Agile Recruit is committed to compliant and ethical business. As part of this commitment, we have renewed our Financial Supplier Qualification System (FSQS) compliance assessment for the third year on the run, making it easier for companies in the financial services sector looking to partner with us to be assured that our business practices and policies and procedures that underpin this commitment are robust.
The FSQS accreditation demonstrates our compliance with a standard methodology that allows FSQS buyer organisations to access our information.
What is FSQS?
Financial institutions are subject to strict regulations, so they must demonstrate a high level of due diligence when choosing suppliers and subcontractors.
However, this can mean ploughing through lots of red tape as there are potentially thousands of third parties to review and qualify, so collecting all necessary information can be a laborious effort.
This is where FSQS comes in. FSQS is a benchmark that financial services companies, such as banks, building societies and insurers, can use when they need to vet a potential contractor recruitment supplier to work with.
The FSQS system cuts through a lot of paperwork and intensive due diligence efforts by providing a cohesive and collaborative platform for managing supplier compliance assurance information.
In simple terms, FSQS compliance means that companies in the financial sector can use a fast, efficient and reliable method to assess us as a supplier of permanent staff and contractors for their business.
How does the FSQS accreditation process work?
For us to achieve FSQS accreditation, we had to complete a rigorous process to ensure we meet all of the requirements set against crucial compliance and security areas, including:
- Business continuity
- Environmental & sustainability
- Financial & Legal
- GDPR & the DPA
- Health & Safety
- Information security management
- IT security
- Operational risks
- Responsible business governance
Helios, the validating body for FSQS compliance, consists of an expert team who checks all of the information we submit against strict guidelines. When they are satisfied that all guidelines are met, our information is then published securely on the FSQS system.
Financial Services businesses can then use the FSQS system to assess us as a supplier with their supplier auditing already completed.
Our commitment to compliance
The team at Agile Recruit are delighted to have achieved FSQS accreditation for the third year on the run. Achieving this underpins our commitment to compliance, security and responsible business practices – ensuring they are at the heart of our business.
If you are a financial services organisation looking for data and technology recruitment partners to work with, please get in touch to find out more.