Our Unique Approach and Services

Internationally Recognised & Transferable HR & Recruitment Qualifications and CPD.

The IOR will have 3 specialist routes to qualifications in HR, Agency Recruitment & Corporate (in-house) Recruitment.


By partnering with a British university the IOR ensures its education offerings are world class and internationally recognised and accepted.  This means that when you study with the IOR (regardless of what level you study at) you will be certified by a British university.


Your certificates and credits will be internationally recognised (by other universities in the UK or overseas) and accepted as part of entrance criteria to other relevant university courses.


This is a major step forward for our industry. We will endeavour to keep the cost of education and CPD low.


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Social Media Support, Guides & Advice.

The IOR has created a vast LinkedIn group and integrated social platform.  Social media and social networking are both major components of the IOR offering to its members.

Lowest Membership fee structure.

The IOR's philosophy is to operate efficiently. In lowering membership fees and infrastructure costs with zero impact on the service, quality and value.  We will maintain an efficient working structure to keep membership fees low.


The IOR has NO additional joining fees on top of subscriptions!


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IOR is in the KNOW!

An industry first.  The IOR represents both in-house and agency professionals. In addition to the main board, the IOR has two highly experienced Advisory Boards, one board for in-house and a second for agency professionals.


Board members are made up from professionals representing leading international companies, to local SME’s, all with many years of recruitment experience to call on.

Individual and Corporate members can access IOR employer help lines.

Both IOR Corporate and Individual members (paid members) can access the employer help lines.

HR and Agency under the same roof.

An industry first.  In bringing together HR, Agency & In-House recruiters under one roof, the IOR facilitates better communication, interaction, and understanding of the objectives and skill sets between each specialism.


The result is an improved holistic process, and a widening of knowledge for practitioners.

Enjoy FREE Affiliate level membership.

An industry first.  To engage with the IOR and be a part of this exciting professional body you can become an Affiliate member for free.


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Free regular webinars with global speakers and FREE events.

The IOR will conduct regular expert webinars which will be free to all members and will cover a wide range of topics from personal improvement in your role to understanding the industry better.


Free webinars are a core offering to all members including the free Affiliate membership level.


AWR – IOR will run FREE events & webinars for members.  This is important industry information that members need and is covered in the membership offering.

Members have access to board members via social media.

An industry first.  IOR board members at all levels are accessible to the membership for the first time, allowing members to truly engage and be a part of the IOR, not just on the outside looking in.


The IOR has adopted a unique and innovative social media strategy to ensure it remains inclusive and in touch with our membership.


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The IOR is International and can really effect change.

It is well known that many laws affecting the UK do not originate from Westminster, but in fact resonate from the European law.  For that reason the IOR will further establish an international presence with our colleagues in Brussels sitting on committees that shape EU law.


We will also further establish our presence internationally and share best practice amongst members. Being an international body is crucial for the IOR and its members.

Members have their own Profile Pages on the IOR site.

An industry first.  Every member of the IOR gets their own profile page just like on LinkedIn.  Your IOR profile page shows you are genuinely a member of the IOR, what your professional status is, and what CPD you have studied.


Members direct clients to their IOR professional profile page to demonstrate their industry status.


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An industry first.  The IOR will create (as part of the IOR software offered) a regulated SPLIT-FEE Centre.


Members can freely post hard to fill roles, and collaborate with other IOR members to find the right candidates, all in a safe and regulated environment.


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Extensive Internal expertise within our leadership.

The IOR has extensive industry expertise at board level, ensuring most of its board are from a HR and recruiting background, supporting our members with their vast experience and domain expertise.

CV Submission Consent Software - For Agency members.

An industry first.  To further improve on quality and professionalism, the IOR has included (in its Code of Professional & Ethical Practice) a specific clause requiring all agency members to attain permission from candidates before sending out their CVs and personal data.  This is in addition to any general candidate T&Cs the agency uses.


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HR & Recruitment Research - IOR uses Best in Class partners.

The IOR has made a bold move to offer the industry research information at a much higher level than available in the past.  To achieve this, the IOR has decided to collaborate with world class research partners.


These internationally recognised institutions are working hard with the IOR to set the research bar at a new level.

IOR Fellow membership costs the same as a normal member.

Members who achieve fellow status do not pay more for their membership.  Again this is pioneering; we do not charge you more because you have achieved more.


To become a fellow you must complete university level qualifications or CPD which is internationally recognised.  The IOR fellow level of membership takes time to achieve and cannot be just bought.


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Fellow level of the IOR is hard to achieve.

Achieving fellow status of the IOR is a major honour.  This is neither easy nor quick to attain.  All fellows of the IOR will have earned the accredited FIOR letters through university accredited CPD and qualifications.  FIOR is truly a mark of quality.

The IOR website is innovative and in a constant development cycle.

The IOR website is built off an innovative platform with a state of the art VLE (Virtual Learning Environment).


Our website will ensure members enjoy engaging with the IOR.  All members get their very own profile page on the IOR web site which is in a constant development cycle.


Members will be notified as new features come on-line or existing features are upgraded and improved.


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