"We at Talent are proud to be part of The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). We found the team at APSCo to be leaders in assisting our industry deal with complex technical and regulatory issues. They also immerse themselves in the sector and ensure that there is fair playing field for all members."
Mark Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer - APAC // Equality Champion, Talent International
"I have worked in Australia’s recruitment industry for 20+ years, having moved to Australia from the UK in the late ‘90s. I first heard of ITCRA when I joined the industry in Sydney in 1999, I immediately began looking into membership bodies in Australia for my own company, Sirius People when I founded the business in 2003. I am a member of APSCo as I believe it is the only association that truly focuses its support on the professional recruitment space. I rely on APSCo for guidance around legislative change and development, contractual law and quality standards, which is why we are on a journey to certify all of our staff members."
Stephen Smith, CEO, Sirius People
"Paxus was a founding member of ITCRA (now APSCo), and we have been a longstanding member for over 10 years. Over this time there have been many market and legislative challenges, and APSCo has led the way as a governing voice, championing positive outcomes on our behalf and on behalf of the industry. Their recruiter certifications are also market leading and widely recognised, and their iSafe WHS program which we have used for many years is also second to none. I would recommend membership to any professional staffing organisation."
Jason Trevethick, Managing Executive, Paxus
"Being in a fast paced, multi-faceted and ever changing landscape such as the Recruitment and Staffing industry comes with all sorts of hidden intricacies. Having a central point of contact and constant support such as APSCo helps our team at Effective People to continually stay ahead of the curve with the constant shifting of our industry. The APSCo website is always our first point of call for any new starters to the Company.
The team here at Effective People try and attend as many webinars as possible in order to keep up to date with what is happening in our sector. This accompanied with the ability to attend select seminars and networking events to gain further knowledge and connections is priceless. Effective People could not be more thankful to be a part of the APSCo Australia team."
Kris Milne, Account Executive, Effective People
"APSCo have very much proven themselves to be at the forefront of information within the staffing industry across many sectors, their up to date and on point informative webinars and email updates ensure that I am across any changes happening within the market. It’s the perfect option for a busy recruitment manager to stay informed."
Benjamin Lepke, Owner, 1 Medical PTY LTD
"APSCo is an invaluable advocate for the recruitment and consulting sector, ensuring the sector remains relevant and top-of-mind in the media, public sector, and political landscape."
Nicholas Beames, Director, Recstra
"As a long term member of APSCo Australia and formally ITCRA, I have always relied on APSCo’s timely advice and guidance to keep our business current and compliant in the changing environment of recruitment.
We get enormous value from the webinars, online materials and templates that keep us informed and saving us time and money so we can concentrate on our business.
Recruitment companies cannot afford not to be represented by such a progressive industry body, giving our businesses a collective and authoritative voice to government and legislators."
John McCluskey, Managing Director, Whizdom Recruitment
"Being a member of APSCo has brought us many benefits including:
APSCo Code of Conduct sets clear expectations to ensure the member companies present professionalism, integrity, fair practice and ethics in dealing with employers, candidates and other recruitment firms.
APSCo Certification has given our recruiters an opportunity to re-learn the basics of recruitment. For an individual, the certification helps to portray the professionalism and adds to their credibility.
Having access to resources such as contract templates, but also partnering service providers such as iSafe, Certex has been very helpful for us to raise the compliance level.
The weekly webinars, that are free of charge for Member companies is very insightful and a great way to keep abreast of what is going on in the relevant market."
Brent Leahy, Executive General Manager, Peoplebank Group