Have you heard about the Good Recruitment Charter?

You may or may not have already read our previous blogs on skills shortages or heard about it in the news, but candidates are quickly becoming king in the recruitment process.

In order to come out on top in the attraction of candidates and make sure they chose you over another employer, it’s vital to ensure good practice prevails throughout your recruitment process.

As a result, the recruitment industry’s governing body the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) has introduced the Good Recruitment Charter to promote the importance of good recruitment practice for organisational success.

The campaign will help organisations to reinvigorate their recruiting strategies so they provide a better candidate experience and work more effectively with their recruitment partners.

Good recruitment helps organisations to acquire talent they need in order to perform and grow. It provides great candidate experiences and helps ensure that the recruitment process is ethical and professional.

This Charter defines good recruitment practice through nine key principles that organisations who are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation sign up to and aspire to.

  • We actively follow this Charter with both our internal appointments as well as external recruitment activities and encourage our clients to embrace the standards we work to and incorporate them into their own recruitment practices.
  • We are fair, legal and ethical in our resource planning and recruitment procedures, with specific regard to actively promoting diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
  • We exercise good recruitment practice and apply this equally to temporary, contract, interim, fixed term and part-time workers.
  • We deliver a high standard of candidate experience, with ongoing communication during the recruitment process, including two-way feedback for all those interviewed.
  • We will always consider requests for flexible working arrangements and adaptive working practices, where possible, as a way of boosting inclusion and attracting talent.
  • We ask that those managing and delivering the recruitment process work to our
    recognised standards, undertake any relevant training/qualification, and commit to continuous development.
  • We ask that our external recruitment partners acknowledge that we are signed up to industry codes of practice and demonstrate a commitment to good recruitment practice.
  • We ask our clients to deliver good recruitment practice throughout, including where different resourcing models, such as recruitment process outsourcing arrangements are in place.
  • We help to address youth employment through our recruitment processes, such as providing apprenticeships and have signed up to the REC’s Youth Employment Charter.
  • We regularly review our recruitment procedures with feedback from candidates (both appointed and not appointed) and clients, and we keep up to date with new recruitment approaches.

If you would like more information on how our sister company Cummins Mellor Recruitment have adopted the good recruitment charter and advice on how your business can to, contact Cummins Mellor Recruitment on 01254 239363


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