Working With Essential: How Does Our Compliance Department Benefit Your Company?

Why is it so important to ensure the agency you are working in partnership with is fully compliant with employment law?

There are various serious implications to consider if compliance checks are not performed, including legal action and damage to brand image & reputation, in turn affecting profitability and client and staff retention.

We have outlined the duties of our Compliance department below, so you have full piece of mind when working with Essential Recruitment.


Using an agency can benefit you by saving on some costs that come with recruiting directly, at Essential our in-house Compliance team performs regular audits so we can address any issues internally meaning there are no additional costs from outsourced services!


Meet our Compliance Officer Frankie!


ALP Member & GLAA Licenced

association of labour providers ALP

ALP Member

Being members of the ALP provides us with resources for legal support, in turn enabling us to support you with any compliance issues that may arise.

GLAA Licensed

We’re licenced by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (licence number HRES0001). This ensures that as Labour providers we meet GLAA licensing standards and protect vulnerable workers who could be at risk of exploitation.


Monthly Audits


Right to Work Audit

On ALL of our recently registered candidate’s Right to Work and Compliance.


Permanent Process

Ensuring the process for permanent placements has been followed correctly.


Modern Slavery Audit

For any candidates sharing an address, ensuring we know the relationship. Checking they have all their own details, ie. telephone number, e-mail address and most importantly, bank details.


FLT Verification Check

Checking all working FLT drivers to ensure licenses are in date, valid and have been verified with the training provider.


Young Worker Checks

Checking we have documentation on file for any candidates under age 18, to show they are in education, and monitoring their hours ensuring they don’t work over 40 hours per week.


Full Branch Audit

A full, in-depth analysis of the entire branch.


P45 monitoring

Ensure candidates who haven’t worked within the last 6 weeks have received their P45.


Visa Expiry checks

Monitoring candidates working on a visa to ensure that they haven’t expired.


Weekly Audits


48 Hour Workers

Checking that only workers who have opted out of the 48 hour working week are working over 48 hours.


Manual Cheque

Chasing candidates who may be getting paid by manual cheque short term and ensuring they are working towards getting their own bank account open.


New Client Set-up

Ensuring that new client records are set up correctly.


Candidate Record Maintenance

We manually delete candidate records after 2 years of inactivity to comply with GDPR.


Modern Day Slavery Awareness

Every year our Compliance Manager Frankie & Marketing team organise an anti slavery campaign with our candidates and clients to raise awareness of Modern Day Slavery and we donate £500 to the Salvation Army to help them support victims of MDS.


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