Why should you join IPA?

As an independent recruiter, it helps to have options and resources to provide better service to your clients and candidates. IPA provides you with helpful tools, free resources, industry discounts, and even higher profits. Here's a quick look at what IPA offers:

Recruitment Tools
Recruiter Management System

This powerful recruitment program gives you access to features like candidate management and placement tracking, as well as unique member services like Auto Searches and ‘Hot’ job listings.

Contract Staffing Services

Contract staffing allows members to offer temporary employees to clients who aren’t looking to fill a long-term permanent position. IPA’s Contract Staffing Services handles all the back office work for you.

IPA Core Groups

Our core groups are made up of recruiters who focus more than 25% of their time in a specialized area. There are over 15 active core groups in IPA today.

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IPA Ethics Committee

Each independent owner signs an arbitration agreement when they are extended membership to IPA. The agreement is a legal document and binding in a court of law. Decisions of the IPA Ethics Committee are final — after all facts are confirmed and each party’s side is reviewed.

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Membership Tools
Membership Seal

Let clients know you’re a member of this professional organization and have a network of resources available by including the IPA membership seal on your business cards and other printed collaterals or displaying it on your website.

Member Savings
Meetings & Conventions

IPA schedules a national convention and several regional meetings each year. This allows owners to hear the best speakers in the industry at an affordable cost and stay up-to-date on national trends, as well as network one-on-one with affiliates.

News & Events
Discounts & Business Alliances

As a member of IPA, you’re entitled to leverage the alliance IPA has with the First Interview network. This alliance allows IPA members to have job orders viewed by recruiters who specialize in Sales & Marketing and respond with qualified candidates. Members also receive discounts with IPA preferred partners who offer products or services to recruiters.

E&O and EPL Insurance

As a member of IPA, you’ll be eligible for discount rates on errors and omissions (E&O) and employment practices (EPL) insurance coverage.

Member Resources
Free Lending Library

The lending library is an actual library full of resources that members can use FREE of charge. It includes training videos, books, cassettes, workbooks, and more.

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IPA Network News Newsletter

Published twice a year, the Network News newsletter is designed to be used as a marketing tool with clients. It includes information about the network, award winners, IPA conferences, membership anniversaries, etc.

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News Alerts from the President of IPA

Members receive Insta-Com news alerts three times each week. These alerts come straight from the President of IPA and are designed to keep all owners/members informed of network news as well as hot issues and industry news.

Hot Jobs Alerts

You’ll receive an email three times each week that highlights new ‘Hot’ jobs giving every member a quick-view of all urgent IPA job orders.

IPA Policy Manual

Trust is vital in all networks. Every member of IPA receives a copy of the IPA Policy Manual and signs a document indicating they have read and understand the policies.

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