REC fails 193 agencies

Today the REC released figures following its latest compliance audit – and 193 applicants failed. This list included a number of existing REC member firms, as well as some new applicants.

One point all recruiters would do well to take note of is why most of these firms failed. According to the REC, lack of knowledge around the AWR (agency worker regulations) was the major issue. We spoke with forest MD, Jovan Pavlicevic:


At forest we invest a lot of time in working not just with our agency clients, but also helping them to educate their own clients. We’re all involved in the staffing supply chain together, and nowhere is this more apparent than with the AWR. By increasing awareness and educating our clients we’re helping to raise standards from end to end in the supply chain, and that can only be a good thing.


Agencies who need help with a better understanding and better control around issues like the AWR should contact forest. So far today we’ve had 193 calls relating to this…

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