The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) appoints officers to check members stick to best practice standards

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC),  the trade association for the UK’s £25bn private recruitment industry, has appointed its four new assessment officers as part of its pledge to raise the bar on the level of entry for membership.

The four assessment officers are tasked with carrying out random inspections at a percentage of member offices to approve services being delivered against the REC’s Code of Professional Practice.

This is one of the new conditions of membership, which also include the completion of a self-assessment questionnaire and formal pledge, plus for new members the provision of references from two clients and two candidates.

The assessment officers are: Bevali Anderson Pass, Ruth Kirkby, Mary Humphries and Lynn Wildman. They all have experience in HR and recruitment.

Marcia Roberts, REC chief executive, said: “We are being totally transparent about the appointment of our assessment officers because those branches in membership who are complying with our code will have absolutely nothing to fear from their visits.

“However, we hope that any offices they visit which might be falling down in certain areas of best practice will welcome any advice and guidance that is subsequently given and see this as an opportunity to improve their standards.”

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