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gap personnel receives REC Audited Status until 2018

gap personnel receives REC Audited Status until 2018

gap personnel are pleased to announce that they have successfully been awarded REC Audited Status following the REC member bi annual audit, achieving a fantastic score of 98% in the online audit diagnostic.

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is recognised as the largest trade body within the UK recruitment industry. Focused on establishing high standards and driving professionalism throughout the industry many key initiatives have been developed ensuring the UK recruitment industry is respected at home, in Europe and worldwide. gap personnel have been an active member of the REC since 2006. 

When agencies join the REC they sign up to the Code of Professional Practice (REC Code), which requires basic statutory compliance as well as higher ethical standards. REC members must pass the REC’s Compliance Test on entry to the REC and then must pass again every two years to retain membership.

The REC Audited scheme is an additional service available to REC members; it is the recognised gold standard for recruitment businesses and is the most comprehensive audit of its kind. It provides successful recruiters with an accreditation which confirms the agency is conducting its business ethically, in accordance with the legal requirements and with the REC Code. Achieving this award differentiates an organisation from the competition and increases the profile as a leading recruiter within the UK industry.

This comprehensive audit now goes much further than just compliance, requiring agencies to operate best practice in areas such as customer service, staff development, diversity and client management. The process starts with an online diagnostic, followed by a tailored on-site expert audit, checking not just documentation but liaising with staff about processes and systems in relation to:

• Policy and Certification Requirements
• Training and Development of Staff
• Work seeker Checks
• Overseas Recruitment
• Contracts with Work seekers
• Contracts with Clients
• Client Contact
• Customer Service
• Health and Safety
• Advertising

By using an REC Audited member, as an employment business partner you know that:
• They have gone the extra mile in levels of demonstrating compliance
• The agency you are working with is one of the top 10% of agencies in REC membership that has demonstrated their professionalism
• There are a host of additional checks they have undertaken in order to achieve the REC Audited mark of distinction
• You can be confident you are using an accredited supplier that is accountable to a professional body
• They are helping to build the best recruitment industry in the world

Extracts from the audit feedback
"We are delighted to confirm that gap personnel have been awarded REC Audited Status. Your status is valid until 19th April 2018. The REC Audited award verifies that gap personnel's current recruitment policies and procedures are in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act, The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 and the REC Code of Professional Practice. Gaining this award acknowledges the dedication and professionalism that you and your staff deliver and ensures these stringent standards of compliance and best practice are met on a daily basis. In attaining it, your company is a credit to the REC and the reputation of the industry."

Lisa Meredith, gap personnel Group Head of Compliance said;
"Being an REC member is a major advantage to any employment business, providing useful access to training, industry knowledge and legal support. Being REC Audited is a clear demonstration that compliance is at the core of our business and that we are committed to ensuring our position as one of the UK’s leading recruiters. We are proud to be REC Audited. This accolade provides our clients with the confidence and assurance that we adhere to the highest standards within the recruitment industry."