Global Recruiting

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 »

The Case for Paying Vendors in Local Currency

by Veronica Blatt

Our guest blogger is Cheryl Girling, director of enterprise sales within Cambridge’s Global Enterprise Group. She started her career in foreign exchange to help clients protect their bottom line through currency risk management strategies and has since become a payment nerd too. Based in Montreal, Cheryl’s focus is helping clients and partners in North America scale their business for global expansion, streamline and automate their cross border payments process.

Over 14,000 global businesses trust Cambridge to power their cross-border payments, execute plans to manage their currency risk and ultimately help grow their businesses around the world. Cambridge aims to deliver unmatched service and expertise with respect to moving money globally. Utilizing a proprietary payment automation technology and currency risk mitigation solutions, Cambridge takes pride in connecting businesses large and small with the global financial markets and businesses all over the world.

Does your company often hire vendors that are based outside the US? While many of these vendors choose to issue invoices in US dollars (as currency denomination), paying them can be more complicated than one might think. Read the rest of this entry »

Breaking the Covid Interviewing Experience

by Veronica Blatt

Our guest blogger is Roman Duty of Recruiting Services International / RSI in Rushville, Indiana. RSI is a boutique executive search firm that celebrated 50 consecutive years of business in 2020. The firm provides highly individualized recruiting services to clients on a local, regional, and international basis. The firm’s recruiting activities are focused on high-level technical search and managerial placement in many manufacturing arenas.

In 2020, the recruiting industry has witnessed a record number of counteroffers, fall-offs, no-shows, and ghosting from all parties involved. Sadly, as we move past Q1 2021, COVID doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Are the masses losing common courtesy to commit to their word, or the gumption to just be forthright when they change their mind or are displeased? Perhaps the relationships that are built are just too superficial, due to the speed and ease of technology, so everyone treats each other as transactional. Fingers point both directions. Read the rest of this entry »

Q2 Hiring Activity: Continued Green Shoots

by Veronica Blatt

global payroll outlookManpower Group has released its Employment Outlook Survey for the upcoming quarter. Globally, hiring activity remains generally positive, although at a slower pace than this time a year ago. Employers in 43 countries participated in the survey, with payroll gains anticipated in 31 of those countries. Declines are expected in ten countries while two countries expect no change. More than three-quarters of employers expect pre-pandemic levels of hiring to return by the end of 2021. Some other highlights from results: Read the rest of this entry »

WFH Decisions Impact Recruiters

by Dave Nerz

While recruitment in the times of Covid is already complex, recruiters need to prepare for the months ahead. Employers will be making decisions about the need for millions of workers to continue work from home (WFH) or to move back into the office. Here are some of the issues that will influence this decision and impact the recruitment and candidate placement process for years to come. Read the rest of this entry »