Much has been made of the so-called Great Resignation, measured by the number of workers quitting each month. Most of these workers accept new roles, whether full-time or part-time. But one thing that isn’t getting discussed as much is the huge numbers of early retirements and how that is impacting both the labor force and the larger economy. Let’s review how a Great Retirement may be impacting the current job market. Read the rest of this entry »
The Great Resignation, or the Great Retirement?by Veronica Blatt
Review Job Postings for Bias and Exclusionary Wordsby Veronica Blatt
Recruiters need to be the instruments of change as it relates to employer position/job postings. If your employers have not yet done so, you need to suggest that hiring documents be examined to remove exclusionary words and language.
The trouble with documents like these is, sometimes, when employers try to make the document more “folksy or salesy” boundaries are crossed. Their efforts are intended to make the job and the company feel fun and approachable, but the language used can be exclusionary. The chart below will show you some real-life examples of words pulled out of job postings and advertisements in the recent past. Read the rest of this entry »
Expand Your Recruiting Reach Internationallyby Liz Carey
Many small or solo recruiting firms tend to work the specific geographic area they are located in, and don’t think they have the resources or manpower to do international recruitment. But if you are part of an international recruitment network like NPAworldwide, you have partners all over the world that can help you find top talent, screen the candidates, and manage the interview and hiring process for your clients’ international locations.
Here is a Cross-Border Recruitment success story that happened between two NPAworldwide members:
Q3 Hiring Intentions Improve Globallyby Veronica Blatt
Manpower Group’s third quarter Employment Outlook Survey shows hiring intentions improving globally by 18% over last year, and up 4% from the previous quarter. This is despite the highest talent shortage in 16 years. In fact, a full three-quarters of employers are reporting difficulty filling key roles – this is up 6% compared to last year. Large companies are feeling this pinch more acutely than smaller employers. Shifting demographics, including falling birth rates, early retirements (especially among the large Baby Boomer segment) are exacerbating the tight labor conditions. Read the rest of this entry »
Why you need Low-Code and No-Code for Recruitment Websitesby Veronica Blatt
Today’s guest blogger is Nicole Clarke. She is the co-founder of SHAZAMME, which builds and seamlessly integrates cutting edge recruitment, staffing & career websites. SHAZAMME’S marketing technology makes it easy for users to edit, manage, customize and grow their brand online.
There is a revolution in recruitment and staffing website design that is making it so simple and fast to build beautiful, integrated, SEO-optimized, highly functional and secure recruitment websites with no need for coding knowledge. It is driving innovation across the www every day for recruitment agencies who depend on their websites to drive candidate and client attraction. Read on and explore how the low-code and no-code movement is shaping modern recruitment website building for amplified success online. Read the rest of this entry »
The Top 5 Things to Do to Prevent Backdoor Hiresby 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 Stabilizeby 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 Q2by 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 Restby 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 »