The Slow and Steady Rise of Interim Management Becomes a Boom

by Veronica Blatt

Our guest blogger is Andrew Thoseby of 1st Executive Pty Ltd  in Melbourne, Australia. 1st Executive is a boutique executive search, executive recruitment, interim executive and advisory firm providing custom designed people solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of industries on a local, regional, national and international basis. The firm’s recruiting activities are focused on executive, professional, technical and managerial placement for its clients. 1st Executive includes a growing interim management service in its business mix and has successfully placed interim CEOs, CFOs, sales and operational executives. Andrew is currently a member of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors.

Recruiters the world over have known about temporary staffing and contractors for many years. It is often said that a recruitment business is almost impossible to sell as a going concern unless it has regular income from temporary staffing. Around the world, this approach has received the attention of regulators in many different ways. Read the rest of this entry »

What Does Modern Healthcare Coverage Look Like?

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is MyHealthily. NPAworldwide has partnered with MyHealthily to offer access to complete health insurance options. MyHealthily works with 130+ healthcare coverage carriers across the United States to ensure the most plan options possible.

When it comes to the topic of accessibility of healthcare coverage everyone agrees there needs to be reform but cannot agree on how or what changes to make. The pandemic shook the globe and demonstrated specifically to Americans what the true cost could really be for those without health insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

Developing A Talent Pool for Your Company

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 650+ million professional database, automation and contact finder features to cater to the needs of modern recruitment. In this article, Armaan and the Shortlyst Team share important tips to develop a talent pool for your business.

When recruiting new employees, the hiring team will consider many candidates with different skills and areas of expertise. To make the most of this opportunity and attract the best talent for the company, it is important to create a talent pool. A talent pool is a database that includes candidates who have the potential to meet the company’s needs. This tool allows companies to easily connect with candidates who meet their criteria and qualifications. Read the rest of this entry »

Employee Retention: Strategies to Promote Job Satisfaction

by Veronica Blatt

It can often be difficult for hiring managers and human resources professionals to handle the complex task of employee retention. With ever-changing job market conditions, it’s important for businesses to stay competitive when it comes to keeping their best talent. In addition to offering competitive salaries and benefits, companies can also focus on training and development strategies to show their employees that they care about their growth. A solid training and development plan is essential for ensuring job satisfaction amongst current employees while attracting future candidates. Read the rest of this entry »

Managing Remote Workers: 4 Tips For Success

by Veronica Blatt

Image of remote workers participating in a videoconferenceToday’s guest blogger is Mark Arrow. Mark is the CEO/President of Headcount Management. Besides being an NPAworldwide vendor, speaker and staffing industry advocate, Headcount currently services multiple NPA clients. Headcount is a leader in back-office solutions designed specifically for staffing agencies.

Headcount makes doing staffing deals (also known as: contract, temp, contingent) simple for NPAworldwide members. Essentially, once candidates are placed, Headcount will professionally onboard, insure and payroll employees. Headcount also invoices clients (with your agency’s branding), accounts for all monies, provides detailed KPI’s and profit reports…and of course, profits. The Back Office, their newest initiative, is the industry’s easiest way for agencies to produce weekly payroll, invoices, and profit reporting via agency insurance and funding.

Since 2008, Headcount has helped staffing firms across all 50 states mitigate liability, reduce costs, and maintain full hiring compliance. Here are some testimonials.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdown restrictions served as a catalyst for the remote work trend. In the pre-pandemic landscape, only 6% of the workforce exclusively worked from home, while approximately 25% engaged in remote work on a part-time basis, meaning 75% of employees had little to no experience with remote work. Read the rest of this entry »

It Takes Too Long to Hire

by Dave Nerz

Image of hourglass running out of timeThe saying is “that time kills all deals.” That may be true and yet employers are taking too long to hire. According to data collected by the Josh Bersin Company, data from a half million hires in 2022 and 2023 shows an increase of a full day being added to the average time to hire in the first quarter of 2023 alone. So, what is the cause?

The shift from hybrid and remote work can cause candidates to consider employment changes more carefully. Employees who were working from home may see the move to an in-office requirement as a concern. Concerns and questions lead to extended conversations and reassurance takes times. Obviously, you still want top candidates and if it takes a few days to overcome concerns, it is time well spent. Read the rest of this entry »

Benchmarking in Hiring: What is it and Why is it Important?

by Veronica Blatt

word cloud description of benchmarkingToday’s guest blogger is Rachelle Mire, senior account executive at McQuaig, a global leader in talent management solutions. McQuaig assessments are designed to provide a deeper insight into a candidate’s personality, cognitive, and behavioral attributes. With over 50 years of experience, McQuaig assessments provide a comprehensive view of a candidate and their potential to succeed in a organization while shedding light on the most important areas of employee development. This post discusses how to use benchmarking in hiring to identify the right-fit candidates.

Hiring the right candidate for a job is critical to the success of any organization. However, the process of identifying the right fit can be difficult, time-consuming, and prone to human bias. One way to streamline the process and reduce costs is through job profiling, or benchmarking. In this article, we’ll explore what benchmarking is, why it’s useful, and how McQuaig can help organizations define the ideal characteristics required for a specific role. Read the rest of this entry »

The role of AI in Performance Reviews

by Veronica Blatt

graphic image of employee management dashboardToday’s guest blogger is 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, learn how AI can play a role in performance reviews.

One of the industries that has been revolutionized by artificial intelligence (AI) is performance management. It is now used in the performance review process, which managers have traditionally carried out manually. Research conducted by McKinsey shows almost 50% of businesses today have implemented Artificial Intelligence in one of their operation sectors. The use of AI in performance review has proved to be a game-changer, enabling organizations to automate the process, reduce errors, and provide real-time analysis. Read the rest of this entry »

Fix Your Candidate Experience!

by Veronica Blatt

tokens for good, bad and indifferent customer reviewsCandidate experience is a trendy buzzword in today’s recruitment environment. Do you know what it is? More important, do you know how job seekers view the experience that you offer? Candidates that come into your recruitment process only to be treated poorly are likely to drop out of your talent pool. That’s bad enough, but do you want to take the risk of them getting on Glassdoor or some other public site and sharing that experience? You may not even be aware of gaps or broken part of your process. Here are just a few examples of real situations that have happened in recent weeks to people I know: Read the rest of this entry »

What is Cost-per-hire in Recruitment – Formula & Definition

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 650+ million professional database, automation and contact finder features to cater to the needs of modern recruitment. In this article, Armaan and the Shortlyst Team what cost-per-hire is and how to measure it accurately.

Cost-to-hire is a valuable metric that helps organizations across sectors understand and manage expenses related to the recruitment process. It also leads to more effective and efficient hiring. Read the rest of this entry »

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