Profile FEDERGON (Belgium)


Federation of HR service providers

Sector group Recruitment, Search & Selection (RSS)

av. du Port 86 C, box 302



Tel: 0032 2203-3803




Year established: 1964

Full time staff: 28

Countries served: Belgium


Contact Name: Ann Cattelain (CEO-Coordinator Recruitment, Search & Selection)





HR activities:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Executive search
  • HR consulting
  • Assessment/appraisal of potential
  • Management assessment
  • Coaching
  • Training
  • Management audit
  • Board of director search
  • Test development
  • Career coaching and career consultancy
  • Management development
  • Skills management
  • Advertising
  • E-Recruitment
  • Campus-recruitment
  • Employer Branding
  • Data base search
  • Personality Research
  • Screening
  • Interviews
  • Development centres
  • Competence centres
  • Testing


Membership criteria:

  • When activities in the Brussels or Walloon region: Being registered as an RSS firm by the regional Ministry of Employment. In Flanders, the obligation to get a registration was abolished.
  • Adhere to the Federgon Quality Charter, the professional Code of Ethics and the Ombudsman Service
  • Adhere to the statutes and byelaws of Federgon (the umbrella federation)



Membership benefits:

  • Individual and collective legal advice
  • Identification with the highest Professional Standards
  • Quality Label recognised by the government
  • Regular meetings
  • Networking opportunities
  • Newsletter/Market reports/Benchmarks/Extranet  information system
  • Lobbying actions towards the Federal and the three Regional governments
  • Official reporting of activities (legal obligation)
  • Marketing campaign + marketing events
  • Free brochures and toolkits
  • Training (Federgon Academy)


Moreover, as a member:

  • you are actively involved in the definition of your sector’s strategy
  • you receive concrete and directly usable information
  • you have access to individual and collective services
  • you are involved in the debate on particular issues within specific workgroups
  • your interests are defended in an effective manner
  • you take part in our informal meeting platform
  • you have access to the Federgon Academy training programs/webinars
  • you get economic information concerning your sector
  • you cooperate with us to promote the image of the sector.


Certified Membership/Quality Label

When the obligation to get a licence was abolished in the Recruitment, Search and Selection sector, there was strong demand from the sector for self-regulation and permanent monitoring of the quality of services. The Federgon RSS Quality Label offers companies as well as candidates clear quality guarantees and is intended to be a guide for both companies and candidates.


Federgon Certified Membership is an additional quality certification besides of the regional legislation, the federal legislation and the Federgon Quality Charter. This membership is optional. Thus, two types of membership exist for Recruitment, Search & Selection companies: Member and Certified Member.



Besides Executive Search/Search&Selection, Federgon (umbrella federation) includes the following sectors:

  • Temporary agency work
  • Outplacement
  • Learning & Development
  • Interim Management
  • Projectsourcing
  • Services to individuals
  • Career guidance
  • Well-being
  • HR-tech


Number of Federgon members:

651 companies

Among which 269 Recruitment, Search & Selection consultancies (no individuals) including 39 certified members.