We take our role within the recruitment industry very seriously, and are proud of the work we do. We have joined forces with these bodies, to ensure we’re providing the best services, to both our clients and candidates.
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)
The REC is a representation body for the recruitment sector, with a network of over 3,500 members. Our membership enables us to access the newest professional support services regarding employee relations, employment law, immigration, Brexit and labour market trends. It also means we’re up to date on all the latest legal requirements, enabling us to provide you with a legally compliant service.
As a member of the REC, we commit to their binding Code of Professional Practice, addressing ethical and responsible practice, and ensuring a high standard of service at all times. The most senior members of our business complete a bi-annual compliance test, demonstrating a commitment to maintaining and improving industry standards at executive management level.
As a multi-sector labour provider, we recognise that we are integral to our clients’ reputation and position in the goods supply chain. As a result, we consider our client’s operational standards as highly as our own. Sedex is a global membership organisation, dedicated to driving ethical business practices in global supply chains. The partnership enables every member to manage and minimise risks and make informed decisions to improve business performance surrounding labour rights, health and safety, and the environment.
Our Sedex membership is our pledge to you that we have committed to maintain continuous self-assessment of our own standards. The online platform enables you to view our completed audits to ensure full transparency and integrity.
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA)
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) protects workers from exploitation in agriculture, shellfish gathering, and food and drink processing. They do this by operating a licensing scheme for businesses involved in the supply and control of candidates.
Unlike our other accreditations, possession of a GLAA license is a legal requirement to allow us to supply candidates to these industries. It is also a legal requirement that we ensure all of our labour suppliers and users hold a license. This ensures that the standard of ethical treatment of workers in the supply chain is maintained, and remains at the forefront of our business.
The safety and protection of our candidates is our priority. They exemplify the work we do, and we are committed to ensuring everyone using our services are treated fairly, and receive the pay and working conditions they deserve.
Our license details can be viewed on the online GLAA Public Register.
Stronger Together is a business-led co-operative, working with the GLAA and various charities to identify and tackle human exploitation. Many of our candidates are migrant workers – the group most vulnerable to exploitation – and so we ensure our staff are well educated, incorporating exploitation safeguarding into our recruitment and ongoing labour co-ordination. We take the safety of our candidates extremely seriously, and so we complete an annual accreditation process and are regularly audited by our clients to ensure we maintain high standards of exploitation risk management.
As official Business partners of Stronger Together, we publish evidence of our commitment to responsible standards via the online public platform, which can be found on the Stronger Together website.
Connect Appointments has partnered with JobsAware, formely SafterJobs, to ensure that job seekers are protected when looking for employment. To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit JobsAware, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the JobsAware website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search
Association of Labour Providers
Established in 2004, the Association of Labour Providers (ALP) is a not-for-profit trade association focused on promoting responsible recruitment and good practice for companies supplying workers across a number of sectors, including: Primary, Industrial, Construction, Food & General Manufacturing, Warehousing, Logistics and Supply Chain.
The ALP influences Government and regulatory policy, providing a wide range of practical and up to date information and services to its members. Focusing on making the UKs labour provision a recognised model of global good practice.
Discover the Association of Labour Providers HERE!