Our statement in respect to modern slavery
This statement is made as part of Kenect Recruitment Ltd’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). Kenect Recruitment has always prided itself in taking an ethical stance in the way we manage our workforce and candidates from initial sourcing to assignment/placement. We are committed to ensuring that there is transparency throughout our organisation with our applicants, clients, suppliers, and staff.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year April 2020 to April 2021.
Kenect Recruitment Ltd is a limited company registered and based within the UK and is operating in the recruitment sector. The Company was established in Aldridge in 2012 and today we have branches across the UK supplying recruitment solutions across three key industry sectors. We are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and many other third-party associations that benefit the business but also offer support and guidance for compliance and auditing purposes.
Our legal responsibilities under the varied acts and regulations that as an employment agency /employment business we are required to comply with, form the basis for our policies and procedures and serve to reinforce what we consider to be a moral code of conduct that should be applied at all times in every aspect of our business.
These policies include:
- Ethical Trading Policy
- Whistleblowing and Public Interest Disclosure Policy
- Health & Safety Policy
- Anti Bribery and Corruption Policy
Policies are developed by the Human Resources Department and authorised by the Board of Directors. All policies are reviewed on an annual basis or as necessary pending legal requirements.
Our supply chain
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
- When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights, and whistle-blowing.
- 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.
All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:
All operational staff undertakes specific recruitment process training that includes:
- Checking Right to Work in the UK
- Discrimination in Recruitment
- Modern slavery and human trafficking
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.
Future steps and review
Kenect Recruitment believes in seeking continuous improvement opportunities to raising standards. We will look to develop our policies, procedures, and training to support our corporate and individual social responsibilities.
Kenect Recruitment is also a member of Stronger Together. Stronger Together is a multi-stakeholder business-led initiative aiming to reduce modern slavery particularly forced labour, labour trafficking and other hidden third party exploitation of workers. They provide guidance, training, resources and a network for employers, labour providers, workers and their representatives to work together to reduce exploitation.