Today’s guest blogger is Jackie Torr, director at TEAM. TEAM is the largest network of independent recruiters and employment service providers in the UK. Some of the best talents in the industry are members of a national network providing solutions to all your staffing needs. NPAworldwide and TEAM have a long-standing partnership in place to support the needs of our members.
The Brexit referendum results are in. Whilst there were some initial concerns amongst the membership for the immediate future, the discussions and expert legal advice obtained at the regional networking meetings that followed helped to reassure that it’s business as usual. Great Britain finds itself in a position to forge new relationships around the world.
For several years now, TEAM (the UK’s largest network of independent recruiters with nearly 700 locations) has enjoyed a reciprocal arrangement with NPAworldwide (a similar network with more than 500 locations worldwide), splitting fees on a regular basis. We felt this was a good time to make our relationship more formal. In recent times, we have seen an increase in our respective recruiters sharing business opportunities, and we felt it appropriate to both recognise and seek to improve such relationships.
An excellent example of how our networks work together was a recruiter in Surrey, England helping a fellow NPAworldwide member in Australia to fill a senior mining engineer’s role. It took several months, but the end result was a happy client and candidate and success. There is never a need to turn business away.
Exciting times are ahead with the introduction of a new role of International Development Director to TEAM.
Both networks have seen growth recently and we couldn’t see a better way of celebrating this than with the opportunity to further cement our association with NPAworldwide taking a more strategic role within TEAM. To further this, the intention is to rotate NPAworldwide attendees at TEAM’s regular executive meetings and include other NPAworldwide directors from around the globe who can bring a variety of experiences to the table.
TEAM are looking forward to first of many of these now international meetings which will take place in the UK in September. The first NPAworldwide attendee will be Alfy Zidan from PureAudit Executive Search in the Netherlands.
Exciting times ahead, watch this space!