Manpower Group has released its fourth-quarter Global Employment Outlook survey results. Overall, global hiring is expected to remain steady in the upcoming quarter. Modest job gains are expected in 43 of the 44 countries surveyed. Large hiring surges are not expected anywhere in the upcoming quarter. Tariff negotiations and other changes among global trading partners are causing some challenges for employers. Other notable highlights from the survey are noted below. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s post is from Nerissa Reyes from AVANTI People Partnership International in Manila, Philippines. Nerissa is the immediate past chair of the NPAworldwide board of directors. AVANTI People Partnership provides executive search and staffing for various multinational companies across functions. In the fast-growing “business process outsourcing” arena, AVANTI provides cross-border recruitment solutions on a global scale.
During a future of work conference, we were asked this question, “If you were a car, what type of car would you be?” The answers included traditional cars from the reliable Volkswagon Beatle to the flashy Lamborghinis. The best answer was a driverless car, an UBER type…the car of the future, enabled by satellite, reducing human intervention. Read the rest of this entry »
The recruiting industry is ever-changing, and one trend we have seen is direct placement recruiters starting to accept and work temp/contract roles, so much so that NPAworldwide has created a contract placement specialty group to bring similar members, positions and opportunities together with the goal of more success and placements together.
Some longtime direct hire recruiters think contract roles aren’t worth it because they don’t get one big lump fee like they would with a direct hire. But, they need to consider the benefit of additional revenue (weekly/monthly payments add up, and add to your bottom line!) and the ability to service all of your clients’ needs, both direct and contracting, will likely lead to more work for you. Read the rest of this entry »
As the third quarter winds down, here are some global recruitment news headlines to start your week. Labor and skills shortages around the world are contributing to a variety of workforce changes from increased salaries to more freelancers to overall difficulty in hiring and retention. Skilled recruiters will be needed as employers are finding it increasingly difficult to find, hire, and retain the talent needed for their critical openings. Read the rest of this entry »
In a recruitment network, there can be hundreds of trading partners to choose from and work with. If you have a job order, how do you get the attention of a great exporter to provide candidates for it? And likewise, if you have a great candidate, how do you present it to members with jobs? Here are some helpful tips, straight from some of the most successful members of NPAworldwide:
If you have the job order (“importer” in NPAworldwide lingo):
- Supply your split placement partner with a few screening questions. If there are critical areas that need to be confirmed prior to an interview, consider supplying those screening questions to your partner. These could be as simple as “What size budget did you manage?” or “How many years have you been programming in Ruby on Rails?” The point here is that you’re helping your partner screen more specifically to your client’s needs. Your partner will be able to have better conversations with potential candidates and you’ll get the value-added detail you’re expecting.
- Know your audience! The job description that you (or your client) wrote is FOR THE CANDIDATE. It is NOT for your split-placement partner. The language used is likely marketing-oriented with lots of sizzle. This does not give your partner good information for searching. Tell your partner specifically what machines are being used, what size the facility is, how many direct reports and at what levels, what kind of technology is in use. The more granular the detail, the better your partner will be able to target the right candidates.
The opportunities and rewards that come along with transitioning a business in to a global operation are plenty, but so are the risks. Once your home operation is steady and strong, moving to new strategically picked markets is a good next step for the right company. As a global organization, our recruitment member’s clients frequently take on this type of expansion. Here is an informative case study on how a they accomplished a move to a new market using their international recruitment firm.
A network client, a privately-held US manufacturing company, had a strategy that called for a phased expansion into China. Their plan was to develop a supply chain for materials while cultivating short-term contract manufacturing partnerships. The ultimate goal was a dedicated China-based manufacturing operation.
The immediate challenge was a need for local talent in advance of the brick and mortar expansion of operations. The manufacturing company’s EVP had a relationship with a local US-based recruitment firm, one of our 500+ partner affiliates. Our affiliate firm explained how their network enables global connections to meet talent requirements anywhere in the world. The EVP partnered with our affiliate firm to leverage their network for the identification of local Chinese candidates for the China-based supply chain development position.
Our affiliate activated their connections with Asia-based partners. The local affiliates took on the challenge and developed a shortlist of candidates for the position. The manufacturing company’s hiring managers went to China to meet with the candidates sourced by affiliates. Within two weeks, a preferred candidate accepted an offer and set a start date. Throughout the process, our partner firm, with assistance from the local affiliates provided coaching on local HR requirements, payroll issues, housing and other critical details that made a successful close to a complex process possible.
The manufacturing company’s expansion plans are on track and full speed ahead. A single point of contact with an international recruitment firm local to their headquarters location, allowed for global connections and the leveraging of those valuable affiliations for a confident and well planned expansion into a new market.
Our guest blogger today is Michael Neece, the CEO of InterviewMastery.com – the world’s most widely -used job interview prep program. Recruiters use these video programs to increase placements and save time. More than 54,000 people in 73 countries have used Interview Mastery to advance their recruiting businesses and careers.
Traditional phone screen interviews are being invaded and replaced by the use (or misuse) of software technology. For better or worse, job applicants must now deal with technologies that further dehumanize the hiring process. As if the applicant tracking systems were not frustrating enough. Read the rest of this entry »
Today’s guest blog is from People 2.0, a premier global contingent workforce deployment platform and full-service business process outsourcing (BPO) provider for the staffing and recruiting industry. People 2.0 offers comprehensive back-office support and a complete employer of record (EOR)/agent or record (AOR) platform—empowering individuals and organizations to focus on growing their business and placing top talent.
As a leader, have you unleashed the power of yes with your team? In particular, are you offering unequivocal “yeses” as often as possible? Every leader or manager knows that saying “yes” to an idea, proposal, or request can positively impact morale, engagement, and performance. The power of a “yes” is that it encourages more problem-solving, initiative, and proactivity in a team and among team members. Read the rest of this entry »