Resources Group recognises that modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. We operate a zero-tolerance approach to acts of modern slavery including slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We have audited our business to identify areas of potential risk and put in place procedures to mitigate such risk:
Candidates (both internal and for clients) – our Staff Handbook and Consultant training prohibits the use of all forms of forced labour and any form of human trafficking.Operating in the professional services sector, we believe this to be a low-risk area in terms of modern slavery.However, we follow robust recruitment processes in line with employment laws to mitigate any such risk e.g. we never retain original passports, visas, travel or other documents belonging to candidates; all candidates are free to terminate their arrangement with us of their own free will without any penalty or payment having to be made.We regularly conduct refresher training for our Consultants so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place with candidates or within our supply chain.
Suppliers – as a small recruitment business we have relatively few suppliers and these provide services such as property and facilities management, IT and telecoms, marketing, legal and auditing. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before appointing them, including an online search to ensure that the organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery and on-site audits which include a review of working conditions. All suppliers are made aware of our Slavery Policy and our requirement that they adhere to it or provide a copy of their own Policy to ensure it complies with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) and Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Australia). If we were to discover that one of our suppliers has failed to comply with this Act then we would require that supplier to remedy such non-compliance or we would terminate our contract with that supplier.
Whistleblowing - we operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about potential modern slavery risks or practices within our business or supply chain without fear of reprisals.