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NPAworldwide Delivers Results of Global Employee Retention Survey

February 20th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

graphic for employee retention survey

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – February 20, 2018 –NPAworldwide Recruitment Network announced the results of its Global Employee Retention Survey. Member recruiters participating in more than 750 placements were asked to document the motivations and reasons for candidates leaving existing employers for new employment opportunities.

“Recruiters become uniquely exposed to the motivation behind a change of jobs” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “Candidates are in process with recruiters for weeks or months as they ponder a change. Sometimes these recruiter-candidate relationships span years. Since recruiters are paid significant fees to find top talent, employers can learn from this survey and change some of the issues within their control.”

The employee retention survey was a result of more than 350 candidate job changes in the 2018 version of this report. The survey was last completed in 2013 with more than 400 job changes documented. The results for 2018 show:

  • 46.1% of those making a job change cite “organizational” factors for the decision to leave the existing employer. Top organizational reasons captured included the desire to work for a smaller or larger employer and organizational direction that was concerning.
  • 52.8% of those reporting on the survey listed a “job-specific” motivation for the change of jobs. The top reason was unsatisfactory career progression.
  • 73% of employee moves managed by our recruiter group were captured as listing “personal” reasons as the motivation for the acceptance of a new job. Candidates were seeking growth and challenge most frequently, and secondarily were looking for a new location to live.
  • Access Survey Results Here

The top two reasons mentioned in the survey were “seeking growth and challenge” and “unsatisfactory career progression” reports Nerz. “Employers can retain top talent and impact retention stats within their companies with greater focus and training to address these known contributing factors.”

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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PKL Recruitment Named 2017 Optus My Business Award for Workplace of the Year

December 14th, 2017 by Veronica Blatt

NPAworldwide member PKL Recruitment, with locations in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, was named winner of the Optus My Business Award for “National Workplace of the Year.” The award was announced at the Optus My Business Awards ceremony last month in Sydney.

The Optus My Business Awards recognizes SME’s, their contribution through supporting jobs, delivering essential products and services and becoming integral parts of our local communities – benefiting all Australians. With over 150 finalists in total the awards celebrated innovation, leadership, growth and service from every industry.

PKL Recruitment has been a long standing leader in its industry with 22 years of experience in business support recruitment. Managing Director Phoebe Lane was honored to receive this prestigious award and said, “I have always seen my employees as an extension of my family and feel extremely fortunate in that I have extraordinary, motivated employees who love coming to work. We are at work longer than we are at home and it is critical to get the workplace environment right which this award has highlighted PKL Recruitment.”

PKL Recruitment

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NPAworldwide Members Partner on CEO Search for ATA International

May 1st, 2017 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts:
James Lyons, jl@lh-int.com, +1 203 286 7500
Michael Sudermann, mike@ascentselect.com, +1 336 404-4610

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – May 1, 2017 – ATA International, headquartered in Little Rock, AR, has named Neil Morton its new CEO. ATA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to teaching martial arts to the entire family, with over 950 licensed locations around the globe.

The search was managed by James Lyons, president of LH International, LLC in New York, NY and assisted by Michael Sudermann, managing partner of ASCENT Select Talent Capital, Greensboro, NC. The two recruitment firms are member-owners of NPAworldwide and worked cooperatively on the assignment, with LH International working directly with ATA and ASCENT Select Talent Capital sourcing the candidates.

NPAworldwide is a member-owned, global network of independent world-class recruitment firms. Member firms share information to fill clients’ open positions with high-caliber talent. Through a private sharing tool, members have access to a pool of passive candidates developed by nearly 500 offices and 1300 recruiters.

LH International was selected to manage this search assignment because of its successful track record in filling C-level positions both nationally and internationally. President Jim Lyons commented, “Through my affiliation with NPAworldwide, I am able to work directly with owners of like-minded independent firms that I trust to find the talent my clients seek. It has enabled me to broaden my scope of business both geographically and across multiple industries and niches.”

Michael Sudermann added, “My NPAworldwide recruitment partners are an extension of my own firm. Jim provides the same level of detail I would obtain if I were working directly with the client, which makes it possible to tailor my recruitment efforts for the best results.”

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 Member Mel Weinberg Receives Ethics Award from NAPS

October 11th, 2016 by Veronica Blatt

Mel Weinberg of Accounting Career Consultants in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), has been named the 2016 recipient of the Norbert I.B. Fried Ethics Award, presented by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS). Accounting Career Consultants is a member of NPAworldwide. The objective of this award is to recognize those individuals who have made a significant, positive, and lasting impact on the ethics of the staffing industry.

