Virtual Global Conference is Happening! Jason Elias 2021-02-25 05:00:00Z 0 From the Chair,Meetings & Events
Finding Information on NPA Central Veronica Blatt 2021-02-25 05:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips

Exploring New Opportunities

Posted by Nicky P. Anderson on Feb 25, 2021
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Dear Nicky,

Thought I would share a pro tip I learned this week. I logged into a practice group call, not in my niche, and wow, I was impressed! My own narrow niche has been slow. I was surprised to hear from so many partners - some had jobs that were niche-focused and others had jobs from A-Z within a company. What I learned was that it's valuable to mix it up from time to time and find out what is happening in other sectors. It's easy to think that *everything* is slow when you are so focused on your own niche. Looking at a broader picture showed me there is plenty of work to be had. It was an eye-opener for me.

Mixing It Up in Minden
 
 

Exploring New Opportunities Nicky P. Anderson 2021-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
Money Letter - January 2021 2021-02-25 05:00:00Z 0 Money Letter

President's Update:  Business Barometer

Posted by Dave Nerz on Feb 23, 2021
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Thanks to all that participated in the Business Barometer Survey this year! You delivered in record numbers (more than 120) and it is appreciated. Here is the summary we will be sending out via press release.
 
 
President's Update: Business Barometer Dave Nerz 2021-02-23 05:00:00Z 0
Membership Updates 2021-02-19 Liz Carey 2021-02-19 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Jobs You Need Help On!! Marcia Bateman 2021-02-16 05:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
Membership Updates 2021-02-12 Liz Carey 2021-02-12 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
And the winners are... Jason Elias 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 6 Awards,From the Chair
Placement Results through January 31, 2021 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 Awards,Placement Results
Matchmaker Default Currency Veronica Blatt 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 Matchmaker Tips & Information,Technology Tips
The Achievers - through January 31, 2021 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 Awards
2021 Virtual Global Conference Veronica Blatt 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 4 Meetings & Events
Shifting Your Business Focus Nicky P. Anderson 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
Recruiter Achievement Status - January 2021 Veronica Blatt 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 0 Awards,Recruiter Achievement Status
Joanne Brunner - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2021-02-10 05:00:00Z 3 Cause for Applause
Membership Updates 2021-02-05 Liz Carey 2021-02-05 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
First Placement by Ed Danneberg Liz Carey 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Donna Byrd Liz Carey 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Anna Nicholson and Carrie Thomas Liz Carey 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Maria Markowski Liz Carey 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Herrth International Liz Carey 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Onyx Staffing LLC Liz Carey 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - February 2021 Liz Carey 2021-02-04 05:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Positive.  Marcia Bateman 2021-01-29 05:00:00Z 0 Marica's Musing
Membership Updates 2021-01-29 Liz Carey 2021-01-29 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
US DOJ Brings First Criminal "No-Poach" Charge Veronica Blatt 2021-01-29 05:00:00Z 0 Legal

New Safe Sender Email Address

Posted by Veronica Blatt on Jan 28, 2021
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You are likely aware that we migrated to a new provider for NPA Central back in August 2020, but you may not be aware that you should set up a new safe sender to help ensure email delivery.

New Safe Sender Email Address Veronica Blatt 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips

The Customer is Always Right?

Posted by Jason Elias on Jan 28, 2021
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There is an old saying that, “the customer is always right,” However, after many years in recruitment I am sure that you will agree with me that this is not always the case.

The Customer is Always Right? Jason Elias 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
AK Menon Recognized as Top HR Influencer 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 3 Kudos,Member Engagement
Money Letter - December 2020 2021-01-28 05:00:00Z 0 Money Letter
Membership Updates 2021-01-22 Liz Carey 2021-01-22 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Membership Updates 2021-01-15 Liz Carey 2021-01-15 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Placement Results through December 31, 2020 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 1 Awards,Placement Results
Condolences Offered 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 2 Information from NPAworldwide Staff
End-of-Life Software Products Veronica Blatt 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
Money Letter - November 2020 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0 Money Letter
The Achievers - through December 31, 2020 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 0 Awards
Recruiter Achievement Status - December 2020 Veronica Blatt 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 2 Awards

Happy New Year!

Posted by Jason Elias on Jan 14, 2021
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Greetings Fellow Members,

Let me start by wishing everyone a happy new year. The year that has passed presented challenges to many of us personally and professionally. Many of you may be reading this from lockdowns or have been affected by the pandemic personally or your businesses. Many of you will be aware that we lost Fran Weirnusz to covid last year. Fran was a great contributor to the network and a wonderful character who will be missed by all. I hope the year ahead will bring better fortune to us all across the globe.

Happy New Year! Jason Elias 2021-01-14 05:00:00Z 1 From the Chair
First Placement by NDT Resources Liz Carey 2021-01-11 05:00:00Z 1 First Placement
Membership Updates 2021-01-08 Liz Carey 2021-01-08 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - January 2021 Liz Carey 2021-01-07 05:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
First Placement by Ken McConnell Liz Carey 2021-01-06 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Adilstone Group Liz Carey 2021-01-06 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Talinger Limited Liz Carey 2021-01-06 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
How to Write A Compelling Job Order  Marcia Bateman 2021-01-05 05:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
With Sadness Veronica Blatt 2020-12-21 05:00:00Z 0 Information from NPAworldwide Staff

Be The Good
 

I read an article that said people need to “Be the good”. That really resonates with me as I see that among members all the time. I think that there are members out there that like to be the good and help others along the way.
Be The Good  Marcia Bateman 2020-12-21 05:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
Membership Updates 2020-12-18 Liz Carey 2020-12-18 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Membership Updates 2020-12-11 Liz Carey 2020-12-11 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
The Achievers - through November 30, 2020 2020-12-10 05:00:00Z 0 Awards
Exciting New Initiatives Coming in 2021! Pam Robison 2020-12-10 05:00:00Z 2 Member Engagement
Recruiter Achievement Status - November 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-12-10 05:00:00Z 0 Awards
Upcoming Holiday Hours Veronica Blatt 2020-12-10 05:00:00Z 0 Information from NPAworldwide Staff
Monthly Placement Results through November 30, 2020 2020-12-09 05:00:00Z 0 Awards,Placement Results
NY City Human Rights Laws and Recruitment Dave Nerz 2020-12-09 05:00:00Z 1 Legal,President's Update

Award Nominations Sought

Posted by Jason Elias on Dec 08, 2020
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Bryan Ferry said it best with his immortal line, "Come on come on, let's stick together." If the global pandemic (which, at time of writing this, just surpassed 60 million cases) has taught us anything it is that we need to stick together.

