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.

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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.

NPAworldwide connects you to premier independent recruiting firms located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Americas. Employers benefit from a network of recruitment specialists who are uniquely qualified to work a local market or halfway around the world.

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

Pandemic’s Lingering Effect on Recruiters: Client Activity Down, Interim Hiring Up

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on every business sector, executive recruiting included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. Goldman Sachs estimates that economic growth around the world will be zero in 2020 thanks to the virus. To many, even that seems grossly underestimated. But the coronavirus is causing far more than

NPAworldwide Adds New Member Firms in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S.

Thirteen independent recruitment firms joined member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide during recent months. These search outfits seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. NPA now has 550 member offices across six continents. “Congratulations to each of our new members,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “By joining the network, these recruitment firms have the ability

10 Tips for Networking with Executive Recruiters During COVID-19

As invaluable as executive search firms are for companies, they can also make a tremendous difference in the careers of professionals who are in the market for a new job. During COVID-19, what can be more important for an aspiring job changer than tapping into the right recruiter’s network for forethought as well as networking

NPAworldwide Adds 11 New Member Firms in the U.S.

Member-owned recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 11 new member locations as it continues to expand its global roster. NPA now has 530 member offices across six continents. Membership in the network allows independent recruiters to serve their clients and candidates by partnering with other member firms. Get Our Latest Report! Find Out How Top Talent Enriches Returns For

Press Releases

Independent Recruitment Firms in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, UK and USA Join NPAworldwide

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – May 13, 2020 – Thirteen independent recruitment firms joined NPAworldwide during April 2020. These firms seek to increase revenue through NPAworldwide’s cooperative placement model. Proconnx (www.proconnx.com), Racine, Wisconsin, USA Specializes in sourcing permanent and temporary talent for the healthcare, accounting & finance, engineering & architecture, and manufacturing industries throughout the USA HK

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network Member-Owners Elect Officers and Directors

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 23, 2019 – The membership of NPAworldwide has elected a new slate of representatives to its board of directors. The individuals elected to the NPAworldwide board of directors include the following: Taufik Arief, People Search Indonesia (Jakarta, Indonesia), was elected to a one-year term as director for AsiaPacific. Jason Elias,

NPAworldwide Grows Footprint in Australia, USA

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – May 24, 2019 – NPAworldwide is pleased to announce the enrollment of 12 new member locations, eleven of which are located in Australia or the USA. iPlace APAC (iplaceapac.com), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Recruitment in the areas of IT, non-IT, engineering, marketing, sales, construction and other supportive roles in information

Andersen, Goldbeck Earn Gold Recruiter Distinction

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 26, 2019 – NPAworldwide is pleased to announce the following recruiter distinction: Gold Recruiter Achievement Status: Ken Andersen, Andersen Career Consultants, Inc., Greenville, North Carolina, USA Henry Goldbeck, Goldbeck Recruiting (www.goldbeck.com), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada The Recruiter Achievement Status program is a lifetime achievement program for NPAworldwide members. The

Split Placements Draw Recruitment Firms to NPAworldwide

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – April 16, 2019 – Global recruitment network NPAworldwide is pleased to announce the addition of six new member recruitment firms. BMS Staffing and HR Solutions, (www.bmsi.biz) Bangkok, Thailand Specializing in accounting/financial services, administrative/clerical, chemical trading, equipment and machinery trading, hardware/software/electronics, construction supplies, sales/marketing/business development, retail and merchandising All categories, pharmaceuticals


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