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NPAworldwide, a Global Recruitment Network, Celebrates 60 Years of Helping Members Make Split Placements

NPAworldwide is celebrating its 60th anniversary of helping members make split placements this year. NPAworldwide, a global recruitment network, is based in Grand Rapids, MI, and has 500 member firms and more than 1400 recruiters across 6 continents.

“NPAworldwide, on our 60th anniversary, has truly gone global with my election as the first Asian-Australian chair,” said Board of Directors chairman Nerissa Reyes, of Avanti People Partnership International, a global recruiting firm operating from the Philippines. “With 500 member firms covering six continents, the NPAworldwide global recruitment network has a well-entrenched global branding.”

Established in 1956, NPAworldwide is governed by a board of directors elected by and from the membership and supported by a professional staff. NPAworldwide’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness of member-owners’ operations locally, regionally, and globally while respecting unique geographic needs and differences, and to offer opportunities for increased revenue through cooperative recruitment, benefit from access to an experienced peer group, enhanced marketing capabilities, and access to progressive technology and resources. The network is committed to fostering personal and professional growth through a membership based on a foundation of trust, ethics, and professionalism.

“At 60 years, NPAworldwide has been built on ethics, trust and long-lasting friendships that have grown stronger to better serve the global recruitment industry,” Ms. Reyes said.

She further commented that one key to NPAworldwide’s success is the network’s ability to adapt to the recruitment industry’s ever-changing landscape. “Technology has greatly changed the recruitment scenario. Companies are looking for solutions to their global recruitment needs. During these times of talent shortage, NPAworldwide member recruitment firms are located throughout more than 40 countries providing local talent across borders. NPAworldwide members exchange best practices, knowledge of local culture, and the latest recruitment tools for the employer / employee marketplace.

“Longevity is not always the best measure of success; however, 60 years in a business as difficult and fluid as recruitment is a challenge worth celebrating!” said NPAworldwide president, Dave Nerz. “We have moved from distribution of time-sensitive materials by post to a purely internet-based tool, we have moved from locally-shared business to globally-connected discussions, and we have moved from just a few member firms to 500 global partners!”