 
 
Award Nominations Sought Jason Elias 2020-12-08 05:00:00Z 1 Awards,From the Chair
Membership Updates 2020-12-04 Liz Carey 2020-12-04 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Update Your ZOOM (Latest Version Available) Kelsea Bischoff 2020-12-04 05:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - December 2020 Liz Carey 2020-12-02 05:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
First Placement by Pinnacle Search International Liz Carey 2020-12-02 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Hitech People Liz Carey 2020-12-02 05:00:00Z 1 First Placement
First Placement by Talent Match Recruitment Liz Carey 2020-12-02 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
Removing Bad Emails from Outlook Autocomplete Veronica Blatt 2020-12-01 05:00:00Z 1 Technology Tips
Great Marketing About NPAworldwide! Veronica Blatt 2020-11-25 05:00:00Z 1 Information from NPAworldwide Staff,Marketing
Using the NPA Central Communication Tab Veronica Blatt 2020-11-25 05:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
Money Letter - October 2020 2020-11-25 05:00:00Z 0 Money Letter

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Jason Elias on Nov 25, 2020
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all those who celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia - on account of not having Pilgrims. The British preferred to send their convicts downunder.

 

Happy Thanksgiving! Jason Elias 2020-11-25 05:00:00Z 2 From the Chair
NPA HQ - Holiday Hours Veronica Blatt 2020-11-23 05:00:00Z 0 Information from NPAworldwide Staff
Membership Updates 2020-11-20 Liz Carey 2020-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Attitude is Everything  Marcia Bateman 2020-11-18 05:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
Membership Updates 2020-11-13 Liz Carey 2020-11-13 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates

Update on Ft. Worth Global Conference

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The future of face-to-face meetings around the world is unknown. We all long for the opportunity to meet with friends, family and business associates as we once did. While we are unsure of when travel will return to pre-Covid levels, we are planning for that day. Certainly the discovery of an effective vaccine will allow the world some increased comfort and perhaps the ability to travel and meet again.  Let’s hope the vaccine arrives sooner rather than later and is both safe and effective.  
 
 

Update on Ft. Worth Global Conference Dave Nerz 2020-11-12 05:00:00Z 3 Meetings & Events,President's Update
The Achievers - through October 31, 2020 2020-11-12 05:00:00Z 0 Awards
Advice from Exporters Nicky P. Anderson 2020-11-12 05:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
Recruiter Achievement Status - October 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-11-12 05:00:00Z 0 Awards
Participation Marcia Bateman 2020-11-12 05:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - November 2020 Liz Carey 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
First Placement by Ariel Grossman Liz Carey 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Gruen Search Consultants and Jazmine Belardo Liz Carey 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Engage Transform Liz Carey 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Asquith Workforce Liz Carey 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Kyle Moody Liz Carey 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Hire Quality Strategies Liz Carey 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by OdaRecruit Liz Carey 2020-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
Membership Updates 2020-11-06 Liz Carey 2020-11-06 05:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Monthly Placement Results through October 31, 2020 2020-11-05 05:00:00Z 0 Awards,Placement Results
Membership Updates 2020-10-30 Liz Carey 2020-10-30 04:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
November 11th - Last Jon Bartos Session of 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-10-22 04:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information
With Sadness Veronica Blatt 2020-10-22 04:00:00Z 4 Information from NPAworldwide Staff

Is This A Split? Working Job Orders in NPAworldwide

Posted by Laura Schmieder on Oct 22, 2020
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Today's discussion revolves around obtaining job orders and when a split is due to your partner. In our first case, which is the correct answer?

Agency A sends or discusses a job order with Agency B. B takes no action. Subsequently B discovers the job order independently through normal marketing efforts and makes a placement.

A. This is NOT a split placement, as long   as, B did not use any information provided by A to acquire the job order.

B. This IS a split placement since A initially informed B regardless.

C. Neither A or B

Is This A Split? Working Job Orders in NPAworldwide Laura Schmieder 2020-10-22 04:00:00Z 0 Did You Know
Matchmaker Chat Status Message Veronica Blatt 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 0 Matchmaker Tips & Information,Technology Tips

Talking to Clients About NPAworldwide

Posted by Nicky P. Anderson on Oct 21, 2020
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Dear Nicky,

It is tough sometimes to explain to your clients that you work with NPAworldwide partners and why timely feedback is essential. It is not their reputation on the line with NPA partners, it is mine. Any ideas to help drive this point home?

Waiting in Wayland
 
 

Talking to Clients About NPAworldwide Nicky P. Anderson 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
Recruitment Reflections Jason Elias 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 1 From the Chair
Money Letter - September 2020 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 1 Money Letter
Your Participation in The Network Matters  Marcia Bateman 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
Membership Updates 2020-10-16 Liz Carey 2020-10-16 04:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Membership Updates 2020-10-09 Liz Carey 2020-10-09 04:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Monthly Placement Results through September 30, 2020 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 0 Awards,Placement Results
How to Register for Practice Group Calls Nicky P. Anderson 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 1 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
The Achievers - through September 30, 2020 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 0 Awards
Recruiter Achievement Status - September 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 0 Awards
UPCOMING! AsiaPac Virtual Conference Veronica Blatt 2020-10-08 04:00:00Z 3 Meetings & Events
Candidate Registration on the Job Board Veronica Blatt 2020-10-05 04:00:00Z 1 Matchmaker Tips & Information,Technology Tips
NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - October 2020 Liz Carey 2020-10-01 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - September 2020 Liz Carey 2020-10-01 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
Juhi Tandon - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2020-09-30 04:00:00Z 3 Cause for Applause
2020 The Strangest of Years Marcia Bateman 2020-09-29 04:00:00Z 1 Marcia's Musings
Community Service Award Nominations Dave Nerz 2020-09-25 04:00:00Z 0 Awards,President's Update
Membership Updates 2020-09-25 Liz Carey 2020-09-25 04:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Act Fast! Free Recruitment Training Friday, September 25th Veronica Blatt 2020-09-24 04:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information,Training
Mental Health In Recruitment Dave Nerz 2020-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Adding New Recruiters Nicky P. Anderson 2020-09-24 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
Check Your Search Alerts! Christine Paull 2020-09-24 04:00:00Z 0 Matchmaker Tips & Information,Technology Tips
What's Your USP? Jason Elias 2020-09-24 04:00:00Z 1 From the Chair
First Placement by BluZinc Liz Carey 2020-09-24 04:00:00Z 1 First Placement
First Placement by Kanika Uniyal Liz Carey 2020-09-23 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
Double Placement for Professional Recruiting Solutions and Perfect Fit Placement Liz Carey 2020-09-23 04:00:00Z 1
Money Letter - August 2020 2020-09-23 04:00:00Z 1 Money Letter
First Placement by OdaRecruit Liz Carey 2020-09-23 04:00:00Z 2 First Placement
First Placement by The Bontempo Group Liz Carey 2020-09-23 04:00:00Z 1 First Placement
Membership Updates 2020-09-18 Liz Carey 2020-09-18 04:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Membership Updates 2020-09-11 Liz Carey 2020-09-11 04:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Monthly Placement Results through August 31, 2020 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 Awards,Placement Results

NPAworldwide Dispute Resolution Process

Posted by Laura Schmieder on Sep 10, 2020
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The NPAworldwide mission statement emphasizes that we value professionalism, honesty and integrity, knowledge, and teamwork. Ethics are important to our membership.

