Modern Slavery Statement
See below our Modern Slavery Statement.
This statement is made as part of Regional Recruitment Services commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Regional Recruitment Services operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and was approved by the board of directors on 02/01/2016.
Khateeja Ali (Assoc CIPD) HR Manager of Regional Recruitment Services
Modern Slavery Statement
Who We Work With
All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies. Some of our work-seekers are supplied via other businesses, who facilitate providing them to the eventual hiring company.
As part of our business, we also work with the following organisations:
• Stronger2gether (tackling hidden labour exploitation)
• The Association of Labour Providers
• The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (rec.uk.com).
The hiring companies that we work with are located in the UK and EU.
Regional Recruitment Services has a modern slavery policy.
Policy Development and Review
Regional Recruitment Services policies are established by our directors, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice, and in consultation with other stakeholders. We review our policies annually or as needed to adapt to changes.
Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
We conduct audits before entering into a commercial relationship with any business where there is the potential for risk. These audited businesses form the basis of our preferred supplier list.
• We review the potential for risk at regular intervals, 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 collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
• Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.
• We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups.
• We work with appropriate organisations in order to combat the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
Based on the potential risks we have identified, we have also established the following key performance indicators, which are regularly assessed by our board of directors:
• The percentage of suppliers who sign up to an appropriate code / provide their own modern slavery statements
• the percentage of workers supplied from audited businesses / our preferred supplier list
• the effectiveness of enforcement against suppliers who breach policies
• 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 benchmark our indicators against industry best-practice, in order to ensure that we do not put undue pressure on our suppliers that might increase the potential for risk.
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:
• All of our staff receive awareness-raising information 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.