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Recruitment Network Records Surge in Membership

September 15th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

September 2020—“TEAM (www.jobsatteam.com), the UK’s largest network of independent recruiters, is experiencing a continuing rise in enquiries,” according to MD Jackie Torr. “Back in March this year our projections for 2020 went out the window and the industry was in turmoil. However independent recruiters have proved to be very resilient and many of our Members have reacted quickly to changing market sectors and methods of working. The vast majority of new enquiries are coming from recruiters who are recognising that the TEAM network provides massive opportunities to engage quickly and directly with similar, like-minded agency owners across the UK and beyond. Sharing business opportunities and tapping into a vast range of help and guidance from experienced professionals is proving invaluable. On a weekly basis we are hearing of some really great shared fees and this August two Members shared a £24,000 placement fee which is our largest this year …. so far! It is also interesting to note that a significant number of the 74 new Members who have joined TEAM so far this year have been recent and new start-ups, many of them saying that if they can make their business work in the current market then they will have built strong foundations for the future. We are all aware that conditions are not going to magically improve overnight but the determination and cooperative spirit of many of our Members is proving to be a key element to their future.”

NPAworldwide enjoys a partnership with TEAM that allows members of each organization expanded geographic capacity.

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Michael Mordue Earns Platinum Recognition from NPAworldwide

July 31st, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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

photo of Michael MordueGRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – July 31, 2020 – NPAworldwide is pleased to announce that Michael Mordue, Mordue, Allen, Roberts, Bonney Ltd in greater Seattle (USA) has earned Platinum distinction in the organization’s Recruiter Achievement Status program:

The Recruiter Achievement Status program is a lifetime achievement program for NPAworldwide members. The Platinum level represents cumulative salary totals of at least US $5 million, while Gold represents cumulative salary totals of at least US $2 million.

Mr. Mordue commented, “It is very pleasing to reach the Platinum level of shared placements and I am deeply grateful to all those NPAworldwide members who have provided me with candidates and have placed our candidates with their own clients. While this combined revenue was most welcome over the years, perhaps of greater importance was the expertise provided by NPAworldwide staff and willingly shared by members that helped raise the level of competence and professionalism within our own practice.”

“Member recruiters who have reached the Gold or Platinum 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. It is a significant accomplishment.”

NPAworldwide recognizes six levels of performance through the Recruiter Achievement Status program. Platinum Premier is the highest level, followed by Double Platinum, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a global 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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NPAworldwide Adds Five New Member Firms

July 23rd, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – July 23, 2020 – Five new member firms joined NPAworldwide during June 2020. They are as follows:

  • Tom Sorensen Recruitment Co., Ltd. (www.tomsorensen.in.th), Bangkok, Thailand
    • Retained search services for multinational companies in the areas of manufacturing/industrial/energy, logistics & supply chain, consumer products, financial services, professional services, technology/media/telecom, and travel/tourism/leisure
  • Tier 1 Consulting, Inc, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Areas of focus include information technology, senior-level sales professionals, financial services, and operations
  • Fusion Recruiters (www.fusionrecruiters.com), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
    • Specialists in the areas of human resources, product management, marketing and sales, as well as accounting/finance, operations/engineering, procurement, and legal throughout the USA
  • The VET Recruiter (thevetrecruiter.com), Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    • Executive search firm specializing in animal science, veterinary, agriculture, nonprofit and sales and marketing
  • Human (recruithuman.co.uk), Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    • Specialist HR recruiter working across the UK and internationally

“Congratulations to each of our new member firms,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms are invested as owners. Our continued membership growth 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 global recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 550 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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NPAworldwide Members Earn New Recruiter Achievement Status

July 1st, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – July 1, 2020 – The following NPAworldwide members have reached new levels in the network’s Recruiter Achievement Status program:

  • Double Platinum Recruiter Achievement Status:
  • Platinum Recruiter Achievement Status:
    • Gary Eastwood, SBSolutions Inc., (www.sbsolutionsinc.net) Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Gregg Whitt, Professional Personnel Associates, Inc. (www.ppajobs.com) Clemson, South Carolina, USA
  • Gold Recruiter Achievement Status:

The Recruiter Achievement Status program is a lifetime achievement program for NPAworldwide members. The Double Platinum level represents cumulative salary totals of at least US $10 million, while Platinum represents cumulative salary totals of at least US $5 million and Gold represents at least US $2 million, respectively.

“Just 7 percent of our membership has achieved Gold level or higher, and only a handful of those have reached Double Platinum,” reported president Dave Nerz. “This level of achievement is a testament to both personal productivity and network tenure. It is a significant accomplishment.”

