Become a member of the NRF

Want to Become a Member of the NRF?

You can register your interest in becoming a member of the NRF below.

Register Your Interest

Membership of the NRF is open to any Recruitment Agency operating in Ireland, who meet the following criteria:

  • The Agency must hold a current Agency Licence.
  • The Agency must agree to abide by the Code of Conduct of the National Recruitment Federation.
  • The Agency must abide by all relevant Legislation governing Employment and Recruitment in Ireland – failure to do so may result in an agency being expelled from the NRF.

Current members of the NRF have the right to object to new organisations becoming members of the National Recruitment Federation.

1Legal Helpline
In conjunction with one of our associate members, Arachas we offer a Free Legal Advice Helpline to all members. A team of legal experts and solicitors are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ready to provide practical legal advice over the phone.The service is managed by DAS Group, specialists in the legal expenses field. Queries can relate to straightforward questions on employee rights, for example, to more complex queries relating to specific incidents. Their legal team is there to provide the answers and point people in the right direction. Information can also be given on specific and relevant legislation.

This assists members in being up to date with what is required of them in dealing with legal matters. To get access to this benefit please log into the members lounge using your unique NRF membership number.
2Quality Mark
Membership of the NRF communicates a commitment to Best Practice in the industry and an adherence to legislation and giving you the lead against some of your competitors – note some multinationals are currently making it a prerequisite that an agency they use should be an NRF member.
Technical assistance on all matters relating to the industry by phone/email New Business NRF marketing/PR and general promotion of the industry as well as drawing attention to NRF member agencies.
Advice on recession-busting initiatives, Networking Events and the comfort of engaging with industry colleagues.
Recognised by The Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment as the industry representatives, the NRF works closely with the Department and other key stakeholders on important issues relating to the industry in particular with regards to legislative changes.
6Training & Education
Breakfast briefing topics based on learning requirements of the membership. The NRF has also developed its own Certificate in Recruitment Practice course. More recently, the NRF introduced a BA (Hons) Degree - Recruitment Executive Apprenticeship Programme.
7Garda Vetting Service
The NRF has a fully authorised Garda Vetting Service in operation that is showing record times for form returns and are the only authorised organisation for handling Garda Vetting in the recruitment industry in Ireland.
8Save Money
NRF is exercising its Buying Power with a Cents & Sensibility initiative and all networking events (including Breakfast Briefings) are free to NRF member agencies and their staff.
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** Due to the current COVID-19 situation and in the interest of safety for everyone, we have postponed our Dec 3rd Annual Awards night until early 2022.