The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is a leading source of research and insight on the professional recruitment sector in the UK. Its data and analysis are widely used by recruitment firms, Government, employer organisations and economists to help identify and assess the trends in professional talent that are critical to the UK’s broader economic success.

All APSCo research is free to members and designed to add real business value.

Recruitment Trends Snapshot

APSCo's Recruitment Trends Snapshot, produced in partnership with Bullhorn, offers a monthly overview of percentage changes in overall vacancies and placements, both contract and permanent on a monthly basis. It also gives figures on percentage changes in average salaries and sales revenue from placements. All of our snapshot reports can be found here.

Regional and Sector Reports

APSCo has partnered with Trusted Partners Vacancysoft and Broadbean Technology to produce regional and sector report series free to APSCo members.

The data presented in these regional and sector reports are based on recent vacancies posted on thousands of company websites and the world’s largest network of job boards which have been analysed by our Trusted Partners to identify key trends and activity for APSCo members. They can be downloaded here.

The Recruitment Index

This biennial benchmarking report is produced in conjunction with Saffery Champness and looks at the performance of the UK recruitment sector across a number of metrics allowing you to benchmark your performance against your peers. You can download all editions here

Remuneration, Reward and Retention Report

APSCo has published the first edition of its Remuneration, Reward & Retention Survey in the Professional Recruitment Sector.

Developed as a response to member demand. The survey has been designed to give you a better understanding of the talent market within the professional recruitment sector - helping you to benchmark your business and consequently attract and retain the best people. Click here to download.

If you're a non-member, don't hesitate to contact [email protected] to receive a summary report.

Quarterly Reports Digest

A quarterly round-up of research and reports pertinent to the professional staffing sector that you might have missed. Download our quarterly digests here.

The Future of Recruiting 2023

You can’t foresee the future — but you can help create it. It’s a challenging and pivotal time to be in the staffing industry. In this time of uncertainty and rapid realignment, recruitment leaders can meet the moment as change-makers. Read more here.