Preparing for a Post-Covid Turnover Boom

by Liz Carey

For most of last year, many employees were in survival mode, afraid to leave their current employer in fear of not finding work due to the pandemic. But now that vaccinations are underway and things are looking up, employers must be mindful of turnover as employees are more confidently feeling they can make moves.

One in four employees plans to leave their employer after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, according to a new study from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). 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 »

Retain Talent

by Dave Nerz

recruitment and talent acquisition imageAround the world, employees have had nearly 9 months to assess how their employer is responding and reacting to this pandemic. Many employers have realized that human capital is the most precious asset of the organization and are working hard to retain talent. Other employers may be on belt tightening, headcount reduction and reorganizations of varying types. Top performers are watching how organizations react and recruiters are watching top performers.

Without top talent or with the loss of top performers, the potential for recovery may be prolonged and painful. The best of the best are being sought out by other companies via direct hire or with the help of an independent recruiter. Read the rest of this entry »

Office Holiday Parties with a Remote Team

by Veronica Blatt

image of office holiday parties‘Tis the season for office holiday parties … or, it *would* be the season if anyone was still going to the office and/or restaurants and party venues weren’t subject to capacity limits. So what can you do to celebrate the end of the year in a fun-yet-socially-distanced manner? Lots of organizations are getting creative!

If your holiday gathering typically celebrates milestones or results that were achieved during the year, you may need to change your focus. Some organizations recognize the need to say “thank you” to their employees who worked in difficult and challenging circumstances. Still others want to express gratitude or support their local communities. Here a few ideas to help you brainstorm the right event for your business. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Reasons Why Effective Internal Communications Reduces Turnover

by Dave Nerz

engaged employeesInternal communication is about much more than sharing news and corporate updates. It has a significant impact on all aspects of your business. From productivity, recruitment and retention through to collaboration and engaged employees, internal communications is essential to overall business health. And in the current coronavirus pandemic, the need for effective internal communications has really taken center stage. If you are struggling to get started on planning your internal communications strategy, here are five compelling reasons why it’s essential. Read the rest of this entry »

Using a Recruiting Firm vs. Hiring an In-House Recruiter

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Henry Goldbeck, of Goldbeck Recruiting. Goldbeck Recruiting is a recruitment and executive search firm located in Vancouver, BC. As true employment consultants, they bridge industry expertise and headhunting excellence with human resource support throughout the hiring process to improve the success of a new recruit.

Since 1997, they have filled challenging positions in industries and expertise areas like sales, engineering, biotech, accounting & finance, manufacturing & operations and the non profit sector.

Each option has specific advantages and disadvantages. Which is right for your company?

Engaging a hiring process for a company of any size can be stressful. Especially for roles in specialized or highly competitive industries, or, say, pandemic economies, hiring teams and processes can encounter challenges which keep vital roles empty. For these reasons, a company’s hiring strategy is very important to the bottom lines of cost and efficiency; this is why some firms will opt to hire recruiting agencies, and others will rely on in-house recruiters. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits of Using an Internationally Networked Recruitment Firm

by Sarah Freiburger

Our Expertise:

Our firm is backed by nearly 1,500 recruiters who are specialists in their industry, who have placed those exact candidate roles time and time again. Our network gives us the edge when learning and  understanding your company’s unique requirements and enables us to match the right specialist with your distinctive needs. Our recruiters work many sub–specialties within each specific niche, and place over 50,000 executive level candidates annually.  Read the rest of this entry »

Post Lockdown: 10 Tips for Recruitment Leaders

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Don Leon, managing partner of Donald Leon Search, who has been recruiting for over twenty years. Having worked in New York City for a small boutique search firm as well as a top ten global firm, Don has partnered closely with digital technology, data and content companies for most of his career. He is actively involved in representing and recruiting for a variety of technology-related verticals and founded his own executive search firm four years ago. Don joined NPAworldwide in 2018.

As we begin to move out of our quarantined work environments and get back to some level of normalcy, it is important to consider these 10 factors as we move forward. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Reasons Why Our Recruitment Firm Will Deliver Results

by Sarah Freiburger

Our network, NPAworldwide, offers the prestige recruitment firms that belong a number of unique characteristics that define each one as a leading specialist recruitment agency.

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The Need for Business Continuity Planning to Make It Through a Pandemic

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Art Boyle, VP of Risk Management, and Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) of People 2.0’s Global Search and Recruiting Support Division. People 2.0 is a is a global provider of employer of record, agent of record,  and back-office services for recruiting and staffing firms. People 2.0 is an NPAworldwide Endorsed Program.

“He who fails to plan is planning to fail.” —Winston Churchill

Having helped organizations develop business resiliency and continuity strategies for many years, I can attest to the importance of creating a business continuity plan (BCP). A well-developed BCP can help ensure your company continues to operate near normal during times of crisis. Read the rest of this entry »

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