TEAM Collaboration or Lone Wolf? What to do in a pandemic.

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Paul Thompson, sales and marketing director at Ikiru People. Ikiru People is the leading global provider of technology to recruiting teams worldwide and the supplier behind well-known brands such as – Voyager Infinity CRM, FileFinder Executive Search Software, ISV.Online – the skills assessment and training software and GatedTalent – the platform connecting senior-level executives with executive recruiters around the world.

2020. What a year, eh!

We’re only a few short months away from entering a new year but the pandemic remains an insidious part of our lives. This global calamity truly had a lot of us scrambling to understand what it meant for us and the way we work.

One big transformation it brought across the board was that we were all confined to working from home at some point this year. It’s made me reflect on whether the lone wolf recruiter has been flourishing, or floundering, and if the collaborative recruiter has been getting on better by comparison. Read the rest of this entry »


Best Practices for Recruiters Returning to Work

by Dave Nerz

We are in Michigan so maybe a bit behind others in North America and around the world, but if you are not back to your recruiting office or visiting clients, you might be soon. So here are some ideas to consider for returning to work. Read the rest of this entry »


Returning to Work After the Pandemic

by Veronica Blatt

If you’re a business owner or manager whose team is currently working remotely, have you started to think about what returning to work will look like? You will need to have a plan in place to ensure worker safety, even in an office environment. This will be true whether you own a building or rent space. Some things you may need to consider in your plan:

Maintaining social distancing in your office

Those in an open floor plan will need to create physical separation between work spaces. Ideas include moving work stations farther apart (if feasible), installing “sneeze guards” or other barriers, and working in shifts. This could mean some people work from home while others work from the office. It could mean having people working at different times of the day. Read the rest of this entry »


Recruiters: Especially Now, Be the Adult in the Room

by Dave Nerz

Stress can affect the office or workplace, even when it is virtual, as well as influence relationships with co-workers, subordinates, clients and contacts. Something as far-reaching and serious as Covid-19 has raised the stakes to new levels. So now is the time to consider the seriousness of your role in keeping things positive. I like to say, be the adult in the room! As recruiters, you have an influence on both clients and candidates. They need you to help reflect what can be, rather than fear and worry.

Make some commitments to yourself and perhaps then you can ask others to join you in this effort. Read the rest of this entry »


5 Ways To Get Ahead in Your Job Search During the Coronavirus Crisis

by Veronica Blatt

Today’s guest blogger is Fernando Ortiz-Barbachano, CEO of Barbachano International (BIP), the human capital solutions leader in Mexico, Latin America, and the USA. Barbachano International offers high-impact executive search, executive coaching, and outplacement and has been a member of NPAworldwide for more than ten years. He offers job search tips in the post below.

You might be thinking a COVID19 pandemic is the worst time to initiate a job search. After all, countless other people are in the same position as you, rushing to find a light at the end of a tunnel that wasn’t even there a few weeks ago. Read the rest of this entry »