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 nearly 500 locations across 6 continents, representing more than 1,300 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 500 firms and 1300 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
  • Accounting/Audit
  • 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
  • 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 Adds 28 New Member Firms

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 28 new recruitment firms to its membership base. The latest members are from countries all over the world, including the U.S., Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, and the U.K. “The second quarter was an excellent period for us as we continue to expand our reach and provide our members with even more value,”

NPAworldwide Expands U.S. Capacity 

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added seven new member locations across the U.S. “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 and candidates by adding

NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firm in Italy, Australia and the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has expanded its membership in Italy, Australia, and the U.S. with the addition of eight new member locations. These search organizations are looking to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to these recruitment firms,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining our global

NPAworldwide Adds Five New Member Firms

With the number of people vaccinated against the coronavirus growing daily, executive search consultants are seeing an increase in hiring mandates from around the world. To meet demand, they continue to develop new practices, hire new recruiters and open new locations. Global recruiting consortiums, meanwhile, are taking advantage of a resurgence in certain geographic areas. Member-owned

Press Releases

NPAworldwide Membership Growth Continues

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – September 21, 2022 – Recruitment network NPAworldwide announces continued membership growth with the enrollment of 15 new member firms through August 31st. These firms join an extensive international network of over 550 recruitment companies which spans nearly 50 countries. “Congratulations to each of these recruitment firms,” said Dave Nerz president of

NPAworldwide Business Barometer Shows Strong Demand for Talent

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – August 26, 2022 – According to the latest Business Barometer Survey from NPAworldwide, the global recruitment network, demand for talent has strengthened significantly over the last six months. Sixty percent of respondents reported results that were better by at least five percent over the prior 180-day period. This positive growth

Top-Performing NPAworldwide Member Recruiters Reach Gold Level

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – August 24, 2022 – NPAworldwide is proud to announce that eight of its members have reached the prestigious Gold level in the Recruiter Achievement Status (RAS) program. This lifetime achievement program honors recruitment professionals who have cumulatively earned salaries totaling at least US $2 million. “Member recruiters who have reached

NPAworldwide Expands its Recruitment Firm Membership

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – August 12, 2022 – NPAworldwide, the oldest member-owned recruitment network in the world, has announced that it has added 28 new recruitment firms to its membership base. The latest members are from countries all over the world, including the USA, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Japan and the United Kingdom. NPAworldwide president

24 New Firms Join NPAworldwide’s Global Network

(April 20, 2022) Recruitment network NPAworldwide announces the enrollment of 24 new member firms through March 31st in the USA, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, India and the United Kingdom. These firms join an extensive global network of over 550 recruitment companies which spans nearly 50 countries. “Congratulations to each of these recruitment firms,” said Dave Nerz