The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has introduced an online compliance test to assess an agency’s knowledge of the relevant industry legislation and the REC Code of Professional Practice (REC Code). By doing this REC can determine if new applicants for membership can become full REC members and whether existing REC members can renew and retain their membership.
On Sunday 17th March 2019 we were proud to announce that Aspire Cambridge successfully passed their online compliance test and have retained their membership.
The online compliance test is made up of a series of questions in a multiple choice format. These questions cover key industry legislation and in particular the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (the Conduct Regulations) and the REC Code of Professional Practice. When agencies join the REC they sign up to the REC Code which requires basic statutory compliance as well as higher ethical standards.
The REC Compliance test for existing members
Existing members will need to pass the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (REC) Compliance Test every two years in order to renew their membership. Only recruitment agencies that demonstrate they are fully compliant with the law and higher ethical standards demanded by the REC Code, are able to remain members and use the REC logo. That is why taking and passing the Compliance Test is so important.
The initial cycle for existing REC members to take the test was from the beginning of January 2013 to the end of December 2014. Existing members will have three attempts to pass the test within this period and every two years after that. So, the second cycle will begin in January 2015 and end in December 2016, and will continue in this manner.