Ann Swain Ann Swain
Ann Swain is global CEO of APSCo, an international trade body representing the professional recruitment sector in the UK, Germany, Singapore and Australia.

Recruitment Sector Continues to Bounce Back

Back in March I mentioned the positive recruitment trends APSCo was reporting one year on from the start of the pandemic. At the time, we had seen a spike in hiring, with vacancies ...

Positive Signs for UK Recruitment as Data Reveals an Upward Trend

It’s hard to believe that a year ago the UK was embroiled in the first national lockdown of its kind as the Covid-19 pandemic first took hold. Twelve months on and we are all much ...

Embracing Diversity in the Recruitment Profession

The importance of diversity has certainly been on an upward trajectory as the business case for a more diverse workforce becomes increasingly clear. Global management consulting firm, ...

Securing the Future of Recruitment: A focus on skills

Never before has the staffing sector faced the breadth of challenges that it’s experiencing now. The global pandemic has put an immense strain on recruitment businesses and with the ...

The State of the UK Staffing Sector: Was September a turning point?

For many, September was touted as the month that things would start to get back to “normal,” However it brought a mix of local lockdowns, further changes to the job retention scheme ...

Hiring in the UK: The latest trends indicate positivity

The summer months often show seasonal peaks and troughs of hiring across professional services as some sectors see recruitment slow with fewer people seeking jobs during the holiday ...

Moving beyond Covid: Addressing Brexit Staffing Concerns

The year so far has certainly been dominated by Coronavirus, and rightly so. But we’re reaching a stage now where we’re beginning to move beyond the initial panic stages and some ...

The Hiring Market During Coronavirus: APSCo’s research

The professional recruitment sector has been badly impacted by Covid-19, and APSCo has taken every step possible to engage closely with its members, conduct research to understand the ...

Protecting the UK Staffing Industry During Coronavirus

The professional recruitment sector has been badly impacted by Covid-19, and APSCo has engaged closely with the government to raise awareness of the challenges our members – and indeed ...

Why the Recruitment Profession Must Lead on Gender Equality in the Workplace

With International Women’s Day over for another year, I wanted to take a moment after the event to reflect on the continued progress that women have made toward equality – and also ...

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