5 Helpful Chrome Extensions for Recruiters

By Liz Carey

googleThere are dozens upon dozens of Google Chrome Extensions to assist in recruiting candidates. Extensions can help with productivity, manage and connect with candidates, market your brand, and be your own personal sleuth in finding candidate information.

Here are 5 helpful Google Chrome Extensions that can help you master the recruitment balancing act:

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All-Inclusive Customer Service

By Veronica Scrimshaw

stockvault-office-phone96984-300Today’s guest blogger is Patti Steen with The Pelsten Group located in Seattle, WA. The Pelsten Group is a recruitment firm that focuses on all levels of positions within IT. The majority of their clients are in the Seattle area but they actively support NPAworldwide across the US. Patti is currently serving on the NPAworldwide Board of Directors.

Recently, I was at a resort and everyone I came in contact with lived, breathed and delivered exceptional customer service. I got to thinking about the fact that they are not only “all inclusive” with their activities, food, etc. but they are “all inclusive” with their customer service. Read the rest of this entry »


5 Recruiting Metrics to Measure

By Liz Carey

8 Recruitment Skills to Hone This Year

By Veronica Scrimshaw

stockvault-seminar--conference-audience216326In just over a month, we’ll be hosting our Global Conference for NPAworldwide members. This is our first event of the year, but we’ve got a busy calendar with events happening all over the world. While a primary goal of all of our meetings is to enhance networking and relationship-building among our members, professional development is also in the mix. Since I have conferences on the brain AND am always looking for great training, here is a list of recruitment skills you may want to sharpen: Read the rest of this entry »


Decoding a Client’s Candidate Assessment

By Liz Carey

rlw-uc03gwc-glenn-carstens-petersA few weeks back, we attended a webinar by Dave Baker of the Palmetto Leadership Center called “Human Resources & Corporate Recruiter Relationships,” which was an overview of assessments, effectively coaching clients and candidates, and tips for recruiters from a corporate HR manufacturing perspective.

Working with HR people in the field can present several challenges – one of which Baker noted is having an objective assessment to remove the interviewing bias. Read the rest of this entry »


Glossary of Terms for Recruiter Training

By Veronica Scrimshaw

dictionary-recruiter-trainingHave you recently hired, or are planning to hire, a new recruiter? I stumbled upon a thorough glossary of terms that is a useful addition to your recruiter training program. Published by Qualigence International, The ULTIMATE Recruiter Handbook defines more than 150 terms that are frequently used within recruitment. Many of the terms are quite basic, so this is probably best-suited to recruiters who are brand-new to the business. The glossary is somewhat US-centric. Read the rest of this entry »


Human Capital and Recruitment Benchmarks

By Dave Nerz

benchmarking-wordleSometimes it is valuable to compare your business or your plans to recruitment benchmarks. HR Magazine published some stats from the Society of Human Resource Management 2016 Human Capital Benchmarking Report that are excellent measures of what employers, candidates and recruiters might experience in the workplace. Items like costs to hire, tenure and span of control were addressed in the report. Read the rest of this entry »


If Only I Had Known That Sooner! 8 Tips for New Recruiters

By Veronica Scrimshaw

tips for new recruitersToday’s guest blogger is Bill Benson with WilliamCharles Search Group located in Grand Rapids, MI. WilliamCharles is an executive search and professional recruiting firm specialized in finding managerial and executive talent in finance, HR, operations, sales/marketing as well as president/CEO roles. They have a concentration of clients in Michigan but they also work across the US. Bill is the secretary/treasurer of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors. In this post, Bill shares some tips for new recruiters that he wishes he’d learned earlier in his career!

Do you sometimes wish you could go back in time and apply what you know now? I’m not talking about high school dating! Let’s help the newer readers in the audience by sharing some tips for new recruiters. Here are a few of mine: Read the rest of this entry »


Looking Elsewhere During a Candidate Shortage

By Liz Carey

pexels-photo-29791Hundreds of thousands of IT jobs go unfilled every year, because demand for talent exceeds the supply. The challenge in IT hiring is often that recruiters need to find candidates with both the talent AND the personality to thrive in the role – they want someone who will fit culturally.

So what does a recruiter do when they have a ton of job orders to fill, but their candidate well has run dry? This article  describes a solution that is on the rise with tech firms – hiring veterans. Read the rest of this entry »


Promoting Your Recruitment Firm

By Dave Nerz

promoting your recruitment firm characteristicsA recent Staffing Industry Review article listed the top criteria buyers use when evaluating recruitment suppliers. It is no surprise that the top items on the list of criteria are worker quality, speed, service/quality and cost. Others that made the list were geographic coverage, relationship focus, skills breadth, and industry knowledge, to list just a few. Read the rest of this entry »



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