5 Sourcing Hacks for Recruiters to Know

By Veronica Blatt

In going through notes and slide decks from our recent Global Conference, I thought I would share 5 sourcing hacks that I learned from various speakers and presenters: Read the rest of this entry »


Interviewing is a Two-Way Street

By Veronica Blatt

interviewing-candidates-for-jobOur guest blogger is Pam Robison of J. Gifford Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. J. Gifford Inc. is a small, quality conscious firm providing highly individualized recruiting services to clients on a local, regional, national and international basis. The firm’s recruiting activities are focused on professional, technical and managerial placement, as well as contractor and international staffing for clients. Pam is the Director of the US Midwest Region for the NPAworldwide Board of Directors.

We’ve all been there. We may be at an industry event or simply enjoying dinner with other professional recruiters, and someone will say, “I could write a book with all the stuff I’ve seen over the years.” I couldn’t agree more. I’ll spare the novel and focus on just one of those topics for now. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Win in Recruiting

By Liz Carey

The National Hockey League playoffs start today, and it got me thinking how hockey recruiting and executive recruiting is similar. Just as hockey recruiters have lots to assess besides how a player can shoot the puck, executive recruiters have to look beyond job titles and resume bullet points to make sure their candidate will be a fit at their client company.

Here’s a few quotes from college hockey coaches from this article on What Coaches Want in Recruiting, and how they can be applied to the executive recruiting world. Read the rest of this entry »


Techniques for Minimizing Candidate Dropout Before Day One

By Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is People 2.0, a full-service Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company offering a best-in-class Employer of Record platform for deployment of a global contingent workforce. People 2.0 is an NPAworldwide Alliance Partner. Below are some thoughts on how to reduce the likelihood of candidate dropout prior to their start date.

It’s no secret that losing an employee between offer acceptance and day one of work is excruciating for both you and your client. You have to replace the candidate quickly, your client was already sold on the candidate and you’ve spent considerable resources recruiting, interviewing and onboarding the candidate. Read the rest of this entry »


German Hiring Outlook Bullish in Q2

By Veronica Blatt

quarterly hiring outlookManpowerGroup has released its Global Employment Outlook for the second quarter of 2018. This survey asked more than 59,000 employers across 44 countries and locations to answer a single question: “How do you anticipate total employment at your location in the three months to the end of June 2018 as compared to the current quarter?” While overall confidence is strongest in Taiwan, Hungary, Japan, and the USA, there are some notable changes in other countries as well. The German hiring outlook is at its strongest level in six years, led by a manufacturing sector that is at its most robust point in a decade. In fact, hiring is expected to increase in 25 out of 26 countries surveyed in EMEA. Other key points include: Read the rest of this entry »


Top 5 Mistakes Candidates Make – and How to Avoid Them

By Veronica Blatt

image of missed target for mistakes candidates make

Our guest blogger is Jason Elias of Elias Recruitment in Sydney, Australia. Elias Recruitment is a specialist legal recruitment consultancy, finding lawyers for law firms, not-for-profits and corporates, across Australia. Jason is the Secretary/Treasurer of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors and received our Chairman’s Award in 2014. Jason is also a Fellow of the peak recruitment industry body in Australasia, the RCSA (Recruitment & Consulting Services Association).

As recruiters, we hear, see and are sometimes purely surprised by some of the easily avoided but common mistakes candidates make in the recruitment process. Here are some tips to help you along the recruitment process. Read the rest of this entry »


How To Determine Work Status Of Your International Hires

By Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Eric Snethkamp, global channels & strategic alliances manager for SafeGuard World International. For nearly a decade, organizations around the world have relied on SafeGuard World for their global HR needs, specifically around payroll and employee compliance. SafeGuard World is an Alliance Partner of NPAworldwide.

I have previously discussed the importance of properly classifying the work status of your international hires. Many countries have regulations similar to those of the IRS which can act a general starting point to begin making the determination.

From IRS Rev. Rul. 87-41:

Over the years courts have identified on a case-by-case basis various facts or factors that are relevant in determining whether an employer-employee relationship exists. In 1987, based on an examination of cases and rulings, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) developed a list of 20 factors that may be examined in determining whether an employer-employee relationship exists. Read the rest of this entry »


Millennials and Recruitment

By Dave Nerz

OK, time is up. You have to figure this out…NOW.

Recruiters, time to stop bashing Millennials by calling them out and making a big deal out of the generational differences. Time to start managing your communication and reaction as you have for different audiences for years. Yes Boomer recruiters, I am talking to you and anyone else that is paralyzed by a generational difference. Read the rest of this entry »


Using Client and Candidate Testimonials to Build Your Brand and Business

By Veronica Blatt

image of testimonials iconToday’s guest blogger is Julie Parsons, owner of Premium Consulting. The firm provides recruitment solutions across industries such as transport, distribution, supply chain, engineering, manufacturing, food industry and operations/technical roles. Although Brisbane based, most recruitment involves regional and national roles, with some international work in Indonesia, Asia and Europe. Julie formerly served on the NPAworldwide Board of Directors.

Testimonials are an important part of the success of your business. Credibility, professionalism and expertise are essential to succeeding in a tough competitive business environment, testimonials from loyal customers and candidates should be a critical part of branding and marketing your business. Read the rest of this entry »


Building Vibrant Talent Pools

By Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Martin Bramall, managing director of idibu, a talent marketing platform that reduces the time to hire and facilitates better relationships between candidates and recruiters.

For lots of recruiters it’s getting tougher and tougher. Rising skill shortages coupled with the possible impact of reduced international talent means it is likely to get worse before it gets better. I believe one way to address these serious challenges is talent pooling. Read the rest of this entry »



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