Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made as part of Recruitment Synergy Limited’s commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how Recruitment Synergy Limited operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.

This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act and relates to the financial year April 2017 to April 2018.

1. Our Business

Recruitment Synergy Limited is a limited company operating in the recruitment sector. We provide introduction services, supply recruitment solutions across all industry sectors.

Recruitment Synergy Limited is an independent business.

1.1 Who we work with

All of the hirers that we work with, and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff.

Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies. Some of our work-seekers are supplied via other businesses, who facilitate providing them to the eventual hiring company.

As a “master vendor”, we work with other businesses to supply workers to hiring companies. We hire some of the workers directly, who are directly recruited by our staff. Other workers are hired directly by other businesses. Some of these workers operate through their own limited companies. We facilitate supplying a mix of these workers to the hiring companies.

The hiring companies that we work with are located in the United Kingdom. The workers we supply live in the United Kingdom.

2. Our Policies

Recruitment Synergy Limited has a modern slavery policy available here

In addition, Recruitment Synergy Limited has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff and our suppliers.

  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Whistleblowing Policy
  • Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy

2.1 Policy development and review

Recruitment Synergy Limited’s policies are established by our senior leadership team, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice and legal advice, and in consultation with other stakeholders. We review our policies annually, or as needed to adapt to changes.

3. Our Processes for Managing Risk

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.

After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems.

Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:

  • We reserve the right to conduct spot-checks of the businesses who supply us, in order to investigate any complaints.
  • We require the businesses we work with address modern slavery concerns in their policies & publish a modern slavery statement.
  • We collaborate with our suppliers in order to improve standards and transparency across our supply chain.
  • Only senior members of staff who have undergone appropriate training for assessing modern slavery risks in the supply chain are authorised to sign contracts and establish commercial relationships in any area where we have identified the potential for risk.
  • We ensure that all of our suppliers are members of appropriate industry bodies and working groups.

Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.

4. Our Training

All of our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:

  • Our leadership team and receive detailed training in identifying and resolving concerns around modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • Our recruiters, and staff involved in our procurement and supply chains undertake training courses that include guidance around modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as other wider human rights issues.
  • 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.

As part of this, our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have.

Training is refreshed annually.