Being an REC Advocate is one of the top accolades a Recruitment Agency can aspire to, and it’s something One Step are proud to hold.

But what exactly is an Advocate, and what does it mean?

  • The REC (The Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and their qualification and training body the IRP (Institute of Recruitment Professionals) distribute their Advocacy ratings to only the very best and most diligent of Recruitment Agencies,
  • “IRP Advocacy isn’t just an investment in staff: it signifies commitment to the industry and professional standards…(by) Increasing your credibility and safeguarding your reputation – each of your staff will be committed to the IRP Code of Ethics”.
  • “This demonstrates to clients that you are the best in the sector for addressing their business needs due to your commitment to investing in your talent”.

So how does all of this help clients and candidates in Somerset? Our Commercial Manager James Tuckett has this to say: “It’s important that we give our community value for service – and our approach to giving the best service possible is to ensure that behind our consultants, all of our systems and processes are nationally recognised”.

“Our staff are trained in industry specific law: This means every client no matter their size or needs have the benefit of a diligent consultant that can operate from a confident, knowledgeable basis in their field”.

“It also means our candidates will be properly and legally registered, vetted, interviewed and reference checked before we introduce them to a client. And because we’re audited by the Institute of Recruitment Professionals to maintain our Advocate status, we’re in the top percentile of Recruitment Companies nationwide for our ethics, candidate care, rights and responsibilities, systems and training”.