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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 International Confederation of Employment Associations (CIETT), 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, CIETT, 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:  - APSO 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.

  • Corporate Memberships
  • Business Partnerships
  • PrEA Memberships
  • APSO Professional Designations

all about the conference

With the search for top talent becoming even more demanding in 2016,
we would like to invite you to an industry platform that will provide you with the tools,
knowledge and insight to spot the winners and know when to head for the hills.

We have an incredible lineup of exciting speakers and hot topics at our annual event,
addressing issues like the candidate experience, social recruitment and employee branding.
We will also be launching industry awards and have the likes of an international LinkedIn
speaker David Whelan and Marc Kahn - Global Head of HR at Investec to name just a few.

As the face of the Recruitment industry in South Africa, our goal is to provide our members and fellow recruitment stake holders with the very latest happenings in our industry, global benchmarks, and provide a support mechanism to assist you to drive your business.

We look forward to a jam-packed exciting 2 days and making your experience exceptional.

the speakers

Clem Sunter

The World and South Africa Beyond 2016

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Marc Kahn

Identifying the best talent for your organisation.

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Prof. Lyal White

Africa 2016: The Change, The Challenge and The Opportunities we face.

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FAB Quotient

Your business toolkit for
staying resilient!

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David Whelan

The Transformation of Global Recruitment / The Power of Data / The Economic Graph

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Siphiwe Moyo

Get over it - Nipping the entitlement culture in the bud!

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Julie Heagney

Power of Personal Brand

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Lynn Baker

New Generation Customer Experience.

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Lorne Sulcas

From the Bush to Business.

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Wesley Madziva

Social Media Recruitment in 45 mins!

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Nazrene Mannie

The Changing Skills Landscape – What Next?

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Gilan Gork

The Business of Body Language.

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APSO uses the sponsorship to cover costs associated with delivering a high quality conference. As a result, the 2016 sponsorship options are directly linked to individual speakers/entertainers as outlined below. All sponsors receive the same benefits, with the exception of the additional benefits associated with the "Anchor sponsor" category.

The conference has been split up into 2 days. Day 1 will be focusing on the Business Owner, Manager and Executives. Day 2 will be focusing on the Recruiters and Sales. You will have the choice to go either of the days or subsequently go both days.