Trading Groups are niche recruiting groups of NPA members specializing in the same occupational fields. NPA introduced this concept to help specialist recruiters involved in global recruiting who share similar industry issues, challenges, and demands.
- Increased productivity. Trading Group recruiters interact with other experienced NPA partners to complete searches and placements faster and more profitably.
- Competitive advantage. Trading Group members develop strong relationships with trading partners, creating a competitive advantage over recruiters working without the support of an industry network.
- Professional interaction. Recruiters in Trading Groups support each other by sharing information, insight, and best practices via meetings, newsletters, and personal correspondence.
NPA presently has several Trading Groups to support the needs of its global recruiting network.
- IT / Hardware / Software / Electronics – information technology administrators, analysts, developers, programmers, aerospace / defense, electronics development, optics / photonics, engineering (hardware, software, etc.), medical device
- Accounting / Financial Services – accounting, banking, finance, financial services, insurance
- Healthcare – medical, healthcare, C-level executives, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, therapists
- Chemical Process – chemical, pharmaceutical, oil / gas / refinery, environmental, food, pulp and paper, engineering (process, chemical, environmental, etc.), biotechnology, alternative energy
- Cross-Industry – NPA’s Cross-Industry trading group includes 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.
- Manufacturing / Mining / Construction / Supply Chain – operations, manufacturing, production, mining, construction, engineering (mechanical, electrical, design, etc.), supply chain, logistics, transportation
The percentages shown above reflect a percentage of the total number of global recruiting placements made in NPA in 2012. Trading Groups were restructured in early 2013.