As always, consider how would YOU like to be treated if you were on the other end. Put yourself in the reverse position before you decide your course of action.  

NPAworldwide Dispute Resolution Process Laura Schmieder 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 Did You Know
Adding New Recruiters Veronica Blatt 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
First Placements by CareerRockstars and Arcarius Group Liz Carey 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by Heather Douglass Liz Carey 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 2 First Placement
First Placement by HC-Resource Liz Carey 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placements by Proconnx and Brent Barth Liz Carey 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placement by The Career Source, LLC Liz Carey 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 1 First Placement
The Achievers - through August 31, 2020 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 Awards
First Placement by Targeted HR Consulting Liz Carey 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement

Owner Responsibilities in NPAworldwide

Posted by Jason Elias on Sep 10, 2020
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It is now over 20 years since I last practised law and so I am a bit rusty. One of the concepts that I still recall from contract law is the "Indoor Management rule." An outsider dealing with a company should be able to make certain assumptions about the regularity of the internal affairs of the company. This provides certainty to people dealing with a company that they cannot just say, "Oh sorry, Donny wasn't authorised to do that."

Owner Responsibilities in NPAworldwide Jason Elias 2020-09-10 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
Recruiter Achievement Status - August 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-09-09 04:00:00Z 0 Awards
Roxayne West - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2020-09-09 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause
President's Update: Global Conference Update Dave Nerz 2020-09-08 04:00:00Z 2
First Placement by Jody Davis and Associates Liz Carey 2020-09-02 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
New Marketing Video 2020-09-01 04:00:00Z 1 Marketing Video
Recruiter Wand Dave Nerz 2020-09-01 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
And the Winner Is... 2020-09-01 04:00:00Z 2 Information from NPAworldwide Staff
NPAworldwide as a Client Benefit/Pricing Lever  Dave Nerz 2020-09-01 04:00:00Z 0 NPAworldwide Value,President's Update
Membership Updates 2020-08-28 Liz Carey 2020-08-28 04:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Adding Contract Jobs to Matchmaker 2020-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
Time Zones on Calendar Events Nicky P. Anderson 2020-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
Money Letter - July 2020 2020-08-27 04:00:00Z 1 Money Letter

Supporting Each Other

Posted by Jason Elias on Aug 26, 2020
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In a year of tragedies from massive bush fires, devastating floods and the insipid coronavirus pandemic, this one really hit home. Our dear friend and trusted trading partner Moshe Goldberg of Allegro Recruitment Consulting sadly passed away this week after a brave battle with cancer.

Supporting Each Other Jason Elias 2020-08-26 04:00:00Z 3 From the Chair
Using the SPIN Sales Methodology to Acquire New Recruitment Clients Jim Lyons JD, CPC 2020-08-26 04:00:00Z 0 Training
NPAworldwide Holiday Hours 2020-08-26 04:00:00Z 0 Information from NPAworldwide Staff
Membership Updates 2020-08-21 Liz Carey 2020-08-21 04:00:00Z 0 Membership Updates
Monthly Placement Results through July 31, 2020 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 1 Awards,Placement Results

How to use Constant Contact to Keep in Touch with Your Prospects

Posted by Hugh Morris on Aug 20, 2020

While we are waiting for job orders to pick up this fall, you can use Constant Contact to keep in touch with your prospects. It is an email marketing program that is simple to use and inexpensive. All you need to do is create an Excel spreadsheet with the email addresses that you have in your files for prospects you haven’t been in touch with for a while.

How to use Constant Contact to Keep in Touch with Your Prospects Hugh Morris 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 1 Technology Tips
Go Fast or Go Far Marcia Bateman 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
Speaker's Corner with Rod Hore Parvathy Krishnan 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 0 Speaker's Corner
Edouard Thoumyre - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause
Melanie Johnson - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause
Fintech's Future for IT Recruitment Michael Yahkind 2020-08-20 04:00:00Z 1 Industry News and Information
Using the New NPA Central Nicky P. Anderson 2020-08-19 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson

Confession

Posted by Jason Elias on Aug 19, 2020

I have a small confession to make and there is no better forum than the Vignette. I have a secret love: gadgets. I could spend hours in a Brookstone and the Sharper Image (musical cake knife anyone?).

Confession Jason Elias 2020-08-19 04:00:00Z 2 From the Chair
Recruiter Achievement Status - July 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-08-19 04:00:00Z 0 Awards
2020 Firm and Recruiter Awards Criteria 2020-08-19 04:00:00Z 0 Awards
How to Bookmark Webpages on Any Browser Veronica Blatt 2020-08-19 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
First Placement by HK Tech Liz Carey 2020-08-17 04:00:00Z 1 First Placement
Speaker's Corner Recording Links Veronica Blatt 2020-08-10 04:00:00Z 0 Speaker's Corner
First Placement by Jelly Bean Green Liz Carey 2020-08-07 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - August 2020 Liz Carey 2020-08-04 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
First Placement by IXP Technical Liz Carey 2020-08-04 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
First Placements by Global Expat Recruiting and Elitez Pte Ltd Liz Carey 2020-08-04 04:00:00Z 1 First Placement
First Placement by Kensington Executive Ltd Liz Carey 2020-08-04 04:00:00Z 1 First Placement
Mark Shemroske - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2020-07-31 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause
First Placement by Arisoft Group Liz Carey 2020-07-30 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
Branding Yourself In NPA Marcia Bateman 2020-07-29 04:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
Free Software Marcia Bateman 2020-07-29 04:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
Feedback Matters Marcia Bateman 2020-07-29 04:00:00Z 1 Marcia's Musings
Trusting is Sharing, and Sharing Produces Results. Marcia Bateman 2020-07-29 04:00:00Z 0 Marcia's Musings
Interview Tools for Pandemic Times...a free trial for NPA Members Dave Nerz 2020-07-28 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update

Are You Being a Good Exporter?

Posted by Nicky P. Anderson
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Dear Nicky,

I sent a couple of candidate resumes to a trading partner a few days ago. The partner told me they were going to pass on the candidate because there wasn't enough detail provided. The resume is great. What am I missing?

Sharing in Shingleton


 

Are You Being a Good Exporter? Nicky P. Anderson 2020-07-24 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
Laws for Recruiters to Know Dave Nerz 2020-07-24 04:00:00Z 0 Legal,President's Update

Be Kind to Your Future Self

Hope you are safe and well. Recently I had a really interesting conversation with a psychologist friend on procrastination. We were discussing why some people (like me) too often leave tasks (eg proposals and reports) to the last minute. A fast-approaching deadline makes matters more stressful and rarely leads to better results. We discussed a strategy of doing smaller tasks regularly and then rewarding yourself when the job is done early, eg taking time off. He described this as “being kind to your future self.” This really resonated  with me - not in an altruistic “do-goody“ way but a practical one where there is clear self-benefit.
 

