At SmartWork, we understand the growing importance for agencies to have a preferred supplier list. With so many umbrella companies in the market, creating a robust, effective PSL enables the agency to ensure that its providers are compliant and protect the recruitment business. Working together allows the businesses to streamline their processes and cut down on administration.
Agencies that do not operate Preferred or Approved Lists (PSL or ASL) runs the danger of leaving themselves open to risks as they may not be working with a compliant umbrella company.
Why choose us?
Here are some of the advantages of including SmartWork on your Preferred Supplier List:
Service level Agreement
When recommending umbrella companies to your contractors, it is important to be confident that they have a fantastic reputation within the industry. Our commitment is to continuously improve our services to our agency and recommend quarterly review meetings to ensure service levels are achieved.
Each agency will have their own Dedicated Client Relationship Manager who will be able to assist with any concerns as well as providing on-going support.
Contract of employment
SmartWork has a strong overarching contract of employment in place where the contractor is a legal employee therefore the Agency and End Client will hold no liability if the contractor’s rights are infringed and all tax liabilities are covered.
Our knowledgeable team also keeps you updated with regular legal and sector information.
Advance payment service
SmartWork can offer an advance payment service to preferred partners
SmartWork can offer commercial arrangement subject the terms and conditions
SmartWork is an FCSA Member proud to demonstrate the highest standard of compliance in the professional employment services sector.
All FCSA Full Members have been independently audited to confirm that they adhere to the rigorous FCSA Compliance Code. A copy of the audit report is sent to HMRC for absolute transparency.
FCSA Member status is the only accreditation recognised by all of the UK’s leading industry bodies, including REC, APSCo, and TEAM. FCSA Full Members represent a ready-made Preferred Supplier List (PSL) and the industry’s highest stamp of endorsement for parties looking to appoint fully compliant firms to support them.
Do you already have a PSL in place?
If you already have a PSL in place, it may be time to audit the providers on that list. Are they protecting you and your agency from risks? Are they compliant and members of a professional organisation such as FCSA? Are they meeting the level of service which you expect? Are you receiving positive feedback from your contractors?
Are you thinking of forming a PSL?
We would highly recommend you do so; it is a much safer way of operating as you ultimately have control over which supplier your contractors work through. You will also know that you are free of any risks as a business and know that your contractors will be well looked after.
If you would like to review your PSL, or you would like help putting a robust one in place, please contact us on 0800 434 6446 or email neil.kane@SmartWork.com. The ideal solution is to have a PSL in place of compliant FCSA providers for umbrella (SmartWork) and limited company solutions (MyAccountant.co.uk).