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 »


Sharing Fees with Recruitment Partners

By Veronica Scrimshaw

Scott-King-2016This post is from guest blogger Scott King of Kings Resources in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Scott is a longtime member of NPAworldwide and is currently serving on our board of directors. Kings Resources specializes in the placement of contract and direct-hire information technology professionals.

I am a 24-year agency recruitment veteran. I have held sales and management roles within my industry, and I have always found this work challenging and rewarding.

Last year I wrote a blog about the benefit of being inclusive with recruitment partners. 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 »


5 Recruitment Trends for 2017

By Dave Nerz

recruitment-trends-wordleI like to begin each year with a look at what might shape the months ahead. Of particular interest is a short list of the most significant recruitment trends to watch, with a focus on how these trends will impact independent recruiters. These trends are actually a continuation of things that began gaining traction in prior months. If you are recruiting, you will be impacted by these 5 things in the year ahead. Read the rest of this entry »


Split Placement Story: The Competition is Not Always Your Enemy

By Sarah Freiburger

business-cardIn addition to providing access to trading partners outside of a firm’s geographic area or specialty area, a recruiting network can help hook a recruiter up with a peer within their own market. Just because you work the same territory or niche doesn’t automatically make them your “competition.” Below is a great split story of forming an alliance with your supposed enemy. Read the rest of this entry »


Contract Placements Add Up!

By Liz Carey

J04BJ1VCGKTemp and contract placements continue to be a source of growing revenue for many members of our split placement network. Even if your firm doesn’t have a dedicated temp division, you can still fill contract roles. While the fee may seem meager compared to a hefty fee on a permanent placement’s yearly salary, the monthly fee for a temp/contract worker adds up, and adds to your bottom line. Read the rest of this entry »


7 Mistakes You’re Making on Your Recruitment Website and How to Fix Them in 2017

By Veronica Scrimshaw

recruitment website designToday’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.

At BuzzRecruiter, their motto is Connect, Communicate, and Compete – they are committed to helping recruiters connect with clients and top talent, communicate with them through savvy design and marketing communications, and compete to place those top candidates with leading companies in a variety of industries. Recruitment is an active process and they can help you hone your public image for the best results.

BuzzRecruiter.com is proud to serve the NPAworldwide organization and its affiliated customers. To learn more, please visit www.buzzrecruiter.com

An old recruitment website is just as bad as no website at all. When poor User Experience becomes an issue, it may be time for a website renovation. Here’s how to know.

Search engine optimization is a constantly changing field that recruitment companies need to stay on top of to survive. To stay in business as a modern recruitment company, it’s crucial to understand SEO rules and implement them to your advantage, but even those with the best of intentions make mistakes when it comes to website design. Consider these top website mistakes that can hurt your recruitment business. Read the rest of this entry »


Global Recruiting Site Trends Survey

By Veronica Scrimshaw

quarterly hiring outlookEvery year, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, also known as The Job Board Doctor, conducts a global recruiting survey regarding job board trends. The 2016-17 edition has been released, and I thought I would recap some of the findings here. The full report is available online (free registration is required), and it’s worth your time to read it. Survey respondents came from all regions of the world, with participation up more than 20% from the previous year. The survey included a range of questions covering topics such as demographics, site performance, organizational business model, business plans, and perceived threats and opportunities. 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 »



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