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REC Professional Standards Committee hands out a one year reprimand to Halmer Recruit

REC Professional Standards Committee hands out a one year reprimand to Halmer Recruit

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has issued a public reprimand to Halmer Recruit following an investigation and hearing which found the agency to have seriously breached the REC’s Code of Professional Practice.

Surrey based Halmer Recruit came before the Professional Standards Committee (PSC) in December 2012.  Halmer Recruit was sanctioned and the decision is to be made public.

The investigation was carried out following a complaint in relation to a Halmer Recruit consultant posing as a candidate and submitting a fake CV to another agency to gain information about vacancies on which the other agency was working.

After consideration of all the information submitted, the PSC’s decision was as follows:

•           That a formal reprimand be issued to Halmer Recruit which will remain on record for a period of one year from the date of their notification (8 January 2013). This means that if further complaints about Halmer Recruit are brought to the REC’s attention during that time this complaint will be taken into account.

•           That the REC inspect one branch of Halmer Recruit in six months’ time from the date of this reprimand. The inspection will enable the REC to continue to check that Halmer Recruit’s working practices meet the REC’s standards of best practice and comply with relevant legislation.

Commenting on the decision, the chairman the REC’s Professional Standards Committee, Chris Kenny said:  “We have investigated these matters fully and the conclusion was that the agency should be reprimanded for one year and inspected after six months due to the seriousness of their breach and to ensure that they are now fully complying with the REC Code of Professional Practice.

“We are committed to shining a light on bad practices such as faking CVs and the REC will take action against any members who show disregard for our code or the law.  We have taken into account Halmer Recruit’s assurances that they have put compliance measures into place and taken steps to ensure that this will not happen again.”

An REC spokesman said: “The REC has a fair, consistent and robust process for handling compliance issues and driving forward standards across the industry. We will continue to take this zero tolerance approach to breaches of our code of conduct.”


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