What is ERA Services?
Reasons to become Employment Rights Assessment certified
*UKAS is the National Accreditation Body for the United Kingdom. They are government appointed, to assess and accredit organisations that provide services including certification. Accreditation drives confidence in all sectors by underpinning quality of results, ensuring their traceability, comparability and validity.
UKAS accreditation guarantees the highest levels of impartiality and competence through the continuous assessment process.
The Need For ERA Services
Any UK employer, recruitment agency and umbrella company can voluntarily opt to go through the certification audit as a way of demonstrating their willingness to comply with and uphold UK employment Law, certification lasts for 12 months upon successful completion. In order for the client to retain their certification status, they must undergo a further surveillance audit within 12 months otherwise the certification will expire.
The minimum standards/compliance levels that ERA require its own clients to operate to are documented in the ERA Scheme and there are 5 stages to the ERA journey.
In addition to checking the clients’ policies, procedures and employment related documents, the auditor checks a list of processes during the audit, the outputs of which MUST satisfy the ERA Scheme.
These processes must be demonstrated to the auditor and evidence provided to show that they are documented. Employee/worker records are sampled during the audit and used to evidence adherence to those processes and procedures.
Any evidence provided that does not satisfy the ERA Scheme will result in a non-conformity being raised. The client is then given an agreed time period to provide evidence of corrective actions which demonstrate that they now satisfy the ERA Scheme.
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ERA was born out of a demand in the marketplace to deliver a recognisable standard for employers and workers alike. By promoting ERA Services within the workplace employers send a strong message of equality, diversity, and respect to current and prospective employees.
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An independent assessment of an employer’s adherence to current UK legislation shows dedication to your employees.
ERA provides an independent assessment benchmarked by current employment law, enabling you to demonstrate with confidence your compliance with a certification that is scrutinised by a government-backed third party, UKAS*.
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‘A Community Interest Company (CIC) … wants to use their profits and assets for the public and works for the benefit of the community.’ Wikipedia
At ERA Services CIC, we would like to see employment rights being upheld across the nation, working with charities that support employees in the UK.
ERA provides an independent assessment benchmarked by current employment law, enabling you to demonstrate with confidence your compliance with a certification that is annually scrutinised by a government-backed third party.