About Us

NPAworldwide is a network of independent recruitment firms working cooperatively to fill your talent needs locally, regionally, and internationally. The network is owned by its members, so each firm is vested in our long-term stability and success. 

NPAworldwide members recruit in virtually every occupational and industrial niche. Some are functional specialists, even micro-specialists. Others work in vertical markets. There are also generalist firms that have a broad knowledge base and are able to support clients for a variety of hiring needs. Founded in 1956 to compete against large franchised organizations, NPAworldwide is a global network.

The membership consists of more than 550 locations across 6 continents, representing more than 1,500 individual recruiters. 

Why It Works – The Exponential Power of a Network

NPAworldwide’s network operates on split-fee placements. That means recruiters are sharing information to fill your open positions with top-quality candidates.  Unlike non-member firms, our global recruiters have access to a pool of passive candidates developed by more than 550 firms and 1,500 recruiters. Their searches aren’t limited to a single recruiter’s candidate pool or to a small number of candidates found on a job board. Rather, NPAworldwide members deliver a world of possibilities through an international recruiting network.

Find a Recruiter


NPAworldwide connects you to premier global recruiting agencies located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. Developing a relationship with a local NPAworldwide recruiter can extend your global reach, increase your access to passive candidates, and help you win the talent war. Employers benefit from a network of recruitment specialists who are uniquely qualified to work a local market or halfway around the world.
To learn more please visit: https://npaworldwideworks.com/connect/get-connected/

Solutions And Expertise

  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Asset Management
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Wealth Management
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Data/Analytics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

NPAworldwide Elects New Board

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has elected a new slate of representatives to its board of directors. “As president of NPAworldwide, I am delighted to welcome our newly-elected board of directors members,” said Kerry Crockett, president and chief operating officer. “Each individual brings a unique blend of expertise and passion to our organization, embodying the spirit of

NPAworldwide Names President and COO

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has appointed Kerry Crockett as its new president and chief operating officer. She succeeds past president Dave Nerz, who will retire June 30, 2024 after an 18-year tenure. “Kerry Crockett comes to us with a wealth of experience and a proven record of success in leading diverse teams and developing innovative strategies,”

Trends Facing the Executive Recruiting Industry

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has released the results of its twice annual business barometer survey, which provides insights into the current state of the recruitment industry. Completed in February 2024 by over 560 independent NPAworldwide recruitment firm owners, the survey highlights key trends and challenges faced by the industry. According to the study, the global demand

NPAworldwide Adds Nine New Member Firms

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added nine new member locations in Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Turkiye. “Congratulations to each of our new member firms,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining our recruiting network, these firms are invested as owners. Our continued membership growth allows independent recruitment firms to more effectively serve their clients

Press Releases

NPAworldwide Honors Nerissa Reyes of Avanti People Partnership with Prestigious Chairman’s Award

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – May 23, 2024 – Nerissa Reyes of Avanti People Partnership in metro Manila (Philippines), is the recipient of the 2024 NPAworldwide Chairman’s Award. 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

2024 NPAworldwide Board of Directors Elected

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 29, 2024 – The membership of NPAworldwide has elected a new slate of representatives to its board of directors. The election was held during the organization’s virtual annual meeting. Other highlights included an update on market conditions and challenges. “As president of NPAworldwide, I am delighted to welcome our

Recruitment Leader NPAworldwide Announces Kerry Crockett as President and COO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Veronica Blatt Director of Corporate Communications vblatt@npaworldwide.com +1 616 871-3323 GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 5, 2024 – NPAworldwide, a member-owned recruitment network with headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA), has announced the appointment of Kerry Crockett, MBA, CPC, CAE, CMP Fellow, DES, as its new President and Chief Operating

NPAworldwide’s Business Barometer Survey Reveals Optimism Despite Global Talent Slowdowns

NPAworldwide, a leading global recruitment network, has released the findings of its latest Business Barometer Survey. The survey, conducted in August 2023, gathers insights from independent recruitment firm owners within the NPAworldwide network. These members specialize in executive, professional, and contract positions on a global scale. In recent months, there has been a slowdown in

NPAworldwide Business Barometer Survey Shows Steady Growth in the Recruitment Industry

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 17, 2023 – According to the latest Business Barometer Survey from NPAworldwide, the global recruitment network, demand for talent remained strong through the end of 2022. The survey, which is completed by independent recruitment firm owners around the world, found that 70% of respondents had results that were better