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NPAworldwide, a Global Recruitment Network, Celebrates 60 Years of Helping Members Make Split Placements

October 18th, 2016 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – October 18, 2016 –NPAworldwide is celebrating its 60th anniversary of helping members make split placements this year. NPAworldwide, a global recruitment network, is based in Grand Rapids, MI, and has 500 member firms and more than 1400 recruiters across 6 continents.

“NPAworldwide, on our 60th anniversary, has truly gone global with my election as the first Asian-Australian chair,” said Board of Directors chairman Nerissa Reyes, of Avanti People Partnership International, a global recruiting firm operating from the Philippines. “With 500 member firms covering six continents, the NPAworldwide global recruitment network has a well-entrenched global branding.”

Established in 1956, NPAworldwide is governed by a board of directors elected by and from the membership and supported by a professional staff. NPAworldwide’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness of member-owners’ operations locally, regionally, and globally while respecting unique geographic needs and differences, and to offer opportunities for increased revenue through cooperative recruitment, benefit from access to an experienced peer group, enhanced marketing capabilities, and access to progressive technology and resources. The network is committed to fostering personal and professional growth through a membership based on a foundation of trust, ethics, and professionalism.

“At 60 years, NPAworldwide has been built on ethics, trust and long-lasting friendships that have grown stronger to better serve the global recruitment industry,” Ms. Reyes said.

She further commented that one key to NPAworldwide’s success is the network’s ability to adapt to the recruitment industry’s ever-changing landscape. “Technology has greatly changed the recruitment scenario. Companies are looking for solutions to their global recruitment needs. During these times of talent shortage, NPAworldwide member recruitment firms are located throughout more than 40 countries providing local talent across borders. NPAworldwide members exchange best practices, knowledge of local culture, and the latest recruitment tools for the employer / employee marketplace.

“Longevity is not always the best measure of success; however, 60 years in a business as difficult and fluid as recruitment is a challenge worth celebrating!” said NPAworldwide president, Dave Nerz. “We have moved from distribution of time-sensitive materials by post to a purely internet-based tool, we have moved from locally-shared business to globally-connected discussions, and we have moved from just a few member firms to 500 global partners!”

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a global recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has 500 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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NPAworldwide Launches New Website for Employers Searching for Global Talent

May 1st, 2015 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – May 1, 2015 – NPAworldwide has launched a new website, www.npaworldwideworks.com, to promote its global recruiting capabilities to an employer audience. This new digital resource expands the network’s digital footprint and supports its marketing, advertising, and social media activities. Additionally, NPAworldwide members now have a dedicated tool to use with their clients to explain how membership in a global recruitment network benefits those clients.

NPAworldwide members are independently-owned, boutique recruitment firms. Membership in NPAworldwide allows small agencies to compete effectively with larger franchises or multinational staffing companies by expanding reach and capability. Clients benefit from having a single point of contact along with local and global expertise.

According to NPAworldwide president Dave Nerz, “The new employer-focused website reflects a shift in our marketing strategy. It is clear that our member-owners value their NPAworldwide membership and consider it a key advantage. Members have asked for tools to promote NPAworldwide to their clients, and we’re excited about the launch of this website.”

The new website showcases a strong visual element, blog, and numerous case studies, among other features. Employers can also download a free white paper, Five Options for Global Talent Search, and request a referral to an NPAworldwide member.

Employers are encouraged to visit NPAworldwide at www.npaworldwideworks.com to learn more.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has nearly 500 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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NPAworldwide Acquires National Banking Network

September 10th, 2014 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – September 10, 2014 – NPAworldwide has purchased all the outstanding shares of The National Banking Network, Inc. (NBN) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA effective September 1, 2014. NBN is the operator of the Accounting Career Network and the Banking & Financial Services Career Network.

“NPAworldwide and NBN are recruitment networks sharing values, philosophies, and a common interest in the success of our member firms,” said Dave Nerz, the President of the newly-combined business. “There is limited duplication in the industries served by our networks, but some differences in the geographic markets in which we are active.”

