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

Solutions
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • On-Demand Recruiting
Industries
  • 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
Functions
  • 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

10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

NPAworldwide Adds 10 New Member Firms

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 recruitment network NPAworldwide has added 10 new member locations as it continues to

NPAworldwide Expands Footprint in the U.S. and Australia

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 recruitment network NPAworldwide has added nine new member locations as it continues

NPAworldwide Adds Seven New Member Firms

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 recruitment network NPAworldwide has added seven new member locations as it continues to

Press Releases

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

Gary Edwards is the Newest Gold-Level NPAworldwide Recruiter

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, USA – March 28, 2019 – NPAworldwide is pleased to recognize the following member recruiter for earning Gold Recruiter Achievement Status: Gary Edwards, Executive Recruiting Service (www.ersAntenna.com), Goodrich, Michigan, USA The Gold award is presented to any NPAworldwide recruiter who has achieved cumulative salary totals of at least US $2 million during