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NPAworldwide Announces Newest Platinum and Gold Recruiters

April 28th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 28, 2020 – NPAworldwide is pleased to announce the following recruiters have earned Gold or Platinum distinction in the organization’s Recruiter Achievement Status program:

  • Platinum Recruiter Achievement Status
    • Kay Durkin, Phoenix Partners, Inc., (www.phoenixp.com) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Phil Chappel, P. Chappel Associates, Inc. (www.pchappel.com) New York, New York, USA
  • Gold Recruiter Achievement Status

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.

“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 570 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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NPAworldwide Members Elect New Directors

April 20th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 20, 2020 –The membership of NPAworldwide has elected a new slate of representatives to its board of directors.

The individuals elected to the NPAworldwide board of directors include the following:

  • Carola Chard, CMCC (Hong Kong), was elected to a two-year term as director for Asia
  • Roman Duty, Recruiting Services / RSI (Rushville, Indiana, USA), was elected to a two-term as director for the Americas
  • Yvonne Kelly, Driftwood Group (Sydney, Australia), was elected to a two-year term as a director for Australia/New Zealand
  • Tim Lane, Park Lane Recruitment (Macclesfield, Cheshire, United Kingdom), was elected to a two-year term as a director for EMEA

Jason Elias, Elias Recruitment (Sydney, Australia), was elected Chairman-Elect in 2019. This is a one-year term that automatically accedes to a two-year term as Chairman. NPAworldwide is pleased to welcome Mr. Elias to his new role as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

“NPAworldwide is a member-owned recruitment network and board leadership is a key part of our success as an organization,” said president Dave Nerz. He added, “Over the years, our members have provided the network with outstanding direction and support by electing board members with great insight, industry knowledge, and business expertise. This year is no exception.”

The board of directors is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the member-owned global recruitment network. Each person on the board of directors also owns and operates a member recruiting firm. As board members, directors develop an annual budget and oversee network administration. NPAworldwide is proud to have an all-volunteer board of directors governing the network.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a global recruitment network facilitating split placements between its members. The network has more than 570 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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NPAworldwide Adds Members in Iceland, Thailand, USA

April 15th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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Contact: Veronica Blatt
Director of Corporate Communications
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 15, 2020 – Independent recruitment firms around the world continue to pursue NPAworldwide membership. The global recruitment network has added new locations in Iceland, Thailand, and the USA.

  • HealthPro Innovation Workforce Solutions, LLC (www.healthproinnovation.com), Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Specialists in medical, nursing, and allied health
  • Recruit Impact (icelandrecruitment.is) Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Recruitment and staffing solutions in the construction sector
  • Sourceology (www.sourceology.com), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    • Areas of focus include software, sales, security, storage, IT, information security, information technology, business development, software engineering, and software development
  • Omni International (www.omni-interconsult.com), Bangkok, Thailand
    • Specialists in IT, engineering, oil and gas, retail, food and beverage, supply chain, and design
  • Pinnacle Pro Solutions (www.pinnacleprosolutions.com), Houston, Texas, USA
    • Specialties include IT, accounting/finance, logistics and human resources
  • GSD Coaching and Recruiting (gsd-coach.com), Denver, Colorado, USA
    • Boutique staffing firm specializing in top sales talent

“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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Jon Davis Receives Inaugural Community Service Award from NPAworldwide

April 6th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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NPAworldwide Secretary/Treasurer James Lyons (right) presents the 2020 Community Service Award to Jon Davis (left).

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 6, 2020 – Jon Davis of Perfect Fit Placement is the recipient of the inaugural Community Service Award presented by NPAworldwide. In recognition of this award, NPAworldwide has made a $1,000 contribution to Coram Deo.

Jon Davis and his wife, Jody, are the founders of Coram Deo (www.coramdeorecovery.org) in the greater Hartford (CT) area. Coram Deo helps women struggling with addiction and abuse rebuild their lives and families. This support is provided through safe, structured recovery housing, employment services and a back-to-work program.

“My wife, Jody and I were very honored for this first annual award and the recognition from NPAworldwide that the work we do is considered important to the organization, commented Mr. Davis. He continued, “The donation presented by NPAworldwide will provide the resources to house one woman for two months, allowing someone new to our program time to find employment and continue with our program. Addiction and all of its effects is an insidious part of society and affects families across all boundaries. I am so blessed that as a recruiter, I have the freedom to structure my day in a way that allows me to deal with issues at Coram Deo as they arise.”

James Lyons, NPAworldwide Secretary/Treasurer, played an instrumental role in the creation of the Community Service Award. “Jon and Jody Davis established Coram Deo in their living room 14 years ago. Since then Coram Deo has grown to become the single largest recovery entity for women in the state of Connecticut,” remarked Mr. Lyons. “We are pleased to recognize their hard work, commitment, and worthy mission with a charitable contribution.”

