About Us

The National Recruitment Federation is a voluntary organisation set up to establish and maintain standards and codes of practice for the Recruitment Industry in Ireland.

Representing recruitment agencies throughout the country, NRF Members aim to communicate their commitment to providing quality service by agreeing to abide by a strict Code of Conduct. Founded in 1971, the NRF seeks to provide its members with the best possible service in terms of support, communication, advice sharing and problem-solving and in doing so to promote professional competence within the industry. As part of this mission the NRF has inaugurated a formal education programme in Recruitment Practice to ensure all new entrants to the industry have a solid ground in legislation, customer service operations and sales to equip the graduates of the programme with the tools and knowledge to provide a quality service to Clients and Candidates alike.

Membership of the NRF is granted only to organisations that meet criteria of excellence (including adherence to the provisions of the Employment Agency Act 1971 and all other relevant Government legislation & amendments) and who agree to abide by the NRF Code of Conduct.

Over the last 40 years the Recruitment Industry has changed beyond all recognition, the introduction of job boards and social recruitment have all presented challenges to the fundamentals of how the industry operates. The NRF has supported its members through the adoption of all these new tools each of which have revolutionised the industry in its own way. One of the key roles of the NRF it to promote excellence in recruitment by ensuring all member organisation comply with the NRF’s Code of Conduct which ensures NRF Members deliver a professional service to job seekers.

NRF also acts as the voice of the industry lobbying at National and European level in relation to legislate changes that impact on the NRF’s members.