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What does it mean to be an REC member?

What does it mean to be an REC member?

Posted on September 04, 2017

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is the professional body for recruitment. If a recruitment agency is a member of the REC, they must adhere to the REC Code of Professional Practice, which goes far beyond statutory rules.

For example, Cathedral Appointments have committed to:

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REC-Pic-3-4.png#asset:1756agreeing written contracts for all placements
REC-Pic-3-5.png#asset:1757safeguarding against discrimination
REC-Pic-3-6.png#asset:1758following statutory & non-statutory guidance

Becoming an REC member is not as easy as just signing up - we must pass a test to prove that we consistently meet these standards. Every two years, we are re-tested and must pass again to retain our valuable membership status. In fact, this year we scored 100% in the REC Compliance Test! 

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Ultimately, REC membership protects both agency workers AND employees. It provides both with recourse in case something goes wrong, and echoes our viewpoint on the importance of high standards!

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