Standards in Recruitment (SiR) is the UK’s first and only independent compliance and accreditation programme for businesses engaged in recruitment, employment, executive search and freelance placement.
SiR accreditation is a great opportunity for you to check your compliance thoroughly and then fly an independent flag with our 'mark of excellence' logo to prove your credentials to both your clients and candidates. This is why ISO has worked well for many businesses over the years but ISO is not recruitment specific whereas SiR is and at lower cost.
Our accreditation pathway helps your business to design, lock in and/or validate compliance processes to meet the standards. These include general business and hiring/ introduction/supply rules and data protection rules (including GDPR).
SiR accreditation sets businesses apart from the competition and provides hirers and candidates with real quality assurance.
Our teacher agency accreditation is formally recognised by the Crown Commercial Service (England) and the National Procurement Service (Wales) as a certificated standard in their respective commercial framework agreements for the provision of supply teachers for the public education sector. National Association of Headteachers has also recognised our education standards in their guide Working with teacher supply and recruitment agencies.
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