Be Kind to Your Future Self Jason Elias 2020-07-22 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair

Former Recruiter - week ending July 2, 2020

Members are reminded to contact NPAworldwide Headquarters regarding any pending placement activity with former recruiters. Brokerage is still due on all placements made with any member's former recruiters for a period of one year following termination.

Former Recruiter - week ending July 2, 2020 2020-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Membership Status Changes - week ending July 2, 2020 2020-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
New Memberships - week ending July 2, 2020 2020-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
New Applications - week ending July 2, 2020 2020-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Increase your market share and do more business right now – brand new, free toolkit available now for NPAworldwide members Veronica Blatt 2020-07-09 04:00:00Z 0 Deals and Discounts
Everyone Benefits from Collaboration Jason Elias 2020-07-09 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
First Placement by SmartHire Liz Carey 2020-07-09 04:00:00Z 2 First Placement

Too Many Unqualified Candidates

Dear Nicky,

I was on a Practice Group call the other day and mentioned a job I have that is not posted to Matchmaker. I did not post as I don’t want to get inundated with candidates that are not a fit. A member on the call mentioned that is not a best practice and to set expectations upfront.

Too Many Candidates in Tilden

Too Many Unqualified Candidates Nicky P. Anderson 2020-07-08 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
Recruiter Achievement Status - June 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-07-08 04:00:00Z 0 Recruiter Achievement Status
New Locations for Job Searches & Alerts Veronica Blatt 2020-07-06 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - July 2020 Liz Carey 2020-07-01 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries

Zooming Your Browser In/Out

If you have your browser set at higher than 100% ("zooming in"), you may notice some fields or features of Matchmaker don't work correctly or aren't visible to you. For example, if you set your browser to 200% size, the Matchmaker drop-down menus for Partners, Candidates, Jobs and Splits will stop working - this is true in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. Zooming "out" to something less than 200% will restore the menu functionality.

Zooming Your Browser In/Out 2020-06-25 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips

Make Your Resume Parse-able

Custom fonts, logos, and graphic images on your resume may make you feel smart and unique. The bad news…the machines reading your resume don’t like what you have done. Special features in a resume can confuse the parsing software and do not allow the data to be properly extracted or read from your document. Avoid non-standard designs, colors, and charts on your resume.

    Make Your Resume Parse-able 2020-06-25 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips

    Developing a New Niche

    Dear Nicky,

    My business has been tied closely to the oil and gas sector for a long time. As you can imagine, with oil prices so low I started to feel the hurt, then COVID-19 happened and things went from bad to worse. I hear from others that you can “re-invent” yourself with NPAworldwide; you can go after more business, new business, international business, or even work with others on their jobs. Can you tell me where to start?

    Branching Out in Branch County

    Developing a New Niche Nicky P. Anderson 2020-06-25 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    What About Bounty Jobs or Similar Services? Laura Schmieder 2020-06-25 04:00:00Z 0 Did You Know

    Reach Out and Touch Someone

    What if I told you that I could get you one warm call with a potential client a week? A client that loves recruiters, a client that is happy to pay your fees; a client who will appreciate you working with them?

    Sounds good? Well that is one of the key benefits of our network. Everyone accepted wants to split with you. They hopefully love recruiters (given that’s what they are), they are happy to pay your fees as you are helping them make a placement that would otherwise not have happened and they appreciate you as you have either made their client / candidate happy.

    Reach Out and Touch Someone Jason Elias 2020-06-24 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    NPAworldwide is a Good Investment Dave Nerz 2020-06-19 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    First Placement by Beacham Group Liz Carey 2020-06-19 04:00:00Z 1 First Placement
    First Placement by Edward Daniels Group Liz Carey 2020-06-19 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    Supreme Court Rules Workers Can't Be Fired for Being Gay or Transgender 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information
    Fran Wiernusz - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2020-06-12 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause

    Requesting More Info About a Job

    Matchmaker has a feature that allows users to easily send an email to a partner requesting more information about a posted job. Too many of these "request for more information" messages are extremely generic. Many of them simply say, "I would like more information about this job" or "Please send me more info about this role" or similar. These kinds of notes are not helpful to the importer (partner with the job).

    Requesting More Info About a Job Veronica Blatt 2020-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips

    Setting the Default Currency in Matchmaker

    Did you know you can set a default currency in Matchmaker? The default for all users is USD, but you can customize the salary to automatically apply a different currency standard to all of your posted candidate and job records. So Australian members who typically work with Australian candidates and Australian jobs, can set the default to Australian dollars. Those in Europe can change the default to euros.

    Setting the Default Currency in Matchmaker Veronica Blatt 2020-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
    Getting Help with My Posted Jobs Nicky P. Anderson 2020-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    Escrow Option for Large Splits with Cash Back Guarantees Dave Nerz 2020-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    First Placement by Laura Olesczuk Liz Carey 2020-06-11 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement

    Some Ideas for Working "on" Your Business

    Firstly, hope you are all safe and well. 2020 has so far been a year of challenges across a number of fronts, not least economically. The recruitment industry is always at the pointy end of macroeconomic change and I know many of us are feeling this acutely right now. We have 10% of the number of job orders we had in February.

    If it is any consolation, recruiters also feel the benefits of upturns. Companies will need to re-skill and grow quickly and we are positioned to help them do that.

    Some Ideas for Working "on" Your Business Jason Elias 2020-06-10 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    Recruiter Achievement Status - May 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-06-10 04:00:00Z 0 Recruiter Achievement Status
    First Placement by Phil Hardage Liz Carey 2020-06-09 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Client Staffing Solutions, Inc. Liz Carey 2020-06-09 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - June 2020 Liz Carey 2020-06-09 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
    Two New Specialty Groups Formed Laura LaBine 2020-06-08 04:00:00Z 0 Practice and Specialty Groups
    Prem Mishra - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2020-06-01 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause

    Resume Formatting

    As more members have recently been working with candidates, we are seeing an increase in tech support requests related to difficulty parsing resumes. In almost every instance, the resume in question is full of logos, pictures, tables, or other images. The resume parser can ONLY read text. Resumes that are filled with images will not parse correctly.

    Resume Formatting Veronica Blatt 2020-05-28 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
    Sharing Retainers and Engagement Fees Nicky P. Anderson 2020-05-28 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson

    An Old School Connection Leads to New Split Partners

    Being a member of NPAworldwide not only improves my business bottom line, I also meet and make a lot of new friends from around the world.

    I have done splits with members from Africa for a client in Asia using a candidate from Europe. NPAworldwide is global and I have been a member since 2011. I have always been involved with NPAworldwide volunteer work. I was appointed Members Manager for North Asia from 2011 till 2017, a totally voluntary role serving the Asian community for a total of 6 years. I am still volunteering but in a different capacity.  

