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Laura Schmieder Reaches $5 Million Achievement Level

By Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – July 23, 2014 – Laura Schmieder, the owner of Premier Placement, Inc. in Allentown PA (USA) has been recognized by NPAworldwide for attaining Platinum Recruiter Achievement Status. There are fewer than 50 recruiters in the global network who have achieved this level of production or higher.

“Recruiter Achievement Status recognizes cumulative salary totals within NPAworldwide,” reported president Dave Nerz. “This is a lifetime achievement program that recognizes both longevity in the network and individual productivity. Since split placement activity within NPAworldwide is only a small portion of a member’s overall business activity, the accomplishment is even more noteworthy. The Platinum award reflects Laura’s tremendous relationships with her network trading partners.”

“I’m so pleased to have earned the Platinum award,” commented Laura Schmieder, “and I’d like to thank all of my trading partners. If they didn’t trust me with their job openings and candidates, I wouldn’t have made the split placements that led to this recognition.”

NPAworldwide recognizes six levels of performance through the Recruiter Achievement Status program. Platinum is the third-highest level, following Double Platinum and Platinum Premier. Recruiters who have achieved Platinum level production or higher represent the top 4 percent of all NPAworldwide recruiters globally.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 400 member offices with 1,200 recruiters in 30 countries on 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com.

Laura Schmieder, laura@premierplacement.com, +1 610-395-9123


NPAworldwide Enrolls New Member Recruiting Agencies

By Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – July 7, 2014 – NPAworldwide, a member-owned recruitment network, has announced the enrollments of the following firms:

  • Kutcher Tax Careers (www.taxcareers.com), New York, New York, USA
    • Focusing exclusively on placing tax professionals
  • Affinity Search Group, (www.affinitysearch.com) Miami, Florida, USA
    • Specializing in accounting / financial services, chemical process, healthcare, information technology / hardware / software / electronics, manufacturing / mining / construction / supply chain
  • Career Connections Canada (www.careerconnectionsinc.com), Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    • Making placements in human resources, pharmaceutical / healthcare, accounting, finance, operations, IT services, engineering / technical, sales / marketing, and bilingual / unilingual.
  • Geostaff (www.geostaffgroup.com), Surrey, United Kingdom
    • Oil and gas placements, providing geoscience specialists to the international earth science industry including research, new ventures, exploration, development and production
  • Majer Recruitment, (www.majerrecruitment.com) Brisbane, Australia
    • Temporary, direct, and contract placements, specializing in administration
  • H2O Talent (www.h2otalent.com), Sydney, Australia
    • Specializing exclusively in water technologies and the water markets globally
  • Lion Recruitment (www.lionrecruitment.com), Perth, Australia
    • Placement focus on the mining and resources industries globally
  • Keep Talent (www.keeptalent.com.br), Florianopolis and Santa Catarina, Brazil
    • Focusing on financial services, administration, advertising, business development, consulting, customer service/call center, executive management, human resources, marketing, sales, and information technology

“Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPA. “By joining NPAworldwide, these recruiting agencies are invested in the network 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 more than 400 member offices with 1,200 recruiters in 30 countries on 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com.

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Global Recruitment Network Recognizes $5 Million Achiever

By Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – June 26, 2014 – Charlie Diana, the owner of Advanced Search Group, Inc. in Chicago IL (USA) has been recognized by NPAworldwide for attaining Platinum Recruiter Achievement Status. There are fewer than 50 recruiters in the global network who have achieved this level of production or higher.

“Recruiter Achievement Status recognizes cumulative salary totals within NPAworldwide,” reported president Dave Nerz. “It represents lifetime achievement, so it is a tribute to both individual productivity and network tenure. Split-fee placements through NPAworldwide are just a portion of Mr. Diana’s overall business. Reaching Platinum status for cumulative salaries exceeding US $5 million is a remarkable accomplishment. Having done so in a shared-fee environment makes it even more impressive and is a testimonial to his ability to work effectively with others to create mutual success.”

“I’m honored to have received this recognition,” commented Charlie Diana, “but I also realize I wouldn’t be here without the tremendous support and cooperation from my NPAworldwide trading partners. Working cooperatively to fill job openings helps me get the best candidate in front of my client faster than my competitors.”

NPAworldwide recognizes six levels of performance through the Recruiter Achievement Status program. Platinum is the third-highest level, following Double Platinum and Platinum Premier. Recruiters who have achieved Platinum level production or higher represent the top 4 percent of all NPAworldwide recruiters globally.

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 400 member offices with 1,200 recruiters in 30 countries on 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com.

