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Good Recruitment Charter launched by REC

Working with a panel of national business bodies and 14 employers including Santander, Royal Mail and Dixons Retail, the REC has developed the Good Recruitment Charter. This defines nine key principles of good recruitment practice covering subjects such as flexible working, candidate experience, and extending good practice equally to permanent, temporary, contract and part-time workers.

By engaging with the campaign and signing up to the charter, employers will be making a visible commitment to good recruitment practice which will help to enhance their brand and attract candidates.

REC chief executive Kevin Green commented, “This campaign was created by employers for employers with the objective of promoting good practice in recruitment and resourcing. As demand returns to the economy and businesses are looking to hire more staff, fine-tuning their resourcing strategies is becoming critical. This is the right time to create a national focus on good recruitment.

“Great recruitment practices benefit everyone. Businesses source the right people, candidates have an excellent experience and employment opportunities are maximised across the UK.”

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s head of public policy, Ben Willmott, said, “The CIPD is pleased to support the Good Recruitment Charter as a means of highlighting to HR practitioners and other business leaders involved in resourcing decisions or activity, some key principles that lie at the heart of responsible and sustainable recruitment and employment practices.”

Paul Maxin, head of talent & resourcing at the Financial Conduct Authority, who spoke at today’s event, added, “A consumer centric approach to candidate engagement is essential for success. The majority of candidates will not be successful with their application, therefore rejection capability must be as good as selection capability. The Good Recruitment Campaign has candidate experience at its heart.”

Employers who sign up to the aspirational charter will gain access to advice, guidance and research on the latest innovations in recruitment good practice. The REC will provide 

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