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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

The compliance assessment is made up of a series of multiple choice questions covering industry legislation. The assessment can be completed over a 24 hour period, and takes around 45 minutes to complete. The number of questions in the assessment ranges between 30 and 58 depending on the type of recruitment carried out.

The assessment has been designed so that agencies only answer questions that relate to the type of business that they operate in. To pass the assessment agencies must achieve at least 80%. If you are supplying work seekers to work with vulnerable people, you must also answer all the "red flag" questions correctly. 


Only recruitment agencies that have passed the online compliance assessment are able to use the REC logo, including within tender and marketing documents.

New corporate members have three attempts to pass within three months from the date they are invited to take the assessment - this will usually be when initial payment has been received and the relevant checks have been undertaken. The first attempt must be taken within one month of receiving our invitation. When you log into the assessment it will ask you if you are adopting REC’s contracts or retaining your own. If you wish to continue to use your own contract you’ll need to upload them so that we can check they are compliant.

  • All members must pass the REC compliance assessment to enter and subsequently remain in membership
  • Take a look at our compliance assessment workshop slides for guidance. There's also a trial assessment available
  • REC members can also choose to go through REC Audited which covers areas such as customer service, staff development and client management.
  • Take a look at our compliance assessment FAQs

 

Take the assessment

REC Corporate members must pass the REC compliance assessment every two years to renew their membership.

Only recruitment agencies that have demonstrated 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.

***All REC Corporate members must pass the Compliance assessment by 30 June 2023***

  • All members must pass the REC compliance assessment to enter and subsequently remain in membership
  • Take a look at our compliance assessment workshop slides for guidance. There's also a trial assessment available
  • REC members can also choose to go through REC Audited which covers areas such as customer service, staff development and client management.
  • Take a look at our compliance assessment FAQs

Take the assessment


Compliance support slides

This assessment means we know you are compliant, it's not to catch you out. These support slides will help you understand the topics covered in the assessment.

If you need any further help, get in touch with our compliance team who will be happy to assist. 

Download the support pack

Compliance assessment FAQs

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s online compliance assessment will assess your knowledge of the relevant industry legislation and the REC Code of Professional Practice (REC Code).

If you have a question regarding the compliance assessment, download our FAQs first.