    An Old School Connection Leads to New Split Partners Alvin Shin 2020-05-28 04:00:00Z 0 In My Part of the World

    How Well Do You Know the Importer and Exporter Rules?

    Candidate Ownership 

    A candidate you previously imported, but did not place, responds to one of your job postings for a subsequent opportunity. Which is true?

    A.  You’ll still be working this candidate as a split placement; you previously have the candidate from a trading partner.

    B.  No split    

     

    How Well Do You Know the Importer and Exporter Rules? Laura Schmieder 2020-05-28 04:00:00Z 0 Did You Know

    I love surprises, except...

    Well, it *was* recently my birthday, not a milestone number but given what has happened the last few months, every birthday is worth celebrating. I love surprises especially for my birthday.

    I equally dislike surprises at work. You know the feeling when you reach for your phone and see the name of a candidate who is due to start work tomorrow or a client calls you 20 minutes after an interview is meant to have started. These are the surprises we can all do without.

    I love surprises, except... Jason Elias 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    Brokerage Percentages Reminder Dave Nerz 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    Using the Modal Window for Candidate Relocation Veronica Blatt 2020-05-14 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips

    Glimmers of Hope in a Pandemic

    Dear Leland,

    Thanks for writing! I agree that the overwhelming amount of negative news isn’t helping anyone’s mental health. While it would be silly to pretend everything is fine and normal, there ARE reasons to remain hopeful and optimistic. There are certainly pockets in healthcare, warehousing, distribution, logistics and a few others where hiring activity is still solid. Many clients are continuing to press forward with interview plans, even if they are delaying onboarding. Candidates and hiring managers are more available for conversations than they have been for a long time. This means that great candidates and smart companies may have a unique opportunity to upgrade their situations right now. Most members are reporting steep declines in open jobs, but some are reporting that the smaller volume of jobs is leading to a higher fill rate.

    On top of that, NPAworldwide has an annual budget that is adopted by the Board of Directors. This budget includes planned income for brokerage, which is a direct reflection of split placement activity. This year’s budget is based on brokerage of just over $7,100 per week. I’m pleased to say that going back over the past 8 weeks, to the beginning of the pandemic, there has only been ONE week in which new acceptance activity was BELOW this target. That was the week ending March 27th, and the acceptance activity was 86% of goal, so lower than planned but hardly catastrophic. The week prior (ending March 20th), members reported acceptances totaling 188% of the brokerage goal. For the seven weeks since, the totals have been 106%, 100%, 116%, 113%, 103%, and 108%. A small number of reported acceptances will result in fall-offs or no-starts, but your network is well-positioned to survive … and thrive. Actual brokerage cash-in for April was about 87% of goal, with some clients paying more slowly than normal.

    The membership pipeline also remains strong with steady interest by prospective members. We enrolled 13 new firms in April – take some time to get to know them! Make them feel welcome and look for split placement opportunities.

    NPAworldwide members have always relied on each other to survive during challenging economic cycles. This time is no different.

    Nicky

    Send letters to: nanderson@npaworldwide.com

    Glimmers of Hope in a Pandemic Nicky P. Anderson 2020-05-14 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson

    Glimmers of Hope in a Pandemic

    Posted on May 14, 2020
    Dear Nicky,
     
    I’m tired of all the doom and gloom about the pandemic and the economy. I’ve been recruiting long enough to have survived a downturn or two, so I know we’re going to get through this one, too. Is there any data that NPAworldwide can share to help bolster my confidence?
     
    Looking for a Lift in Leland
    Glimmers of Hope in a Pandemic Nicky P. Anderson 2020-05-14 04:00:00Z 0
    Positive Signs Beginning to Emerge Jason Elias 2020-05-12 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair

    What to Do When Recruiters Leave Your Firm

    Posted by Dave Nerz on May 11, 2020
    I’m sure most of you have processes that you follow whenever you have staff departures. If updating NPAworldwide is not part of your regular departure process, please make sure that happens going forward. If you are not keeping your staff list updated in Matchmaker, you run the risk of former recruiters still having active logins.
    What to Do When Recruiters Leave Your Firm Dave Nerz 2020-05-11 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    Recruiter Achievement Status - April 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-05-08 04:00:00Z 0 Recruiter Achievement Status
    Reducing Credit Risk (US Members) Veronica Blatt 2020-05-06 04:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information
    Recruiter Achievement Status - March 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-04-29 04:00:00Z 0
    Has COVID-19 Made Recruiting Less Important? Veronica Blatt 2020-04-27 04:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - April 2020 Liz Carey 2020-04-27 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - May 2020 Liz Carey 2020-04-27 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
    TopFunnel Infographic: The State of Recruiting 2020-04-27 04:00:00Z 0 Deals and Discounts

    Check the Locations on Your Search Alerts

    Recently, there has been an increase in tech support requests for job alerts that appear to be delivering results for incorrect locations. In almost all instances, this has been due to location details either being incorrect, missing, or not updated from the old Matchmaker interface. If you want a search alert (candidates or jobs) to deliver records for a specific geographic location, you MUST include that information in the Location field on Matchmaker. Without it, your alert will contain records from other geographic locations.

    Check the Locations on Your Search Alerts Veronica Blatt 2020-04-23 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
    Connecting with Trading Partners Nicky P. Anderson 2020-04-23 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson

    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

    I woke up at 5 am the other day to the sound of laughter with my 10 year-old son watching TV. Curious as to what was causing cacophony—was it his favourite Disney show? the latest sitcom? No, he was cackling at the final scene from the 1979 Monty Python classic “Life of Brian.”

    His laughter turned into melody as he started singing “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”.

    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Jason Elias 2020-04-23 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair

    Book For Sales:  The Ability to Find Clients --in today's market!

    NPAworldwide is always on the lookout for new information from recruitment authorities to increase your production. This is especially important in our current market. Over the years and through interaction with our members, we learn of additional voices  that require our attention and promotion.  Steve Finkel is a leader and educator that has come to our attention as a recommendation via Trond Larsen.  

     

    Book For Sales: The Ability to Find Clients --in today's market! Dave Nerz 2020-04-22 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update

    Converting PDFs to Word

    A fairly common support request we receive at NPAworldwide is regarding PDF resumes that won't upload to Matchmaker. If your candidate has embedded images, tables, odd fonts, or other problematic data in the PDF, you'll likely encounter difficulties getting that resume/CV uploaded. You may even have trouble opening the file. As more candidates use mobile devices for their career searches, we think that PDF versions of resumes are likely to increase, since they can easily be stored and opened on a mobile device.

    Converting PDFs to Word Veronica Blatt 2020-04-17 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
    Is This a Split Placement? I Already Have the Candidate in My Database. Laura Schmieder 2020-04-17 04:00:00Z 0 Did You Know

    Working with Importers

    Dear Nicky,

    I'm an exporter and will REALLY need to rely on my NPAworldwide partners to help me get through this cycle. I know there are still jobs to be filled! What advice do you have for me so I can minimize wasted time?