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 the NPAworldwide Global Conference.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 570 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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NPAworldwide Growth Continues with 21 New Members

April 3rd, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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Contact: Veronica Blatt
Director of Corporate Communications
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 3, 2020 – NPAworldwide has experienced strong membership growth to start the year. More than 20 new firms have joined the global recruitment network in January and February.

  • Direct Hire Associates (www.directhireassociates.com), Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Functional areas with extensive placement experience include: engineering, accounting/finance, marketing/sales, operations, HR/recruiting and IT management
  • Rostie & Associates, Inc., (www.rostie.com) Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Specialize in senior executives, directors, sales, marketing and engineering in the computer software and computer networking industries
  • Career Rockstars (www.career-rockstars.com), Madrid, Spain
    • Areas of focus include private equity, consulting, supply chain, oil and gas, tech, marketing, entertainment and digital TV
  • Premier Employee Solutions (www.thepremierpride.com), Orem, Utah, USA
    • Specialists in the areas of IT, finance, aerospace, telecommunication, engineering, administration, HR, and other industries
  • Topaz Talent Solutions, London, United Kingdom
    • Human capital partner to high growth companies primarily in the technology, finance and retail sectors
  • Phoenix Career (phoenixcareer.co.uk), London, United Kingdom
    • Boutique global headhunting firm specializing in telecommunications and IT recruitment and executive search
  • L. Bailey Search Associates (lbaileysearch.com), San Francisco, California, USA
    • Focus is on sales, marketing, and engineering roles in the software, manufacturing, media, and cannabis industries
  • Think Talent Inc. (thinktalent.com), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Point Roberts, Washington, USA
    • Specializing in sourcing senior-level technical specialists in engineering for blue chip clients across Western Canada
  • North Fork Talent (www.northforktalent.com), Snoqualmie, Washington, USA
    • Specialize in director-level and above engineering, product, sales and marketing positions in the network, cloud infrastructure, security and advanced analytics / AI markets
  • Here’s Help Staffing & Recruiting (www.hereshelp.com), Middletown, New York, USA
    • Focus is mid-management to executive-level positions in a wide variety of industries
  • Gradel Professional Search (gradelprosearch.com), Dallas, Texas, USA
    • Specialize in executive level roles in: aerospace and defense, automotive, engineering, operations, manufacturing, and supply chain
  • Stonehenge Staffing LLC (www.stonehengestaffing.com), Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
    • Areas of focus include IT, financial, healthcare, and manufacturing
  • BWC Executive Group, LLC (www.bwcexecutivegroup.com), Olathe, Kansas, USA
    • Specialists in placing executives, procurement / purchasing, and engineering professionals in the light and heavy equipment manufacturing sectors
  • Kaizen HR Solutions, LLC (www.kaizenhrsolutions.com), Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Areas of focus include human resources, operations, finance, information technology, commercial (sales, marketing, R&D, tech services) and back-office roles
  • Delfos (www.delfoshr.com), Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Specialties include executives, engineering, finance, IT, health and sales
  • Jody Davis and Associates, San Francisco, California, USA
    • Recruitment focus is renewable energy
  • Catalyst Recruiting (catalystrecruiting.com), Denver, Colorado, USA
    • Technically-oriented placements in chemicals, minerals (usually not metal mining) and specialty metals manufacture
  • Donner Enterprises, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
    • Strong focus on senior IT professionals, consulting services SME’s and technical sales experts
  • MCA Recruiting, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    • Recruitment generalist in the USA
  • Blue Staffing Group (bluestaffinggroup.com), Dallas, Texas, USA
    • Providing recruitment services in the area of office management & administrative professionals, human resources, finance & accounting, and information technology
  • ReqOverflow (www.reqoverflow.com), Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Areas of focus: executives, technical & consulting services, finance & accounting, human resources, healthcare practitioners & support, sales & business development

“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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Michael Pettit is 2020 NPAworldwide Chairman’s Award Recipient

April 1st, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 1, 2020 – Michael Pettit of Houston, Texas (USA), is the recipient of the 2020 Chairman’s Award, presented by NPAworldwide. 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.

Channel Personnel Services Inc. (www.channelpersonnel.com) in the greater Houston area is a long time member of the NPAworldwide network. Their affiliation began in 1987. Mr. Pettit’s successful work with other members has made him the all-time top producer in the network’s history.

“Mike’s contribution to the network and his many partners in NPAworldwide is truly significant and lasting,” commented NPAworldwide president Dave Nerz. Mike has actually impacted the economy due to the millions of dollars in salaries paid annually due to his placements over many years. He is a humble guy who has positively supported companies, clients and candidates – a true model of success!”

“I am very grateful to receive the Chairmans Award from NPAworldwide, an organization of my peers, for the placement volume they have helped me achieve during my career,” remarked Michael Pettit.