The NBN employee team will remain in their respective roles. Bob Cozzens, who was an active owner of NBN, has retired from his day-to-day role but will act as the NBN Advisor to the NPAworldwide Board of Directors to offer expertise and experience throughout the integration period. NBN will be run independently of NPAworldwide while the services and membership of the organizations are evaluated for the best integration opportunities to leverage the expertise of each network.

This transaction connects NPAworldwide with more than 50 new member recruitment agencies, with minor overlap in the sectors NPAworldwide has historically served. The acquisition opens geographic markets to NBN previously not penetrated, according to Nerz. NBN adds active recruitment firms working with clients and candidates in banking, finance, accounting, loan origination and processing, audit, tax, and various other technology and banking specialties.

NPAworldwide is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has more than 425 member offices operating from locations in 34 countries. NPAworldwide members employ nearly 1200 recruitment consultants. This acquisition will add nearly fifteen percent more locations to NPAworldwide’s recruitment network and increase existing revenues by more than twenty percent.

“The blending of these two similar but unique networks will take time,” acknowledges Jeff McGraw, the Chairman of NPAworldwide. “The NPAworldwide member-ownership model will need to be blended with a strong and effective privately-owned model that NBN has mastered. We intend to take the time needed to understand what NPAworldwide does best and can be shared with NBN, just as NPAworldwide will leverage the best practices established by NBN. We believe the networks will be better together than operating as separate organizations. We are not going to rush to single solution, but we have a vision for a simple merged membership in the foreseeable future.”

About NBN. NBN (www.nbn-jobs.com) was founded in 1986 and will continue to operate from Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide, operating since 1956, 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.

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Global Recruitment Network Rebrands with Updated Name, Logo

April 29th, 2014 by Veronica Scrimshaw

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 29, 2014 – NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network has rebranded as NPAworldwide, including a new corporate logo. The rebranding effort takes advantage of an opportunity to tie the corporate name to the website (www.npaworldwide.com) to ensure more consistent branding.

“For nearly sixty years, the NPA name has served our organization well,” commented chairman Jeff McGraw. “However, as we continue to expand globally, there is a disconnect between our NPA name and our NPAworldwide website. This update to our name makes it easier to tell our current story without sacrificing our impressively long history of success.”

The rebranding is an evolutionary process that will be completed over the next thirty days as the name and logo are changed. NPAworldwide is embarking on a marketing campaign in 2014 to reach job seeker and employer audiences, so the rebranding effort is especially timely.

“There are hundreds of organizations globally operating under the NPA letters,” remarked president Dave Nerz. “But there is only one NPAworldwide. This small but significant change allows NPAworldwide to move forward while minimizing the need for massive change and unnecessary costs for both the organization and our members. The new brand clearly identifies a significant differentiator for our network and our membership: global reach.”

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 400 member offices 1,200 recruiters in 30 countries on 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com.

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Global Recruitment Network Presents Annual Chairman’s Award

March 20th, 2014 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw, Director of Corporate Communications
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 20, 2014 – Jason Elias, owner of Elias Recruitment (Sydney, Australia), is the recipient of the 2014 Chairman’s Award, presented by NPA, The Worldwide Recruitment Network. The Chairman’s Award, established in 1996, recognizes an NPA owner, manager, recruiter, or staff member, whose contributions and service to NPA represent substantial and lasting benefit. Nominations are sought from the NPA membership, and the board of directors selects the recipient by secret ballot.

Elias Recruitment joined NPA in 2003. Since then, Mr. Elias has served as a two-time regional director on the NPA board of directors, local ambassador and meeting host, master of ceremonies at numerous NPA events, and continues to be a dedicated supporter of membership growth throughout Australia.

“Jason has contributed in so many ways to the success of our organization. He has done this most frequently by contributing his time, energy and ideas to make his fellow members more successful. Jason has acted as coach, mentor and motivator to so many members aspiring to greater business results. Jason’s care and attention to others’ issues is what makes him different,” commented NPA president Dave Nerz. “It is entirely appropriate for Jason’s many contributions to be recognized with this award.”

