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Positive Hiring Momentum

07 Sep 2017

NPAworldwide, a global recruitment network, announced the results of its twice annual business barometer survey. This is a survey completed by the independent recruitment firm owners that are members of the NPAworldwide global network. Members are asked to document business results and predict future results that are representative of the independent recruitment industry.

“Member recruiters are very positive about business conditions over the last 180 days and see a continuation of positive momentum for the future,” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “More than 90% of the independent business owners surveyed are forecasting similar or improved market conditions in the next 180 days.”

Other results of this business barometer survey of the 500 independent members of NPAworldwide indicated:

  • Thirty-seven percent of survey respondents are from outside of North America.
  • North America represented 63% of respondents, with the next largest respondent group from Australia/New Zealand at 16 percent of the total.
  • The remaining 21% of respondents were from Asia, EMEA or LatAm.
  • Just under 20% of respondents exclusively work the client side of recruiting and allow their business partners to source candidates for their client’s openings.
  • Forty-seven percent reported business as improved in the last 180 days.
  • Seventy-five percent reported business performance in line with or above expectations in the last 90 days…up 12 percentage point since February.
  • As for the next 6 months, a full 72% of the respondents have a positive outlook for results.
  • 23% of those taking the survey have seen fees increase in the last 6 months.