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Tempo, an alliance for temporary recruitment agencies and hirers, yesterday celebrated its first full year of membership and called for greater collaboration and transparency to raise the standards and reputation of the temporary recruitment industry.
Launched in January 2013, tempo has nearly 100 member agencies that are dedicated to not only raising the standards and profile of the temporary recruitment industry, but to ensuring the value of the contingent workforce is acknowledged.
In tempo’s view, the contingent workforce has never been more important to businesses and the economy throughout the United Kingdom. There is a need to address skills gaps and meet demand across both regions and sectors and temporary workers can fill this void. Tempo equips member agencies with the knowledge and tools to support businesses when planning their temporary help provision and build a longer term strategy. The belief across the membership is that it is not purely the cost in pounds of the contingent workforce, but it is also the level of productivity, customer service, and quality that deliver real value and make an agency a supplier of choice.
Keith Faulkner, Chairman of tempo, commented: “Over the last year tempo has attracted a large and varied membership base that is committed to not only being the best practice recruitment agencies but to raising the standards across the industry. Tempo agencies do not simply pay a membership fee to become a member, they must also pass a thorough and rigorous audit to achieve Accredited Member status.”
“This is just the beginning and we are excited for the challenges and opportunities 2014 will bring. Tempo remains committed to driving industry standards in partnership with our members and in demonstrating the value of the contingent workforce,” Mr Faulkner added.