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193 agencies not good enough for REC membership

The Recruitment Industry’s recognised body the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed that 193 recruitment agencies have been denied REC membership for failing to meet its compliance standards.

Of the total, 83 are former members who failed to pass the REC compliance test which was introduced in July 2012.

Passing the compliance test is now a prerequisite for REC membership and Glen Callum Associates are proud to boast a 96% compliance pass rate.

REC Professional RecruitersThe REC supports its members in achieving and maintaining the highest standards of recruitment practice, through legal advice, training and guidance.

Kerrie Richards, Director of Glen Callum Associates said: 

“We are obviously delighted that we passed with flying colours and it’s always good to be recognised for a job well done.  Hopefully by following REC standards we demonstrate to both our clients and candidates that Glen Callum Associates has the highest of professional ethics and this gives us not only respect within the market place but also a competitive edge”.

The REC compliance test involves demonstrating sound understanding of the REC Code of Professional Practice, knowledge of relevant industry legislation, and committing to high ethical standards. REC members are now required to complete the compliance test every two years.

REC chief executive Kevin Green said: 

We have lost a few members because they couldn’t satisfy us that they met our high standards, but the upshot is that we now know all of our members are committed to being compliant and to upholding high standards.  

“This is great news for clients and candidates who can trust that REC membership means quality and compliance. 

“We’re looking forward to working with our members to continually drive up standards and improve the reputation of our industry.

icon4For more information on the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), or the ethical recruitment practice code adopted by Glen Callum Associates Ltd please get in touch on 01384 485274 or email

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