“I’m truly honored and humbled to receive this recognition from NPA,” stated Mr. Elias. “This award is a true testament to NPA’s global capacity, and I thank everyone who has been involved in NPA’s worldwide expansion. I stand among incredible company.”

The Chairman’s Award was presented during a special luncheon as part of the NPA Global Conference.

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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Member-Owned Recruitment Network Announces Newly-Elected Directors

March 18th, 2014 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw, Director of Corporate Communications
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 18, 2014 – The membership of NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network has elected a new slate of representatives to its board of directors. The NPA board of directors is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the member-owned international recruiting network. Each NPA director also owns and operates a member recruiting firm. As board members, directors establish NPA’s business plan, identify strategic priorities, develop an annual budget, and oversee network administration.

“NPA is a member-owned recruitment network and board leadership is a key part of our success as an organization,” said NPA president Dave Nerz. He added, “Over the years, our members have provided NPA with outstanding direction and support by electing board members with great insight, industry knowledge, and business expertise. This year is no exception.” Jeff McGraw, NPA chairman, remarked, “The challenges facing third-party recruiters are significant. NPA offers a remarkable venue for independent recruiters to compete in a global marketplace. I am excited to be working with such a dynamic group of business owners to implement a long-term growth strategy for NPA.”

The individuals elected to the NPA board of directors include the following:

  • Jeff McGraw, The Callos Companies (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA), automatically assumed the two-year term as chairman, following a one-year term as chairman-elect.
  • Glenn Arnold, Arnold Group Australia (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), was elected to a two-year term as a director. He serves on the membership development committee.
  • Bill Benson, WilliamCharles Executive Search (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA), was elected to a two-year term as a director. He serves on the affiliations, partnerships, & sponsors committee.
  • Geoff Crews, Forsythes (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), was re-elected to a two-year term as director. He serves on the tools, services, & knowledge and affiliations, partnerships, & sponsors committees.
  • Joshua Ro, People Consulting Group (Seoul, Korea), was re-elected to a two-year term as a director. He serves on the membership retention & engagement committee.
  • Judy Tilmont, JST Search Group (Indiananpolis, Indiana, USA), was elected to a two-year term as a director. She serves on the membership retention & engagement committee.

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 30 countries on 6 continents.

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Global Recruiting Network Adds EMEA Managing Director

June 17th, 2013 by Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – June 17, 2013 – NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network announced that Alfy Zidan of PureAudit Executive Search (Netherlands), has been appointed managing director of the EMEA region by the NPA board of directors. The managing director is responsible for activating the existing member recruitment firms while working with NPA staff to add additional member locations throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “Alfy Zidan’s experience with recruitment partners, candidates and clients in the region will be a distinct advantage for NPA. We have learned that our best successes come from global thinking that is locally-inspired and directed by volunteers,” said Dave Nerz, the president of NPA, a member-owned global recruiting network. “NPA’s goal is to bring independent recruiting firms together to facilitate cooperative split-fee placements and it is important to have someone of Alfy’s character and experience to lead the local effort.”

As a managing director, Mr. Zidan will provide leadership and direction to NPA’s efforts to grow the EMEA region and report to the chairperson of NPA. Like other NPA members, Mr. Zidan is a recruitment business owner and a voting member of the NPA member-owned cooperative. “NPA is a member-owned network, and member volunteer leadership is a key part of our success as an organization,” said NPA chairperson Kimberley Chesney. “Member-owners have provided the NPA cooperative with outstanding direction and support. We are delighted to have Alfy Zidan serving in this important position because of his insight, industry knowledge and business expertise.”

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 recruiters in 28 countries on 6 continents.

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NPA job board promotes jobs advertised by recruiters

August 5th, 2011 by The Imagination Factory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2011

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw
Director of Corporate Communications
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1.616.455.6776 ext. 17

NPA job board promotes jobs advertised by recruiters

NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network (http://www.npaworldwide.com), has launched a new job board for job seekers. The board is the first to allow candidates to search local jobs, regional jobs, and international career opportunities exclusively offered by NPA international search firms.

