Commonly overlooked compliance procedures and how to address them

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A free compliance guide for recruitment businesses has been released by Standards in Recruitment (SiR), the industry’s independent compliance accreditation programme.

Six of the best: Commonly overlooked compliance procedures and how to address them has been written to help recruitment businesses, whatever their size, to operate within the relevant legislation.

The guide offers real-life examples that recruitment businesses need to be aware of to ensure that they operate within the current relevant legislation for the recruitment industry. Each example outlines a typical scenario and concludes with ways they can be addressed. The topics in the guide include commonly overlooked compliance procedures and how to address them, including checking candidates’ right to work and notifying clients of an opt-out.

Commenting on the guide, John Randall, Engagement Director for SiR said: “Being compliant does not need to be complex but sometimes it’s easy to overlook small yet important processes. We are not trying to teach recruitment businesses to ‘suck eggs’ but we understand that when a company is rushing to meet deadlines, sometimes things can get overlooked. I believe the six examples we have identified will help recruitment businesses, whatever their size, operate within the relevant regulations.

“The guide offers real-life examples that recruitment businesses will recognise. Each example outlines a typical scenario and concludes with how they can be addressed; for example, putting contractual terms in place with clients. Without this being done correctly, there is always going to be a risk in a whole range of areas, not least liability.”

Standards in Recruitment (SiR) is the only global independent compliance programme developed specifically for recruitment businesses. The free guide is available to download from the SiR website at: www.standardsinrecruitment.com/advice

This article first appeared in Recruitment Agency Now on 19th May 2016

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