Global Recruiting

Is Candidate Ghosting Damaging Your Candidate Experience?

by Veronica Blatt

image of candidate ghostingToday’s guest blog is from People 2.0, a leading provider of back-office solutions for staffing and recruiting organizations, nationally and globally. We offer a variety of support services, including payrolling, payroll funding, risk management, etc., and serve as a strategic resource in helping you efficiently and profitably place talent. www.people20.com

Ghosting: You say you’ll call, but you never do…

You might be doing your candidates, your clients, and your recruiting firm a disservice by ghosting job applicants. If you’ve never heard of this term, it means that you’ve effectively gone radio silent on an applicant without explanation. This can happen after exchanging emails or LinkedIn messages, after initial phone interviews, or after a lengthy interview process. Read the rest of this entry »


Contingency Recruitment vs. Other Models

by Veronica Blatt

Contingency recruitment has long been the dominant pricing model in our industry. If you’re not familiar with that phrase, it means that the recruiter doesn’t get paid until a candidate gets hired. This has generally been pitched as being low-risk for the employer client: they don’t spend any money until they make a hire. On the flip side, I believe there is a common understanding that contingent recruiters may work harder – after all, they work for free unless a placement is made. But is this really the best business model for either clients or recruiters? What other options exist? Read the rest of this entry »


How Collaboration Will Save Us

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 on how collaboration makes the world smaller below.

The pandemic has changed the world. This virus is the one thing that we all share in common, no matter where you live in the world, or the color of your skin, whatever your gender…..the virus has affected all of our lives in some way. I’ve been interviewing candidates all over the world, and it’s the unified theme in all of our conversations: “Are you okay, and is your family okay?”

Everyone now knows what Zoom is, and some say that TikTok is a verb. (i.e., “In our house, we like to TikTok for at least an hour at the end of the day.”) Our need to connect has influenced our engagement with technology more than ever. Read the rest of this entry »


Employers Make Global Expansion Mistakes. Recruiters Can Help.

by Dave Nerz

global placement activityAccording to Globalization Partners, a company that provides in-country payroll in 187 countries around the world, there are 10 mistakes commonly made during a company’s global expansion.

The list of mistakes reads like this: Read the rest of this entry »


Are the Times A-Changin’?

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Paulette Steele with Real Resumes located in Queensland, Australia. Real Resumes is educating people from beginning to end on getting a job.  Short videos cover all aspects including: where to look for a job, writing effective resumes, researching and preparing for the interview, and most importantly, mastering the interview itself. Paulette has 15 years of recruitment experience and a vast career in various industries. She writes about toxic employees below.

Bob Dylan, one of the great songwriters of our time, wrote the song The Times They Are A-Changin in 1963 when indeed the world was going through massive changes. 2020 has been one of those years too and some things will need to change going forward. Now is the time to look ahead to see what you can do differently and not bury your head in the sand and see this year simply as a glitch. Read the rest of this entry »


Payroll Increases Expected in Q1

by Veronica Blatt

global payroll outlookThe Q1 2021 edition of Manpower Group’s Employment Outlook has been released. Employers in 34 of the 43 surveyed countries expect payroll increases in the upcoming quarter. The hiring outlook is stronger on a quarter-over-quarter basis in 32 of those countries, while weaker on a year-over-year basis in 33 locations. This is in line with the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 and the gradual return to a stronger marketplace. Here are some highlights from each of the geographic areas studied as part of the survey: Read the rest of this entry »


Let’s take a step back, to take two forward! Understanding Artificial Intelligence

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Gareth Christian – Lim, CEO and Founder of Recii. Gareth has over 15 years experience across web and software with a focus on Artificial Intelligence, Voice Commerce, Voice Biometrics and Blockchain. Gareth has successfully developed the architecture for two online recruitment platforms and founded Recii to combine his passion for voice technology with his expertise in online recruitment. Recii is an AI-driven candidate engagement platform that optimises how you screen new applicants and reengage an inactive talent pool.

We all know the world of artificial intelligence is evolving but, what does it actually mean to our lives and our businesses?

We’ve become familiar with a narrative around AI threatening jobs, how super intelligence could be a potential danger to humanity and ultimately, how the world of AI is a long way off for the majority… Read the rest of this entry »


[ Collection Specialist ] Why Recruitment Agencies Need It

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.

More times than not, a client will pay the staffing agency after they place an employee without any issues. Staffing agencies do, or really should do, most of the hard work in the beginning by drawing up a contract on how much the client will pay before entering into a business relationship. After a placement has been made, the client will pay the agreed amount and both companies will move on in their relationship. A collection specialist will oversee these transactions just as an added precaution to make sure there are no issues. As I said, more times than not a collection specialist will really just oversee and manage payments. The reason it is necessary to have a specifically trained collection specialist in your agency is for the few times that a client does not follow the agreed process, and this can present in a number of ways. You need to be prepared for every possibility. Read the rest of this entry »


Women in the Workforce

by Veronica Blatt

While there have been some employment gains, and hiring outlooks are cautiously optimistic for the fourth quarter, one U.S. demographic segment is definitely not rebounding as quickly. Women in the workforce are facing unique challenges primarily due to changes in childcare and schooling. Last month, 865,000 women LEFT the workforce. That is FOUR TIMES as many men who dropped out during the same time. Even worse, many of these departures come in jobs and industries that are part of “critical infrastructure” work and are over-represented  by women. In 2019, women made up more than half of the laborforce. There aren’t enough men to fill the gap. Read the rest of this entry »


Be Curious, Not Judgmental

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Paulette Steele with Real Resumes located in Queensland, Australia. Real Resumes is educating people from beginning to end on getting a job.  Short videos cover all aspects including: where to look for a job, writing effective resumes, researching and preparing for the interview, and most importantly, mastering the interview itself. Paulette has 15 years of recruitment experience and a vast career in various industries. She writes below about the need for recruiters to evaluate thoroughly, but resist the tendency to judge a candidate on the wrong criteria.

Why is it that as humans we tend to judge people too quickly by their looks or words? As actor Michael J. Fox said, “The least amount of judging we can do, the better off we are.” Read the rest of this entry »