Global Recruiting

The Top 5 Things to Do to Prevent Backdoor Hires

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Wilson Cole. He is the CEO of BackdoorHires.com 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 to prevent backdoor hires.

At some point, every staffing and recruiting firm will have to deal with the trouble of tracking backdoor hires. For those who have not encountered the term yet, backdoor hires are the candidates that a client employs without the knowledge of their staffing or recruiting company. A client does so when they believe that they do not owe a fee for certain reasons, or they just want to avoid payment. It is not ideal, but it is a reality that recruiters have to face. Read the rest of this entry »


US Wage Growth Beginning to Stabilize

by Veronica Blatt

It’s no secret that candidates have a lot of leverage in the current job market. Perhaps nowhere has that been more obvious than in the salaries candidates are able to command. In more than 25 years in the recruitment universe, I’ve never seen wage growth like this. For many years, our “bread and butter” placement activity took place at mid-level roles, with average annual salaries in the US $80K range. Salaries over US $100K annually were rare and only for senior roles. Now it seems rare to see a salary below that, and they’re for all sorts of roles in all sorts of industries. Read the rest of this entry »


Global Hiring Momentum Continues into Q2

by Veronica Blatt

ManpowerGroup has released its newest Employment Outlook Survey. Hiring momentum remains strong going into the second quarter, with a considerable increase in the employment outlook on a year-over-year basis. More than 41,000 employers in some 40 countries and territories participated in the survey. While hiring plans are robust in many sectors and geographies, large organizations (more than 250 employees) expect to add the most headcount. Quarter-over-quarter hiring activity is expected to decrease slightly. Of particular note, survey data was collected in January 2022 prior to the conflict in Ukraine. Below are some of the major highlights from this latest survey. Read the rest of this entry »


Are Your Job Postings Attracting the Right Candidates?

by Veronica Blatt

Job postings are intended to inform potential applicants of an opening and induce them to apply for it. Unfortunately, many of these fall short resulting in too few qualified applicants. There is definitely both an “art” and a “science” component to crafting compelling job postings. Here are a few tips to get you on the right path. Read the rest of this entry »


In Times of Unrest, Don’t Rest

by Liz Carey

With all the uncertainty in the world right now, it is easy to go into panic mode – from international conflicts and rising gas prices, to a lingering pandemic and supply chain issues. But seasoned recruiters who have weathered economic storms before know that it’s not time to panic, it’s time to partner and pivot.

If you are part of a recruitment network, now is the time to invest time and energy into building and further developing relationships with trading partners. You’re in this together. Your partners are a great resource – not only split-wise by providing you with candidates you may need, or job opportunities to work on, but also just as a collaborative business partner that you can brainstorm with. Read the rest of this entry »


Recruiting in a Global Community

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. Read her thoughts about the global community and collaboration among recruiters.

What an exciting time to be part of a global community of recruiters!

As we are busier than ever helping our clients identify talent, companies all over the world are hiring for positions that didn’t even exist before this pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »


Hot Jobs of 2022

by Veronica Blatt

I know, I know. Virtually every job is hot these days and I don’t know too many recruiters who aren’t scrambling to find talent. That said, some niches and roles are more in demand than others. Here is a list of hot jobs for 2022 compiled by LinkedIn. Not surprisingly, a good number of these jobs have been elevated due to the global health pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »


Spend Your Time Where the Jobs Are

by Liz Carey

One of the benefits of belonging to a global recruitment network like NPAworldwide is the ability to promote an international capability to your clients, serve your clients outside of their home markets, maximize your firm’s business opportunity by spending your time where the jobs are, and avoiding down economic situations in your home market. Here is a story about two members operating in different countries that recently completed a cross-border split.

An executive search firm based in CA was leading the search for a newly created Accounting Clerk position for her food manufacturer client to support their continued growth.

Another NPAworldwide member based in London had reached out to this firm earlier in the year after seeing them posting lots of Accounting/Finance roles to NPA’s internal job board.

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Hiring Tips for the Great Reshuffle

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 a past chairman of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors. Bill shares hiring tips below to help employers adjust to current labor market conditions.
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Optimistic Hiring Expectations for Q1 2022

by Veronica Blatt

Hiring expectations continue to improve on a global basis, according to the most recent ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. For the first time since prior to the pandemic, all 40 countries that participate in the survey report optimistic hiring conditions for the upcoming quarter compared to a year ago. In 36 of those countries, the numbers are also an improvement over the previous quarter. Read the rest of this entry »