Recruit Ready has agreed a partnership with The Freelancer & Contractor Services Associate (FCSA), the UK’s largest independent trade associated for professional employment services.

The partnership will provide members and agencies with full access to Recruit Ready’s portfolio of recruitment specific services that include invoicing and credit control, website building and hosting, marketing services as well as a Recruitment Industry Benchmarking Service amongst other benefits.

Julia Kermode, FCSA’s chief executive commented:

Recruit Ready understands the needs and challenges that recruitment agencies face on a daily basis, so I am delighted to welcome them on board as a new business partner and to give Alex and his team the FCSA seal of approval. Our sector is facing a number of significant changes, so it is important for agencies to know they can rely on Recruit Ready to provide a first-class solution and reliable services that will help them to grow and thrive.

FCSA logoFCSA, which represents professional employment services such as umbrella employers and accountancy service providers, was set up in 2008 to set the benchmark for those working in the industry. It works tirelessly to protect contractors and freelancers in a historically unregulated industry.

Commenting on the new partnership, Recruit Ready’s MD and founder Alex Grant said:

In recent years FCSA has provided a much-needed benchmark for compliance in the recruitment industry and Recruit Ready shares the same desire to drive up standards and promote compliant, transparent and honest practice throughout our sector. We are delighted to be partnering with FCSA and to be part of a network that is so committed to making a real difference to the modern working landscape in the UK.

We look forward to working with FCSA and those recruitment companies that choose to engage with us and share our views on what good practice is. Together we can work to achieve the highest possible ethics and standards to support the continued growth of the industry. With those clear and apparent parallels, a working partnership with FCSA makes complete sense on all fronts.

In support of the partnership announcement, Recruit Ready is offering the first 10 agencies that register with the business a free annual subscription to RIB, the Recruitment Industry Benchmarking company, collectively worth over £18,000. RIB counts many recruitment companies of all sizes as existing customers and through their data collection and benchmarking activities provide invaluable insight into the operational efficiency and competitiveness of their businesses.