It was good to read some of the highlights of Metcalf's report today - although somewhat overdue in my view.
As a solution provider to the recruitment sector, as well as the victim workers involved, I see the damage done to the reputation of the industry by such abuse. The vast, vast majority of recruiters spend considerable time and money ensuring they comply with regulations and work in the best interests of the clients and the workers.
As is often the way, the few bad eggs tarnish all the good work of the majority.
The more the government can do to improve the effectiveness of the enforcement agencies, the better.
“It’s unacceptable that jobseekers, typically ordinary people on low income, are being targeted by fraudsters. Looking for work can be tough enough and even the smallest setback can derail the most promising careers. “That’s why I’m calling on more recruitment companies and job boards to take their responsibilities seriously, and follow our lead by promoting the excellent work of SAFERjobs.”