Q3 Global Hiring to Remain Similar to Q2

By Veronica Blatt

global placement activityManpower has released the results of its third-quarter Employment Outlook Survey, which looks at global hiring plans across multiple sectors. Most payrolls are expected to remain flat or expand slightly compared to the previous quarter. The year-over-year comparison indicates a slightly stronger outlook. The complete results, including more than 40 countries, can be downloaded here. A regional summary of some noteworthy statistics can be found below: Read the rest of this entry »


Want to Work Globally? Just Ask!

By Sarah Freiburger

quarterly hiring outlookIn the recruiting world, many recruiters say they only work one city, state, or region. They may have a set group of clients they work with in that area, but could be losing business without even knowing it. If you have a multinational client, or a large business you work with that is headquartered in your area but may have satellite office elsewhere, you should try to win their job requirements outside of your geography. You may not have candidates in that area, but it is quite possible you know someone, or can find someone, who does!

Recently, an NPAworldwide member in China and another member in Pennsylvania, USA, worked together to fill a JDE ERP Business Systems Analyst role in the Machinery / Heavy Equipment Industry.

“For years, I have been telling my clients that through my membership in NPA, I can help them find candidates for their positions not only throughout the U.S. but also globally,” the PA-based recruiter said. “At last, one of these companies, a longstanding client with whom I have made many placements, ‘took me up on the offer’ (his words) and asked for my help in finding a Business Systems Analyst to work in their manufacturing plant in Kunshun, China.”

She posted the position on the network’s job sharing site, and reached out to several affiliates who had made placements with the help of members in Asia for suggestions on who to contact. Within a few days, several recruiters responded.

A Chinese-based member of NPAworldwide started the search quickly, as the client was traveling to Kunshun from the US to have interviews the following week. Despite limited time, they found several qualified candidates.

“Needless to say, my client was very surprised at the quality of the candidates we submitted but also the speed with which we found them,” the PA recruiter said. “My partners deserve the credit for this and they handled not only the recruiting but also all the candidate contact including setting up phone calls and in-person interviews when my client visited Kunshun.”

The happy ending, was that the two recruiters placed an excellent local candidate with a grateful and happy client.

In any cross-border deal, it’s important to have clear and consistent communication along every step of the way. After every interview, these two recruiters would promptly exchange client and candidate feedback, to ensure the consistency and timeliness of information.

To get this job order, all the Pennsylvania recruiter had to do was tell her longstanding client that she had the ability to help them globally. She then used the power of the network to collaborate across borders.

Don’t miss out on placement fees! Ask what your clients have going on elsewhere, and let them know you can help!


How to Get Into Global Recruiting

By Liz Carey

Want to Recruit Globally? All you have to do is ask!

In the recruiting world, many recruiters say they only work one city, state, or region. They may have a set group of clients they work with in that area, but could be losing business without even knowing it. If you have a multinational client, or a large business you work with that is headquartered in your area but may have satellite office elsewhere, you should try to win their job reqs outside of your geography. You may not have candidates in that area, but it is quite possible you know someone, or can find someone, who does! Global recruiting can soon be in your wheelhouse. Read the rest of this entry »


Latin America Region – The Land of Opportunity!

By Veronica Blatt

image of latin america Today’s guest blogger is Robson Barbosa from Selpe in Brazil. Selpe provides executive search services in the areas of automotive, mining, services, retail, healthcare, transportation, and construction. Robson serves as the NPAworldwide managing director for Latin America.

With the end of the “golden decade” of high commodity prices, national economies in Latin America currently face the challenge of adapting to a new reality in order to recover economic growth.

Although the region as a whole is barely growing, there are important differences within individual countries. Brazil has experienced a severe recession in the midst of political problems, but now is recovering with a lot of economic and tax policies made by the government. Read the rest of this entry »


Simple search techniques to uncover more top talent

By Veronica Blatt

sourcebreaker-logoToday’s guest blogger is Steve Beckitt from Sourcebreaker. SourceBreaker’s award-winning, intelligent search & matching platform delivers measurable results and provide genuine USPs to help you win and place more business.

Figuring out the best method to search for candidates with a specific job title can be challenging due to the hundreds of available variations for describing the exact same role. Read the rest of this entry »


5 Tips for Designing a World-Class Recruitment Website

By Veronica Blatt

image of web architecture to represent recruitment websiteToday’s guest blogger is Sam Ajam of BuzzRecruiter.com. Founded in 2006, BuzzRecruiter.com creates design and marketing buzz that serves the recruiting and staffing industry nationwide. Based in Silicon Valley and run by BizzwithBuzz, Inc, BuzzRecruiter.com specializes in using the latest graphic design, web marketing tools, and technology to boost your brand’s web presence and outshine the competition. At BuzzRecruiter.com, they always put the client first. BuzzRecruiter.com offers top notch customer service, one-on-one consultations, and custom solutions in responsive web design, graphic design, search engine optimization (SEO), web and interactive marketing, social media branding and content writing solutions. Read the rest of this entry »


Flexibility – The Recruiter’s Key to Unlocking More Revenue, Fresh Talent, and Happy Clients

By Veronica Blatt

TBell photoToday’s guest blogger is Tim Bell, President of TFI Resources, a division of People 2.O, which provides employer of record services for contract placements. TFI Resources is an NPAworldwide Alliance Partner.

For sustaining success, independent recruiters must take advantage of the “candidate’s quest for flexibility” trend that is especially popular among the millennial generation (23-34 year-olds), currently the largest segment of the global workforce. Recruiters and employers alike are realizing that flexibility may be the key ingredient to meeting the competitive demand for talent, while also engaging this influential generation. Read the rest of this entry »


Take the Next Step … Into Contract Staffing!

By Veronica Blatt

Judy-Collins-2017-300Today’s blogger is Judy Collins with Evergreen Contract Resources, which becomes the employer of record  with complete back office services.  Judy helps recruiters start and expand their temporary and contract placements throughout the US. Evergreen Contract Resources is an NPAworldwide Endorsed Program.

The market place for contract staffing has changed dramatically in the last year. Most direct-hire, retained search or contingency recruiters are now being asked to fill contract positions. Read the rest of this entry »


Q2 Hiring Outlook Indicates Modest Growth

By Veronica Blatt

quarterly hiring outlookManpower Group has released the results of its newest quarterly hiring outlook survey. For the second quarter, modest growth is expected on a global basis, as reported by survey respondents throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA. Year-over-year results are more robust in many locations than quarter-over-quarter comparisons. A few of the most salient points are highlighted below. The full report is available here. Read the rest of this entry »


Think Bigger – Recruit Internationally

By Liz Carey

HH2ZMUI6PODon’t let a state or country border stop you from taking a job order — it’s only a line on a map. If you’ve been telling clients and candidates you only work in one state, or even just one city, think bigger. You might be able to make more money by taking on job orders for your clients’ locations/offices in different countries, and using a recruitment network to help cast a wider net to recruit internationally. Read the rest of this entry »



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