Douglas Scott Keep it Ethical

Posted in News on 3 Feb 2012

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are entering their 8th year as an REC member and see 2012 as an opportunity to shine a light on the benefits of dealing with agencies who have signed up to the REC Code of Conduct.

Managing Director Kathryn Riley revealed "We passed our most recent REC audit with flying colours and with lots of companies now asking their suppliers to prove their ethical credentials; we would like to see hirers and candidates doing the same. Poor performance from your recruitment consultant could affect business reputation or how an application is judged; it makes good sense to consider the ethical dimensions of your recruitment agency."

Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services at the REC added "Using an REC registered agency is important on a number of levels. First of all it means that the agency signs up to the recruitment industry's Code of Professional Practice which drives best practice in terms of relationships with clients and candidates. Secondly, REC members are ahead of the game in terms of all the latest regulatory developments that impact on recruitment and employment. REC registered agencies are also at the forefront of pro-active initiatives in areas such as diversity & inclusion and youth employment and have access to leading-edge training, mentoring and research. This enables them to work in partnership with their clients to review latest labour market trends, pre-empt future skills needs and deliver a world class recruitment service".

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