Charlie Diana, charlie@advancedsearch.com, +1 630 734-1010


6 Firms Join Global Recruitment Network

By Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw, Director of Corporate Communications
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – June 13, 2014 – NPAworldwide, a member-owned recruitment network, has announced the enrollments of the following firms:

  • Chicago Search (www.chicagosearchllc.com), Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Specializing in accounting and finance placements, particularly audit
  • Primus Executive Recruiting, (www.primus-staffing.com) San Francisco, California, USA
    • Specializing in biotechnology, chemical, engineering, pharmaceutical, business development, executive management, human resources, sales & marketing, healthcare, electronics, and information technology professionals
  • Alpha Rae Personnel (www.alpha-rae.com), Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
    • Specializing in engineering/technical, healthcare, call center/service center support, information technology, sales & marketing, administrative/office personnel, finance/accounting
  • Strategic Search Partners (www.searchssp.com), Dallas, Texas, USA
    • Areas of focus include: supply chain, purchasing, human resources, sales & marketing, organization development, procurement, global sourcing
  • Elite Career Advancement, Sacramento, California, USA
    • Specializing in sales, pharmaceutical, and business development professionals
  • Avanti Gulf (www.avantigulf.com), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Specializing in recruitment for the Middle East oil & gas industry

“As a member-owned cooperative, each member firm is a part-owner of our network,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPA. “Independent recruitment agencies that join NPA are committed to increasing their service to clients and candidates by working together with other member firms and sharing the resulting fees. Congratulations to our new members who have made the decision to join NPAworldwide. We look forward to their success in our recruitment network.”

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 400 member offices with 1,200 recruiters in 30 countries on 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com.


Global Recruitment Network Rebrands with Updated Name, Logo

By Veronica Scrimshaw

image of NPAworldwide logoFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x19

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 29, 2014 – NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network has rebranded as NPAworldwide, including a new corporate logo. The rebranding effort takes advantage of an opportunity to tie the corporate name to the website (www.npaworldwide.com) to ensure more consistent branding.

“For nearly sixty years, the NPA name has served our organization well,” commented chairman Jeff McGraw. “However, as we continue to expand globally, there is a disconnect between our NPA name and our NPAworldwide website. This update to our name makes it easier to tell our current story without sacrificing our impressively long history of success.”

The rebranding is an evolutionary process that will be completed over the next thirty days as the name and logo are changed. NPAworldwide is embarking on a marketing campaign in 2014 to reach job seeker and employer audiences, so the rebranding effort is especially timely.

“There are hundreds of organizations globally operating under the NPA letters,” remarked president Dave Nerz. “But there is only one NPAworldwide. This small but significant change allows NPAworldwide to move forward while minimizing the need for massive change and unnecessary costs for both the organization and our members. The new brand clearly identifies a significant differentiator for our network and our membership: global reach.”

About NPAworldwide. NPAworldwide is a recruitment network facilitating placements between its members. The network has more than 400 member offices 1,200 recruiters in 30 countries on 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.npaworldwide.com.

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NPA Recruiters Receive Customized Split Placement Training

By Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x19

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 10, 2014 – NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network announced that customized training for recruiters doing split placements was provided by industry expert Mike Ramer. The session, titled How to Make More Split Placements, was delivered to an audience at the recent NPA Global Conference.

“The training covered the basics of building a foundation for success,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPA. “Mike detailed the need for trust, integrity and superior communication. He then facilitated a discussion to uncover and document the expectations of each potential participant in a split.”

Mike Ramer addressed best practices, including the establishment of clear expectations at the start of each new shared assignment. The goal is to allow each business to operate independently, but appear to the client and candidate as if they worked for the same firm.

An NPA success story was used as a case study. Glenn Rapp of PartnerWest (San Francisco, CA) and Joshua Ro of People Consulting Group (Seoul, South Korea) recounted the details of a successful placement completed for a client after a major global recruitment company failed to deliver on the client’s expectations. The search was handed over to the NPA split partners and was for a manufacturing plant manager in a very remote part of Korea. People Consulting Group’s knowledge of the local market made all the difference in the world when searching for such a unique candidate. And the success delivered resulted in a long-term client relationship for the North American-based PartnerWest with 5 additional placements since the initial split.

Mike Ramer and several of the participants in this session agreed that setting targets for annual business to be derived from splits will drive a level of results that cannot be achieved absent the focus on a goal.

About Mike Ramer, CPC, CSP. Mike Ramer is president of Ramer Search Consultants in the New York metro area. Mike’s career billing exceed $4 million and he is known as one of the recruitment industry’s premier trainers.

About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a global recruiting network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 30 countries on 6 continents.

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Global Recruitment Network Reports on Business Conditions

By Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x19

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 1, 2014 – NPA released the results of a survey on business conditions for independent recruitment firms. NPA’s survey was distributed to the active members of the network, representing more than 400 independent recruiting firms in more than 30 countries. “Our member recruiters experienced an improvement in business conditions for their businesses in the last 6 month and are optimistic about the growth potential for the employment markets in the next 6 months,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPA. “This survey of recruiting firm owners showed that 97% of those surveyed see conditions improving or remaining the same 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:

  • 53% reported improved conditions in the last 180 days, 23% indicated no change, and 23% reported worse conditions.
  • 72% reported employment markets performing at or above expectations in the last 90 days.
  • 37% of respondents see their market getting more competitive.
  • Only 3% of the respondents have a negative outlook for the next 6 months.
  • 15% project fees to be below the levels realized in the prior 6 months.

“This is good news for NPA members and perhaps the contingent recruiting industry in general,” said Nerz. “On a worldwide basis, it seems that conditions are improving and growing stronger.”

