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NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network reports salary data

July 20th, 2007 by The Imagination Factory

NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network reports an increase in placements involving salaries above $80,000 during the most recent 6 months. For the first half of 2007, successful hires with annual salaries in excess of $80,000 increased by 7.7 percent over 2006. Of particular note is a substantial increase in $100,000 plus positions. The $100,000 and over category produced an 11 percent increase compared to the previous year. NPA board chair Genie Matthews, of Genie Matthews & Associates in Fayetteville, NC noted, “Employers are demanding precise skill sets and need the services of professional recruiters to fill their most critical roles. Since the market for talent is tightening, candidates are driving increasingly larger salaries, particularly when that candidate is being recruited from competitive situations or is recognized as a leader in their specialty.”

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NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network announces relocation data

June 22nd, 2007 by The Imagination Factory

NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network reports that 57% of placements during the most recent 12 months involved candidate relocation. Of the total placements, 50% involved an interstate/interprovince move, 7% resulted in intercity moves, and in 43% of placements, the new hire remained in the same city. NPA tracks relocation and other data for all placements reported by its 350 member firms. NPA board chair Genie Matthews, of Genie Matthews & Associates in Fayetteville, NC noted, “Employers are finding the need to recruit talent from outside of their companies and the best fit candidates are frequently not located in the employer’s existing geography. These types of placements are more challenging for both candidate and employer. Professional recruiters will locate and attract the right talent, as well as ensure a smooth transition for the relocating candidate.”

NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a member-owned cooperative based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The membership is comprised of premier independent recruiters on six continents who work cooperatively to complete searches across virtually all industry and occupational sectors. NPA collects data in the following categories: Read the rest of this entry »


NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network delivers exceptional form and function with upgraded new website.

May 29th, 2007 by The Imagination Factory

Serving a global network of recruiters, employers and job seekers, NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network needed a more responsive and informative website. With the recent completion of a new site at www.npaworldwide.com, NPA has created an electronic resource with style, content and functionality that supports all of its core audiences.

NPA is an international, member-owned human resource recruiting network that brings independent recruiting firms together to facilitate cooperative, split-fee placements. The network gives member firms access to a much larger array of candidates and contacts, enabling them to complete more placements in less time with greatly improved efficiency.

NPA executive vice president Dave Nerz said, “The new NPA website reflects a dramatic shift in our Web strategy. In the past, our website served as a private intranet for NPA members. Today, the site provides important content, interaction and functional support to member firms, prospective members, client companies, and job candidates around the world.”

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NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network elects board of directors.

May 25th, 2007 by The Imagination Factory

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
May 24, 2007

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.

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NPA Announces 2006 Top Forty Firms

March 28th, 2007 by The Imagination Factory

NPA Announces 2006 Salary Data

February 21st, 2007 by The Imagination Factory

NPA Announces 2006 Salary Data

February 21, 2007NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network reports that 2006 salaries of placed candidates increased by 3.6% over the previous year. NPA tracks salary and other data for all placements reported by its 350 member firms. Executive Vice President Dave Nerz noted, “Both the number of placements and the reported starting salaries increased from 2005. These indicators confirm we are in an economy that is more favorable to candidates seeking work and more difficult for those companies looking to hire or retain employees. In times like these, it is important for hiring managers to seek the help of a professional recruiter to find the best-fit candidates, as opposed to job hoppers chasing higher salaries.”

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Alberta Member Recruiting Firm Wins Top Award

October 27th, 2006 by The Imagination Factory

October 27, 2006
WHEN THE SIGN OF THE TIMES SAYS “HELP WANTED”
It’s only fair that a Recruiting firm should win one of the city’s top awards
Edmonton, ABWith Alberta’s incredible skills shortage hitting headlines and airwaves at a national level, it only seems fair that an Edmonton recruiting firm should become an award-winner.

For over 30 years, Edmonton’s Harcourt Recruiting Specialists have been a mainstay of the Alberta business community. They have survived the hardships of the post-NEP era and the boom times before and after. They have won national awards for production and community service.

Today, President Judy Harcourt accepted another accolade as Small Business Owner of the Year from the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce.

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RSA Corp. Selected as Key Technology Partner for Camden Property Trust Project

June 15th, 2006 by The Imagination Factory

RSA Corp. Selected as Key Technology Partner for Camden Property Trust Project

June 15, 2006

RSA Corporation, a Houston-based full-service information technology consulting, management, and staffing company, announced it has been selected by Camden Property Trust as its technology partner for Camden’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne implementation.

Camden is one of the nation’s largest multi-family real estate trusts (REITs). RSA’s PartnerITSM technology deployment and integration team along with a Camden business team will establish a “core” system; enabling Camden to replace existing accounting and other financial applications with an integrated business process and technology upgrade.

Camden selected J.D. Edwards’ EnterpriseOne suite of applications as the foundation of their financial systems. Decisions for participants critical to the successful implementation of software and technology included the selection of RSA Corporation as the project’s technical implementation team.

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NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network is 50 Years Old

May 12th, 2006 by The Imagination Factory

NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network is 50 Years Old
May 12, 2006

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN: NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network, is announcing the celebration of its 50th anniversary. NPA, an international network of recruiting companies, is based in Grand Rapids, MI, and has members in 18 countries around the world.

NPA is under the direction of a newly-elected Board of Directors, chaired by Genie Matthews of Genie Matthews & Associates, a global recruiting firm operating from Fayetteville, NC. “The landscape of recruiting has changed substantially in 50 years, but some things remain unchanged by time and technology. Relationships and the value of a good business partner can be enhanced by the use of technology but rarely replaced,” says Genie. “I look forward to setting the vision for NPA over the next two years. There is much we can do to embrace change and grow our network around the world.”

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