Quay People recruitment - Recruitment service in London Docklands

Quality Standards - REC

Recruitment & Employment Confederation


REC is the industry body representing the £24.5 billion recruitment industry, with more than 7,000 corporate members and 5,000 individual members. Quay People is a member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), which promotes high, sustainable standards of corporate best practice in the recruitment industry. Membership is dependent upon commitment to and full compliance with The Code of Good Recruitment Practice, which ensures job seekers and employers receive the highest recruitment standards.

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REC Audited

REC Audited is a robust audit package that validates compliance with the Employment Agencies Act and Conduct Regulations 2003 and REC Code of Professional Practice. It was established to enable companies such as Quay People to demonstrate their commitment to adding value through the highest possible professional standards. To achieve this award the REC team of professional auditors conducted a thorough audit of the business, going through such areas of compliance as:

• Equal Opportunities
• Data Protection
• Training and Induction
• Complaints Procedure
• Work Seeker Registration
• Work seeking services
• Overseas workers
• Temporary and permanent workers
• Payments to and from the work seeker
• Dealing with Clients
• Contracts with clients and work seekers

Quality Mark

Quay People are holders of REC’s Working towards the Quality Mark

The Quality Mark was launched in July 2002, as a joint initiative between the Department for Education (DfE) and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) to help drive up standards for everyone in the sector.

The Quality Mark award demonstrates that agencies and local authorities have met a national standard by operating a robust recruitment selection and vetting process when engaging supply teachers. In doing so it gives increased confidence to schools, parents and pupils that staff supplied through them are recruited in line with the DCSF guidance and current legislation requirements.

To achieve Quality Mark status applicants undergo a rigorous application process including a comprehensive on site audit. A further audit is carried out every two years to offer continued assurance that standards are being maintained.