The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has been representing professional recruiters since 1999. It was originally formed as ATSCo (The Association of Technology Staffing Companies) to provide a separate voice for recruitment firms in the IT sector.
In Australia ITCRA had been representing the IT sector for a similar period of time after establishing itself as a separate body to the RCSA.
With the increasing global demands for talent and the changing face of the professional staffing sector in Australia there was an increased demand for ITCRA to broaden its Membership scope.
APSCo was formed in the UK in 2009 with a number of global companies with operations in Australia quickly joining its ranks. Since then APSCo has gone from strength to strength. It is now a trusted advisor to Government and has earned a strong reputation for providing high quality support services and events.
In 2016, the ITCRA Directors sought the views of Members to consider becoming part of the growing APSCo network of Associations. On the 24th of November 2016, Members voted to become APSCo in Australia. The attendance at this AGM was the largest ITCRA has witnessed in its history and the postal vote ensured every Member had a say in this important decision.
APSCo is a recognised badge of quality for clients and candidates, with an increasingly international profile, and separate operations in the UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia. Its position as the only membership body dedicated to professional staffing, its strong service offering and international reach means that APSCo is growing rapidly, as professional recruitment firms seek out a distinctive brand that reflects their needs, supports their business and is aligned to current staffing trends.