ARC Network Meeting – May

Date: Wednesday 8th May 2019

Time: 14:00 – 17:00 (Registration from 13.30)

Location: CBI | Cannon Place | 78 Cannon Street | London | EC4N 6HN (Berners- Lee and Sharman rooms)

Our meetings allow you to network with colleagues, be kept informed on matters of the moment, voice your concerns about issues affecting recruitment businesses and find out more about how ARC suppliers can support your recruitment organisations.

Keynote speakers: Ben Bruten, Head of Employment at the Agency Standards Inspectorate and Ian Jordan, Senior Policy Adviser (BEIS) – ‘Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business Regulation 2019 amendments and the Agency Workers Regulations 2019 amendments’

Speaker: Steve Buxton, Operations Director for Standards in Recruitment – ‘How compliance supports business development and growth.’ 

Plus: Lockton Insurance on how to minimise risk and reduce claims.

How to book 

The meetings are free for ARC members and £50+VAT for non-members.  Non-members are very welcome to attend but are restricted to a maximum of two network meetings per calendar year.

Pre-registration is essential as places are limited. To book your place, please call us on 01273 777 997.

More information

The Conduct Regulations, or to give the legislation its full title, The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations were introduced to provide workers and hirers with minimum standards they could expect from private sector recruitment agencies and employment businesses.

The Agency Workers Regulations  were designed to tackle discrimination against agency workers in the workplace and the low pay, and holiday and working time conditions they are frequently engaged on.

About the speakers 

Ben Bruten is the Head of the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate having joined the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from the Home Office in 2016. During this time Ben helped establish the Director of Labour Market Enforcement (DLME) Offices working in partnership with the Home Office. He has worked with Matthew Taylor on his review into the Modern Working Practices, and latterly in supporting the delivery of the Good Work Plan. Ben continues to work very closely with the DLME and the other enforcement bodies to ensure that enforcement of labour market abuse is robustly dealt with.

Ian Jordan is a Senior Policy Adviser in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which he joined from the Cabinet Office in 2017. He leads on implementation of the reforms to agency workers’ employment rights announced in the Good Work Plan.

Steve Buxton joined the Army in 1971 as an apprentice in the Royal Corps of Signals, leaving in 1998 as a Warrant Officer Class 1. He entered the Recruitment sector in May 1998 joining an IT recruitment business  FDM Group  in Brighton as their Operations Manager, over the next 16 years Steve was a member of the senior management team with  direct involvement with contract management, legal, HR, immigration, property,  purchasing,  ISO9001 and compliance.  During his time with FDM, the Group expanded their sphere of operations to Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Washington, Manchester, New York,  London, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto and Glasgow. Steve retired in August 2014 following the Groups listing on the FTSE market in June of that year. Steve joined Standards in Recruitment in January 2015 to run the SIR accreditation schemes auditing process.

In his presentation Steve will explain the key steps that support creating a compliant recruitment business and the benefits it can bring, including:

  • Management buy-in
  • Legislation
  • Training
  • Processes
  • Policies & documentation
  • Change control
  • Internal communication

Stuart Armstrong is Business Development Executive for Lockton Insurance and has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. He has been providing insurance solutions to recruitment agencies and umbrella companies for more than 10 years, mainly in the role of new business production.

Stuart’s familiarity and experience with insurance requirements of the recruitment industry enables him to place more complex risks as well as the more unusual cover including: Vicarious Liability, Drivers Negligence, D&O, Cyber, Personal Accident and Travel.