What are my REC standards and why are they important?
If you are Serious about Standards you need to be able to tell your clients why standards matter and why your REC Membership is a guarantee of your commitment to upholding best practice.
Standards are the basis of what sets businesses apart. The right standards not only enhance your brand but also signal to your clients that their business is in safe hands.
Raising standards in recruitment
How do you prove your worth?
There is only one way, demonstrating that you adhere to Professional Standards and making them count. The most valuable part of your REC Membership is the assurance it provides your clients, candidates and staff that you live up to the highest standards of best practice in recruitment.
REC not only sets the standard, we also provide all the tools, help and support you need to live up to it. Adhering to standards is a key way of assuring your clients that you are doing things right and complying with the relevant legislation which helps to reduce business risk. For more information about professional standards visit www.rec.uk.com/about-recruitment/standards.
What do you tell your clients about the REC?
The REC is the representative body for the UK’s £19.7 billion private recruitment and staffing industry with a membership of more than 8,000 Corporate Members (including recruitment companies and their branches) comprising agencies and businesses from across all sectors and 5,500 members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) made up of recruitment consultants and other industry professionals. All members must abide by an REC Code of Professional Practice.
Recruitment impacts on every sector of the UK economy. The REC's Mission is to be recognised as the informed choice of the recruitment community, influencing government and business today for the benefit of Members and the employment market of tomorrow.
REC is proud to be:
- Recruitment's biggest lobbying voice
- The source of recruitment knowledge
- Raising recruitment standards
- Helping individuals develop successful careers in recruitment
- Exceeding members' expectations through business support.