NPAworldwide recognizes six levels of performance through the Recruiter Achievement Status program. Platinum Premier is the highest level, followed by Double Platinum, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a global recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 550 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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NPAworldwide Chairman Jason Elias wins the 2020 RCSA Industry Award for Recruitment Leader of the Year

June 30th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Stephen Moir
stephen@eliasrecruitment.com
0400 812 335

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — June 30, 2020 — Legal specialist recruiter, founder and CEO of Elias Recruitment (www.eliasrecruitment.com), Jason Elias won the 2020 RCSA Industry Award for Recruitment Leader of the Year. Mr. Elias was elected Chairman-Elect of NPAworldwide in 2019, and ascended to a two-year term as Chairman beginning in 2020.

image of Recruitment Leader of the Year AwardOn Friday afternoon, 26 June 2020, the annual Australian RCSA Industry Awards (www.rcsa.com.au) were held. The prestigious RCSA Industry Awards provide the opportunity to recognise the best of the best in the recruitment, staffing and workforce solutions sector in Australia and New Zealand.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event, which is usually a glamorous gala dinner, was held using a live stream via the RCSA Facebook page.

“It was a wonderful surprise, especially given the quality of the other finalists and the record number of applications this year”, said Elias. “Since starting Elias Recruitment 20 years ago, I have always maintained a philosophy of collaboration over competition. Our aim is to get the best match for the candidate and client, and if that means working with other agencies and splitting the placement fee, so be it. A happy candidate and happy client will lead to greater long-term success.

To this end I owe a lot to NPAworldwide–the world’s largest recruitment network. NPAworldwide has taught me the value of collaboration and has led to dozens of extra placements. By working with other quality recruiters, we expand our geographic and industry reach. Moreover, we share market knowledge, technical skills, industry insights and camaraderie. I have had the honour of volunteering on and off in NPA since 2007 and am honoured to be its current global chairman.

A big thanks to the RCSA and Indeed for sponsoring the Recruitment Leader of the Year Award. I want to thank my amazing and loyal team: Karolina, Margot, Maryanne, Paige, Rachel and Stephen. A huge thanks to our clients, candidates, my RCSA committee colleagues, NPA partners and staff, and my dear friend and trusted confidante Sue-Ella Prodonovich. Graham Jenkins has also been a generous and masterful mentor over many years. My patient wife Jackie and three kids who have tolerated many early morning and late night phone calls and me being away from home to fulfill my numerous volunteering commitments.

This has been a tough year for many in our industry, including our team. It has been satisfying, though, to see so many recruiters rallying together and embracing collaboration. There are some encouraging green shoots in the market and we are well positioned to bounce back. At Elias Recruitment we even have a new consultant, Tegan, joining the team next week. Thanks again for a great honour and here’s to a bright new financial year.”

About Elias Recruitment: Elias Recruitment is a legal recruitment specialist, placing legal professionals into legal roles Australia-wide. Founded in 2000, Elias Recruitment are headquartered in Sydney, and have consultants in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

About RCSA: The Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association Australia & New Zealand (RCSA) is the peak body for the recruitment and staffing industry in Australia and New Zealand.

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NPAworldwide Launches Two New Specialty Groups to Address Market Needs

June 24th, 2020 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 24, 2020 – NPAworldwide is thrilled to announce the formation of two new specialty groups in the areas of FinTech (financial technology) and Energy (primarily clean energy and renewables). These developments are a direct response to increases in hiring activities in these two sectors.

NPAworldwide members have seen strong growth opportunities in the burgeoning FinTech and Energy sectors due to new businesses, new jobs, and an increasing number of job seekers.

NPAworldwide’s practice groups and specialty groups allow members who specialize in an industry or niche an easy way to find trading partners with a similar focus. These have been an important part of NPAworldwide for more than half of the network’s 60+ year history. The practice and specialty groups have contributed greatly to NPAworldwide’s success in membership growth, retention, and placement activity.

Additional practice and specialty groups include Accounting & Finance, Agribusiness, Apparel / Retail / Textile, Banking, Biomedical / Medical Device / Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Process, Contract, Cross-Industry Functions, C-Suite and Retained, Cybersecurity, Engineering / Operations / Manufacturing, Healthcare, Legal, and Technology (IT, hardware, software).

“We’re excited about the volunteer leadership driving these new specialty groups,” says Dave Nerz, NPAworldwide president. “These emerging markets are creating a welcome opportunity for growth in both revenue and membership, both important to our continued success.”

