Global Recruiting

Saving Money on Recruitment Tools

October 18th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

I’m doing some planning for 2019 and received sticker shock when I saw a quote for services I’m going to need next year. It’s forcing me to completely rethink the way I purchase and use this particular service, as the cost is about 50% more for next year. (And last year the price went up about that same percentage from the previous year.) As we’re nearing the end of the year and recruitment agency owners are beginning to work on their 2019 budgets, you might want to take a closer look at the prices you’re paying for recruitment tools and other business services. Here are some things you might spend money on in your business, in no particular order: Read the rest of this entry »

Maintain Control in a Candidate-Driven Market

October 5th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Joe O’Connor, CEO and Co-Founder of Vizi. Instantly transform your text based job posts into visual experiences that can be shared anywhere with Vizi. Talent attraction should always be an authentic brand story that promotes opportunities instead of transactions.

A high demand for specific skills with fewer job seekers results in a candidate-driven market. While this is a plus for candidates, it can be tricky to navigate for recruiters and hiring managers. We’ve outlined ways employers can take more control when this occurs: Read the rest of this entry »

Global Hiring Steady through Q4

September 20th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

quarterly hiring outlookManpower Group has released its fourth-quarter Global Employment Outlook survey results. Overall, global hiring is expected to remain steady in the upcoming quarter. Modest job gains are expected in 43 of the 44 countries surveyed. Large hiring surges are not expected anywhere in the upcoming quarter. Tariff negotiations and other changes among global trading partners are causing some challenges for employers. Other notable highlights from the survey are noted below. Read the rest of this entry »

The Future of the Global Workforce

September 18th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

Today’s post is from Nerissa Reyes from AVANTI People Partnership International in Manila, Philippines. Nerissa is the immediate past chair of the NPAworldwide board of directors. AVANTI People Partnership provides executive search and staffing for various multinational companies across functions. In the fast-growing “business process outsourcing” arena, AVANTI provides cross-border recruitment solutions on a global scale.

During a future of work conference, we were asked this question, “If you were a car, what type of car would you be?” The answers included traditional cars from the reliable Volkswagon Beatle to the flashy Lamborghinis. The best answer was a driverless car, an UBER type…the car of the future, enabled by satellite, reducing human intervention. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Recruitment News Headlines

September 4th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

As the third quarter winds down, here are some global recruitment news headlines to start your week. Labor and skills shortages around the world are contributing to a variety of workforce changes from increased salaries to more freelancers to overall difficulty in hiring and retention. Skilled recruiters will be needed as employers are finding it increasingly difficult to find, hire, and retain the talent needed for their critical openings. Read the rest of this entry »

Phone Screen Interviews Have Changed

August 21st, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

image of phone screen interviews by videoOur guest blogger today is Michael Neece, the CEO of – the world’s most widely -used job interview prep program. Recruiters use these video programs to increase placements and save time. More than 54,000 people in 73 countries have used Interview Mastery to advance their recruiting businesses and careers. 

Traditional phone screen interviews are being invaded and replaced by the use (or misuse) of software technology. For better or worse, job applicants must now deal with technologies that further dehumanize the hiring process. As if the applicant tracking systems were not frustrating enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Recruitment News Around the World

July 24th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

I have been catching up on some recruitment news and thought I’d share some interesting headlines from around the world.

Australia: Recruitment consultants struggling to hire recruitment consultants

Recruitment consultants are emerging as one of the hardest-to-fill roles in Australia. Rapid changes in the industry combined with high turnover mean there is a growing talent shortage for recruiters. A proposal to remove recruitment consultants from the Short-Term Skilled Occupations List would make it more difficult to hire foreign recruitment consultants. Indeed has identified recruitment consultants as the 17th-hardest job to fill in Australia, and nearly half of the 20 hardest-to-fill roles remain vacant after 60 days. Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Recruitment Niche or Specialty Safe?

July 10th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

Last week I was at a conference of independent recruiters from around the world. It was a small meeting hosted by NPAworldwide in Larnaca, Cyprus but the attendees were from multiple countries including the US, Canada, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Russia, the UK, Israel, Austria and the Philippines. The speaker was well-known industry influencer and forward thinker Ian Knowlson. He can be found at Selling Success or the specific site NPAworldwide Cyprus. Read the rest of this entry »

H-1B Visa Alternatives

July 5th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Eric Snethkamp, global channels & strategic alliances manager for SafeGuard World International. For nearly a decade, organizations around the world have relied on SafeGuard World for their global HR needs, specifically around payroll and employee compliance. SafeGuard World is an Alliance Partner of NPAworldwide.

Last year, 199,000 H-1B Visa applications were submitted by US businesses seeking to bring international talent to the US. Only 85,000 visas available, and 20,000 Visas are reserved for those with Master’s Degrees.

So, what are you to do as an employer if the talent you need falls into the category of the 100,000+ unsuccessful H-1B Visa applicants? Read the rest of this entry »

Trends in Recruitment Technology

June 26th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blog is courtesy of Monster. Chris Cho, CPO at Monster, recently shared his insights with HRTalk on major trends shaping the recruitment technology landscape, employer branding and AI-powered recruitment. HRTalk is an interview series conducted by HR Technologist, the world’s leading source of HR technology news, research, and expert views. Monster is an NPAworldwide Alliance Partner.

The war for talent is raging and you might just win if you have recruitment technology by your side.

What trends have you seen in recruitment technology and how specifically is Monster reacting to them?

This is one of the tightest labor markets we’ve seen in recent years – maybe even decades. The economy is strong and employment numbers indicate consistent, solid job growth. At the same time, we’ve got mismatches between talent and openings: We see high-skill fields like healthcare and technology struggling to fill openings. And other fields where there is a surplus of talent. Read the rest of this entry »