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NPAworldwide Recruitment Network Enrolls 33 New Locations

June 21st, 2023 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Blatt
Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – June 21, 2023 – NPAworldwide, the premier global recruitment network, announced the enrollment of 33 new member locations between February and April 2023 in the USA, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom. This growth strengthens their reputation as a resource for quality talent while providing even more value to current members through increased capacity to clients. The new recruiting firms come from a variety of industries such as technology, accounting, manufacturing, healthcare, chemicals and life sciences. President of NPAworldwide Dave Nerz said in a statement: “Congratulations to each of these member recruitment firms. By joining our network they are investing as owners.” Joining NPAworldwide will now allow members to expand their scope of work on behalf of clients and candidates alike. Read the rest of this entry »


Bill Benson is NPAworldwide Chairman’s Award Recipient

May 23rd, 2023 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com 
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image of Bill Benson receiving the NPAworldwide Chairman's Award

Bill Benson (right) receives the 2023 NPAworldwide Chairman’s Award from Jim Lyons, LHI Executive Search.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – May 23, 2023 – Bill Benson of WilliamCharles Executive Search in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA), is the recipient of the 2023 NPAworldwide Chairman’s Award. The Chairman’s Award, established in 1996, recognizes a current or former NPAworldwide owner, manager, recruiter, or staff member, whose contributions and service to the network represent substantial and lasting benefit. Nominations are sought from the NPAworldwide membership, and the board of directors selects the recipient. Read the rest of this entry »


NPAworldwide Business Barometer Survey Shows Steady Growth in the Recruitment Industry

March 17th, 2023 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 17, 2023 – According to the latest Business Barometer Survey from NPAworldwide, the global recruitment network, demand for talent remained strong through the end of 2022. The survey, which is completed by independent recruitment firm owners around the world, found that 70% of respondents had results that were better than or the same as in the previous 18 months. This indicates that businesses are still seeing positive growth even amidst global political and economic uncertainty. Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide, commented on the findings, saying “the data reflects a market where businesses are still willing to invest in their human capital.” Read the rest of this entry »


Andrew Sullivan is NPAworldwide Community Service Award Recipient

March 16th, 2023 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 16, 2023 – NPAworldwide is proud to announce that Andrew Sullivan of Sullivan Consulting (sullivanconsulting.com.au) has received the NPAworldwide Community Service Award. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding community service by an individual member of NPAworldwide. In addition to this honor, NPAworldwide has made a contribution of US$1,000 to the Vinnies CEO Sleepout (www.ceosleepout.org.au), which is a fundraiser to benefit the St. Vincent De Paul Society in Australia.

James Lyons, chairman of the NPAworldwide Board of Directors, said “It was a pleasure to recognize Andrew’s many charitable endeavors in Southern Australia. Well done!”

Andrew Sullivan has been a long-time supporter of the St. Vincent De Paul Society and their efforts to end homelessness in Australia. His company, Sullivan Consulting, has raised more than AUD $60,000 to support the society over the past five years through initiatives like Fred’s Van, a mobile relief service from St. Vincent de Paul that assists homeless clientele in Adelaide. The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is just one more way that Andrew and his team are making a difference for those who need it most. We congratulate Andrew on this well-deserved honor and thank him for his dedication to serving others.

“I am truly humbled and honoured to receive this award, commented Mr. Sullivan. “Community service is a key part of my and Sullivan Consulting’s ethos. Our focus on contributing, partnering and fundraising for community organisations has been a critical element of our business for the past six years. I would like to congratulate the other finalists and thank NPAworldwide for this incredible recognition.”

The Community Service Award was established in late 2019 to recognize members who are contributing to their local communities, volunteering, doing charitable activities, or impacting people in ways beyond their work in the network. Nominations are sought from the NPAworldwide membership based on the following criteria: Contribution to the audience or community; Impact on people / results for the community; Legacy or enduring difference made; Time invested / significance of sacrifice. The Community Service Award recipient is chosen by a selection committee, with the award presented during an NPAworldwide conference.

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

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2023 NPAworldwide Board of Directors Elected

March 10th, 2023 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 10, 2023 – The membership of NPAworldwide has elected a new slate of representatives to its board of directors. The election was held during the organization’s virtual annual meeting. Other highlights included an update on the network’s growth and success.

