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Independent Standards Accreditation for recruitment businesses launches

SiR, the new independent standards accreditation for recruitment companies operates to a universal and comprehensive set of quality standards, SiR is set to become the new recognised mark of excellence and quality assurance for the recruitment industry.

Alistair Singleton, speaking for SiR, the company set up to deliver the service, commented “We are delighted to announce the launch of this accreditation, which we have developed over the last three years by bringing together experts from across the industry including legal specialists and a collective of agency and hirer stakeholders. We have been able to capture those essential standards of quality and compliance that are important for recruitment businesses to meet hirer and candidate expectations. Our process results in genuine customer assurance and helps those accredited to drive performance, demonstrate credibility and win further business as a result.”

Jonathan Land, senior HR Business Partner for Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, said “As a hirer stakeholder we are glad to have been involved from the earliest days. We commend this accreditation scheme. It is an independent and well thought through uniform standard designed to answer a longstanding need for quality assurance in recruitment.”

Sukwinder Samra, the head of an education sector stakeholder, described the SiR plan as “a robust accreditation programme, with comprehensive standards that agencies can not only measure themselves against, but also as a school we can trust.”

Singleton continued “We believe SiR fills an important gap by focussing on impartiality.  For the first time it incorporates the objectivity and the system and consistency requirements that exist in international business standards but which have never been specifically applied to recruitment businesses before. This service operates to principles of transparency, honesty, and legality, with one set of standards and one method of proving compliance relevant to all businesses across all sectors.”

“With a number of businesses already in the process of accreditation, we believe this standard is set to change the landscape as the universally applicable quality mark specifically for the recruitment industry.”

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