The Interviewer Quality Control Scheme (IQCS) has been firmly established as the industry’s benchmark quality standard for data collection since 1978.

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IQCS members uphold and adhere to a set of contemporary standards covering the recruitment, training and appraisal of data collection staff. Members implement various procedures that guarantee research will be carried out to the highest standards as well as streamlining processes , saving both time and money.

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IQCS Working Forum

Phyllis Macfarlane, Global Training Director of GfK and Vice President of the MRS Main Board, was the guest speaker at our Working Forum on Wednesday 10th June at Quadrangle. Phyllis speake about her recent experience of setting up market research education in Africa on behalf of the GfK Verein (Foundation) and, in particular, developing Accredited Interviewing Training in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana – the highs and the lows, challenges and frustrations.

As well as the usual question time at the end of Phyllis’ talk, we were given the opportunity to raise any issues relating to IQCS Standards, particularly in light of the 2015 inspections which will be commencing in June. Contact Gill

IQCS Awards

This working forum on Wednesday, 10th June also saw the launch of the IQCS Awards and information regarding the award categories and criteria were outlined. Submissions will be invited in September/October, with the awards being presented at a party following the AGM on Thursday 12th November.

New Featured Company Page

The IQCS gives member companies the opportunity to showcase their services in more detail with an enhanced listing. We call this a features company page.
If you would like to apply to have your company featured, we have a limited number of places available on a quarterly basis. Please contact Gill Wareing -click here.

IQCS Shop

Upon request we have added a list of books you may find useful in our IQCS shop . Please do let us know if you can recommend other books and material to our members.

The IQCS supports the MRBA as a Corporate Patron

The Market Research Benevolent Association (MRBA) is the industry’s only independent, registered charity. Their mission is to provide financial assistance and support to anyone who works or has worked in market research and to their immediate families.

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Are you aware that agencies, recruiters and interviewers should ensure that they understand their responsibilities under the 1998 Data Protection Act and that interviewers/recruiters building or holding any databases of interviewees/respondents for recruitment purposes should be registered data holders?
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