Simplicity – one of the recruitment industry’s leading providers of outsourced back office services including the award-winning CashSimply product – has joined the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) to become an affiliate member, alongside other top suppliers in the recruitment industry.
APSCo is one of the UK’s leading professional recruitment industry bodies, providing a unified and powerful voice for the professional recruitment industry and its membership, which also includes small, specialist and independent companies. APSCo’s mission is to ensure that its members offer the highest possible standards of trading practice and that it promotes excellence throughout the professional recruitment industry, members are rigorously referenced and must adhere to a strict code of conduct.
“As an ISO 9001 certified award winning supplier of financial services to the UK recruitment industry, we have worked hard to ensure we have the quality assurance that APSCo seeks to promote with its members. Our clients are able to take advantage of services ranging from funding and administration, to full outsourcing of back office and an umbrella scheme for recruiters, contractors and temps,” explained David Thornhill, managing director at Simplicity.
Ann Swain, APSCo’s Chief Executive said: “In order to grow, businesses need the right access to funding and valuable debt protection. Simplicity have a solid reputation, fantastic references and we are delighted to welcome them as an APSCo affiliate member.
The team of specialists at Simplicity were also excited about becoming official sponsors of a fun filled karaoke at APSCo’s 12th annual charity ball on Friday 25th November 2011 at The InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London. Every year APSCo’s fundraising ball grows phenomenally, and is one of the social highlights of the year within the professional recruitment industry. This year the event raised over £67,000 for APSCO’s chosen charity, the NSPCC’s ChildLine.
The Simplicity products include cashsimply, tempsimply, permsimply, payrollsimply, backofficesimply, gainsimply, vatsimply, awrsimply and Double It! which provide a range of services from 100 per cent funding through to back office management and administration.
The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) was created on January 1st 2009 following the decision of the Association of Technology Staffing Companies (ATSCo) to admit members from other professional staffing sectors outside IT and engineering.
The Forum of Professional Recruiters (FPR) merged with APSCo on January 1st 2009. By supporting and promoting excellence within the Professional Staffing Industry, APSCo provides client organisations, candidates and Government, with a recognised stamp of quality assurance, and affords members’ business intelligence, solidarity and a clear commercial advantage.
Members of APSCo have a total turnover of about £6bn.