This statement is made as part of Employ Recruitment UK Ltd’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Employ Recruitment UK Ltd’s operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified, how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act. It was approved by the Managing Director on 1st September 2020.
- Our Business
Employ Recruitment UK Ltd is a limited company which specialises in recruiting and supplying temporary workers in the recruitment sector.
Employ Recruitment UK Ltd is an independent business which operates in the United Kingdom only.
1.1 Who we work with
All the hirers that we work with, and all the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies. We do not supply work-seekers to hiring companies through any intermediaries.
The hiring companies that we work with are located in the United Kingdom. The work-seekers/workers we supply live in the United Kingdom.
1.2 Other relationships
As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:
- sector-specific professional and regulatory bodies
- sector-specific industry bodies
- the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (www.rec.uk.com) and the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (www.rec-irp.uk.com)
2. Our Policies
Employ Recruitment UK Ltd has a Modern Slavery Policy.
In addition, Employ Recruitment UK Ltd has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff and our suppliers.
- Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy
- Whistle-blowing Policy
- Grievance Policy and Procedure
- Compliant Procedure
- Ethical and Responsible Sourcing Policy
Employ Recruitment UK Ltd’s policies are established by the Managing Director, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice. We review our policies on a regular basis or as needed to adapt to changes.
3. Our Commitments
Employ Recruitment UK Ltd is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.
Employ Recruitment UK Ltd is committed to ensuring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.
4. Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
- We inform our suppliers of the Ethical and Responsible Sourcing Policy and assess the level of risk with the supplier.
- When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of the supplier’s modern slavery statement which includes their commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights and whistleblowing.
- We review the potential for risk on an annual basis, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.
After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
- We reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
- We require the businesses we work with to abide by our code of supplier conduct / address modern slavery concerns in their policies / publish a modern slavery statement.
- We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
5. Our Performance
As part of monitoring the performance of Employ Recruitment UK Ltd, we track the following general key performance indicators:
- Training of all staff to be knowledgeable about the risks associated with modern slavery and the use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.
- The monitoring of individual bank accounts and proof of bank accounts in their name.
- The monitoring of Companies House PSC to ensure they are still active, and the key person is still current.
- The monitoring of workers and colleagues right to work in the UK.
- The monitoring of all workers driver identity and licence checks.
- The monitoring of Working Time Directive for workers and colleagues.
Based on the potential risks we have identified, we have also established the following key performance indicators, which are regularly assessed by the Managing Director/Operations Director:
- the amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence.
- the level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.
We carefully consider our indicators in order to ensure that we do not put undue pressure on our suppliers that might increase the potential for risk.
6. Our Training
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role around issues involving modern slavery and human trafficking so that they can bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have.
Training is refreshed annually.
Employ Recruitment UK Ltd is not required to publish a modern slavery statement on an annual basis because it does not meet the requirements of the act.
This policy was adopted on 10th June 2019 after being agreed by the Managing Director. It is reviewed annually.