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NPAworldwide Announces Results of Business Barometer Survey

September 28th, 2016 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dave Nerz
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3326

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – September 28, 2016 – NPAworldwide, a global recruitment network, announced the results of its business barometer survey. The survey is done twice annually and looks to engage the boutique and independent recruiters that are members of the NPAworldwide global network in documenting past results and predicting future recruitment industry results.

“Member recruiters are very positive about business conditions over the last 180 days and see a continuation of positive momentum for the near future” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “More than 90% of the independent business owners surveyed are forecasting similar or improved market conditions in the next 180 days.”

Other results of this survey of the more than 500 independent members of NPAworldwide indicated:

  • The majority of respondents (65%) are from North America
  • A significant percentage (23%) of respondents are from Australia/New Zealand
  • 12% of respondents were in Asia, EMEA or Latin America
  • 48% reported business as improved in the last 180 days, 31% the same, and 21% as worse
  • Most (68%) saw business performing at or above expectations in the last 90 days
  • Only 9% of the respondents have a negative outlook for the next 6 months
  • A large majority (84%) see fees as remaining at or above the last 6 month levels

“Our member-owners listed the manufacturing/supply Chain, accounting/finance and technology vertical markets as particularly strong. The results of the business barometer overall pointed to a continuing positive trend for the independent firms that are working cooperatively within our recruitment network,” said Nerz. “Clients are offering our members many open assignments. The assignments are difficult, the candidates scarce but with the cooperation between independents, many openings are being filled. Most firms have more work than they are capable of filling on their own, so the NPAworldwide partner model is producing results for both their businesses and the employers they service.”

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About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 500 locations with 1,400 recruiters across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.


Global Recruiters Optimistic About Business Conditions

September 3rd, 2014 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x19

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – September 3, 2014 – NPAworldwide released the results of a survey on business conditions for independent recruitment firms. The survey was distributed to the active members of the network, representing more than 425 independent recruiting firms in more than 30 countries. “Business conditions in the last 3 to 6 months have been mixed based on industry and location,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “Recruiters have generally experienced better business results than a year ago, but results over the last 90 days have not lived up to what was expected. 95% of those surveyed are optimistic about growth potential for the employment markets in the next 6 months.”

Some other results of this survey showed the following:

  • 52% reported improved conditions in the last 180 days, 24% indicated no change, and 23% reported worse conditions.
  • 58% reported employment markets performing at or above expectations in the last 90 days. This is down from 76% in January.
  • Only 5% of the respondents have a negative outlook for the next 6 months.
  • 15% of those surveyed project fees to be below the levels realized in the prior 6 months.

“This is generally positive news for NPAworldwide members and perhaps the industry in general,” said Nerz. “On a worldwide basis, it seems that conditions are mixed. Some locations are experiencing more difficult conditions than others. Australia, New Zealand, and Asia are not as positive about the recent past and immediate future as North America.”

The survey also seeks to identify “strong” and “weak” industries/segments of the employment markets. The most active markets identified by the survey were manufacturing, IT / hardware / software / electronics, and chemical process jobs. Weaker-performing segments were identified related to positions in the areas of accounting/financial services and construction / mining.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 425 member offices with 1,200 recruiters in 30 countries on 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com.


Global Recruitment Network Reports on Business Conditions

April 1st, 2014 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x19

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 1, 2014 – NPA released the results of a survey on business conditions for independent recruitment firms. NPA’s survey was distributed to the active members of the network, representing more than 400 independent recruiting firms in more than 30 countries. “Our member recruiters experienced an improvement in business conditions for their businesses in the last 6 month and are optimistic about the growth potential for the employment markets in the next 6 months,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPA. “This survey of recruiting firm owners showed that 97% of those surveyed see conditions improving or remaining the same for their businesses over the next 180 days.”

Some other results of this survey of 400 independent members of the global recruiters network showed the following:

  • 53% reported improved conditions in the last 180 days, 23% indicated no change, and 23% reported worse conditions.
  • 72% reported employment markets performing at or above expectations in the last 90 days.
  • 37% of respondents see their market getting more competitive.
  • Only 3% of the respondents have a negative outlook for the next 6 months.
  • 15% project fees to be below the levels realized in the prior 6 months.

“This is good news for NPA members and perhaps the contingent recruiting industry in general,” said Nerz. “On a worldwide basis, it seems that conditions are improving and growing stronger.”

The survey also seeks to identify “strong” and “weak” industries/segments of the employment markets. The most active markets identified by the survey were manufacturing/construction/mining and chemical process jobs. Weaker-performing segments were identified related to positions in the areas of accounting/financial services.

About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a global recruiting network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 28 countries on 6 continents.

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Global Recruiters Network Announces Results of Summer 2013 Business Barometer Survey

October 15th, 2013 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x19

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – October 15, 2013 – NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network announced the results of its business barometer survey. The survey is done twice annually and engages members of NPA’s global recruiters network as boutique and independent recruiters in documenting past results of the employment markets and predicting future results.

