The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is the trade body that supports and represents the recruitment industry. Its membership is made up of over 8,000 recruitment agencies and businesses (corporate members) and 6,000 recruitment professionals (individual members).Apps IT is very pleased to be approved as a corporate member of REC.
REC has a range of objectives, and chief among them is raising recruitment standards across the industry, as well as helping individuals develop their careers within recruitment.
These are two areas that Apps IT is firmly committed to. With this in mind we have recently embarked on a new initiative to help all Apps IT Recruitment Consultants achieve a REC qualification.
How does this benefit our candidates and clients? Not all recruitment companies are the same, and we want to ensure that when you deal with Apps IT you receive a service that stands out from the rest. Training and development of our staff is one of the best ways we can stand ahead of our competitors. In fact,
we have increased our Training budget for 2009 in direct response to the changing economic environment.
By dealing with an Apps IT Recruitment Consultant who is REC qualified you can be sure that the person helping you is up to date with the latest developments in legislation and recruitment best practice, and so is best able to work with you whatever your needs may be.
The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 This important piece of legislation governs the conduct of the recruitment industry and establishes a framework of standards that clients, work-seekers and hirers can legally expect. This document is essential reading for any employment agency or employment business. In part the Regulations are a response to a number of high profile examples of illegal practice, including “gang-masters” and exploitation of foreign workers.
However, the Regulations have a wide reach and cover many aspects of the recruitment process, from the placing of advertisements through to the placing of candidates, the services an employment agency or business can offer, and certain aspects of the relationship between the employment agency or business and the client/ hirer.
We are pleased to confirm that our service adheres to the Regulations and aims to improve on them wherever possible.
Full details of the Regulations can be found on the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform website. If you have a specific question then please contact us here and we will do our best to help.
As a handler of personal information Apps IT has a number of legal obligations and responsibilities that we must observe and fulfil. We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office, which is the UK’s independent authority established to protect personal information.
Apps IT abides fully with the rules of the Information Commissioners Office, full details of which can be found on the ICO’s web site here
We employ the latest security on all data held on our secure server and all
documentation we may hold, including advisory measures that are in addition to the minimum requirements.