Independent Contractors: 5 Proven Tips for Negotiating Favorable Contracts

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Cesar A. Jimenez, CEO of myBasePay. Cesar is an entrepreneur, investor, and military veteran with over 25 years of staffing industry expertise successfully leading technology staffing organizations. His expertise in the IT industry allows him to use his experience as a thought leader for talent acquisition, staffing, IT, and recruitment technologies with a passion for contingent workforce solutions. Cesar has held various leadership roles for both a global staffing organization and technology solutions companies. This expertise has enabled him to develop alternative workforce models that provide the agility for organizations to be competitive in today’s marketplace. In this article, he shares valuable negotiating tips for independent contractors.

Becoming an independent contractor comes with its fair share of pros and cons. One of the biggest considerations is ensuring that you are able to negotiate favorable contracts for the work you perform for your clients.

Without a fixed, full-time salary, independent contractors have greater freedom to negotiate how much they are paid — as well as when and how they get paid. Read the rest of this entry »


Why Using a Recruiter Can Help Land The Job Of Your Dreams

by Liz Carey

Finding a job can be a daunting task – clicking “apply” and submitting your resume and cover letter, and hoping that you will hear back. So why navigate the job search alone? Why not enlist some support to help you land the job of your dreams? Utilizing a recruiter can help, as they know the industry and have relationships with their clients and know what they want and need.  Read the rest of this entry »


Trends in Job Tenure for Recruiters to Consider

by Dave Nerz

The days of engraved gold watches for 25 years of service and job loyalty are long gone. Many of you may not even know of these old practices to celebrate career milestones and job tenure. The perception today is that everyone is quitting their job and the newer generations are job-hopping every year. The facts show neither is true. Read the rest of this entry »


Split Placements Benefit Clients and Recruiters

by Veronica Blatt

Split placements, where two recruiters work together to fill a job opening and share the resulting commission, have long been the “secret sauce” that helps many recruiters add revenue to their business. But splits are beneficial for clients as well, so if you’re hiring a third-party recruiter, you might want to ask if splits are part of their business mix. Here are some reasons why:

Access a larger candidate pool—Recruiters who utilize split placements can access a larger candidate pool than they would have working independently. This helps clients cast a wider net to locate hard-to-find candidates. Read the rest of this entry »


5 Ways to Save on Healthcare Outside Monthly Premiums

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Jeremy McLendon, VP of MyHealthily. NPAworldwide has partnered with MyHealthily to offer access to complete health insurance options. MyHealthily works with 130+ carriers across the United States to ensure the most plan options possible.  In this article, Jeremy looks at the ways you can save on healthcare insurance plans outside of your monthly premiums.

Healthcare coverage can be confusing! There are thousands of plan options, codes and laws that seem to change every year. We are here to help you through the confusion with some simple ways to save on healthcare expenses outside your monthly premium. (Fun Fact: one of these tips could even help your premium go down at renewal.) First things first, you are one of the lucky ones, somewhere near 31 million Americans do not have healthcare coverage. Now, what can you do to ease your expenses when it comes to healthcare needs? Read the rest of this entry »


In Recruiting, Reputation is Everything

by Liz Carey

In a recruitment network, reputation is everything.  It’s important to build relationships and put in the work that your trading partner expects.  If you fling resumes at partners hoping that one sticks, or if you send a candidate for a partner’s job that is completely off-track, or if you send a partner a candidate that you’ve never had a conversation with… chances are you are going to get a bad reputation. And bad reputations stick.  There can be hundreds of trading partners to choose from and work with, so if you want someone to work with you, make sure you are only sending on-target candidates that you have a relationship with. Make sure you present them in a way that you contribute a ‘value add’, not just a LinkedIn profile link or resume.

Here’s some tips on how to submit candidates to a trading partner and build a good relationship in a recruitment network.

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Precise Recruitment Timing. Time-to-Fill or Time-to-Hire?

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Armaan Akbany, CEO and Co-Founder of Shortlyst AI. Shortlyst AI is an all-in-one AI-based outbound multi-channel sourcing platform. Shortlyst AI provides 629+ million professional database, automation and contact finder features to cater to the needs of modern recruitment. In this article, Armaan and the Shortlyst Team break down the ways to improve time-to-fill and time-to-hire as some of the most crucial key metrics for recruiters.

Time-to-fill and time-to-hire are often mistaken to be synonymous to each other. While both are concerned with the measure of time, it differentiates on the starting point where duration is measured. Read the rest of this entry »


Top Interview Questions for Various Roles

by Veronica Blatt

If you are not familiar with some of the additional free resources and tools available from LinkedIn, I urge you to take a look. There is a wealth of information and data that is helpful to recruiters, clients, and job seekers alike. For example, there is a comprehensive section on interview guides with suggestions for the top interview questions to ask for a variety of roles. These interview questions cover hard skills, soft skills, and behavioral interviewing, along with why the question matters and what you should listen for in a response.

If you’re a recruiter who needs to help a client sharpen their interviewing techniques, this could be a great way to get started. If you’re a client looking to develop a standardized interviewing process, utilizing these guides can help you create a system that ensures all candidates get asked the same questions, and that the questions are actually relevant to the information you need to discover. And if you’re a job seeker, reviewing these questions can help you understand in advance the kinds of questions you might be asked, giving you time to develop strong answers.

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How to Boost Recruiter Productivity and Effectiveness with a Talent Intelligence Platform

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Ellen M. Steinlauf. She is the CMO of Oorwin, a leading SaaS-based platform for AI-Driven Talent Acquisition & Management and Recruiter Productivity & Effectiveness. Oorwin’s platform is used to manage your entire Talent Intelligence lifecycle. In this post, Ellen discusses how to boost recruiter productivity and effectiveness with a Talent Intelligence Platform.  

AI technology is rapidly changing the recruitment process. Have you been able to keep up?

Modern recruitment relies heavily on a comprehensive talent acquisition solution to move smoothly from finding potential candidates to bringing them on board. Applicant tracking alone isn’t enough to pull ahead and secure the best talent for your company. Read the rest of this entry »


Recruiting “Tools” Are Not A Golden Ticket

by Liz Carey

From time to time, we hear ‘Recruiting must be so easy.’  The logic is, because candidates are so accessible now through social media like LinkedIn, people think it’s an easy job to “match” candidates to open job requirements.  So then we hear of “recruiters” who think that because they purchased the latest and greatest in recruitment tools, they will become a super successful recruiter. It’s true, there are a plethora of tools that can HELP a recruiter – from job boards to applicant tracking systems to CRMs to AI sourcing platforms to assessment tools. But these are only tools on a recruiter’s toolbelt… they are not a “golden ticket” to success. Simply having the tools doesn’t make you a recruiter, just like having a wrench doesn’t make you a plumber. Read the rest of this entry »