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a global recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 550 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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NPAworldwide Announces Endorsed Partnership with HirePay

June 17th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

HirePay logo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3326

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – June 17, 2020 – NPAworldwide Recruitment Network (www.npaworldwide.com) is thrilled to announce a new global partnership with HirePay (www.hirepay.co).

This partnership will allow NPAworldwide members to offer extended payment terms to their clients while eliminating the cashflow impact and cost associated with fee collections (HirePay pays you 100% of your fee in 24 hours and enables your clients to pay in 6 easy monthly installments).

“We’re excited to be partnering with NPAworldwide as they are leaders in support of independent recruitment companies globally,” says David Price, CEO of HirePay. “The opportunity to align ourselves with such a reputable network and their productive members is a welcome expansion of our offering to the recruitment industry. We are committed to working with the best and NPAworldwide clearly prides itself on recruiter quality.” In recognition of this opportunity HirePay will be sponsoring NPAworldwide at the Endorsed Program level for 2020.

“HirePay will help extend this payment model into markets like the US and EMEA,” says Dave Nerz, NPAworldwide President. “It will allow members to spend more time on quality placements and less time on collections and cashflow. It is a super fit for the SME businesses that are the target of the network’s members. This is a win for everyone in the fulfillment chain.”

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a global recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 550 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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Independent Recruitment Network Announces New Members

June 12th, 2020 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 12, 2020 – NPAworldwide, an independent recruitment network, is pleased to announce the following firms have been enrolled as member-owners:

  • OdaRecruit Search Partners (www.odarecruit.com), Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    • Full-cycle executive recruiting in the hospitality, accounting/finance and technology industries
  • Targeted HR Consulting (targeted-hr.com), Brownsville, Texas, USA
    • Placing human resources professionals in the industrial, construction and mining industries
  • Bruce & Associates (bruceandassociates.com), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    • Specialists in medical device technology recruitment
  • Uptime Resources, Denver, Colorado, USA
    • Focus is on technology, including full stack Java, Python, Golang, engineers, devops, network/security engineers, database adminstrators, and Linux automation engineers
  • Resource Integration (resourceintegration.net), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    • Niche is human resources and technology
  • Foundation Recruiting and Consulting, Inc. (foundrec.com), San Diego, California, USA
    • Areas of focus include on software/IT, general technical, and executive and high level operations/business positions
  • Dataroc Enterprise Inc (www.dataroc.io), Detroit, Michigan, USA
    • Specialist IT & healthcare recruitment agency
  • Search One Inc (www.searchonejobs.com), Largo, Florida, USA
    • Specialize in the healthcare market, mainly home health and hospice and behavioral health companies
  • Scale International, Wilmslow, Chesire, United Kingdom
    • International recruitment agency focused on the corporate services, IT & technology industries
  • Highspeed Staffing (www.highspeedstaffinginc.com), West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
    • Information technology staffing and recruiting services
  • Elevalto (www.elevalto.com), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Areas of focus include chemical process, cross-industry functions, healthcare, information technology and manufacturing
  • Paradigm Staffing (paradigmstaffing.com), Santa Cruz, California, USA
    • Specialists in public relations, marketing and communications
  • HC-Resource (www.hc-resource.com), Denver, Colorado, USA
    • Boutique firm that specializes in the hospitality niche

“Congratulations to each of our new member recruitment firms,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining our global recruitment network, these 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 global recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 550 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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NPAworldwide Announces Results of COVID-19 Survey

May 15th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dave Nerz
President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616 871-3326

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – May 15, 2020 – NPAworldwide, a global recruitment network, announced the results of a special COVID-19 survey. The survey was completed by owners and managers of independent recruitment firms that are members of the NPAworldwide global network. The survey opened April 21 and ended on April 30, 2020. Participants were asked to document business conditions related to their business, their clients’ businesses, and their exposure to the recruitment market as a whole. Results are a good indicator of what the independent recruitment firms might be experiencing on a global basis.

The COVID-19 survey sought to understand the immediate impact of the pandemic on business conditions at a high level. The purpose was to understand what members were seeing and feeling to see if there was specific action the network could take to support conditions. The survey was completed with a global perspective and was not segmented into a region-by-region or unique to each country data sets. Sixty-one percent of those responding to the survey were solo practitioners or two-person offices, while nearly 18% were offices of 6 or more.

