De Poel Launches Tempo
De Poel Launches Tempo
de Poel, the UK’s number one procurer of temporary agency labour, today announces the launch of its professional membership group, Tempo.
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Founded to represent the common interests of recruitment agencies and hirers, Tempo will champion best practice and seek to provide assurance to hirers that temporary labour is being managed legally and ethically. This will provide the basis for actively promoting the economic and social value to the UK of professionally managed flexible staffing. Tempo will also offer recruitment agencies a knowledge base and resources to help them meet increased client expectations, as well as operate more competitively and efficiently.
Tempo will provide a wide range of benefits and services to its members, with a distinct focus on creating best practice guidelines and setting standards for excellence. Tempo will be partnering with leading business law firm DWF to deliver the best possible legal advice to all its members and has appointed an industry expert as Chairman of Tempo.
Membership is entirely voluntary and will see recruiters benefit from exclusive access to:
• qualified and impartial legal advice through legal provider DWF
• a procurement hub, which will allow the buying of supplies and services more efficiently and at discounted rates
• an audit team, who will help your business reach the highest standards
• the development of best practice advice and guidelines
• information, advice and data
• an environment to share ideas and ask questions
• a channel to network and engage with like-minded suppliers
• a voice that will help influence and promote excellence
According to Joe Tully, Managing Director, de Poel, Tempo has been formed to address the changing industry landscape and client expectations.
“The recruitment industry landscape is changing at a rapid pace, driven by new legislation and the raised expectations of hirers. Recruiters have a strong desire to remain competitive at a time when hirers are looking for continuous improvements in service standards. We have formed Tempo in response to these changes in industry needs. We believe that, in order to provide continuous improvements in service standards, a more collaborative approach, involving both hirers and recruitment professionals, is needed, and we are confident that Tempo can help bridge the gap.”
Chair and Steering Group:
Keith Faulkner CBE, an industry expert, has been appointed as Chair of Tempo. Having previously been Chair of the REC and Working Links (Employment) Ltd, and awarded a CBE for services to the unemployed, Keith’s considerable experience in the labour market, recruitment issues and public policy on skills and employment makes him ideally suited to oversee Tempo. As Chair of Tempo, Keith, who is also current Chair of the Membership and Nominations Committee of the Institute of Employability Professionals, and maintains close links with both the CBI and voluntary sector organisations, will work closely with an elected steering group which will be appointed in the forthcoming months. This group will include senior employer representatives as well as members.
The steering group and Tempo will, amongst other things, aim to:
• Make recommendations regarding best practice, compliance and auditing programmes, helping the industry self-regulate and to remain at the forefront of progressive thinking.
• Encourage collaboration to establish industry guidelines and provide assurances to hirers and temporary workers that they are working with trusted and transparent agencies.
• Help educate, inform and update recruiter and employer members on all employment-related laws and regulations affecting temporary labour, recruitment and sourcing practices.
• Maintain a watching brief on possible policy and regulatory changes that affect the industry.
“We have been pleased with the level of interest shown to date, making it clear that there is significant commitment to making our industry a highly professional service and that an association like Tempo is recognised as adding value. We hope that Tempo will become the & lsquo;go-to’ association for best practice and a platform for our members to share knowledge and expertise and, most importantly, benefit from being recognised as recruiters that comply with industry best practice,” comments Keith Faulkner.