Recruiters across the globe positive about market conditions
The survey is done twice annually and looks to engage the members of NPAworldwide in documenting past results and predicting short-term future results. NPAworldwide members are global recruiters operating independent, boutique agencies.
“Our member recruiters are very positive and optimistic about the growth potential for their contingent recruiting businesses in the next 6 months” said Dave Nerz, president of NPAworldwide. “This survey of business owners showed that 96% of those surveyed are forecasting similar or improved market conditions in the next 180 days.”
Some other results of this survey showed the following:
The majority of respondents (60%) are from North America.
A significant percentage (22%) of respondents are from Australia/New Zealand.
18% of respondents were in Asia or EMEA.
53% of the global recruiters who responded to the survey reported business as improved in the last 180 days, 29% the same, and 18% as worse.
Most (71%) saw business performing at or above expectations in the last 90 days.
Only 4% of the respondents have a negative outlook for the next 6 months.
A large majority (91%) see fees as remaining at or above the last 6 months levels.
“Our member-owners called out manufacturing and the accounting and finance vertical markets as particularly strong at this time. The results of the business barometer overall pointed to a positive trend for NPAworldwide members and perhaps signals the same for the contingent recruiting as a whole,” said Nerz. “Our members are experiencing good growth and anticipating more in the months ahead.”