Recruiting Resources

Year-End Tasks for Small Recruitment Firms

by Veronica Blatt

It’s hard to believe we’re just 23 days away from the end of 2023. This can still be a busy time of year for small recruitment firms as there is often placement activity to complete before the holiday stretch begins in earnest. For many, this is also the end of the fiscal year, which creates a whole separate list of items for your to-do list. Here are some tasks to make sure you don’t overlook before December fades to January: Read the rest of this entry »

Professional Development for Recruiters

by Veronica Blatt

image of woman in professional development settingWith the end of the year quickly approaching, it’s a good time to start planning for professional development for recruiters in 2024. This is too often an area that gets overlooked or gets pushed lower on the priorities list. As recruitment tools and entire recruitment landscape continue to change at a breathtaking pace, it’s important to dedicate time to getting better at your craft. Here are some areas of professional development to consider: Read the rest of this entry »

3 Things You Need To Do When You Find A Backdoor Hire

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Wilson Cole. He is the CEO of 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 what to do if you discover a backdoor hire.

In the world of recruitment, finding the right candidate can be challenging and time-consuming. Hiring managers often go to great lengths to screen applicants, conduct interviews, and assess qualifications to make the best hiring decision possible.

However, there are times when companies resort to “backdoor hires” – a practice where someone is hired through informal channels or connections without going through the standard recruitment process. Read the rest of this entry »

Identifying Recruitment Competition In Your Market

by Veronica Blatt

Whether you’re opening a new venture or have an established business, it’s crucial to identify and understand the recruitment competition in your market. If you haven’t gone through this exercise, here are a few ideas to get started:

List Your Recruitment Competition

  • Make a list of all the recruitment providers in your local market.
  • If you are working in a niche or micro-niche, you’ll want to expand the previous item to include the major players within that niche.
  • Identify which of your potential clients already have in-house talent acquisition teams, as these will also serve as recruitment competition for you.
  • Include quasi-competitors like BountyJobs and other similar services.
  • Include job boards that your clients (and potential clients) may be using.

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Understanding and Reducing Employee Turnover: Recruiters’ Guide

by Liz Carey

employee entering business through revolving doorEmployee turnover is one of the biggest recruitment challenges faced by businesses. Whether it’s the entry-level workers leaving within a few months of joining or managers quitting their high-paying jobs, losing employees is an issue that affects the working, productivity, and overall health of the organization. According to data from the Society for Human Resources Management, the average cost of replacing an employee is six to nine months of that employee’s salary. Additionally, the lack of corporate knowledge and experience that accompanies the loss of employees can have a significant impact on business operations. As a recruiter, it is essential to understand the root causes of employee turnover to help clients reduce the turnover rate.

Here are five tips for recruiters to help their clients overcome the employee turnover problem:

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Insurance Considerations for Small Recruitment Firms

by Veronica Blatt

image of an insurance policy and eyeglassesSmall recruitment firms have a number of requirements at the start-up phase. Insurance is an important item for your business and one that can be easily overlooked, especially for a start-up venture that may be home based. Here is a list of some of the different types of insurance you may want (or need) to procure: Read the rest of this entry »

Starting a Recruitment Firm: Define Your Focus

by Dave Nerz

Defining your industry/segment/niche/geographic focus is a crucial step in establishing a successful recruitment business. When defining your focus, keep in mind that specialization can help you stand out in a crowded market. Clients and candidates often prefer recruiters who have in-depth knowledge of their industry or niche. Additionally, as you gain expertise in your chosen focus, you’re more likely to become the “go-to” recruiter in that area, which can lead to more referrals and business opportunities. Lastly, consider seeking guidance from business coaches or industry experts to help you refine your focus and ensure that your chosen market can support your success. Too narrow a focus limits your potential and too broad a focus might lead to a scattered and poorly delivered service to clients and candidates. Read the rest of this entry »

The Power of Expanding Your Recruiting Network

by Liz Carey

image of Earth from space showing connections of lights in different areasNetworking is crucial in the recruiting industry. Building strong relationships with candidates and clients can help you land more placements, grow your business, and stay ahead of the competition. While it’s important to focus on the quality of your existing recruiting network, expanding your network can lead to new opportunities and a wider pool of talent.

Here are six tips that can help you expand your recruiting network effectively: Read the rest of this entry »

Legal Requirements for Recruitment Firms

by Veronica Blatt

image of judge's gavel with scales of justice in the backgroundIf you’re thinking of starting your own recruitment firm, one of the areas where you need to invest in some research is employment law. It seemed like employment law was static for many years and over the past few years has been changing so much it’s hard to keep track. There are a number of legal requirements for recruitment firms; here is a partial list of some of the most important. (Disclaimer: This is NOT legal advice. Please consult an attorney who specializes in employment law.) Read the rest of this entry »

10 Tools to Find Candidates’ Contact Information

by Liz Carey

Weathered green and red toolboxesAs a recruiter, one of the most challenging aspects of your job is finding up-to-date contact information for potential candidates. You don’t want to waste your time and resources reaching out to people who aren’t interested or have already moved on. However, finding the right candidate’s information can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Here are ten resources that you can use to find candidate’s contact information, making your recruitment job easier:

1. LinkedIn: LinkedIn is one of the most popular social media platforms for professionals. It is an excellent resource for recruiters as it lists candidates’ contact information. You can also connect with potential candidates and send them direct messages. Read the rest of this entry »

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