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Code of Professional Practice

As a member of the REC, RMS Recruitment Ltd. (hereafter “RMS”, “We”, “Our” or “They”) observes the highest principles and ethics in its professional conduct.

Being ethical is not just about meeting legal requirements. It is about being honest, respecting others, acting with integrity and being socially responsible. It is about displaying behaviour which will hold up to public scrutiny.

Our Principles

1. Respect for laws

We will comply with all relevant legislation, statutory and non-statutory requirements and official guidance and any future amendments to such requirements during the course of providing our services to others.

2. Respect for honesty and transparency

a. We will act honestly in all dealings with candidates, clients and others.
b. In the course of representing a candidate or client, We will not knowingly make a false or inaccurate statement, fail to disclose a material fact or make a representation as to future matters without having reasonable grounds for making it.
c. We will adhere to principles of truth in advertising and will only advertise positions, through any medium for which We have documented permission to recruit for.
d. All our fees, charges and services provided will be explicitly and fully disclosed to clients prior to the acceptance of an assignment or prior to any work being undertaken for a client.
e. We document all key stages of the recruitment process in line with relevant legislation and good practice guidance.

3. Respect for work relationships

a. We will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully jeopardise a candidate’s employment.
b. We will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully interfere in work relationships established by others.
c. We will not attempt unfairly or unlawfully to prevent a work seeker from seeking work from other sources.
d. In all our dealings with other REC members and non-members, We will treat them with respect and aim to work in a fair and open competitive environment.

4. Respect for diversity

a. We will adhere to the spirit of all applicable human rights, employment laws and regulations and will treat candidates, clients and others without prejudice or unjustified discrimination. We will not act on an instruction from a client that is discriminatory and will, wherever possible, provide guidance to clients in respect of good diversity practice.
b. RMS and its staff will treat all candidates and clients with dignity and respect and aim to provide equity of employment opportunities based on objective business related criteria.
c. We employ working practices that safeguard against unlawful or unethical discrimination in the operation of our business.

5. Respect for safety

a. We will act diligently in assessing risks to candidates and clients and will not knowingly put at risk candidates, clients or others.
b. We will inform candidates whenever we have reason to believe that an engagement may cause a risk to health and safety.

6. Respect for professional knowledge

a. We will work diligently to develop and maintain a satisfactory level of relevant and current professional knowledge.
b. We will ensure that our staff are adequately trained and skilled to undertake their responsibilities in recruitment practice.

7. Respect for certainty of engagement

a. We will supply candidates with full details of the work, conditions of employment, the nature of the work to be undertaken, rates of pay, method and frequency of payment and pay arrangements in accordance with requirements of current legislation.
b. We will ensure that any variation to the engagement can only occur with prior notification and agreement of the worker.

8. Respect for prompt and accurate payment

a. We will pay promptly and accurately any wages and benefits due in accordance with any agreed terms and legal requirements.
b. We will not penalise temporary/contract workers, for example for having been late or failed to attend part or all of an assignment or for poor performance, by making deductions from pay due for time that they have actually worked.
c. We will not take on assignments that could result in their inability to pay temporary/contract workers.

9. Respect for ethical international recruitment

a. We will supply all overseas candidates with the same level of information as set out and implied in Principle 7. In addition, information provided will include details of the likely cost of living in the area the prospective hirer is situated, the likely length of the job in question and the state of the employment market in the field they are being recruited into. All information will be provided at no cost to the work candidate.
b. We will ensure that in relation to overseas recruitment, we will abide by all relevant legislation and Home Office guidelines and provide all relevant and applicable information to candidates, clients and others.
c. When recruiting from outside the UK, we will not use overseas agents who charge for their services, unless that is the legal and normal custom and practice sanctioned by the government of the country of origin. In addition, we will make all reasonable efforts to ascertain such information about any agents used and will be able to demonstrate that we have done so.
d. We will observe the highest principles of social responsibility, integrity, professionalism, equity and fair practice in our dealings with all overseas candidates.

10. Respect for confidentiality and privacy

a. We will observe the highest principles of integrity, professionalism, equity and fair practice to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of candidate and client information and will respect the confidentiality of records in accordance with law and good business practice.
b. RMS and its staff will ensure that we have obtained consent or that we have another legal basis which we can rely on (such consent or legal basis will be documented) before disclosing, transferring, displaying, submitting or seeking confidential or personal information.