About Us

Company Values

Our strength is based on our values

At Ascend, our core value is that our clients come first. Clients are the reason we are in business. Our primary goal is to build a relationship with our clients based on shared goals and trust, thereby becoming a true partner in aligning workforce strategy with organisational strategy. We believe we must be honest in all that we do.

We are able to do this by being fully committed to our core values of people, knowledge, innovation, corporate and social responsibility.



We care about people and the role of work in their lives. We respect people as individuals, trusting them, supporting them, enabling them to achieve their aims in work and in life. We help people develop their careers through planning, work, coaching, training and development. 

We acknowledge everyone’s contribution to our success—our staff, our associates, our clients and our candidates. We recognise, encourage and reward achievement.



We share our knowledge, our expertise and our capabilities, so that everyone benefits and understands what is important now and what’s developing in the world of work—and everyone knows how best to respond. We actively listen and act upon this information to improve our relationships, solutions and services. 

Based on our understanding of the employment lifecycle, we actively embrace and pursue the development of best practices in people capital management. We acknowledge that the only real way to win is through teamwork and the sharing of knowledge.



We are innovators in the world of people capital management. We support innovation, to pioneer and to evolve. We challenge the status quo to find new and better ways of doing things. We embrace our entrepreneurial spirit and speed of response. We are the best in our profession. Who we are, and what we believe, is the foundation for our success.


Corporate and Social Responsibility

We recognise that our social, environmental and ethical conduct has an important impact. We therefore take our corporate social responsibilities (“CSR”) seriously and are committed to advancing our policies and systems within Ascend to ensure we address and monitor all aspects of CSR that are relevant to our business. These include good ethical behaviour, concern for employee health and safety, care for the environment and community involvement. We strive to maintain a productive and open dialogue with all parties who may have an interest in our activities including: customers, suppliers, associates and employees. We conduct regular customer satisfaction surveys, monitor supplier performance and actively encourage feedback from our employees and associates. Our Managing Director (Shay Clancy) takes ultimate responsibility for CSR and is committed to developing and implementing appropriate policies while adhering to a fundamental commitment to create and sustain long-term value enhancement.