OUR POLICIES

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

OUR BUSINESS

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.

Other Relationships

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.

Our Policies

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.

Our Performance

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.

Our Training

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.

 

Modern Slavery Policy

1. Regional Recruitment Services Ltd is committed to eliminating modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and similar human rights abuses.

 

2. Regional Recruitment Services 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.

 

3. Regional Recruitment Services Ltd provides appropriate training and awareness information for its entire staff. In particular:

 

• Our leadership team receive detailed training in identifying and resolving concerns around modern slavery and human trafficking.

 

• Our recruiters undertake training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.

 

• 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.

 

 

4. Any staff, workers or other parties are strongly encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions that they might have to one of the board of directors.

 

5. Our directors who are committed to ensuring that all investigations shall be prompt and effective take reports surrounding these issues extremely seriously. If our investigations reveal any issues, we are committed to taking appropriate action, including but not limited to:

 

6.

• Working with the appropriate organisations to improve standards,

• Removing that organisation from our preferred supplier list,

• Passing details to appropriate law enforcement bodies.

 

7. We regularly monitor our risks in this area through the use of relevant key performance indicators, including:

• the amount of time spent on audits, re-audits, spot checks, and related due diligence, and

• the level of modern slavery training and awareness amongst our staff.

 

8. As part of our efforts in this area, we publish a modern slavery statement on an annual basis.

 

9. We would also recommend reading this in conjunction with our other policies, including our:

• Conduct regulation adherence policy

• Anti-bribery / corruption policy

This policy was adopted on 01/12/2020 after being agreed by our director It is reviewed annually.