Global Recruiting

What employers need to know about the July jobs report

by Veronica Blatt

July Jobs Report imageToday’s guest blogger is Lily Martis, Monster contributor. Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), is the global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world’s most advanced technology to help people Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network.  Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information visit

The economy added 164,000 jobs in July, while the unemployment rate held at 3.7%. Here’s what you need to know.

Employers and economists alike looked to the July jobs report to set the tone for the second half of this year—and neither were disappointed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy expanded by 164,000 jobs in July. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate remained at a low 3.7%, and average hourly wages jumped up by 8 cents, totaling $27.98. Here are the headlines from July’s report. Read the rest of this entry »

Tech Salary Trends Across the Globe

by Veronica Blatt

Hired has released its fourth annual State of Salaries report, providing tech salary trends for a variety of data points around the world. Survey data is tabulated from the Hired database and includes positions such as data scientists, software engineers, product managers, and more.

Which city is paying the highest salary for tech workers?

Tech salaries in San Francisco are the highest in the USA, for the fourth straight year. However, salaries are quickly rising in Boston and Toronto (9% increase in 2018 vs 2017). Austin, London and Washington, DC are also seeing significant salary increases. Each of those cities show an average annual tech salary increase of 6 percent. Read the rest of this entry »

Recruitment an Inch Wide and a Mile Deep

by Veronica Blatt

recruitment and talent acquisition imageThis post is from guest blogger Scott King of Kings Resources in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Scott is a longtime member of NPAworldwide and is currently serving on our board of directors. Kings Resources is a boutique recruitment firm that specializes in the placement of contract and direct-hire information technology professionals.

I was fortunate to recently attend one of NPAworldwide’s many global conferences this year. This one was a networking meeting in Porto, Portugal and it was attended by many experienced recruitment professionals from Europe, the United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Australia and Asia. Read the rest of this entry »

The Danger of Assumptions

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Laura LaBine from LaBine and Associates in the San Francisco Bay Area (USA). Laura is a member of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors, with responsibility for the network’s practice groups. LaBine and Associates is a boutique recruitment firm specializing in placing highly skilled individuals with clients in the cybersecurity, clean energy, high tech, fin-tech and other industries.

Making assumptions simply means believing things are a certain way with little or no evidence that shows you are correct. You can see at once how this can lead to terrible trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Replace NO with YES, BUT!

by Dave Nerz

In recruitment it is not always easy to get what you want or even what is needed to deliver top talent. Sometimes you just need to walk away and say NO to something that is headed the wrong way. Before sealing the deal’s fate with a NO, why not try what some refer to as the evil twin of YES, AND…try a YES, BUT.

I heard a recruiter recount a story recently in which a longtime client that had been increasingly difficult to work with asked a recruiter to do a search for a senior leadership role. The recruiter, overwhelmed with many easier-to-fulfill-upon open orders was going to say NO. A moment of inspiration hit the recruiter just before saying NO and they said, “YES, BUT I will require a search engagement fee of some proportion based on the importance of the role and time I will need to invest.” The result was an agreed YES and a retained search fee in place and working toward a filled position. Read the rest of this entry »

US Hiring Plans at a 13-Year High

by Veronica Blatt

global payroll outlookManpower Group has released the results of its Q3 Global Employment Outlook, a comprehensive survey of more than 59,000 employers in 44 countries and territories. The survey asked these employers how they expect total hiring to change for the period ending September 30th compared to the current quarter. Hiring plans across the global remain strong with increased headcount anticipated in 43 of the 44 surveyed locations. Read the rest of this entry »

Fewer on the Move…A Trend Effecting Recruitment

by Dave Nerz

While we all sweat the latest technology introduction and the onslaught of robots that are touted to replace recruiters, a more serious threat looms. In the US and globally, fewer candidates relocate or move.

In a recent HR Magazine graphic (Spring 2019 edition), there are stats on the relocation/movement of the US population. The U.S. Census Bureau has been documenting these trends since the 1940s. In the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, somewhere between 17.7% and 20.3% of the U.S. population was on the move! Since then the late 1990s the rate decreased to 16%, and in the 2000s move rates fell to just 11.9%. Read the rest of this entry »

Six Major Services Clients Expect from Recruiters

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Tim Bell, President of People 2.0’s Global Search and Recruiting Support Division. People 2.0 is a leading provider of back-office solutions for staffing and recruiting organizations, nationally and globally. People 2.0 is an NPAworldwide Endorsed Program.

Being a recruiter making a call to a client, it’s already assumed the problem you believe you can solve. Unlike other sales arenas, uncovering their problems is not what you’ll need to do. Instead, you must reveal to them the results you provide when you solve that problem. To do so, it’s necessary to appeal to what clients care about! Read the rest of this entry »

Global Payroll Growth Expected in Q2

by Veronica Blatt

global payroll outlookEach quarter, Manpower Group undertakes a comprehensive survey that asks more than 59,000 employers around the world to answer a single question: How do they anticipate total employment at their location to change in the next three months compared to the current quarter? The survey has been running for more than 55 years and is one of the comprehensive and trusted studies of global payroll. For the second quarter 2019, employers in 40 of the 44 surveyed countries are expecting to add headcount. Some highlights below: Read the rest of this entry »

Top Occupations for Recruitment. Time to Change Your Niche?

by Dave Nerz

In 2018, Manpower Group published the results of what they defined as in-demand occupations over the last 10 years. The summary was recently republished in the Spring 2019 edition of HR Magazine as an infographic.

Here are the results shared:




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