Leveraging Social Media for Recruitment

by Liz Carey

Person holding a mobile phone with the LinkedIn social media app openRecruiters cannot deny the significance of social media when it comes to finding the right candidates for their clients. Social media is a platform that can help recruiters identify talented and skilled individuals that may not appear in their traditional search. In addition, social media can help recruiters create a powerful employer brand and deliver a personalized experience to candidates. This blog post will share some interesting tips and tricks for recruiters who want to leverage social media platforms for recruitment and make the best of their social media strategy. Read the rest of this entry »

Recruiters: Make Industry Connections and Develop a Peer Network

by Dave Nerz

Establishing and nurturing industry connections is a crucial aspect of professional growth and success. As the president of NPAworldwide, I see the value of these relationship in play on a regular basis.

Building Bridges: The Importance of Industry Connections

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected business world, establishing and maintaining industry connections is more important than ever. These connections serve as bridges that link professionals, businesses, and organizations, creating a network that extends beyond individual capabilities. Here’s why cultivating these connections is essential: Read the rest of this entry »

B2B Business Development: The Top 10 Unconventional Things You Need to Do for Success

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Tim Lane founder and director of Park Lane Recruitment based near Manchester UK.  Park Lane Recruitment is a specialist recruiting firm in the technology space with niche areas of cybersecurity, fintech, space and defense IT, as well as generic IT sales, tech and managerial.  Tim is also an NPAworldwide Board Director with responsibility for the EMEA region and a 30+ year veteran of the recruiting industry. Today Tim gives us a lighthearted look at the serious topic of business development.

Welcome to the wild, sometimes wacky, world of B2B business development! This isn’t your ordinary, dry-as-dust, business tutorial. Oh no, we’re about to dive headlong into a tongue-in-cheek guide that reveals the lighter side of building successful business relationships. From mastering the art of the ‘Zoom mullet’ to the delicate dance of the follow-up email, we’ll explore the top ten things you need to do for successful B2B business development. So buckle up, grab a notepad (and perhaps a cocktail), and prepare for an irreverent romp through the often-hilarious reality of B2B networking. After all, who said business had to be boring? Read the rest of this entry »

Legal Protections Against Backdoor Hiring

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. Read his post below to learn what to do if you’re facing backdoor hiring.

Companies strive to find the best talent to fuel their growth. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous entities resort to backdoor hiring – a practice where a third party approaches employees without the knowledge or consent of the current employer.

This act undermines the trust between employers and their workforce and poses significant legal challenges. This blog post will delve into the legal recourse available to companies facing backdoor hiring and explore the steps they can take to prevent and address such situations. Read the rest of this entry »

Best of the Independent Recruiter Blog 2023

by Veronica Blatt

We are taking a break from the blog this week and enjoying an extended holiday break. Below are the most-read posts of 2023 on the independent recruiter blog so you can catch up on your reading over the next week or so. We’ll be back with new content in early January. Thank you for your continued readership and support. Read the rest of this entry »

Improve Your Recruitment Desk with Revenue Modeling

by Veronica Blatt

Back in 2020 during the pandemic, business conditions changed rapidly for recruiters. From a screeching halt to hiring to a rapid change in attitudes about work, anyone who works a recruitment desk has had to adapt to new ways of working. We started offering a monthly webinar series to offer free training to NPAworldwide members, which has been wildly popular and continues to offer great value. Earlier this month, Barb Bruno from Good As Gold Training offered a session on subtle tweaks to business development tactics. This was a really dynamic presentation, full of practical, no-nonsense advice. I’d like to share some of my favorite tidbits: Read the rest of this entry »

New Year, New Business Plan for Recruitment Firms

by Dave Nerz

The new year is a great time to take stock of what you do successfully and what areas might need some shoring up. Here are a few things to consider in your business plan:


Make sure you have your team optimized for success. Do you have the right mix of remote work built in for yourself and staff? Remote work can be more productive than in-the-office work, but the right mix will optimize your team’s outcomes. Don’t forget rewards and incentives. Monitor successes and areas for improvement. Make sure you plan time for yourself and team members to think. Thinking is underappreciated and often not planned. Change that in 2024. Read the rest of this entry »

The Slow and Steady Rise of Interim Management Becomes a Boom

by Veronica Blatt

Our guest blogger is Andrew Thoseby of 1st Executive Pty Ltd  in Melbourne, Australia. 1st Executive is a boutique executive search, executive recruitment, interim executive and advisory firm providing custom designed people solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of industries on a local, regional, national and international basis. The firm’s recruiting activities are focused on executive, professional, technical and managerial placement for its clients. 1st Executive includes a growing interim management service in its business mix and has successfully placed interim CEOs, CFOs, sales and operational executives. Andrew is currently a member of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors.

Recruiters the world over have known about temporary staffing and contractors for many years. It is often said that a recruitment business is almost impossible to sell as a going concern unless it has regular income from temporary staffing. Around the world, this approach has received the attention of regulators in many different ways. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

9 Recruiter Resolutions for 2024

by Veronica Blatt

As we enter the New Year, it’s an excellent time for recruiters to reflect on the past year and focus on the future of their businesses. If you’re looking to take your recruitment business to the next level, then this blog post is for you. Here are 9 recruiter resolutions that you can implement to improve your business in 2024. Read the rest of this entry »

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