What Does a Recruiter Do?

by Veronica Blatt

If you’re a job seeker who has tried unsuccessfully to work with a headhunter, you may find yourself wondering, “What does a recruiter do?” In the simplest terms, I often say that recruiters help companies find employees, they don’t help people find jobs. You may be thinking that’s the same thing, but it’s an important distinction to make because the employer (company) is paying for the recruiter’s services. And ultimately, that means the recruiter is working for the employer. Certainly during the process the recruiter is also talking with various candidates, and if the recruiter is successful, one of those candidates will be hired. But most recruiters, most of the time, are working to fill a specific opening and are only dealing with candidates who are highly qualified for that opening. Read the rest of this entry »


6 Clues to Identify a Back Door Hire

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.

The first clue can be observed in what the candidate says. When prompted to take an assignment at a company, if they respond that they previously tried to get hired there in the past but never heard back or that they receive recruiting emails from the company but never respond, those are telltale clues that a back door hire could be on the horizon. Read the rest of this entry »


Trends in the Current UK Recruitment Market

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Simon Bliss, Chairman of TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement) in the United Kingdom. TEAM is the largest independent networked group of recruitment and employment service providers in the UK. Today Simon addresses the talent shortage and other impacts on the UK recruitment market.

As we find ourselves 15 months on from the beginning of the first lockdown restrictions here in the UK, we are now starting to see the eagerly anticipated bounce within much of the recruitment sector. From my discussions with hundreds of business owners, most markets have recovered, and businesses are now experiencing levels similar to those pre-COVID with a significant volume of live roles hitting the market over the last couple of months. Read the rest of this entry »


To Disclose, Or Not To Disclose…

by Liz Carey

One of the things that recruiters find hard to let go when they first consider working with a split partner is giving up all their insider info that they have worked so hard to get… such as the name of their client. Some recruiters hold this info close to their vest, in fear of an exporter trying to go around them and contact the client directly.

But when you join a recruiting network built on trust, comprised of vetted recruiters, and backed by member-owners who all adhere to the same rules, you will find that its most successful members are ones who are completely open and transparent, because they realize the value of open and honest communication. Read the rest of this entry »


Create a Risk Management Process to Develop Organizational Resilience

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Ed McConnell with HUB International, discussing best practices for organizational resilience. HUB International provides a wide range of business and personal insurance options including liability, health, life, and more.

Typically, about 80% of small businesses in the U.S. will survive their first year, but only half of the 400,000 new businesses that open their doors annually will still be around five years later.[1]

Consider the following statistics: Read the rest of this entry »


Global Hiring to Accelerate in Q3

by Veronica Blatt

global payroll outlookManpower Group has released its global hiring survey data for the upcoming quarter. More than 45,000 employers from 43 countries participated in the survey, which seeks insight on hiring intentions for the upcoming quarter. Payroll gains are anticipated in 42 of the 43 countries represented, with the remaining country anticipating hiring to be flat. Additionally, these hiring gains are predicted to be stronger than the previous quarter. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


Learning is Crucial for the Future of Employees

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.

Everyone has always had to learn to perform their job. Throughout the industrial ages and periods of time in history. From the beginning of industry to the dawn of the internet, the latest training has helped create the best employees. You would think therefore that there was always new teaching for new periods of time.

Far from it. Read the rest of this entry »