Global Recruiting

Writing Engaging Job Postings

by Veronica Blatt

image of laptop screen displaying job postingsRecruiters today are tasked with an increasingly difficult job: writing engaging job postings that attract the right candidates for their positions. With fierce competition for attention in the employment market, it’s essential for recruiters to craft compelling job postings that stand out from the rest. Here are some tips to help you create postings that will draw in the best talent and make your recruiting process more successful.

The most important goal of any job posting is to accurately convey the position you’re trying to fill. That means giving enough information about the role and its responsibilities so potential applicants can understand what they would be doing if they decide to apply and ultimately get hired. Be sure to include a clear job title, salary range, required experience, and qualifications. Don’t be afraid to get creative – try using language that emphasizes how this position could benefit someone professionally in terms of career growth or other advantages. Read the rest of this entry »

Recruiters Stay Positive: Job Numbers Examined

by Dave Nerz

Recruiters are all waiting for something bad to happen in the employment market. The reality is that while things are slowing down, we are not in desperate times as evidenced by the recent job numbers report.

Job openings are inherently difficult to predict. I watch the reports on a weekly and monthly basis, and I am continually surprised by how often the actual job numbers are different than what was predicted. It does seem like we are leveling off more than plunging into recession, at least in North America. Read the rest of this entry »

Time to decrease Time-to-Fill and Drive Total Profits

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Nik Rothstein. Mark is the CEO/President of Headcount Management. Besides being an NPAworldwide vendor, speaker and staffing industry advocate, Headcount currently services multiple NPAworldwide 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 very best candidates, on average, are off the market in just 10 days.

Employee turnover, low quality of talent, and constantly shrinking pipelines are all making it more challenging than ever to place high-performing candidates in key positions. Read the rest of this entry »

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Inevitably Coming to Your Candidate Submissions

by Veronica Blatt

image of employees that represent diversity, equity and inclusionOur guest blogger is Roman Duty of Recruiting Services International / RSI in Rushville, Indiana. RSI is a boutique executive search firm that celebrated 50 consecutive years of business in 2020. The firm provides highly individualized recruiting services to clients on a local, regional, and international basis. The firm’s recruiting activities are focused on high-level technical search and managerial placement in many manufacturing arenas. Read his post below about diversity, equity and inclusion data.

About a month ago, I participated in an owner’s roundtable call and as part of the agenda we discussed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). It is not a secret that corporations, from Fortune 500 companies to small privately-owned organizations are taking further initiatives to incorporate DEI into their hiring process, either voluntarily or mandated. However, several of the owners discussed openly that their clients were requiring them to submit DEI data on candidates. Specifically, clients were requiring a submission of a DEI candidate as part of a candidate slate before interviews were to be conducted. My question is, how as recruiters can we acquire this data legally? This is indeed a slippery slope. Read the rest of this entry »

Demographic Drought … Recruiters, Coach your Clients

by Dave Nerz

people dispersed across the USA to represent labor shortageThe numbers don’t lie. There are 2 job openings for every unemployed person in the US and that has been true for a few years now. Where have all the workers gone? Population growth is down, immigration is limited, labor force participation rates are approaching levels not seen since the early 1970s. Workers are opting not to work or to work reduced hours. Baby Boomer wealth is getting passed down to younger generations and they have choices. Even small impact situations, like the opioid epidemic, are taking millions of available worker roles as addicts and the loved ones that care for them are out of circulation. There is no real end in sight to this demographic drought. Read the rest of this entry »

Hiring Demand Remains Positive Despite Economic Uncertainty

by Veronica Blatt

green and blue watercolor-style world mapDespite continued fears and reports of a looming recession and persistent inflation, global hiring demand is expected to remain strong in the first quarter. This data is from the newest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. The Net Employment Outlook, which is measured by subtracting the percentage of employers who expect headcount to shrink from the percentage of employers who plan to hire, still stands at a solid +23%. This is lower on both a quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year basis but still reflects that a plurality of employers participating in this global survey do plan to hire in the next three months. In fact, of the 41 countries participating in the survey, 39 of them have positive hiring outlooks. Only Poland and Hungary anticipate a decline in payroll in this quarter. Read the rest of this entry »

Backdoor Recruitment Process

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Wilson Cole. He is the CEO of 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. Read his post below to learn how backdoor recruitment happens.

In cybersecurity, a type of malware known as a backdoor circumvents standard authentication mechanisms to gain access to a system. As a result, resources within an application, such as databases and file servers, are accessible remotely, allowing offenders the opportunity to execute commands remotely on the system and update malware.

Backdoors are installed by exploiting weak points in a web application. Since files are frequently heavily encrypted, detection is challenging after installation. Read the rest of this entry »

Accelerate Candidate Screening with AI-Enabled Recruitment

by Veronica Blatt

Today’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 to improve candidate screening using artificial intelligence.

AI-enabled candidate screening is designed to address the single most time consuming and inefficient aspect of the recruitment process. Despite technological advancements, effective candidate screening remains one of the biggest challenges for recruiters today.

Manually sorting through high volumes of applications for each open role is extremely labor intensive. Recruiters are focusing over half their time on triage. This leaves a lot of room to unintentionally overlook top applicants or miss out on strong passive candidates. Read the rest of this entry »

Demographic Impacts on the US Labor Market

by Veronica Blatt

Demographic changes over the past 50 years are having an enormous impact on the US labor market. Since the 1970s, the birth rate in the United States is too low to maintain existing population levels. As these younger people enter the workforce, there are simply not enough of them to replace existing workers who are retiring. When combined with a declining labor force participation rate, this is having a devastating impact on the labor market. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Tell-Tale Signs Yours Is a Business That Needs an EOR Partnership

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 discusses how to tell if it’s time for your business to engage in an EOR partnership.

An employer of record (EOR) is a third-party contracted to serve as a hiring entity for your business. An EOR handles several HR functions, including benefits, payroll compensations, taxes, and anything else associated with the hiring and onboarding process. Today, more companies are looking into outsourcing such duties, as it offers greater efficiency with lower expenses. Read the rest of this entry »

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