Posted by Veronica Blatt on Sep 22, 2022
Congratulations to Laura Schmieder from Premier Placement (#1315), the newest member of the NPAworldwide Hall of Fame! Laura reached the Double Platinum level of the Recruiter Achievement Status program effective August 31, 2022 - this represents a cumulative salary total of at least US $10 million over her network tenure. Learn a little bit more about Laura below:

What is your #1 tip for how to work NPAworldwide?

I sound like a worn vinyl record: Attend meetings (virtual or in person) to meet successful split partners and learn from them as well as develop relationships. Submit candidates and/or jobs to NPAmarketplace to be visible to members/recruiters as well as staff.

Do you have a favorite split story to share? 

Hands down is when Nancy Barcheski Everin literally took over my clients when I entered the hospital for major back surgery thinking I would come home in 4 – 5 days. Reality was that I was in the hospital almost two weeks, then a rehab center for almost a month THEN started chemo which resulted in more hospital stays. Nancy made sure my clients had candidates to interview and kept me informed. I did make splits with a few other NPAers but the majority were what Nancy managed. She came through as the ultimate NPA partner and I will be forever grateful. She was the #1 NPA Recruiter at the 2011 Annual Conference, I was number six!

How did you get into recruiting?

I went to no less than four employment agencies when I first moved to Allentown, PA and one hired me. I thought I would learn about jobs and employers and leave for a role that fit me but ended up starting my own firm.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

To save my youngest sister who has Stage Four metastatic breast cancer. It is awful to see a vibrant person deteriorate so quickly.

What was your favorite NPAworldwide conference? 

I don’t know if I really have a favorite…Sydney 2013 and Amsterdam 2014 were special because they were global. San Diego 2011 because I was in the Top Ten Recruiters!

What is your favorite hobby? 

Bicycling….rail trails where you don’t have to deal with cars. Exercise AND enjoying nature!