“Our member recruiters are generally optimistic about the growth potential for the employment markets in the next 6 months and the positive impact on their contingent recruiting businesses,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPA. “This survey of recruiting firm owners showed that 86.6% of those surveyed see conditions improving for their businesses over the next 180 days.”

Some other results of this survey of 400 independent members of the global recruiters network showed the following:

  • 40% reported improved conditions in the last 180 days, 21% indicated no change, and 39% reported worse conditions.
  • 68% reported employment markets performing at or above expectations in the last 90 days.
  • 49% of respondents see their market getting more competitive.
  • Only 13% of the respondents have a negative outlook for the next 6 months.
  • 24% project fees to be below the levels realized in the prior 6 months.

“The reported information was positive on where NPA members are headed and perhaps the contingent recruiting industry as a whole,” said Nerz. “Globally, there are positive signs in some previously depressed global markets.”

The survey also seeks to identify “strong” and “weak” industries/segments of the employment markets. The most active markets identified by the survey were manufacturing / construction / mining and IT job openings. Weaker-performing segments were identified related to positions in the areas of manufacturing / construction / mining, also demonstrating a job market very segmented and going in two directions at once.

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About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a global recruiters network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 28 countries on 6 continents.


Global Recruiting Network Survey Indicates Why Employees Leave

April 18th, 2013 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776  x19

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 18, 2013 – Results of a global recruiting network survey indicate the top reasons employees leave for new employment opportunities. NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network has released the results of its Global Retention Survey. NPA member recruiters, participating in more than 400 successful placements in 2012, were asked to document the reasons and motivations for candidates leaving existing employers for new employment opportunities.

“A recruiter becomes expert in understanding the reasons and motivation behind a candidate’s actions after multiple weeks or months, and sometime even years of working with a candidate,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPA. “This survey offers some insight into what employers must do to retain their best employees. Recruiters are rarely paid to attract and move poor performers or average candidates. Employers paying recruiting fees expect the top 10% of candidates available. Top employees are often leaving for reasons that are within the control of employers.”

The survey results of over 400 candidate placements in 2012 showed the following:

  • 47.9% of the surveys cited at least one organizational factor for the candidate’s change of employers. “Organizational” reasons refer to the size, stability, and direction of the company as well as training/development offered to employees.
  • 41.5% of responses included one job-specific motivator for an employee’s change of employers. These responses covered job travel, hours, compensation and benefits, relationship with peers and management, and job stability.
  • Only 10.6% of surveys listed a personal reason for the change of employers. “Personal” motivators such as seeking growth or challenge were offered as reasons most frequently.

“The top three reasons mentioned in the survey were seeking growth/challenge/ change; unsatisfactory career progression; and job stability lacking,” reports Nerz. “That means employers can, in large part, impact the retention of top employees with greater focus on these contributing factors.”

About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network.NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a global recruiting network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 28 countries on 6 continents.

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Global Recruiters Network Announces Results of Business Barometer Survey

March 20th, 2013 by Veronica Scrimshaw

March 20, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dave Nerz, President
+1 616.455.6776 x19

Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN, USA — NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network announced the results of its business barometer survey. The survey is done twice annually and engages members of NPA’s global recruiters network as boutique and independent recruiters in documenting past results of the employment markets and predicting future results

“Our member recruiters are generally optimistic about the growth potential for the employment markets in the next 6 months and the positive impact on their contingent recruiting businesses,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPA. “This survey of recruiting firm owners showed that 76.1% of those surveyed see conditions improving for their businesses over the next 180 days.”

Some other results of this survey of 400 independent members of the global recruiters network showed the following:

  • The majority of respondents (56%) are from North America.
  • A significant percentage (28%) of responses came from Australia/New Zealand.
  • 44% reported improved conditions in the last 180 days, 30% indicated no change, and 27% reported worse conditions.
  • 63% reported employment markets performing at or above expectations in the last 90 days.
  • 40% of respondents see their market getting more competitive.
  • Only 11% of the respondents have a negative outlook for the next 6 months.
  • The majority (90%) project fees to remain at or above the levels realized in the prior 6 months.

“The reported information was positive on where NPA members are headed and perhaps the contingent recruiting industry as a whole,” said Nerz. “Globally, small independent recruiting firms are experiencing good growth and anticipating more in the months ahead.”

The survey also seeks to identify “strong” and “weak” industries/segments of the employment markets covered by members of the global recruiters network. The most active markets identified by the survey were chemical, fast-moving consumer goods, sales and marketing, supply chain, medical device and metallurgy related job openings. Weaker-performing segments were identified related to positions in the areas of mining, construction and executive leadership.

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About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA is a global recruiters network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 28 countries on 6 continents.



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