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 chemical process jobs. Weaker-performing segments were identified related to positions in the areas of accounting/financial services.

About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a global recruiting network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 28 countries on 6 continents.

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Global Recruitment Network Presents Annual Chairman’s Award

By Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw, Director of Corporate Communications
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 20, 2014 – Jason Elias, owner of Elias Recruitment (Sydney, Australia), is the recipient of the 2014 Chairman’s Award, presented by NPA, The Worldwide Recruitment Network. The Chairman’s Award, established in 1996, recognizes an NPA owner, manager, recruiter, or staff member, whose contributions and service to NPA represent substantial and lasting benefit. Nominations are sought from the NPA membership, and the board of directors selects the recipient by secret ballot.

Elias Recruitment joined NPA in 2003. Since then, Mr. Elias has served as a two-time regional director on the NPA board of directors, local ambassador and meeting host, master of ceremonies at numerous NPA events, and continues to be a dedicated supporter of membership growth throughout Australia.

“Jason has contributed in so many ways to the success of our organization. He has done this most frequently by contributing his time, energy and ideas to make his fellow members more successful. Jason has acted as coach, mentor and motivator to so many members aspiring to greater business results. Jason’s care and attention to others’ issues is what makes him different,” commented NPA president Dave Nerz. “It is entirely appropriate for Jason’s many contributions to be recognized with this award.”

“I’m truly honored and humbled to receive this recognition from NPA,” stated Mr. Elias. “This award is a true testament to NPA’s global capacity, and I thank everyone who has been involved in NPA’s worldwide expansion. I stand among incredible company.”

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

About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a global recruiting network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 28 countries on 6 continents.

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Member-Owned Recruitment Network Announces Newly-Elected Directors

By Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Veronica Scrimshaw, Director of Corporate Communications
vscrimshaw@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x17

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 18, 2014 – The membership of NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network has elected a new slate of representatives to its board of directors. The NPA board of directors is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the member-owned international recruiting network. Each NPA director also owns and operates a member recruiting firm. As board members, directors establish NPA’s business plan, identify strategic priorities, develop an annual budget, and oversee network administration.

“NPA is a member-owned recruitment network and board leadership is a key part of our success as an organization,” said NPA president Dave Nerz. He added, “Over the years, our members have provided NPA with outstanding direction and support by electing board members with great insight, industry knowledge, and business expertise. This year is no exception.” Jeff McGraw, NPA chairman, remarked, “The challenges facing third-party recruiters are significant. NPA offers a remarkable venue for independent recruiters to compete in a global marketplace. I am excited to be working with such a dynamic group of business owners to implement a long-term growth strategy for NPA.”

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

  • Jeff McGraw, The Callos Companies (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA), automatically assumed the two-year term as chairman, following a one-year term as chairman-elect.
  • Glenn Arnold, Arnold Group Australia (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), was elected to a two-year term as a director. He serves on the membership development committee.
  • Bill Benson, WilliamCharles Executive Search (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA), was elected to a two-year term as a director. He serves on the affiliations, partnerships, & sponsors committee.
  • Geoff Crews, Forsythes (Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia), was re-elected to a two-year term as director. He serves on the tools, services, & knowledge and affiliations, partnerships, & sponsors committees.
  • Joshua Ro, People Consulting Group (Seoul, Korea), was re-elected to a two-year term as a director. He serves on the membership retention & engagement committee.
  • Judy Tilmont, JST Search Group (Indiananpolis, Indiana, USA), was elected to a two-year term as a director. She serves on the membership retention & engagement committee.

About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a global recruiting network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 30 countries on 6 continents.

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Global Recruitment Conference Coming to New Orleans

By Veronica Scrimshaw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dave Nerz, President
dnerz@npaworldwide.com
+1 616.455.6776 x19

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – January 31, 2014 – NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network will hold its 2014 Global Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 6-8. NPA members from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia will be in attendance. The conference will begin with an annual meeting, where the member-owners of NPA will elect officers and directors and conduct other official business of the network.

NPA’s Global Conference features a variety of educational workshops and seminars. There will be sessions devoted to recruitment practice areas such as accounting/financial services, IT/hardware/software/electronics, manufacturing/mining/construction/supply chain, chemical process, and a cross-industry group including functional specialties such as sales, marketing, business development, human resources, administration, consulting, executive management, and other functions which are NOT exclusive to a particular industry. These sessions are aimed at helping members work together to place candidates into clients’ open positions.

The Global Conference will also include multiple training sessions from recruitment industry leaders Neil Lebovits (The Dynamic Sale), Mike Ramer (Ramer Search Consultants) and Maureen Sharib (TechTrak) and workshops from conference sponsors.

NPA is pleased to have sponsored support for its Global Conference from the following recruitment industry service providers:

Attendance at the Global Conference is limited to members of NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network.

About NPA, The Worldwide Recruiting Network. NPA, www.npaworldwide.com, is a global recruiting network facilitating placements between its members. NPA has 400 member offices with more than 1,200 individual consultants in 28 countries on 6 continents.

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