As prescribed by the Institute of Recruitment Professionals

Standard 1: Respect for Work Relationships

  1. In order to establish trust and build productive work relationships, you must exercise due diligence and observe high standards of accuracy of information, advice given and timeliness, to both clients and work seekers.
  2. Treat all recruitment professionals with respect and aim to work in a fair and open competitive environment.
  3. This standard also seeks to emphasise the importance of applying an ehtical and professional approach to customer service standards at all times.

Standard 2: Respect for Honesty and Transparency

  1. You must act at all times with integrity, honesty, the highest ethical standards and appropriate behaviour.
  2. You will not engage in any activities which would bring the recruitment industry, the REC or the IRP into disrepute.

Standard 3: Respect for Confidentiality and Privacy

  1. You must observe and respect the confidentiality of your clients and work seekers and ensure this is maintained at all stages of the recruitment process.

Standard 4: Respect for Laws

  1. You must comply with all relevant legislation, statutory and non-statutory codes and official guidance that will impact on your role in recruitment
  2. In particular, you should make sure that you know what steps to take in order to ensure compliance with the Employment Agencies Act 1973, the Conduct Regulations 2003 (and amendments).

Standard 5: Respect for Diversity

  1. You must ensure that you treat all clients and work seekers with dignity and respect, and aim to provide employment opportunities based on objective business and competency related criteria.
  2. Should always promote fair recruitment practices.
  3. You should not act on an instruction from a client that may be discriminatory and, where possible, you should provide guidance to clients in respect of good diversity practice.

Standard 6: Commitment to professional development

  1. You should ensure that you are well informed about recruitment practices, and that you continually seek to improve your knowledge, skills and qualification base.
  2. Use your IRP status to encourage clients to trust your professionalism.
  3. Use the IRP designatory letters at all times and appropriately whilst a member of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.
  4. Ensure that you regularly review the IRP notifications sent to you. This will ensure that you are aware of any information that could impact on the recruitment industry and your day-to-day job.