Norbert I.B. Fried Ethics Award Criteria

  1. Individuals may be eligible for this award regardless of tenure in the staffing industry or tenure of service to the staffing industry.
  2. Individuals may be eligible for this award through their contribution(s) on a local, regional, or national basis as long as the lasting positive impact was obvious across the entire staffing industry with regard to ethics.
  3. Individuals may be eligible for this award if it can be established that through their ethical practices, they have made a significant (staffing industry wide), positive (of great value), and lasting (withstanding the test of time) impact (change or impression) on the staffing industry.

This may be established by measuring their contribution(s) in ANY or ALL of the following:

  • Through their work within local, state, regional, or national associations have contributed in a major fashion to the betterment of the entire staffing industry.
  • Through their diligent efforts, an individual who has brought to the staffing industry a product or service of such significance and value that it created a positive change in the manner in which the staffing industry conducts its business.
  • At a specific time and place an individual who made a timely, lasting and significant contribution to the overall welfare of the staffing industry.
  • An individual who, when confronted with potentially overwhelming opposition, took a courageous stand (individually or as part of a group) and by so doing, created a result that stemmed the threat while safeguarding the existence, integrity, and future of the staffing industry.

“I’m especially pleased to have been nominated for the Norbert I.B. Fried Ethics Award and to have had it presented to me by my son, Larry. I was totally surprised to receive the award and I’d like to dedicate it to all of the professionals I have learned from in my 31 years in recruiting, most especially my mentor, Alexander de Greve, who is no longer with us,” commented Mr. Weinberg.

Mr. Weinberg was previously a longtime member of, and active contributor within, the National Banking Network (NBN). A list of the previous recipients of the Norbert I.B. Fried Ethics Award can be found here.


NPAworldwide Announces Results of Business Barometer Survey

October 5th, 2016 by Veronica Blatt

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.


Independent Recruitment Firms Expand Capacity through NPAworldwide

September 21st, 2016 by Veronica Blatt

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – September 21, 2016 –Fourteen independent recruitment firms have joined NPAworldwide, a global recruitment network. Membership allows these firms to expand their recruitment capacity across industries and geographies by partnering with other member firms.

  • Brown & Chase Pty Ltd (www.brownandchase.com), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and Manila, Philippines
    • Primarily recruit in the disciplines of executive & board, sales, marketing & communications, information technology, accounting, human resources and office support with a focus on permanent retained assignments.
  • Intel HR Consulting Ltd (www.intelhrc.com), Duoala, Littoral Province, Cameroon
    • Focus on accounting, financial services, pharmaceutical, C-level executives, construction, logistics, health researchers, disease surveillance, and NGOs
  • Prestige Recruiting Firm, LLC (www.prestigerecruitingfirm.com), Tampa, Florida, USA
    • Specializing in recruiting executive sales, senior business leaders, and high level technical engineers across multiple industries
  • Technical Recruitment Solutions (www.technicalrecruitmentsolutions.com), San Francisco, California, USA
    • Specializing in creative & technical talent UX, UI, full stack developers, technical executives and project leaders, data scientists, big data & data center professionals in healthcare, big data analytics, professional services, life sciences, software & internet development/delivery
  • Motion Recruiters (www.motionrecruiters.com), Miami, Florida, USA
    • Providing recruitment services in the areas of finance, human resources, C-level executives, aerospace, defense, electronics development, hardware/software engineering, information technology, and engineering (mechanical, electrical, design)
  • Global Search Pte (www.globalsearch.com.sg), Singapore
    • Specializing in the attraction, selection and recruitment of professionals in the banking, finance, HR and management consultancy industries
  • Employment Vietnam (www.employmentvietnam.com), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • Providing a wide variety of human resource services including executive search & selection, HR outsourcing, payroll outsourcing and HR consultancy
  • Overture Placements, LLC (www.overtureplacements.com), Syracuse, New York, USA
    • A few of the industries served include administrative, education, executive search, finance, healthcare, human resources, insurance, marketing, non-profit, produce/food manufacturing, sales, technology
  • Bryn Neil International (www.brynneil.com), Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Focus is on application development, infrastructure, security, quality assurance, and project management
  • Career Advantage, Columbia, South Carolina, USA
    • Focus is on the manufacturing industry
  • U.S. Staffing Agency, LLC (usstaffingagency.com), Jackson, Jonesville, Battle Creek, Lansing, and Coldwater, Michigan, USA
    • Specialized in adminstrative, management, skilled labor specialists, and general labor roles in the automotive, agriculture, food processing, entertainment, and other industries
  • TW Staffing Solutions (www.twstaffingsolutions.com), New York, New York, USA
    • Areas of focus include information technology, finance, and human resources
  • Beecoz P/L (www.beecoz.com.au), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    • Specializing in technical, operations, and business positions in the special events industry
  • Escape Recruitment (www.escaperecruitment.ie), Dublin, Ireland
    • Boutique financial services/energy/sales search firm

“Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms are invested as owners. Membership in NPAworldwide allows independent recruitment firms to more effectively serve their clients and candidates by adding or increasing split placements.”

NPAworldwide membership is offered on a selective basis to independently-owned recruitment firms who meet the network’s enrollment criteria and have a strategic interest in making split placements.

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

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5 New Members Join Global Recruitment Network

August 13th, 2016 by Veronica Blatt

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – August 13, 2016 – NPAworldwide, a global recruitment network, is pleased to announce the following recruitment firms have become members:

  • A-Temp 4U, (www.atemp4u.com.au) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Providing organisations with temporary, permanent and HR dolutions for a wide cross-section of industry sectors along the eastern seaboard of Australia
  • RSI Inc Recruitment Solutions Integrators, (www.rsirecruitment.com) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • RSI specializes in helping employers fill technical specialized or management positions with candidates that correspond exactly to their specifications
  • Premier Recruitment Worldwide (www.premierecruitment.com), Dublin, Irelan
    • Placing professionals in the areas of accounting / finance, IT / hardware / software / electronics and manufacturing / mining / construction / supply chain on a global basi
  • The Albo Group, Detroit, Michigan, US
    • Focus is on placing sales professionals at all level
  • Mkapoor Network (www.mknetworkinc.com), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Specialist recruitment firm placing data scientists across industries around the globe

“Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms are invested as owners. Membership in NPAworldwide allows independent recruitment agencies to more effectively serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis.”

NPAworldwide membership is offered on a selective basis to independently-owned recruitment firms who meet the network’s enrollment criteria and have a strategic interest in making split placements.

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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Independent Recruitment Firms Join NPAworldwide

June 23rd, 2016 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw, Director of Corporate Communications
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3323

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – June 23, 2016 – Ten independent recruitment firms have joined NPAworldwide, a global recruitment network.

  • SERH (www.serh.com.br), Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
    • Areas of focus include industrial, retail, and automotive
  • Phillip Riley, (www.phillipriley.com.au) Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    • Recruitment and consulting practice focusing on the renewable energy & energy efficiency sector
  • Bertram Resources LLC, Houston, Texas, USA
    • Extensive experience in engineering, infrastructure, information technology, healthcare, and skilled labor
  • MConsulting Solutions (www.mconsultingsolutions.net), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    • Focus is on executive, commercial, healthcare, sales, operations, mining and sporting recruitment
  • Excelerate Resources (www.exres.co.uk), Warwick, United Kingdom
    • Specializing in the beverage, leisure, and retail sectors
  • Kites Consulting (kitesconsulting.us), Dublin, Ohio, USA
    • Exclusive focus on information technology
  • BSI People Pty Ltd (www.bsipeople.com), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Specialist recruitment firm with a focus on information & communication technology and human resources services
  • Max Populi, LLC (www.maxpopuli.com), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Providing retained search, contingency search, contract recruiting, international recruitment, BPO, and RPO
  • TDM & Associates LLC (www.tdm-assoc.com), Champaign, Illinois, USA
    • Providing search services to manufacturing, banking, non-profit, and agriculture industry clients
  • Acavi (www.acavi.fr), Paris and Lyon, France
    • Specialized in human resources for companies working in life sciences, chemicals and materials science

“Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms are invested as owners. Membership in NPAworldwide allows independent recruitment agencies to more effectively serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis.”

NPAworldwide membership is offered on a selective basis to independent recruitment firms who meet the network’s enrollment criteria and have a strategic interest in making split placements.

