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How to Take a Step Back From Work When You Are Stressed

2020 is full of challenging news, and CNBC reported in October that the number of adults with depression has tripled in the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic began. A study in JAMA Network says one in four American adults are currently experiencing depression. Some of this worry is related to employment stressors as fully 50% of the U.S. now works from home. How can you take a step back from work when it’s as close as the laptop on your kitchen table? How can you develop boundaries between office time and home time when the locations for both are the same? This article will help you [...]

December 10th, 2020|Recruiters|

Build a Successful Candidate Follow-Up Strategy

Many recruiters don’t have a solid candidate follow-up strategy, which leaves them vulnerable to ghosting and candidate poaching from other firms. Why does this matter? The recruiter with the best follow-up strategy will land the best, most in-demand candidates. Here are some tips for how to build that strategy and win the candidate every time.  Treat the Candidate Like Your Customer  The best recruiters treat candidates like a valued customer. This includes rejected candidates, who should always be treated respectfully, even if they were less-than-desirable as candidates or even if they behaved rudely. The goal is always to treat the [...]

November 27th, 2020|Recruiters|

Looking for a Better Way to Hold Your Employees Accountable?

What’s the right way to hold people accountable? There have been countless books written on this topic, and there are all kinds of philosophies and training classes on different techniques. What’s the best way to hold your employees accountable, and how can software help?  What is Accountability?  Accountability means that your employees at every level take responsibility for delivering on their commitments. This is important at every level of your organization, from the c-suite to the newest employee. We’ve all seen companies struggle with this. We’ve experienced managers who get angry at employees, which ultimately does nothing. Instead, accountability in [...]

November 20th, 2020|Management|

Are You Revisiting Your Runner-Up Candidates?

There is a pool of applicants that we are almost certain you’ve forgotten. Runner-up or silver medal candidates were practically perfect—but they were edged out by the gold medal winner, sometimes, just like in the Olympics, by inches. Why is it important to go back to your runner-ups, and how can they help your business?  Benefits of Hiring the Runner-Up Candidates  Revisiting the runner-up candidate pool has some advantages. For example:  These candidates have already been screened. They may have gone through multiple interviews, learned more about your culture, and at least partially, or perhaps nearly totally, been deemed a [...]

November 13th, 2020|Recruiters|

Do Your Control Your Work Day?

Is your day running you, or are you running your day? It’s easy to feel like our schedules are running us ragged. If you’re constantly interrupted by instant messages, texting, or email or spend too much time getting caught up on the Internet, you’re likely going to be less productive than you can be. We have a few tips for how to regain control of your workday to become more effective. Plan Out Your Day in Advance If you’re still working from home, you could even consider getting up a little early to set out your schedule and goals for [...]

October 23rd, 2020|Recruiters|

Best Practices for Harvesting Niche Resumes

Niche recruiting is a precise process. Specialization can save time wasted reviewing piles of unqualified resumes. Niche recruiting is less about the job board and more about precision targeting of the best candidates with exactly the right skills. Niche recruiting is especially important now, when so many people are out of work, placing a job board ad is sure to flood your hiring teams with a lot of candidates that are nowhere near qualified.  Here are some best practices for harvesting niche resumes and finding better candidates for your most skilled positions.   Start with the Job Description  Every job starts with a [...]

October 9th, 2020|HR|

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|

Allow Your Recruiters to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Not everyone can make it as a recruiter. It’s a hard job even when the economy is terrible, and people are begging for jobs. There’s no trick to finding the best talent when you’re overrun with resumes, just a lot of hard work sourcing, screening, and negotiating with candidates and employers to close the deal and get people hired.  Your recruiting and hiring teams need help to keep up with all the tasks associated with the talent finding business. Exelare offers recruiting teams subscription software-as-a-service (SaaS) that can give even the smallest companies a competitive hiring edge. Here’s what Exelare [...]

September 18th, 2020|Management|

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|