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About Us


Founded in 1999 in Hastings, ASL has been providing high-quality recruitment services throughout Kent and East Sussex ever since.

When we started, we wanted to create a refreshingly new style of recruitment. Having been on the receiving end of the Employer-Employee relationship, both as client and candidate, we were painfully aware of those characteristics we wanted to avoid! From this starting point, we set about building a recruitment company with a difference, one that would break the stereotypical mould and set the standard of best practice within our industry.

Our longevity is testimony to the level of care we put into every placement. As a privately owned, independent recruitment agency, we’re here to serve our local community, sourcing, vetting, and supplying temporary and permanent staff to our clients. The foundations of our success stem from our dedication to working in partnership with our clients to find the right people for their business—because people make the difference .

We like to think our success with candidates comes from our genuine desire to place them in roles they really want, with companies they really fit into. We take the time to meet with each of our candidates in person and discuss, in-depth, their skills, their experience, and their goals, discovering more about what motivates them, the environments in which they thrive and the cultures they best fit. The more we know about our candidates, the more effective we can be at placing them in the right role and with the company that’s right for them.

We’re so successful with this personal approach that we offer a rebate assurance on permanent placements of up to nine months - one of the most impressive in the industry!

We’re more than ‘just’ a recruitment agency too. Originally established from the base of our sister company, Assessment Systems Ltd, our founding directors and current Managing Director have a strong background in HR and occupational psychology. As a result, where appropriate, we also offer a range of specialist assessment, HR and Recruitment Consultancy services.

So, if you’re looking to take the stress out of finding a job or recruiting for your company, come to ASL. We care enough to get it right -  because people make the difference .