IBP are pleased to announce that they have, yet again, achieved the standards required to remain R.E.C compliant. As the largest trade association in the UK for the recruitment industry, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation has a strict code of practices centred around professionalism.
At a time when the industry is awash with uncertainty, not only from the ever-looming cloud of Brexit, with its hypothetical risk and reward, to the introduction of GDPR and the massive changes around data protection. It is becoming more important than ever for Recruitment companies to show clarity and lead the employment market in, not only knowledge of the various industries, but also, in good practice.
It is a common misconception that the UK recruitment industry is not regulated, when in fact, this is far from the truth. Not only are there a vast number of employment laws which companies must adhere to, but also a strict code of practice to follow, for instance, making it unlawful to charge those who are seeking a job.
By being a member of the REC, IBP not only show their exemplary adherence to these regulations, but also show their willing to follow a further set of policies put into place to not only protect clients and candidates, but to also be a part of a large support network, which, in turn allows the professional sharing of industry information, the collective use of resources to maximise the opportunities for each and every candidate. As well as the best up to date training for IBP’s staff, directly from the REC, who in turn liaise and directly lobbies Government on behalf of the UK Recruitment Industry.
Managing Director, Craig Roberts commented, ‘It is a truly great accolade for us to attain year after year. As being ‘Inspired By People,’ it is important for IBP to show that we hold ourselves to the highest standards possible, to show that we also ‘care about people.’
Tania Whitmarsh, Head of Recruitment added, ‘As it’s my responsibility to ensure all our team have the highest standard of training, it is really comforting to have such an up to date body of knowledge to draw upon. And the support offered by the REC is invaluable.
As IBP move further ahead into 2018, they are confident that they will continue to stay abreast of policy changes thanks to their involvement with the REC, allowing them to continue to focus on the individuals and companies they represent, so they can, as ever, be ‘Inspired by People.’