What is a listed agency?

In most cases, as a licence holder, you will carry out all stages of a selection process. However, you can ask a private sector recruitment agency to assist with some of the tasks. We publish our ‘listed recruitment agencies’ annually. These are agencies we believe can help licence holders with fair, merit-based recruitment under the Codes of Practice.

They have applied to us to be included on the list – outlining their knowledge and resources as well as their capacity for merit-based public-service recruitment.

The agencies are listed on the register of licensed employment agencies and they have provided compliance statements, which confirm their commitment to the standards and principles in the Codes of Practice.

Why should I use a listed agency?

There is no obligation to use a listed agency, but they can give considerable assistance and extra resources if needed. In most cases, a listed agency will have specialist knowledge and expertise or it may have selection tools that you may not have.

When deciding whether or not to use an agency, you should look at your own resources and expertise, the volume and nature of the vacant roles and your capacity to recruit in line with best practice. If there are any gaps in knowledge or resources, a listed agency should be used.

Listed recruitment agencies

  • FRS Recruitment Society Limited
  • Lex Consultancy Limited
  • Sigmar Recruitment Consultants Limited
  • Recruitment Plus
  • Grafton Recruitment Ltd
  • Osborne Recruitment
  • Cpl Ltd
  • Servisource Recruitment Limited
  • Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
  • Orange Recruitment Limited
  • Mazars
  • InterSearch Ireland
  • SThree Staffing Ireland Limited
  • PE Global
  • GatenbySanderson
  • IT Force Ltd
  • Conscia
  • Amrop

How to apply to become a listed agency?

If you are a licensed recruitment agency and would like to apply to become a listed recruitment agency, you can apply here. You will need to provide:

  • Information on your recruitment processes and procedures
  • Evidence of how you will adhere to the Codes of Practice
  • A tax clearance certificate
  • Evidence that you are included on the register of licensed recruitment agencies
Apply to be a listed agency