The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is the professional body for the recruitment industry. All members must abide by a Code of Professional Practice (REC Code). Above all, the REC is committed to raising standards and highlighting excellence throughout the recruitment industry.
When agencies join the REC they sign up to the REC Code, which requires basic statutory compliance as well as higher ethical standards. REC members must pass the REC’s Compliance Test on entry to the REC and then must pass again every two years to retain membership. If an agency uses the REC logo it means that they have passed the initial Compliance Test and are required to adhere to the REC Code. The Code of Professional Practice can be found by clicking here.