“These are only jobs posted by recruiters” said Russ Bray (Southern Recruiting Solutions), NPA Regional Director and strategic leader of NPA’s project to make public recruiter advertised jobs. “The advantages are simple. There is no employer access to the jobs listed by recruiters on the NPA site. Most boards allow employers to advertise and also allow employers to buy access to the database. So you could be applying to your current employer. This board provides a private job search, exclusively through international search firms and worldwide recruiters.”

“Job seekers will have the ability to post a resume to a group of recruiters focused on international career opportunities”, says Dave Nerz, President of the NPA network of international search firms. “Registration is optional which makes it easy for candidates to use the NPA job board site to post a resume or to just apply for jobs by recruiters. Posting a resume allows over 1400 recruiters worldwide to view you as a candidate for active career opportunities they are working.”

NPA is a worldwide network of independent recruiters. The recruiters work together to find the best fit candidates for the job openings they fill on behalf of an employer. NPA has been facilitating local job search as well as regional and international job search for over 55 years.

The NPA Job Board is located at https://searchnpaworldwidejobs.com.

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NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network, http://www.npaworldwide.com: NPA is an international recruiting network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has over 380 member offices with more than 1,400 individual consultants in 27 countries on 6 continents.


Job Growth Evident to NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network

June 24th, 2010 by The Imagination Factory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2010

Following nearly 18 months of below-average placement activity by its member recruiting firms, NPA (www.npaworldwide.com) reports a significant increase in job fills as a result of candidate placements. “Some members are seeing a return to more normal levels of recruiting activity but it is still very dependent on industries, geographies, and specialty,” says Dave Nerz, the president of NPA, an international split-fee recruiting network. 

A recent report issued by ExecuNet, an executive level job board, echoed the findings of NPA. ExecuNet’s president and chief economist, Mark Anderson, indicated in his post that recruiters are more confident in future employment by clients. The averages of the ExecuNet Recruiter Confidence Index are at the highest level since July 2007.  Mr. Anderson goes on to list the strongest industry areas as:

   1. Healthcare
   2. Clean/Green Technology
   3. Energy
   4. Manufacturing
   5. Pharmaceuticals/Medical Devices/Biotech

NPA indicates that the most active placement areas in the recruiter-owned network are business analysts/IT, manufacturing-related engineering, and sales and marketing positions. “While this is great news for recruiters and those seeking work, it is a cautionary signal to CEOs and those responsible for retaining and developing talent in organizations…hold on to the talent you have,” says Nerz. “There is also a perception by client companies that candidates are plentiful and that speed of action is not an issue when the right fit candidate is located. While it may still be some time before candidates routinely have multiple offers, the best candidates are not available indefinitely and do have alternatives in this rebounding employment market.”

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About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA is an international, member-owned recruiting network facilitating cooperative, split-fee placements between its members. In 2008, NPA members shared over US$9 million in split-fee revenue. Founded in 1956, NPA has over 350 member offices with approximately 1,300 individual consultants in 25 countries on 6 continents.

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw
Director of Corporate Communications
+1 616 455-6776 x17


NPA and TEAM Announce Strategic Alliance

November 2nd, 2009 by The Imagination Factory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2009
Grand Rapids, Michigan USA

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw
Director of Corporate Communications
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 455 6776 ext. 17

NPA and TEAM
Announce Strategic Alliance

NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network with global headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA has entered into a strategic alliance with TEAM – The Employment Agency Movement, based in the UK. Both organizations are engaged in the business of facilitating networking between their member firms offering independent recruiting, executive search and temporary staffing. The alliance has been formed to increase global business opportunities for the cumulative membership. Clients and candidates represented by these two networks will benefit from the worldwide connections and boundary-breaking reach that will be available from the combined networks of TEAM and NPA. Read the rest of this entry »



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