part of the hiring process, [...]

April 10th, 2020|HR|