Elements of a Good Recruiter Split Fee Agreement

by Veronica Blatt

Whether you’re new to splits or have many years of experience, a good recruiter split fee agreement can help you avoid disputes with your trading partner. What are some of the elements to incorporate in your agreement?

First, make sure you HAVE a signed, written agreement. Read the rest of this entry »


How to Start a Recruiting Business: Easy Steps to Follow

by Dave Nerz

title image how to start a recruiting businessSo, you have been recruiting for a big agency, a firm owner, or maybe you have been in HR and are ready to apply your passion for people to the recruiting profession. Something has driven you this point. Congratulations for considering and researching the next logical step…how to start a recruiting business!

What follows are some basic steps that will allow you to be a well-planned and profitable recruiter in the years ahead. Luck and timing can have an impact on the magnitude of your success but only your effort, aptitude, dedication, and commitment to working a plan will deliver the result. Read the rest of this entry »


3 Ways to Increase Recruiter Revenue in 2021

by Sarah Freiburger

The end of last year and the beginning of this year are carrying a great deal of hope and pressure on independent recruiters. With the landscape looking positive yet still uncertain, this is the time to create your plan to increase recruiter revenue in 2021 and perhaps diversify the sources of your bottom line. Industry consultants for the recruiting industry offer suggestions on how to develop a plan to achieve the goals you set. These non-traditional options inspire independent recruiters to work with clients and candidates in 2021 in new ways. Read the rest of this entry »


Do You Have a Strategic HR Function?

by Veronica Blatt

Today’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 past chairman of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors. Bill discusses a strategic HR function below.

Where is HR in your company?

We often use and hear the euphemism “seat at the table” as a descriptive term to determine whether a human resource function truly participates in steering company strategy. Does your HR function to have a seat at the table? Read the rest of this entry »


The Five Steps to a Strong Recruiting Industry New Year

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Wilson Cole. He is the CEO of BackdoorHires.com and Adams, Evens & Ross, the nation’s largest credit and collections agency designed exclusively for the staffing and recruiting industry. In 2008 he was inducted into INC Magazine’s, “INC 500” for being the CEO of Adams, Evens & Ross, the 307th fastest-growing privately held company in America. Adams, Evens, & Ross has helped more than 3,000 staffing and recruiting firms recover more than $1 billion in past-due debt and is an NPAworldwide Endorsed Program.

The end of the year is with us and creating a checklist and house cleaning are the usual things people do. In the staffing and recruiting industry, New Year checklists are a must and will help you save money in the coming months. Here are the five things that all recruiting and staffing firms need to follow to start the year strong.

Not everything is going to be easy and starting off the New Year in the staffing and recruiting industry is indeed a hard task. Wilson and Samantha Cole’s podcast details the best ways someone in the industry can push forward and succeed in the brand new year. Read the rest of this entry »


Recruiting Websites: Improving User Experience

by Veronica Blatt

Like many owners of recruiting websites, we’re going through a detailed review of our content, marketing messages, imagery and more. First, we want to make sure we are putting our best foot forward when we engage with prospective members and other parts of our audience. Second, we want to ensure we are following good SEO practices and offering a great experience for site visitors. Some actions will be easier (and faster!) to implement than others. Here are a few housekeeping items we’re working on – now is a great time to check these out on your own site as well. Read the rest of this entry »


2020 Best of the Independent Recruiter Blog

by Veronica Blatt

We’re on hiatus until January, but here is a recap of the top posts that were featured on the Independent Recruiter Blog during 2020: Read the rest of this entry »


5 New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters

by Liz Carey

The new year is approaching, and the downtime between the holidays and the start of the new year is time to reflect on your recruitment efforts this year, and start thinking about how you plan to set and reach your recruitment goals next year.

Here are 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters that can help up your game in 2021: Read the rest of this entry »


Are the Times A-Changin’?

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Paulette Steele with Real Resumes located in Queensland, Australia. Real Resumes is educating people from beginning to end on getting a job.  Short videos cover all aspects including: where to look for a job, writing effective resumes, researching and preparing for the interview, and most importantly, mastering the interview itself. Paulette has 15 years of recruitment experience and a vast career in various industries. She writes about toxic employees below.

Bob Dylan, one of the great songwriters of our time, wrote the song The Times They Are A-Changin in 1963 when indeed the world was going through massive changes. 2020 has been one of those years too and some things will need to change going forward. Now is the time to look ahead to see what you can do differently and not bury your head in the sand and see this year simply as a glitch. Read the rest of this entry »


Payroll Increases Expected in Q1

by Veronica Blatt

global payroll outlookThe Q1 2021 edition of Manpower Group’s Employment Outlook has been released. Employers in 34 of the 43 surveyed countries expect payroll increases in the upcoming quarter. The hiring outlook is stronger on a quarter-over-quarter basis in 32 of those countries, while weaker on a year-over-year basis in 33 locations. This is in line with the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 and the gradual return to a stronger marketplace. Here are some highlights from each of the geographic areas studied as part of the survey: Read the rest of this entry »