Standards in Recruitment (SiR) have announced that Zen Educate Limited has been awarded SiR accreditation. John Randall, engagement director for SiR, congratulated the company saying it had passed SiR’s general and teacher agency standards and is now an accredited education sector business.
SIR’s standards and independent process for accreditation are recognised as suitable certificated standards by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and National Procurement Service (NPS) Wales in their respective commercial framework agreements for the provision of supply teachers to the public sector.
“SiR accreditation, evidenced by its distinctive quality mark, recognises companies that meet the highest standards in terms of their operational and legal processes. Zen Educate can definitively reassure schools and teaching candidates of its compliance and quality credentials, in what is a highly competitive market,” said Randall.
Commenting on being awarded SiR accreditation, Slava Kremerman, CEO of Zen Educate Ltd said: “We are delighted that we have been recognised as a highly compliant education staffing service. The SiR programme provided us with a comprehensive and unbiased assessment of our business processes that has allowed us to foster a thorough understanding of industry best practices.”
Kremerman continues, “When deciding to apply for the CCS framework earlier in the year, we looked at the accreditation options available. We liked that the SiR programme was independent and throughout the process were impressed that they developed a really deep understanding our business, yet also challenged our processes which has led to improvements.
“Achieving SiR accreditation has not only allowed us to meet the CCS framework criteria for the provision of supply teachers for the public education sector, I believe it will also help us to stand out from our competitors as we can demonstrate to schools and candidates that we had met the highest standards within the recruitment industry while also providing a unique and exceptional service to both schools and teachers.”
Randall add: “More and more recruitment businesses are seeing Standards in Recruitment as way of demonstrating their compliance credentials in a range of sectors. Our accreditation is recognised under the CCS and NPS frameworks, the National Association of Headteachers, TEAM, the UK’s largest network of independently owned recruitment and employment agents and by ARC, the Association of Recruitment Consultancies, as a standard verification suitable for businesses operating in all kinds of placement, introduction or supply capacities.”