About APSO

APSO, The Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations, is committed to the professionalisation of the Staffing industry of Southern Africa.

APSO has been in existence since 1977 and, for the past four decades, has set and managed professional standards for the benefit of Members, their clients, candidates and employees.

A proud member of the World Employment Confederation (WEC), APSO is also a founding member of the South African Confederation of Associates in Private Employment Sector (CAPES), the South African Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SACCI), and the Ethics Institute of South Africa.

Our Four Business Pillars on which we are driving Professionalism are:

Lobbing & Advocacy: – APSO is represented on the International Employment Body, WEC, and has affiliations to REC in the UK and ASA in the USA. We are therefore is able to provide members access to the latest international trends, information and global best practices.

Professional Development: РAPSO has been registered by SAQA as a Professional Body. We now offer Three Professional Designations, the APSO Entrance Exam, Specific Training Courses by SETA accredited trainers, at reduced preferential rates, e-Learning as well as National Conference and Indaba’s. APSO offers affordable Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities to expand and improve recruiter performance.

Knowledge & Support: – APSO provides information & advice that is accurate, timely and trustworthy. We strive for regular communication about relevant matters that will assist you in operating a profitable, compliant and successful staffing business. We also facilitate networking opportunities, with like-minded business owners and do our best to ensure that our member-only resources such as toolkits, guidelines, products and services are the best available.

Ethics & Best Practices: – APSO assists and supports Members with a broad range of legal and ethical matters that directly affect your business success. The APSO Codes of Ethics and Best Practice set the standard that encourages, many client companies to insist on APSO membership.

APSO currently offers Four Categories of Engagement to the market.

  1. Corporate Memberships
  2. Business Partnerships
  3. PrEA Memberships
  4. APSO Professional Designations