    Headhunting in Hadley

    Working with Importers Nicky P. Anderson 2020-04-10 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    Recruiter Achievement Status - March 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-04-10 04:00:00Z 0 Recruiter Achievement Status
    COVID-19 Free Business Support Veronica Blatt 2020-04-09 04:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information

    Working from the Cloud Has a Silver Lining

    Firstly I hope you and your families are safe and well. It seems like a long time since our wonderful Global Conference in New Orleans but the world has changed. Many of us are locked down or in isolation to reduce the spread of the virus. Many of us have witnessed major changes to our businesses, especially cash flow and revenue. I mentioned in the last Vignette the importance of a network such as NPAworldwide in times like this.

    Working from the Cloud Has a Silver Lining Jason Elias 2020-04-09 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    First Placement by CareerBlend Liz Carey 2020-04-08 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Premier Employee Solutions Liz Carey 2020-04-08 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Human Resources Personnel Liz Carey 2020-04-08 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by iLocatum Recruiting Liz Carey 2020-04-08 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement

    The Savage Crisis Toolbox for Recruiters

    Greg Savage, recruitment trainer / speaker / entrepreneur extraordinaire has assembled a comprehensive suite of tools and ideas to help recruiters survive during a crisis. This includes webinars, podcasts, resource materials and more, and it's all available free of charge (be sure to subscribe so that you receive updates as he adds them):

     

    The Savage Crisis Toolbox for Recruiters Veronica Blatt 2020-04-08 04:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information
    First Placement - Vegamon Staffing Solutions Liz Carey 2020-04-08 04:00:00Z 0
    Free Recruiter Business Action Plan in Time of Crisis 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0 Deals and Discounts
    Staff is here to help. NPAworldwide is OPEN FOR BUSINESS Dave Nerz 2020-03-30 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    Timely Reporting of Acceptances Nicky P. Anderson 2020-03-26 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson

    May You Live in Interesting Times

    There is an old Chinese curse that says “may you live in interesting times” and indeed we are living in some very interesting times now.

    A few months ago, COVID-19 sounded like a video game but this is no game. This is an unprecedented pandemic on a worldwide scale and the biggest challenge to our industry since the GFC.

    May You Live in Interesting Times Jason Elias 2020-03-26 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    NPAworldwide Resignation Process Kelsea Bischoff 2020-03-26 04:00:00Z 0 Did You Know
    Some Recruiters Will Bill a Half Million This Year 2020-03-24 04:00:00Z 0 In My Part of the World
    Special Offer for NPAworldwide members from Tish Conlin 2020-03-23 04:00:00Z 0 Deals and Discounts
    Recruiter Achievement Status - February 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-03-11 04:00:00Z 0 Recruiter Achievement Status

    NPAworldwide - Who Are We?

    If I had a magic wand - I would wave it and enable NPAworldwide to be everything to every member. The nature of our network serves the collective interests of our members. We are a not-for-profit organization with limited resources and our governance is provided by volunteers who are nominated and elected by our members.

    Who We Are? A member owned cooperative network

    Who We Are not? A privately-owned network or company

    NPAworldwide - Who Are We? Bill Benson 2020-03-09 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - February 2020 Liz Carey 2020-03-03 05:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - March 2020 Liz Carey 2020-03-03 05:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries

    Kara Russell is leaving NPAworldwide end of April

    Please join me in wishing Kara great success in the years ahead!  As you might know, Kara Russell our NPAworldwide staffer for the last few years, and long-time NBN Network employee, is moving on to new challenges.  Kara will be leaving NPAworldwide April 30, 2020 to pursue new challenges outside of NPAworldwide. 

     

    Kara Russell is leaving NPAworldwide end of April Dave Nerz 2020-03-02 05:00:00Z 0 President's Update

    Contract Roles on Matchmaker

    If you are searching for contract roles on Matchmaker, please be sure to select Contract/Temporary from the Employment Type dropdown menu (see screenshot at the end of this post). Conversely, if you are POSTING contract roles, please be sure change the Employment Type to Contract/Temporary (the default is Full Time / Direct Hire) AND enter the salary as an HOURLY rate (the default is yearly).

     

    Contract Roles on Matchmaker Veronica Blatt 2020-02-28 05:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
    "I already have that candidate in my database..." Nicky P. Anderson 2020-02-27 05:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson

    Quality Matters

    I wanted to talk about quality in one of my last Vignette articles. Jason Elias will be taking over authorship of the column later in March. He is smarter and funnier so you should be in good hands and entertained. I am passionate about quality! In my view, quality is the primary driver on how we differentiate ourselves. This is true as individual members and as a network. We have quality standards within our firm (WilliamCharles Search Group) and we promote those standards as part of our branding pitch. Quality standardization is challenging within our network. Why?

     

    Quality Matters Bill Benson 2020-02-27 05:00:00Z 0 From the Chair

    10 Ways to Add More Value

    Our industry is more competitive than ever! This crowded recruiter marketplace is the result of two factors. First, we are 8-9 years into a reasonably good economy for recruiters. Secondarily, we continue to be in a candidate-short market causing employers to need us. It might not be this year… but when the downturn hits, it will put some recruiters out of business.

    10 Ways to Add More Value Bill Benson 2020-02-13 05:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    Recruiter Achievement Status - January 2020 Veronica Blatt 2020-02-13 05:00:00Z 0 Recruiter Achievement Status
    Alex Kelly - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2020-02-10 05:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause
    Nithya Rangarajan - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2020-02-10 05:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause
    First Placement by Garrett Bridges Liz Carey 2020-01-31 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Texas Recruiting Group Liz Carey 2020-01-31 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Todd Froats Liz Carey 2020-01-31 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Magellan Group Liz Carey 2020-01-31 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Chris Turzo and Associates Liz Carey 2020-01-31 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Hardage Group Liz Carey 2020-01-31 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    Hall of Fame Highlight - Amy Friedman Veronica Blatt 2020-01-23 05:00:00Z 0 Information from NPAworldwide Staff

    How to Post a Remote Job

    I came across an excellent post today by Katrina Kibben about how to write job posts for REMOTE roles. This is a question that has been cropping up among members as everyone tries to figure out how to handle the location requirements of various job boards and ATS products. You can access the article below.

    P.S. If you're not following Katrina on Twitter or LinkedIn, you're missing out on some great advice about writing job postings.

    How to Post a Remote Job Veronica Blatt 2020-01-23 05:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information

    Working Outside My Specialty

    Dear Nicky,

    I work IT but I recently noticed my good client has a lot of open accounting jobs. I have never filled an  accounting role. I hear members on the Practice Group calls say to take the jobs and count on your partners to fill them. Really?? I'm not sure I even know how to properly qualify the jobs.

