Website Accessibility for Recruitment Firms

by Veronica Blatt

Woman with visual impairment using assistive technologyYesterday I was pleased to attend a webinar with Nicole Clarke and Rick Mare from Shazamme on the subject of website accessibility, which means making sure that all visitors to your site can use and engage with it regardless of disabilities, impairments or other limitations. It is an emerging area of legal importance for all website operators, as web visitors with disabilities are beginning to sue for better access. Some of the key points I took away from yesterday’s session include the following:

Voice technology has completely transformed search. With the proliferation of Siri, Alexa and other voice-activated tools, more and more users are “voice-first” searchers, regardless of disability. In addition to being a key component for accessibility, voice also helps your SEO as Google and other search engines continue to increase the focus on this behavior. All of the voice search tools use their own map tools, though, so you’ll need to submit your site to multiple map/search engines so that voice search is enabled across multiple devices and platforms. That was a big ah-ha moment for me! Read the rest of this entry »

Backdoor Recruitment Process

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 how backdoor recruitment happens.

In cybersecurity, a type of malware known as a backdoor circumvents standard authentication mechanisms to gain access to a system. As a result, resources within an application, such as databases and file servers, are accessible remotely, allowing offenders the opportunity to execute commands remotely on the system and update malware.

Backdoors are installed by exploiting weak points in a web application. Since files are frequently heavily encrypted, detection is challenging after installation. Read the rest of this entry »

Q&A with a Split Placement Network Superstar

by Liz Carey

On one of NPAworldwide’s regional calls this month, one member shared his secrets of success. He has only been in the network 1 year, but has already done 15 splits.

Here’s a quick synopsis on how membership in NPAworldwide has helped grow his business in the last 12 months:

When he started, he was a one-man operation, which is why he joined the network. Having trading partners allows you to focus on marketing and scaling up your business, because you know you have partners to help fill your clients’ roles, he said. Read the rest of this entry »

Accelerate Candidate Screening with AI-Enabled Recruitment

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Oorwin, a leading SaaS-based platform for AI-driven talent acquisition & management and recruiter productivity & effectiveness. Oorwin’s platform is used to manage your entire talent intelligence lifecycle. In this post, learn how to improve candidate screening using artificial intelligence.

AI-enabled candidate screening is designed to address the single most time consuming and inefficient aspect of the recruitment process. Despite technological advancements, effective candidate screening remains one of the biggest challenges for recruiters today.

Manually sorting through high volumes of applications for each open role is extremely labor intensive. Recruiters are focusing over half their time on triage. This leaves a lot of room to unintentionally overlook top applicants or miss out on strong passive candidates. Read the rest of this entry »

Legal Updates for Recruiters

by Veronica Blatt

NPAworldwide has been in business since 1956. During that time, there have been occasional new laws and regulations that have impacted recruitment, although the last 15-ish years have seemed fairly static in this area. All of a sudden, there are legal updates for recruiters occurring at a frequency that has many practitioners approaching them like Whac-A-Mole. If you’ve not been paying attention to the changing legal landscape, it’s time to start! This is equally true for employers as well as third-party recruitment firms. Read the rest of this entry »

Relationships Win in the Recruiting World

by Liz Carey

Recruiting is a relationship business. Having conversations and building relationships with clients, candidates, and trading partners will lead to long-lasting relationships, loyalty, and repeat business, as opposed to one-off hires.

But due to the current nature of the recruiting business and a candidate shortage, recruiters must act quickly to fill roles, and because of this, there are many recruiters who treat sourcing and recruiting as a transaction. They don’t see the big picture, the long-term view that today’s candidate may be tomorrow’s hiring manager.

But relationships still need to be cultivated through frequent communication — preferably in-person or by phone. Candidates receive so many messages through LinkedIn and emails, that it can be hard to stand out amongst the masses. Similarly, potential trading partners may receive resumes thrown at them by so many other recruiters. Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Renegotiation – Are You Ready for 2023?

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Bill Benson with WilliamCharles Search Group located in Grand Rapids, MI. WilliamCharles is an executive search and professional recruiting firm specialized in finding managerial and executive talent in finance, HR, operations, sales/marketing as well as president/CEO roles. They have a concentration of clients in Michigan but they also work across the US. Bill is a past chairman of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors. Today he discusses how “The Great Resignation” is really “The Great Renegotiation.”

Wow – loaded question? If you have been on your heels reacting to recruiting and retention challenges, you are not alone. Let’s look at six major factors as we roll into the new year. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Reasons to Offer Your Small Business Health Insurance Benefits

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is MyHealthily. NPAworldwide has partnered with MyHealthily to offer access to complete health insurance options. MyHealthily works with 130+ carriers across the United States to ensure the most plan options possible.

One of the biggest dilemmas facing small business owners today is whether to offer health insurance as an employee benefit. Each year, small businesses are faced with the task of weighing the pros and cons of offering group health insurance to their employees and themselves. “I guess because of the pandemic I have to offer insurance.” “Will this help my business?” “Can I afford to offer these benefits?” “How will this affect my bottom line?” “I don’t know anything about insurance, how would I answer my employees’ questions?” Read the rest of this entry »

Kick-Start Your Recruitment Desk in 2023!

by Veronica Blatt

Happy New Year! I hope you’ve enjoyed some downtime over the holidays and have come back to your recruitment desk recharged and ready to dive headfirst into 2023. If your motivation is lacking, or you’re struggling with some areas of focus, here are a few ideas to consider:

Revisit Your Website

When is the last time you took a critical look at your website? If it’s more than 3 years ago, it’s time to dig in now. How is your SEO working? Are you effectively using your website as a source of leads? How about blogging to build your email list? More crucially, do you know if your website is accessible to visitors with disabilities? The US Department of Justice recently affirmed that websites are “places of public accommodation” and therefore must comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anti-discrimination laws abound in other countries as well. Devote some of your recruitment desk activities to reviewing and correcting website issues to avoid legal action. Read the rest of this entry »

Recruitment Resolutions for 2023

by Liz Carey

As the year is winding down and the new year is approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you plan to set and reach your recruitment goals next year.

Here are 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters that can help up your game in 2023: Read the rest of this entry »

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