“NPAworldwide is governed by an all-volunteer group of elected representatives,” said president Dave Nerz. He added, “We value their commitment to our member-owned network. The outstanding direction and support provided by these volunteers is a contributing factor to NPAworldwide’s continued success.” Read the rest of this entry »


31 New Member Recruitment Firms Join NPAworldwide

February 17th, 2023 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Blatt
Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – February 17, 2023 – The international executive search and recruiting firm network just got bigger! 31 new member recruitment firms have joined NPAworldwide – representing an impressive variety of specialties from 6 different countries around the globe. This growth will help strengthen NPAworldwide’s reputation as the premier global resource for quality talent while providing even more value to current members through increased capacity to clients. “Congratulations to each of these member recruitment firms,” said Dave Nerz president of NPAworldwide. “By joining our network, these firms are invested as owners.” Joining NPAworldwide allows members to expand their scope of work on behalf of clients and candidates alike. Read the rest of this entry »


NPAworldwide Membership Increases with 16 New Firms

November 11th, 2022 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Blatt
Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – November 1, 2022 – NPAworldwide, a recruitment network with over 550 member firms spanning nearly 50 countries, has announced the enrollment of 16 new member firms. This growth demonstrates the value that NPAworldwide membership provides through resources like a private job board, benchmarking, peer networking, and a multitude of members-only events. “Congratulations to each of these recruitment firms,” said Dave Nerz president of NPAworldwide. “By joining our network, these firms are invested as owners.” Joining NPAworldwide allows members to expand their scope of work on behalf of clients and candidates alike. Read the rest of this entry »


NPAworldwide Membership Growth Continues

September 21st, 2022 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Blatt
Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – September 21, 2022 – Recruitment network NPAworldwide announces continued membership growth with the enrollment of 15 new member firms through August 31st. These firms join an extensive international network of over 550 recruitment companies which spans nearly 50 countries. “Congratulations to each of these recruitment firms,” said Dave Nerz president of NPAworldwide. “By joining our network, these firms are invested as owners.” Joining NPAworldwide allows members to expand their scope of work on behalf of clients and candidates alike. Read the rest of this entry »


NPAworldwide Business Barometer Shows Strong Demand for Talent

August 26th, 2022 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – August 26, 2022 – According to the latest Business Barometer Survey from NPAworldwide, the global recruitment network, demand for talent has strengthened significantly over the last six months. Sixty percent of respondents reported results that were better by at least five percent over the prior 180-day period. This positive growth is expected to continue in the near future. Thanks to this healthy business environment, independent recruitment firms are seeing significant increases in revenue and profitability.

“Demand for talent has strengthened over the last 6 months! Sixty percent of respondents indicated results better by more than 5% over the prior 180 period,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “While the last half of 2021 was quite positive, and up from prior year results, the continued growth has been impressive for the first half of 2022. More than 40% of reporting recruitment businesses indicated growth of 15% or more over a strong close in 2021. Responses, which arrived in line with talks of global recession and continued market volatility, also show an optimistic view for the next 6 month period. Businesses are still searching for talent.”

Chart of Business Barometer Conditions Over the Past 180 Days

Other results of the Business Barometer Survey of the 550-plus independent members of NPAworldwide indicated:

  • 44% of survey respondents are from outside of North America.
  • The largest respondent group was from North America at 60% followed by Australia/New Zealand at 18%.
  • The remaining respondents were from Asia, EMEA or LatAm.
  • At the time of the survey, 88.2% of the respondents see the next 6 months as positive or the same as the last 6 months.  
  • 36.6% of those taking the survey have seen fees increase in the last 6 months.

“The strongest sectors continue to be technology, manufacturing/supply chain, and accounting/finance. Our independent member firms working these sectors are experiencing strong demand for talent,” said Nerz. “Signals from the economy and from markets are not as positive as the results being experienced by our member firms. While the complexity of hiring is smoothing post-lockdowns and limits driven by the impact of the pandemic, there is still much to learn about hiring and retaining in today’s employment market. Candidates continue to receive multiple offers and counter offers from existing employers. Speed and aggressive compensation planning are required to attract and retain top talent.”  NPAworldwide members typically work executive/professional full-time positions on a global basis.

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

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Top-Performing NPAworldwide Member Recruiters Reach Gold Level

August 24th, 2022 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
vblatt@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – August 24, 2022 – NPAworldwide is proud to announce that eight of its members have reached the prestigious Gold level in the Recruiter Achievement Status (RAS) program. This lifetime achievement program honors recruitment professionals who have cumulatively earned salaries totaling at least US $2 million. “Member recruiters who have reached the Gold distinction or higher represent less than 10% of our entire membership,” reported president Dave Nerz. “Reaching this level of achievement is a testament to both personal productivity and network tenure.” Read the rest of this entry »


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