    Springport Specialist

    Working Outside My Specialty Nicky P. Anderson 2020-01-09 05:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    First Placement by Dennis Cupp Liz Carey 2020-01-07 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    5 Ways to Shorten Time to Make Placements Bill Benson 2020-01-07 05:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    Ask for Global Business from Existing Clients Dave Nerz 2020-01-07 05:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - December 2019 Liz Carey 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
    First Placement by Andrew Clark Liz Carey 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - January 2020 Liz Carey 2019-12-20 05:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries

    Are Your Images Properly Licensed?

    I've just read an article from a meetings-related colleague who is in some hot water over using an improperly-sourced image in a blog post. In short, her business failed to follow its own policy regarding photo/image use and inadvertently posted a blog that featured an image that was downloaded from Google search results. Turns out that image was copyrighted and not available for public use. She has received a cease-and-desist letter and is likely to pay a significant fine even though she removed the image immediately upon receiving notice of the error.

    Are Your Images Properly Licensed? Veronica Blatt 2019-12-12 05:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips

    Fixedness, New Tricks and 2020

    I will be entering my 40th (40-something) year of working in our amazing industry. I say amazing not because it is perfect or easy for everyone, but it has been great to me and most everyone reading this article. Why is this industry amazing?

    1-    Income unlimited

    Fixedness, New Tricks and 2020 Bill Benson 2019-12-11 05:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    First Placement by Jeff Nisbet Liz Carey 2019-12-06 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Darrell Moore Liz Carey 2019-12-06 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by work22 Liz Carey 2019-12-06 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement

    6 Ways to Improve Production in 2020

    It is hard to believe that we are already heading toward the end of the year! Time to start taking inventory on what is going well and what could be going better. What to expect next year? Let’s assume that your competition is improving and business may be tougher to get in 2020. Thinking this way forces you improve your game.

    6 Ways to Improve Production in 2020 Bill Benson 2019-11-27 05:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    Salary History - Latest List Dave Nerz 2019-11-25 05:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information
    Say YES to International Assignments! Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by PSI Recruiting Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Amelia Klimowicz Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Testa Search Partners Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Living Recruitment Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Avisant Search Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Patrese People and Recruitment Central Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by TSG Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Robinson Executive Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Catherine Cheah Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Connie Harder Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Makena Tech Solutions Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by ADN Healthcare Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by BlackFern Recruitment Liz Carey 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    Sharing User Names and Passwords Nicky P. Anderson 2019-11-14 05:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    Promoting NPAworldwide to Prospective Members Dave Nerz 2019-11-14 05:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    The Path to an Effective Pricing Strategy Veronica Blatt 2019-11-12 05:00:00Z 0 Industry News and Information

    The 4 A's of Talent Acquisition

    Jim Lyons is this week's guest writer.

    On a recent project with Mike Sudermann, I got an idea for a new client development tool. I’ve developed an assessment and case studies that help hiring managers think critically about the jobs they need to fill. The 4A’s of Talent Acquisition is a simple assessment focused on the one question hiring managers must consider when bringing a job to market: How long will it likely take to fill this job?

    The 4 A's of Talent Acquisition Jim Lyons 2019-11-11 05:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    First Placement by Josh Pribanic Liz Carey 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Bizjobz, LLC Liz Carey 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by WhiteCollarBlue Liz Carey 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Juhi Tandon Liz Carey 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - November 2019 Liz Carey 2019-10-28 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries

    Please Review Your Location Selections

    The launch of the new Matchmaker UI included a change to a brand-new locations database. This change was made in direct response to feedback from members about the usability and functionality of the old locations database. Data conversion was run on more than 1 million member records to facilitate the transfer to the new logic. As is common with such a large processing task, some records were not successfully converted. Members are finding inconsistent results in location-based searches as a result of this data conversion process.

    Please Review Your Location Selections Veronica Blatt 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips

    Talking to Candidates About NPAworldwide

    Dear Nicky,

    One of my candidates recently called me, upset that she'd been contacted by another NPA partner who saw her details on Matchmaker. Her job search is confidential and she was really worried that her resume was posted on some public site. I know our sharing site is private and members-only, but obviously she didn't understand that. What should I do to avoid a repeat scenario?

    Puzzled in Paw Paw

    Talking to Candidates About NPAworldwide Nicky P. Anderson 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson

    Hall of Fame Highlight - Richard Bryant

    Get to Know Hall of Fame Member Richard Bryant, Bryant Associates, Inc. (#4794), Chicago, IL, USA

    What was your favorite NPAworldwide meeting?It was also my most memorable one. I was previously a 20-year member of NPC, a competing network purchased by NPA in 1989. During my last 10 years with that group, I performed a routine that was a parody of Johnny Carson’s soothsayer, Carnac the Magnificent, which I dubbed Norcrap The Magnificent.

    Hall of Fame Highlight - Richard Bryant Veronica Blatt 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0 Information from NPAworldwide Staff

    Let's Talk Money!

    Laura LaBine is this week's guest writer.

    There are many rewarding aspects to why we work, such as the satisfaction of connecting people to their dream job or celebrating a successful placement with a partner, but at the end of the day money pays the bills.

    It’s always a good idea to have a conversation with your partner early and often to discuss payment terms. This doesn’t just refer to getting paid by the client, but also how we pay each other. Since some payment methods can take time to process or set up, it can be beneficial to set expectations with each other at time of placement. We owe it to each other to be super transparent and cooperative in communicating payment terms.

    Let's Talk Money! Laura LaBine 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    Why You Should Volunteer with NPAworldwide Bill Benson 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0 Did You Know
    Matt Thompson - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause

    Reminder: Ethics Quiz is Required for Every User

    NPAworldwide is a member-owned cooperative with rules that are defined by the membership. As an owner, you are accountable to every other owner for safeguarding the network and protecting your partners' proprietary information. You are responsible for ensuring that you and your recruiters know and understand the rules that govern split placement activities between members.

    Reminder: Ethics Quiz is Required for Every User Veronica Blatt 2019-10-23 04:00:00Z 0 Did You Know
    Leveraging Your NPAworldwide Membership Dave Nerz 2019-10-23 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    John Lawson - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2019-10-11 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause

    Updated Pricing and Details from Hiretual

    Hiretual is a replacement for LinkedIn Recruiter and Connectifier. In addition to searching the LinkedIn database, they also search other database and then go one step further to provide contact details for candidates. Hiretual gets rave reviews and many recruiters are able to lessen their use of LinkedIn by making the switch.

    Updated Pricing and Details from Hiretual 2019-10-10 04:00:00Z 0 Deals and Discounts

    Updated Pricing and Details from Hiretual

    Posted on Oct 10, 2019
    Hiretual is a replacement for LinkedIn Recruiter and Connectifier. In addition to searching the LinkedIn database, they also search other database and then go one step further to provide contact details for candidates. Hiretual gets rave reviews and many recruiters are able to lessen their use of LinkedIn by making the switch.
    Updated Pricing and Details from Hiretual Veronica Blatt 2019-10-10 04:00:00Z 0 Deals and Discounts
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - October 2019 Liz Carey 2019-10-01 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries

    How to Hard Refresh or Clear the Cache on Your Computer

    Periodically, it's a good idea to manually clear the cache from your website browser. Cached pages are simply stored versions of web pages that you visit. Storing a copy helps the page load more quickly the next time you visit the page. The downside is that if the web page gets changed or updated, your browser might still be loading the old (cached) version. This can lead to a variety of errors or even a non-responsive site.

