Global Recruiting

Increase Value and Protect Your Business

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Barbara Bruno. She is the President of Good as Gold Training, HR Search and Happy Candidates. Barb is recognized internationally as one of the top experts in the recruiting and talent acquisition professions.  She was selected by LinkedIn Learning to create 15 Recruiting Courses, which have had over 2 million participants worldwide. Kogan Page Publishing of London released her book “High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting” in September 2020. 

100% of Barb’s Tutor clients have increased their sales and profits. Her Tutors are now available on video and mobile devices. Later this year,  she will launch her new LMS – Learning Management System with two tutors: Add Flexible Staffing and Add Direct Hire. Barb also developed a private labeled Career Portal to help job seekers find employment, while generating passive income for her clients. For more information about her training call Jodi at 219.613.7367 or go to her website at

Throughout my entire career I have never seen the job market change so rapidly from “the sky is falling” to “more business than anyone can handle!” Many of you are hiring because you realize the revenue your business is losing by not filling a higher percentage of business written. However, as you grow and hire, protect yourself and your business. If you hire right, the person should pay for themselves within 90 days! Read the rest of this entry »

Why and When to Engage an Executive Search Firm?

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Carola Chard of CMCC in Hong Kong. CMCC was established in 2009 as a specialist recruitment firm for the apparel, footwear, toys and consumer goods industry. Since 2017 the firm has expanded to include new technologies, financial and legal appointments. Carola is currently serving on the NPAworldwide board of directors.

Even in a tight down market situation, where many face uncertainty in their business and career prospects, there is still a shortage of talent in certain sectors. Great people are always in demand, and even when unemployment rates are high, the people who are currently active job seekers in the market, may not fit the profile of the candidates you wish to employ. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Hiring Plans Rebounding to Pre-Pandemic Levels

by Veronica Blatt

Manpower Group has released its fourth quarter hiring outlook, which is largely positive. Global hiring plans are rebounding, although the talent shortage remains severe. Employers in more than 43 countries participated in the survey; all countries reporting stronger hiring plans when compared to last year. Hiring activity has increased much more rapidly than it did following the previous economic downturn. Read the rest of this entry »

Legal Compliance Tips for Recruiters and Clients

by Veronica Blatt

As part of our recent AsiaPac Virtual Conference, Jennifer Van Dale, partner of Eversheds Sutherland delivered a presentation on Leveraging Compliance to Drive Business. Jennifer heads Eversheds’ Hong Kong and Asia Pacific employment practice, representing employers and senior executives. Her practice touches on all aspects of employment work, from background checks to HR compliance issues to post-termination restraints. Read the rest of this entry »

The US Labor Shortage is Real

by Veronica Blatt

image to represent an international recruitment agencyI read a fascinating ebook, The Demographic Drought, that outlines the causes of the US labor shortage. It’s timely and relevant for recruiters, and it’s free, so please download your copy. I’ll share some of the most salient points (for me) here. It’s been very easy, and tempting, to blame COVID and various social programs for the current candidate shortage, but that is far too simplistic. As the authors point out, COVID was merely an accelerant to a problem that has literally been ~50 years in the making. Read the rest of this entry »

Recruitment Trends to Embrace

by Dave Nerz

recruitment trends artThe pandemic has changed our world. If the word pivot is not a part of your new lexicon, it should be. 2020’s challenges have impacted recruitment for years into the future. Your clients and candidates expect new and different services from you post-pandemic. Your client companies are adapting to virtual recruiting, more accepting of remote candidates, and require diversity, equity and inclusion. You must adjust and embrace these recruitment trends to grow your opportunities, develop your skills, and provide the value the market expects in a post-pandemic world. Read the rest of this entry »

For Today’s Recruitment Marketplace: Some Thoughts & Reminders

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Jim Lyons, JD, CPC of LHI Executive Search in the New York City area. LHI is an investigative executive search & research outsourcing firm covering the information technology, capital markets, private equity/venture capital, digital & social media, mobile, cloud, big data, and legal business sectors. Jim has been an NPAworldwide member since 2012 and is currently serving as the chairman-elect of the Board of Directors. Below he discusses the candidate-rich recruitment marketplace we are in.

It should come as no surprise to you that we are in a crazy SUPER CANDIDATE’S MARKETPLACE.

Today’s recruitment marketplace no longer distinguishes between “passive candidates” or “candidates in the market.” Top talent, whatever the source, is the order of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Placement Activity Hot Globally

by Veronica Blatt

Placement activity is hot globally among NPAworldwide members this year. With an extreme talent shortage, candidates are in charge. Salaries are increasing rapidly, with salaries above US $100K per year up roughly one-third compared to last year. Not only that, this salary level is now the leading sector for split placements this year. The largest fee shared so far this year is a whopping US $125K, which is at least partly due to a very high salary. Read the rest of this entry »

PEO vs. EOR: Learn to Stop Worrying About Compliance and Love Growing Your Business

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Michele Medley. She manages all client engagement for Headcount Management, a global leader in back-office solutions for staffing agencies. Services include Employer of Record (EOR), Agent of Record (AOR), IC compliance, payroll funding/processing, workforce deployment, global expansion, administrative outsourcing, workers compensation, GL insurance, HR support, risk management, and more. Headcount has been helping recruiters and staffing firms make contract hires since 2008 in all 50 states.

Mitigating risk, remaining compliant, and paying employees are all top concerns for business owners across every vertical. No matter the organization’s size and scope, entrepreneurs often assume they must manage essential employee functions such as human resources and payroll internally. However, they quickly recognize that maintaining accurate and efficient payroll and HR functions is far more complex than anticipated. Read the rest of this entry »

Be a Consultant, Not an Order-Taker

by Dave Nerz

Much of what you will read here is easy to say and so much harder to do. I realize that. But to be successful over the long-term, you will need to take this kind of action more often than perhaps you would like. My message, stop being an ORDER TAKER and be a CONSULTANT to your clients. Read the rest of this entry »