The Chairman’s Award was presented during a special luncheon as part of the NPAworldwide Global Conference.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 570 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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Recruitment Network Expands in Australia, USA

January 27th, 2020 by Veronica Blatt

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Contact: Veronica Blatt
Director of Corporate Communications
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – January 27, 2020– Global recruitment network NPAworldwide ended 2019 with record-high enrollment levels. The record pace continued throughout December with the addition of twelve new member locations, 10 of which are in the USA or Australia. The remaining two are in the United Kingdom.

  • Hitech People Inc. (www.hitechpeopleinc.com), Chicago, Illinois, USA IT and ITES solution provider firm that builds technology prototypes and products for global businesses
  • Perspective LLC, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    • Focus in the areas of manufacturing, engineering, information technology, software engineers, architects, project managers, directors, program managers and senior executives
  • Konektamundo (konektamundo.com), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Specialists in the recruitment and placement of sales and automotive professionals
  • SULLIVAN Consulting (www.sullivanconsulting.com.au), Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    • Specialists in providing strategic human resources, recruitment services, advertised recruitment and executive search, with expertise extending to performance reviews and salary benchmarking
  • NDT Resources LTD (www.ndtresources.co.uk), Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
    • Specialize exclusively in the placement of non-destructive testing (NDT) personnel
  • HLH Group (www.hunterlabourhire.com.au), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Focus on supplying labourers and tradespeople to the construction, landscaping and manufacturing industries in Sydney
  • Gray Global Placements Limited (www.grayglobalplacements.com), London, United Kingdom
    • Specialists in the IT, fintech, aviation IT, aviation, forensic accounting and brand management industries
  • Paramount Placements LLC (www.paramountplacementsllc.com), Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    • Specialize in the oil and gas/energy sector as well as IT, logistics and medical
  • ICX Group (www.icxgroup.com), Jacksonville, Florida, USA
    • Areas of expertise include accounting, finance, tax, internal audit, human resources and information technology
  • Edward Daniels Group (edgrp.com), New York, New York, USA
    • Specialize in IT, finance, corporate and hedge fund clients
  • Asquith Workforce (www.asquithworkforce.com.au), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    • Areas of focus include office & administration, executive appointments, sales & marketing, transport & logistics, labor & production, construction, manufacturing, indigenous employment, and trainees & apprentices
  • Retail Options, LLC (www.retail-options.com), Beaufort, South Carolina, USA
    • Retail specialists including supply chain and logistics, IT, corporate finance, human resources and buying roles, plus field-level positions from general manager to regional director of sales

“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 500 member offices across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com or www.npaworldwideworks.com.

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Recruitment Network Adds U.S. Headcount

December 6th, 2019 by Veronica Blatt

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Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – December 6, 2019 – Global recruitment network NPAworldwide has increased its U.S. headcount with the addition of ten new member firms in November. The newest members are:

  • Alchemy Professional Services, Inc. (www.alchemyps.com), Redmond, Washington, USA
    • Practice areas include project management, data analytics, recruitment process outsourcing, application development & test, dev ops & automation, information security
  • James & Christopher (www.jobsdoctor.com), Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    • Areas of expertise include: CFO’s, corporate controllers, finance/accounting managers, directors and VPs; operations (plant managers and VP operations), materials/supply chain managers and human resources managers, directors and VPs
  • Cam Staff LLC (www.camstaff.com), Long Beach, California, USA
    • Primary specialties include IT/engineering, finance & accounting, healthcare, insurance, marketing, mortgage/title/escrow, wealth management, banking, compliance
  • Ink Staffing (www.inkstaffing.com), Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
    • Specialists in healthcare and engineering recruitment
  • Buckland Group (www.bucklandgrp.com), Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    • Recruiter for CPA roles
  • Pivot Staffing, LLC (pivotstaff.com), Canton, Ohio, USA
    • Specializes in call center/office/light industrial staffing and national sales direct hire placements
  • iLocatum Recruiting (ilocatum.com), Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
    • Specialists in manufacturing, engineering, healthcare, sales, and accounting
  • Premier Paths (www.premierpaths.com), Sarasota, Florida, USA
    • Primary focus has been on mid to senior leadership level roles within the healthcare, sales/business development and accounting/finance arenas
  • Maximus Group (maximusrecruit.com), Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    • Areas of expertise include marketing/sales, manufacturing/rngineering, supply chain/logistics, and customer support roles
  • MBS Advisors (mbsadvisors.com), Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
    • Focus is plastics and packaging, including experts in processes like injection molding, blow molding, extrusion and thermoforming

“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 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 Delivers Results of Global Employee Retention Survey

February 20th, 2018 by Veronica Blatt

graphic for employee retention survey

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Contact: Veronica Blatt, Director of Corporate Communications
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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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