    How to Hard Refresh or Clear the Cache on Your Computer 2019-09-26 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
    Hall of Fame Highlight - Brian Small Veronica Blatt 2019-09-26 04:00:00Z 0 Information from NPAworldwide Staff
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - September 2019 Liz Carey 2019-09-26 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
    Content Sharing Service Nicky P. Anderson 2019-09-25 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    Phil Chappel - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2019-09-13 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause
    Perfect Fit Placement - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2019-09-13 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause
    Mismatched Lists of Trading Partners Nicky P. Anderson 2019-09-12 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    Hall of Fame Highlight - Jim Laurenzo Veronica Blatt 2019-09-12 04:00:00Z 0 Information from NPAworldwide Staff
    5 Steps to a Collection Letter that Really Works! 2019-09-11 04:00:00Z 0 Deals and Discounts
    Joshua Ro - Cause for Applause Liz Carey 2019-08-29 04:00:00Z 0 Cause for Applause

    Recruiter Contact Information and the NPAworldwide Job Board

    Important reminder to members: If you are posting jobs on the NPAworldwide Job Board, you may NOT include your contact information in ANY of the description fields (What Makes This a Great Job, Job Description, or Qualifications). This would potentially allow a candidate to circumvent the Job Board, meaning NPAworldwide would not receive the required placement fee.

    Recruiter Contact Information and the NPAworldwide Job Board Veronica Blatt 2019-08-28 04:00:00Z 0 Technology Tips
    First Placement by Nick Moussa Liz Carey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Technical Paradigm LLC Liz Carey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Perpetual Talent Solutions Liz Carey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Kaarya Consulting Services Liz Carey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Alexandra Monks Liz Carey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Ileana Chappel Liz Carey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Michael Britt Liz Carey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Wendy Frost Liz Carey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Karen Taylor Liz Carey 2019-08-27 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    Global Mobility, the Inevitable Phenomena 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0 In My Part of the World

    Expand Your Business - Elevate the Status of Your Firm

    I’m always surprised to hear members say that they are not interested in global recruiting. In some cases, members might be in a function that is local or regional but in most cases we all can take advantage of NPAworldwide’s global capabilities.

    Why promote global capability? Lots of great reasons including additional revenue, differentiates you from your competition, your clients likely struggle with needs in other countries and it gives your business caché and will elevate your status with your client.

    Expand Your Business - Elevate the Status of Your Firm Bill Benson 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    Age Discrimination is Illegal and Can be Expensive Dave Nerz 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    Age Discrimination is Illegal and Can be Expensive Dave Nerz 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update

    Age Discrimination is Illegal and Can be Expensive

    Share these with clients that ask you to provide candidates under 40...

    Jury Awards Former Times Sports Columnist $15.4 Million 

    A Los Angeles jury has awarded T.J. Simers $15.4 million in damages against The Los Angeles Times for discrimination against him because of his age and disability. It was the second time a jury had considered whether Simers should receive damages related to his claim that after 22 years at The Times he was demoted from columnist to writer in 2013 when he developed health problems. One of Simers' attorneys said that, with interest, the publisher will owe $22 million to Simers and his wife.
    (Los Angeles Times)   

    Google Settles Age-Discrimination Lawsuit For $11 Million 

    Google has agreed to pay $11 million to end a class-action lawsuit involving 227 people accusing the company of systemically discriminating against job applicants who were over the age of 40. Under the final settlement agreement, presented to a federal judge July 19, plaintiffs will collect an estimated $35,000 each. Under the settlement, parent company Alphabet Inc. must train employees and managers about age bias, create a committee on age diversity in recruiting, and make sure complaints are adequately investigated. 
    (Forbes)   

    Age Discrimination is Illegal and Can be Expensive Dave Nerz 2019-08-22 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update
    Hall of Fame Highlight - Gary Patton Veronica Blatt 2019-08-20 04:00:00Z 0 Information from NPAworldwide Staff

    Wasting Time on Bad Job Orders?

    Can we agree that time is our most important commodity? More time is wasted on bad job orders than any other aspect of our business. What determines a good job order? Below are concepts, suggestions and questions to help you evaluate the investment of your time!

    Wasting Time on Bad Job Orders? Bill Benson 2019-08-08 04:00:00Z 0 From the Chair
    Posting Jobs on Matchmaker and the NPAworldwide Job Board Nicky P. Anderson 2019-08-07 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - August 2019 Liz Carey 2019-08-01 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
    First Placement by Donald Leon Search Liz Carey 2019-07-31 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Community Staffing LP Liz Carey 2019-07-31 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by RSI Liz Carey 2019-07-31 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Caxus Technologies Inc Liz Carey 2019-07-31 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Patricio Benavides Liz Carey 2019-07-31 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by ExperiencedRN Premium Placement Liz Carey 2019-07-31 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement
    First Placement by Rob Fratric Liz Carey 2019-07-31 04:00:00Z 0 First Placement

    Business Travelers: Get Better Service!

    Fellow US-based travelers,

    I think we have all become accustomed to making our own business travel plans-- flights and hotel accommodations. It can be fairly simple when things go right. The real challenge is when that last flight out of Chicago to Grand Rapids is canceled due to fog or an exhausted flight crew, or when the hotel is overbooked and you’re scrambling to find a room nearby. If you’re like me and have been using Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak, booking direct or using one of a dozen other flight consolidators, well good luck to you!


     

    Business Travelers: Get Better Service! Dave Nerz 2019-07-31 04:00:00Z 0 Deals and Discounts
    NPAworldwide Network Anniversaries - July 2019 Liz Carey 2019-07-25 04:00:00Z 0 Network Anniversaries
    Monthly Placement Results Report Nicky P. Anderson 2019-07-16 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    Working on International Positions Nicky P. Anderson 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0 Letters to Nicky P. Anderson
    NPAworldwide vs World. How does our size compare? Dave Nerz 2019-07-11 04:00:00Z 0 President's Update

    Reporting Placements

    Members are reminded that all split placements MUST be reported within 7 days of the candidate's acceptance of the offer. The importer has primary responsibility for doing this.
    Reporting Placements Kelsea Bischoff 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0 Did You Know

    Which Importers Should I Work With?

    Dear Nicky,

    There are a few long-time members in NPA who work a narrow niche. As an exporter I try to help them, but every time I submit a candidate they tell me, "I already know them, thanks." Then I hear later they complain they don’t get any help. They do post lots of jobs, but I'm not sure I am spending my time wisely working with them.

    Sourcing in Saline