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APSCos event in Scotland demonstrates a demand for trade body activity in the region

APSCo’s event in Scotland demonstrates a demand for trade body activity in the region

APSCo has continued its support for the Scottish professional staffing sector with its latest members’ meeting which took place in Glasgow last week, and was sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

The event - which was attended by over fifty delegates - is the second the company has held in Scotland over the last six months in response to growing demand from professional staffing companies in the region.

Sue Dodd from Agile Intelligence started the meeting with a discussion on the recruitment sector as a whole across the Scottish labour market - putting this in context with the wider UK economy. Commenting on the event, one attendee, Michael Young who is Managing Director of MBN Recruitment Solutions said: “The insight in to the latest Scottish workforce & recruitment industry trends within a UK context was second to none. It was also very beneficial to network with other Scottish recruiters and business owners to discuss the industry and share successes”.

John Miller from Recruitment Enforcement concluded the meeting with a presentation on & lsquo;Backdoor’ scenarios – whereby a client bypasses the initial consultancy that a candidate was sourced from, and instead engages them directly - or via another consultancy - resulting in a financial loss. Attendees shared their own experiences and heard advice from Miller on how recruitment businesses can adopt best practice to ensure their organisation is legally protected when pursuing clients who may have engaged in & lsquo;Backdoor’ activity.

Another attendee, Gillian Wilkinson from Parity Resources praised APSCo: "It is great news that APSCo is hosting more events in Scotland, the content is always relevant and useful. It's also a very good opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues on the latest news.

Commenting on the event, Ann Swain, CEO of APSCo says:

“Our second event in Scotland was a resounding success with high levels of engagement from all involved, demonstrating a real appetite in the region for trade body activity. We will hold further events in Scotland over the coming months as we respond to our members’ wishes”.


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