Key Findings

  • Things are difficult and required a reduction in staff. Sixteen percent of respondents had cut one or more staff members within six weeks of the beginnings of the pandemic, specifically the sheltering in place rules issued by states and countries.
  • Client activity has dropped dramatically for most. Seventeen percent of respondents found that client activity dropped off completely with no recruiting activity being reported. Only eight percent found recruitment activity to be between 75-100% of normal. The largest group reported activity at about 25% or less from normal.
  • Activity and hiring still happening, but some sectors are more active than others. Reports from the engineering/operations/manufacturing sector showed the most activity, with 42% of respondents pointing out active searches and hires. Following that was the technology/IT sector with 33% reporting activity, healthcare with 27%, sales/marketing/admin with 22%, accounting/finance with 20% and biomedical/pharmaceuticals with seventeen percent. As a reminder, the survey respondents are likely focused on just one or two of these sectors. The fact that activity is present is more important than the percentages, comparatively.
  • Temporary hiring. Eighteen percent of respondents found that client use of temporary hiring was increasing or there was an increased interest in such hires. As we dig out of a downturn like this, it is typical of temporary hires to increase dramatically with temp-to-perm becoming a more common path to adding staff.
  • Client workforce reductions. The most common situation reported was client reductions in force of more than 75% of workers furloughed or cut. This was noted by 57% of our respondents. The next most common condition was a less than 25% reduction in staffing levels, followed by no reductions reported by 30% and 13% of the survey participants respectively.
  • Applications for government support. Nearly 70% of the respondents to the survey have applied for one form or another of government backed support. These levels and types of support vary from country to country and are not available in all locations surveyed, so 70% is a large majority.
  • Approved for government support. As of the survey completion date, only 22% were certain of their approval for the support requested or applied for. Fifty-percent did not yet know, while just five percent had received firm rejections.

“While things have changed dramatically and quickly, our COVID-19 survey shows there is still  activity in the recruitment industry. The industry will certainly lose many recruiters, as well as a large number of firms that were not properly funded, recent start-ups or firms that were too dependent on hard-hit sectors,” remarked NPAworldwide president Dave Nerz. “Our members rely on each other at times like this and have weathered previous downturns of various causes since 1956. We find that members of our network are more likely to survive and thrive than the industry as a whole because of shared jobs, candidates and a peer-to-peer support network. We are all looking forward to a return to more normal conditions on the other side of the difficult months still ahead.”

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a global recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 550 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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Independent Recruitment Firms in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, UK and USA Join NPAworldwide

May 13th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – May 13, 2020 – Thirteen independent recruitment firms joined NPAworldwide during April 2020. These firms seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model.

  • Proconnx (www.proconnx.com), Racine, Wisconsin, USA
    • Specializes in sourcing permanent and temporary talent for the healthcare, accounting & finance, engineering & architecture, and manufacturing industries throughout the USA
  • HK Tech, (www.hk.technology) Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    • Focus is IT recruiting and staffing services
  • JobsRnR (www.jobsrnr.com), Kowloon, Hong Kong
    • Areas of focus include banking, finance, information technology and engineering
  • Clark Executive Ltd (www.clark.ie), Dublin, Ireland
    • Permanent, temporary and contract positions across five specialist divisions: office & HR, accountancy & finance, sales & marketing, operations and executive
  • Reed Recruits (www.reedrecruits.com), Houston, Texas, USA
    • Specialties include administrative, accounting & finance, human resources, legal, sales & marketing, skilled trades, and technology
  • MilSpec Talent (www.milspectalent.com), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA
    • National search group that matches exceptional veteran talent into critical management positions
  • Gruen Search Consultants, Inc. (www.gruensearch.com), Greenfield, Illinois, USA
    • Recruitment specialists in fashion/retail
  • Arisoft Group (www.arisoftgroup.com), Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Placing permanent and contract employees into the information technology, manufacturing, telco, social media and agricultural industries
  • Adilstone Group (www.adilstone.com), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Areas of focus include healthcare, utilities, mining, manufacturing, and education
  • Jon Fisher & Partners (www.jonfisherpartners.com), London, United Kingdom
    • Specialists in finance and technology
  • Volar Advisory (volarllc.com), Denver, Colorado, USA
    • Specializing in finance, including asset management, investment banking, alternatives, equity, fixed income, and quantitative
  • The Drescher Group, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    • Primary focus is apparel and home furnishings
  • Phoenix Resourcing Group (www.phx.group), Washington, DC, USA
    • Areas of focus include administrative support, cleared resources, legal support, human resources, information technology, and healthcare

“Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms are invested as owners. Our continued membership growth 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 global recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 550 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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