The independent mark of excellence
Impartial independent accreditation
Recruit with Confidence
Accreditation demonstrates commitment to compliance
Trust for hirers and candidates

Standards in Recruitment is a global independent compliance and accreditation programme for recruitment businesses

Based upon best practice validation principles, critical in this era of heightened  HR governance and legislation, Standards in Recruitment captures those principles that hirers and candidates look for, and is wholly independent. As a single standard that any agency can apply for it is most suitable for those looking for a standards blueprint and professional verification of compliance and quality.

For agencies the programme helps design and lock in processes so adding real value at every stage and strengthening your business.  The SiR mark of excellence sets you apart from your competitors.

For hirers and candidates SiR accreditation is a sign of quality assurance you can rely upon.

“… heralding a new era in compliance validation”


An independent programme not requiring any trade association membership


Works with any recruitment business committed to compliance and quality


Standards that reflect good practice for meeting customer expectations

  • "An excellent framework for consultants to drive their performance ..."

    Howard Bridgwater, The Management Recruitment Group
  • "... comprehensive and consistent standards ... it answers a longstanding need for quality assurance within the recruitment industry

    Jonathan Land, Senior HR Business PartnerMarshall ADG
  • "SiR is reassuringly robust for education hirers like us..."

    Sukwinder Samra, School Head Elmhurst Primary School
  • "The accreditation process has been rewarding and the SiR accreditation itself is an achievement that we are proud of..."

    Kevan Bishop, MDAeropeople Ltd
  • "We found the standards and audit processes very thought provoking, and it made us examine how we go about our business with a continued focus on quality, which we found very encouraging..."

    Steven Watson, Compliance ManagerCampion Wilcocks