Specialist Recruitment Services observe the highest principles of ethics, equity, integrity, professional conduct and fair practice in dealing with others and conduct their business in a manner designed to enhance the operation, image and reputation of the recruitment industry and REC members.
Ethical conduct is not simply compliance with legal requirements but extends to honesty, respect for and equitable treatment of others, integrity and social responsibility. It is conduct that holds up to disclosure and to public scrutiny. Specialist Recruitment Services will act towards other members and non-members, candidates, clients and others at all times in good faith.
Methodology 1 – Respect for Laws
a) Specialist Recruitment Services comply with all relevant legislation, statutory and non-statutory requirements and official guidance and any future amendments to such requirements during the course of providing their services to others.
Methodology 2 – Respect for Honesty and Transparency
a) Specialist Recruitment Services act honestly in all dealings with work seekers, clients, members, non-members and others.
b) In the course of representing a work seeker or client, Specialist Recruitment Services shall not knowingly make a false or inaccurate statement, fail to disclose a material fact, or make a representation as to future matters without having reasonable grounds for making it.
c) Specialist Recruitment Services adhere to principles of truth in advertising and will only advertise positions, through any medium, for which they have documented permission to recruit.
d) All fees, charges and services provided must be explicitly and fully disclosed to clients prior to the acceptance of an assignment, or prior to any work being undertaken for a client.
e) Specialist Recruitment Services documents all key stages of the recruitment process in line with relevant legislation and good practice guidance.
Methodology 3 – Respect for Work Relationships
a) Specialist Recruitment Services will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully jeopardise a work seeker’s employment.
b) Specialist Recruitment Services will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully interfere in work relationships established by others.
c) Specialist Recruitment Services will not attempt unfairly or unlawfully to prevent a work seeker from seeking work from other sources.
d) Specialist Recruitment Services will in their dealings with all other REC members and non-members treat them with respect and aim to work in a fair and open competitive environment.
Methodology 4 – Respect for Diversity
a) Specialist Recruitment Services adhere to the spirit of all applicable human rights, employment laws and regulations and will treat work seekers, clients and others without prejudice or unjustified discrimination. Specialist Recruitment Services do not act on an instruction from a client that is discriminatory and should, wherever possible, provide guidance to clients in respect of good diversity practice.
b) Specialist Recruitment Services will treat all work seekers and clients with dignity and respect and aim to provide equity of employment opportunities based on objective business related criteria.
c) Specialist Recruitment Services have established working practices that safeguard against unlawful or unethical discrimination in the operation of their business.
Methodology 5 – Respect for Safety
a) Specialist Recruitment Services will act diligently in assessing risks to work seekers and clients and will not knowingly put at risk candidates, clients or others.
b) Specialist Recruitment Services will inform work seekers whenever they have reason to believe that an engagement may cause a risk to health and safety.
Methodology 6 – Respect for Professional Knowledge
a) Specialist Recruitment Services will work diligently to develop and maintain a satisfactory level of relevant and current professional knowledge.
b) Specialist Recruitment Services will ensure that their staff is adequately trained and skilled to undertake their responsibilities in recruitment practice.
Methodology 7 – Respect for Certainty of Engagement
a) Specialist Recruitment Services supply work seekers with full details of the work, conditions of employment, nature of the work to be undertaken, rates of pay, method and frequency of payment, and pay arrangements in accordance with requirements of current legislation.
b) Specialist Recruitment Services will ensure that any variation to the engagement can only occur with prior notification and agreement of the worker.
Methodology 8 – Respect for Prompt and Accurate Payment
a) Specialist Recruitment Services will pay promptly and accurately any wages and benefits due in accordance with any agreed terms and legal requirements.
b) Specialist Recruitment Services does not penalise temporary/contract workers, for example for having been late or failed to attend part or all of an assignment, by making deductions from pay due for time that they have actually worked.
c) Specialist Recruitment Services does not take on assignments that could result in their inability to pay temporary/contract workers.
Methodology 9 – Respect for Ethical International Recruitment
a) Specialist Recruitment Services supplies all overseas work seekers with the same level of information as set out and implied in Principle 7. In addition, information provided should include details of the likely cost of living in the area the prospective hirer is situated, the likely length of the job in question and the state of the employment market in the field they are being recruited into. All information is provided at no cost to the work seeker.
b) Specialist Recruitment Services ensure that in relation to overseas recruitment they abide by all relevant legislation and Home Office guidelines and provide all relevant and applicable information to work seekers, clients and others.
c) Specialist Recruitment Services when recruiting from outside the UK do not use overseas agents who charge for their services, unless that is the legal and normal custom and practice sanctioned by the government of the country of origin. In addition, Specialist Recruitment Services make all reasonable efforts to ascertain such information about any agents used and are able to demonstrate that they have done so.
d) Specialist Recruitment Services observe the highest principles of social responsibility, integrity, professionalism, equity and fair practice in their dealings with all overseas work seekers.
Methodology 10 – Respect for Confidentiality and Privacy
a) Specialist Recruitment Services observe the highest principles of integrity, professionalism, equity and fair practice to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of candidate and client information and respect the confidentiality of records in accordance with the law and good business practice.
b) Specialist Recruitment Services ensure that permission has been obtained and documented before disclosing, displaying, submitting or seeking confidential or personal information.
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