Global Recruiting

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 »

6 Clues to Identify a Back Door Hire

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.

The first clue can be observed in what the candidate says. When prompted to take an assignment at a company, if they respond that they previously tried to get hired there in the past but never heard back or that they receive recruiting emails from the company but never respond, those are telltale clues that a back door hire could be on the horizon. Read the rest of this entry »

Trends in the Current UK Recruitment Market

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Simon Bliss, Chairman of TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) in the United Kingdom. TEAM is the largest independent networked group of recruitment and employment service providers in the UK. Today Simon addresses the talent shortage and other impacts on the UK recruitment market.

As we find ourselves 15 months on from the beginning of the first lockdown restrictions here in the UK, we are now starting to see the eagerly anticipated bounce within much of the recruitment sector. From my discussions with hundreds of business owners, most markets have recovered, and businesses are now experiencing levels similar to those pre-COVID with a significant volume of live roles hitting the market over the last couple of months. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Hiring to Accelerate in Q3

by Veronica Blatt

global payroll outlookManpower Group has released its global hiring survey data for the upcoming quarter. More than 45,000 employers from 43 countries participated in the survey, which seeks insight on hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter. Payroll gains are anticipated in 42 of the 43 countries represented, with the remaining country anticipating hiring to be flat. Additionally, these hiring gains are predicted to be stronger than the previous quarter. Read the rest of this entry »

Recruitment is at a Fork in the Road

by Dave Nerz

The headline sounds like the opening line to a joke. The changes underway in recruitment styles and process are nothing to joke about. Here is what I see based on a view of recent years and daily conversations with recruiters. Read the rest of this entry »

How Cross-Border Splits Can Work

by Liz Carey

One of the benefits of an international recruiting network is the ability to work in locales that you couldn’t before, as you can rely on your global partners for help. Many recruiters who work solo or at small firms think they aren’t able to spread their wings due to the fact that all their clients and/or candidates are in one geography, or they don’t have the bandwidth or knowledge to work internationally. But NPA members have found success working globally, as they have network affiliates “on the ground” in another country that understand that country’s laws, regulations, customs, etc. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Reasons to Outsource Your Temp and Contract Placements

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s blogger is Judy Collins with Evergreen Contract Resources, which becomes the employer of record  with complete back office services.  Judy helps recruiters start and expand their temp and contract placements throughout the US. Evergreen Contract Resources is an NPAworldwide Endorsed Program.

Time, money, and risk are three key factors for recruiters to take into account when considering outsourcing their temp and contract placements. There are many opportunities in the job market to make temp and contract placements and taking full advantage can result in improvement to your bottom line. Don’t pass up these opportunities to diversify your book of business and create an additional income stream by outsourcing your temp and contract placements! Read the rest of this entry »

US Leading Economic Index Rises in April

by Veronica Blatt

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. rose in April to 113.3, a gain of 1.6 percent. This followed a March increase of 1.3 percent and a February dip of .1 percent. This welcome gain means the index has surpassed its previous peak (January 2020), which marks a complete recovery from its contraction at the beginning of the covid pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

The Value of a Global Network in Times of COVID

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.

As members of NPAworldwide, we have partners in many countries and almost 600 member-owner firms in our global network. We can collaborate on projects, share jobs and candidates and support our clients with recruitment in most locations on the globe. We also have a super-efficient team to manage the membership, branding and tech support, market information, seminars and any queries. Read the rest of this entry »

Email Safety Best Practices

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Kristina Finseth. She is the head of growth marketing at Interseller, a prospecting and outreach platform built for recruiters and sellers. Interseller has an amazing partnership with NPAworldwide, and helps multiple recruiting teams optimize workflows to engage more clients and candidates. In this blog post, Kristina provides email safety best practices for remote and distributed teams.

In light of recent events, millions of professionals have been required to take their work home instead of commuting to the office. Employers have become responsible not just for keeping the tasks of business moving, but also facilitating their employees in a brand-new remote work environment. Among the many challenges of logistics, communication, and access to work resources, one substantial challenge is email safety. Read the rest of this entry »