WHAT WE DO AT KENECT
Our transport division is unlike any other available on the market today. We offer a bespoke service which is personally tailored to suit every one of our clients and every one of our brilliant drivers.
Kenect's industrial division is unique. We offer a personal but professional service that is tailored to each client and candidate. We are proud that our honest and direct approach is highly favoured by clients and candidates alike.
Our Commercial sector is of the highest pedigree. We have built many hundreds of relationships with office professionals over the years and continue to expand our reach and increase our availability for clients.
MANAGED SERVICES & GLAA
Kenect Recruitment are registered members with the GLAA and specialists in Managed Services. Our membership enables us to legally supply temporary workers into specialist sectors throughout the UK in volume.
Making a Difference
Kenect Recruitment, not to be confused with Connect Recruitment, was incorporated in Rugeley in the middle of the UK recession. The sole intention of starting the business was to help people get back into work and build themselves a bright future, as well as to helping local businesses grow with the right employees.
After two years we accomplished just that and decided to branch out and offer our services in other towns and cities.
By knowing each of our markets, our highly motivated team works tirelessly to provide each client with a truly unique tailor-made service.
It is through our people that we continue to achieve successful business relationships. It is essential that we perpetuate our current business model which encourages contribution and growth by delivering clear and honest direction. In 2020, Kenect was awarded the Glassdoor® Best Places To Work based on our feedback from job seekers.
Quality is at the core of everything we do. Whenever clients or job seekers use our services, they benefit from our investment in developing people, our compliant processes, as well as our extensive knowledge and expertise. Our rigorous internal business systems are also some of the most advanced in recruitment.
Our internal intranet system has recently been nominated for some top awards. This system supports our internal staff and supplies them with all the tools they need to be successful and run their offices efficiently.
Investment is key. Whether it's investing time with our internal staff to develop their skill set to progress or investing funds to offer services that make our client's jobs a lot easier. We always look to invest where we can across the board.
Meet the Team
Meet our senior management team here at Kenect Recruitment.
Jason Whittenham FIOR
Dean Weston FIRP
David De-Lacy Jones FIRP
Luke Bodell MIRP
Kelly Mellor AIRP
Katie Weston AIRP
CERTIFIED AND FULLY COMPLIANT
COMPLIANCE & DATA (ICO)
All our recruiters have a dedicated CRM system that ultimately controls their day-to-day activities, the working plan, and all compliance which is updated daily with any new legislation changes. Kenect are members of the ICO (Reference Number ZA337393) The ICO is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
This system enables us to create a pool of compliant candidates which are then monitored by our compliance team and in branch consultants. Every candidate that registers for work is thoroughly vetted and must pass our compliance criteria before being placed into an assignment within CRM. Talent pooling is about finding a platform and building a community which is something we specialise in.
All Kenect Staff have undertaken GDPR awareness training. We have updated our data protection policy and rolled them out. We have obtained consent from all candidates, those that we’ve unsuccessfully not been able to contact have been deleted permanently from our systems.
We have ensured all staff members are fully aware of the steps that need to be taken if a data breach happens and we have tight response processes in place should this occur. We have also updated our CRM and our cloud storage facilities to comply with the new regulation. Our systems are monitored by our compliance team who take direction from our legal team on any changes to legislation.
LICENCED BY THE GLAA
The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), is the foremost investigative agency for labour exploitation in the UK. Kenect is a licenced member (Licence Number: KENE0001). One of the GLAA’s role is to work in partnership with police and other law enforcement agencies to protect vulnerable and exploited workers. Only certified members of staff can supply workers under GLAA regulations.
LOGISITICS UK (FTA) MEMBERS
Logistics UK was originally the Freight Transport Association (FTA) – Kenect are members (Membership Number 201621). Logistics UK supports, shapes & stands up for efficient logistics. They also offer advice, training, products & specific services to us for the Transport sector.
ISO 9001-2015 ACCREDITED
ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Kenect uses the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. We have developed and implemented our quality management system in order to improve the overall performance, maintain a high-level of quality and strong customer service, and to provide a sound basis for sustainable development initiatives.
By being REC certified, it means that we operate at the highest standard which we maintain through all of our processes and our clients can be confident they are using an accredited supplier that is accountable to a professional body. Kenect have demonstrated that we are operating best practice in a variety of areas which includes but is not limited to customer service, staff development, diversity and client management.
WHY USE AN REC CORPORATE MEMBER
If you decide to use a recruitment agency, using an REC member agency ensures that your whole recruiting process adheres to all legal requirements and best practice. By being an REC member, here at Kenect we have proven that we are fully compliant with the law and consistently abide by a Code of Professional Practice.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is the governing body for the employment industry. Kenect Recruitment asks to be audited annually to ensure we are fully compliant. We're are always looking to identify weaknesses within our business and improve them.
STRONGER TOGETHER MEMBERS & SEDEX APPROVED
Stronger Together is a multi-stakeholder initiative aiming to reduce modern day slavery, by providing guidance, resources, training, and a network to employers, labour providers, workers, and their representatives. Kenect Recruitment is included in the Stronger Together initiative.
Sedex is a membership organisation that provides one of the world’s leading online platforms for companies to manage and improve working conditions in global supply chains. We provide practical tools, services and a community network to help companies improve their responsible and sustainable business practices, and source responsibly.
RHA & UK HAULAGE MEMBERS
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) – Kenect are members (Membership Number 0029102-000) and use the RHA for information regarding CPC training courses for professional drivers, news updates for the industry, and compliance information updates in the Transport sector. UK Haulage offers great industry insights. We collaborate with these partners to assess and identify better support for clients.
INVESTORS IN PEOPLE ACCREDITED
Investing in our people is not only the right thing to do, it’s proven to be essential in delivering sustainable results, especially in a crisis. Organisations that lead, support and develop their workforce effectively are 17% more productive and 21% more profitable. At Kenect we believe strongly in teamwork and listening to our staff to improve the business and customer relations.