FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Dave Nerz, President
+1 616.455.6776 x19
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – October 15, 2013 – NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network announced the results of its business barometer survey. The survey is done twice annually and engages members of NPA’s global recruiters network as boutique and independent recruiters in documenting past results of the employment markets and predicting future results.
“Our member recruiters are generally optimistic about the growth potential for the employment markets in the next 6 months and the positive impact on their contingent recruiting businesses,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPA. “This survey of recruiting firm owners showed that 86.6% of those surveyed see conditions improving for their businesses over the next 180 days.”
Some other results of this survey of 400 independent members of the global recruiters network showed the following:
- 40% reported improved conditions in the last 180 days, 21% indicated no change, and 39% reported worse conditions.
- 68% reported employment markets performing at or above expectations in the last 90 days.
- 49% of respondents see their market getting more competitive.
- Only 13% of the respondents have a negative outlook for the next 6 months.
- 24% project fees to be below the levels realized in the prior 6 months.
“The reported information was positive on where NPA members are headed and perhaps the contingent recruiting industry as a whole,” said Nerz. “Globally, there are positive signs in some previously depressed global markets.”
The survey also seeks to identify “strong” and “weak” industries/segments of the employment markets. The most active markets identified by the survey were manufacturing / construction / mining and IT job openings. Weaker-performing segments were identified related to positions in the areas of manufacturing / construction / mining, also demonstrating a job market very segmented and going in two directions at once.
About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a global recruiters network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 28 countries on 6 continents.