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 Adds 6 New Member Firms

May 27th, 2016 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – May 27, 2016 – NPAworldwide, a global recruitment network, is pleased to announce the following recruitment firms have become members:

  • Martin & Conley Limited, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    • Specializing in sales and IT roles
  • AME Recruitment, (www.amerecruitment.com.au) Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    • Providing recruitment services in the areas of accounting / finance, HR, sales and marketing
  • RSP Recruitment and The Digital Academy (www.rsprecruitment.com.au), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Specializing in contact centre & customer service, sales, marketing & FMCG, business operations
  • Cascade Recruiting (cascaderecruiting.net), Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Focus is on the oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation, and industrial products markets
  • Murdoch Mason Executive Search Group (www.murdochmason.com), Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Providing recruitment services for global retail and consumer goods companies
  • Select Resources (www.select-resources.com), Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, with additional locations NueVista (www.nuevista.com) in Chicago, Illinois, USA and RecruIT Services (www.recruit-services.com) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Select Holdings specializes in direct-hire and contract placement of information technology professionals

“Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms are invested as owners. Membership in NPAworldwide allows independent recruitment agencies to more effectively serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis.”

NPAworldwide membership is offered on a selective basis to independently-owned recruitment firms who meet the network’s enrollment criteria and have a strategic interest in making split placements.

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 Recruitment Network Adds Members in Australia, Taiwan, United Kingdom and USA

April 29th, 2016 by Veronica Blatt

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 29, 2016 – Global recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 18 new member firms:

  • IBH Executive (www.ibhexecutive.com), Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Specializing in finance, tax, accounting, and transfer pricing
  • National Career Consultants, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Providing recruitment services in the plastics industry
  • DRC&ASSOC. Inc., Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Extensive experience in the financial services, consulting, IT, food manufacturing, accounting/finance, sales, human resources, global workforce planning, transportation, logistics, healthcare, engineering and construction disciplines
  • Journey Recruitment (www.journeyrecruitment.com), Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Focus is on IT, especially Java
  • Maganti IT Resources LLC (www.mitresource.com), New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    • Full-service IT firm
  • Career Choice, Inc. (www.careerchoice.cc), Orlando, Florida, USA
    • Specializing in food service and hospitality
  • Eagle Executive Search (www.eaglesearch.com.tw), Taipei, Taiwan
    • Boutique executive search firm with a focus on the following sectors: semiconductor & electronics, technology & communications, IT/software & cloud computing, chemical materials/equipment, industrial & automation & energy, financial services, biotechnology & life sciences, consumer & retail, legal
  • Apollo Search Partners LLC (www.apollosp.com), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Specializing in the temporary and direct hire placements of accounting, finance, tax, professional services, administrative, human resources and banking professionals
  • Eagna Consulting (www.eagnaconsulting.com), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Recruitment and management consultancy providing services to the Information Technology sector
  • Auka Resource Solutions (www.auka.biz), Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    • Providing recruitment services in the mining, engineering, and resources sectors
  • Urbane Recruitment (www.urbanerecruitment.com.au), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Specializing in media, telecommunication, technology, digital marketing, financial services, and the engineering and construction sectors
  • Maxum Consulting (www.maxumconsulting.com.au), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Sales outsourcing organisation representing niche human resource firms specialising in recruitment, training, talent management and business consulting. We provide business development and account management services
  • Staubach & Associates (www.staubachassociates.com), New York, New York, USA
    • Specializing in logistics, transportation, and IT
  • Teamology (www.teamologyhr.com), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Specializing primarily in IT, human resources, marketing, and healthcare
  • Ricciuti Group, Inc. (www.ricciutigroup.com), New York, New York, USA
    • Specializing in healthcare and financial corporations
  • Pangaea Recruitment Ltd. (www.pangaeaglobalassociates.com), Manchester, United Kingdom
    • Specializing in placement software professionals globally
  • Right Executive Search, LLC (www.rightexecutivesearch.com), New York, New York, USA
    • Placing professionals in the financial services, accounting, banking, and management consulting industries
  • Isaacson Search Company (www.isaacson.com), New York, New York, USA
    • Focus is placing quantitative researchers, quantitative developers, data scientists, systematic strategists/traders for financial firms

“Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms are invested as owners. Membership in NPAworldwide allows independent recruitment agencies to more effectively serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms on a split-fee basis.”

NPAworldwide membership is offered on a selective basis to independently-owned recruitment firms who meet the network’s enrollment criteria and have a strategic interest in making split placements.

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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