MRS RAS Scheme enters its third year

29th November 2022

Monday 28TH November saw MD Abi Fuller speak on a webinar jointly hosted by the MRS and AQR to celebrate two years of the Recruiter Accreditation Scheme.

The scheme was established to raise the profile and status of recruiters working in market research, by devising a training and accreditation scheme which recognises the knowledge, skills and competence of professional recruiters.

Acumen is accredited under the scheme as an internal and external recruiter, and as a company partner is committed to working with recruiters who are ‘RAS Accredited’. Our associated company Research Opinions is internally accredited.

Ahead of the Webinar, we conducted a survey with recent participants in research. One key question being asked of the scheme is whether participants saw the benefit of being recruited by RAS accredited organisations. We were pleasantly surprised to find that 28% of participants had an awareness of both the MRS Recruiter Accreditation Scheme which after just 2 years of the scheme being live indicates that consumers do indeed look for indicators of trust. Participants found that the professionalism of the recruiter and moderator, invitations clearly stating terms and conditions, prompt, information which is provided to them around privacy (GDPR), the research process, invitations and references to the MRS reassuring which led to greater trust in accredited market research companies. For full information about the survey please email

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