An organization that represents and promotes the interests of the staffing industry and provides political lobbying and other services to its members. Members normally comprise staffing companies but may also include other ancillary service providers depending on the constitution of the association. Also referred to as Staffing Federation. Examples of staffing associations are the ASA (American Staffing Association), the REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation) in the United Kingdom, and PRISME (Professionnels de l’intérim d’emploi) in France. Many countries have more than one staffing association and some associations represent niche interest groups such as APSCO (Association of Professional Staffing Companies) in the United Kingdom. At a global level, CIETT is the International Confederation of Employment Agencies and represents more than 40 national staffing associations. Aligned to CIETT is Eurociett, which seeks to protect the interests of the staffing industry at a European level and negotiates with social partners on EU-related matters.
Source: Staffing Industry Analysts