REC’s campaign for good recruitment backed by 120 firms from all industries
The REC’s Good Recruitment Campaign has received the backing of some of the UK’s most renowned businesses, with Virgin Media, RBS, Direct Line, Hitachi, National Express and Aggreko signing up in recent weeks and making a public commitment to best practice in recruitment.
More than 120 organisations employing more than 1m staff in the UK have signed the Good Recruitment Charter since the campaign launched, pledging to promote diversity and inclusion, offer flexible working arrangements, provide an excellent candidate experience and lead the way to promote ethical and professional recruitment practices.
The REC has recently entered into a partnership agreement with Indeed as campaign partners for the Good Recruitment Campaign. Indeed is also a signatory to the Good Recruitment Charter as a leading employer.
REC chief executive, Kevin Green, said, “The Good Recruitment Campaign goes from strength to strength, with HR and businesses leaders queuing up to become ambassadors for the cause because they recognise the value it brings to their employer brand.
“By bringing these organisations together we hope to enable HR professionals and recruiters to share knowledge and become as successful as possible in the attraction and hiring of people. At a time when the UK is at near-full employment, and with the potential for a huge shake up in the form of Brexit, HR experts will play a vital part in shaping economic success over the next few years. I’m looking forward to covering some of these issue (sic) at our annual Talent Recruitment and Employment Conference this week.”
Bill Richards, UK managing director at Indeed, commented, “At Indeed, our mission is to help people get jobs. Jobs transform lives and great people transform businesses. Our partnership with REC showcases employers who have committed to bringing quality to every aspect of the hiring process. We work hand in hand with businesses to improve their approach to recruitment, ensuring positive experiences for jobseekers.”
Val Dale, HR director at Aggreko, stated, “We joined the Good Recruitment Campaign to work on the effectiveness of our recruitment strategies. We’ve already learnt a huge amount from workshops, research, and a rich network of HR and recruitment professionals. We decided to rebuild our entire recruitment processes alongside the Good Recruitment Charter, which has resulted in an enhanced candidate experience, shorter recruitment times, an improved service to hiring managers and significant cost reductions. We highly encourage more businesses to sign up to the charter and support the campaign.”
The new signatories join organisations from across the private and public sectors, including Kellogg’s, Diageo, Yell, PepsiCo, McDonalds, Mercedes-Benz, Santander, First Group, Royal Mail, G4S, RWE npower, Hitachi, LV=, Boots, KFC, EDF Energy, Morrisons, Itsu, EY, River Island, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson & Johnson, Wincanton, SAB Miller, Leeds NHS Trust and WaterAid. The campaign is also supported by the CIPD, The FIRM, the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Direct Employers Association, the Confederation of Business Industry, NHS Employers and ACAS.