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How to Keep your Recruitment Business Compliant


This article has been submitted by Simplcity

It has been six years since the Agency Worker’s Regulations came into effect. At that time, it became the most important piece of legislation ever to be introduced into the recruitment industry, and it remains so. Yet, as a number of recent high-profile cases have reminded us, there remains a number of recruitment businesses either attempting to or unintentionally circumventing the regulations.

As a reminder, AWR was introduced to provide agency workers with the same rates of pay and working conditions (such as holiday entitlement) as a business’s employed workforce.

The need to ensure that an agency is fully compliant is not just a case of ensuring it is operating under the letter of the law, it is also a commercial necessity. It is a challenge for recruiters, yet one that can easily be overcome – providing the right systems are in place.

Over the last couple of years, we have been developing a CRM & workflow solution that combines the recruitment front and back office systems into one simple process – GEMS.

The end-to-end innovative technology not only provides recruiters with a single-entry system but also helps them to remain compliant through the AWR functionality, which in turn saves recruiters a considerable amount of time spent on admin.

For instance, recruiters can enter parity rates that are automatically applied when AWR kicks in, while the system also enables them to set skills and certificate requirements for candidates and job bookings; thereby, ensuring recruiters only supply clients with the certified and compliant candidates.

GEMS will not only save you time make you more efficient but it will also help to ensure you stay complaint, putting you ahead of the competition and giving your clients and candidates peace of mind. Plus, it’s FREE to Simplicity Partners.


Simplicity is the ‘go to’ Growth Partner for start-up and existing recruitment businesses. They help recruiters achieve Faster, Smarter Growth by removing barriers and providing them with the critical tools needed to run long term, successful and profitable businesses.

They exist to make the business of recruitment as simple as possible, by providing recruiters with a comprehensive range of market leading, award winning and ISO 9001 certified financial, back office and support services.
As part of their solution we offer ‘GEMS’ the industry’s first FREE end-to-end Recruitment CRM and Workflow Solution. GEMS technology combines your front and back office systems into one seamless process. No longer do you need the hassle and cost of a standalone CRM and other systems to run your business. From CRM to payroll, right through to reporting, GEMS provides the complete technology solution and best of all its completely FREE to Simplicity partners.

Time is a valuable asset to you and your business. Partnering with Simplicity will give you all the time you need to focus on what you do best; win new business, manage existing clients and source the best talent. Simplicity can help you to achieve your growth aspirations and make your recruitment business a success.


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