The Recruitment and Employment industry is heavily regulated which means Sitec's internal processes and procedures need to comply with various levels of legislation.
The Company is a corporate member of the REC (Recruitment and Employers Confederation) and it's Recruitment Teams members of the IRP (Institute of Recruitment Professionals). Internal and external auditing ensures we work to best industry standards and maintain a professional, ethical and compliant service.
Agency Workers Regulations
The Regulations stem from the EU Temporary Workers Directive 2008 which gives agency workers the right to the same pay and other working conditions enjoyed by a hirer’s own workers. Importantly however, the Regulations do not alter agency workers’ employment status i.e. they do not make an agency worker an employee of either the hirer or the agency. Whilst in other parts of the EU, this right to equal treatment comes into effect from day one of an assignment, the UK has secured a derogation period of 12 weeks. This means that an agency worker will only be entitled to equal treatment once she/he has completed 12 weeks’ of service in the same role with the same hirer (with the exception of Day One rights).
The Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations
The government introduced the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations
2003 (the Conduct Regulations) to raise standards within the recruitment industry. These Regulations stipulate how recruitment businesses should operate, providing added protection for work-seekers and specific requirments on how the recruitment business supplies work-seekers to an end client.
Working Time Regulations
The Working Time Regulations determine the maximum weekly working time, patterns of work and holidays, plus the daily and weekly rest periods. They also cover the health and working hours of night workers. The Regulations apply to both part time or full-time workers, including the majority of agency workers and freelancers, although certain categories of workers are excluded.