REC close investigation into Connect London after company ceases trading
The REC launched an investigation following an episode of Watchdog on BBC One (aired 27 November 2014) which included footage of staff at Connect London telling candidates they could only be provided with recruitment services if they paid for training courses also supplied by their business.
The REC also reported Connect London to the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate within the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, who have the power to prosecute if they find that an agency has broken the law.
REC chief executive Kevin Green said:
“The Watchdog footage appeared to show activity which is in breach of the Conduct Regulations and in stark contrast to the high standards expected of REC members. We take complaints of this kind extremely seriously and we are committed to shining a light on the small minority of individuals and businesses who bring our industry into disrepute.
“Following Connect London’s indication to us that they have closed down, we notified their directors that they are no longer a member of the REC. This brings our investigation to an end.”