Organisation: Be Personnel Ltd
Country/Sector: UK all sectors (except construction)
Partner Type: Advanced
Business Type: Small business | Individual site | UK Labour Provider
Company Sedex registration number (ZC):
Site Sedex registration number (ZS): ZC1006718
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- Advanced Tackling Modern Slavery in UK Businesses
- Hidden Labour Exploitation
The title of this policy may differ per business, e.g. for technical, contextual or legislative reasons.
- Employer Good Practice Implementation Checklist
- Labour Provider Implementation Interactive Checklist
Please note only checklists completed within the last three months are valid
- Members of the senior management team
- Supervisors and team managers
- HR, Payroll and staff involved in direct recruitment
- Worker and Trade Union representatives
- Recruitment intermediaries
- Sub-contracted Labour Providers
All Be Personnel employees are provided with Stronger Together training whether this be online or workshop based, along with regular updates and and coaching from the Managing Director and/or their appropriate Line Manager. Consultants sign the Stronger Together Recruiter Compliance Principles ahead of interviewing any applicants and this document is held within their personnel file. Claire Cookson, Managing Director, is responsible for executing and overseeing all processes and policies to prevent and mitigate modern slavery and forced labour.
- Displaying the Stronger Together workplace posters
- Issuing Stronger Together worker leaflets to all workers (including any temporary, seasonal and contractor workers via the labour provider/recruitment intermediary/service provider)
- Delivering training sessions
- Promoting grievance and whistleblowing channels that are available to report concerns
- Appointing a Stronger Together/Modern Slavery Champion to promote reporting channels and the signs of labour exploitation
- Conducting team briefings
- Promoting the Just Good Work App with workers
- Conducting worker welfare interviews
- Collaborating with Trade Union representatives to engage workers
- Inviting local support services/charities to speak to workers
Be Personnel displays the Stronger Together workplace posters within our offices and also issues the leaflets to all workers. Training is delivered at induction for workers and all relevant policies are made available.
- Awareness videos:
Daniel and Weronika
Know Your Rights in the UK
- Awareness posters and leaflets
- Share information on how to download Just Good Work
Hidden Labour Exploitation is included within the induction by means of the Daniel & Weronika video being viewed along with the Stronger Together Worker leaflets being provided and confirmation as to where any concerns should be reported to. The Stronger Together worker questionnaire is also completed at this stage.
- Register with Stronger Together
- Attend a Stronger Together training workshop, and
- Are effectively implementing the Stronger Good Practice Implementation Checklist
- Worker records checks including:
- Multiple use of the same addresses, indicating multiple/high occupancy
- Bank accounts to identify unrelated workers paid into one account or accounts with sequential account numbers
- Shared Mobile phone numbers in contact details
- Documents for the shared next of kin/emergency contact details
- Multiple application forms completed in the same handwriting
- Landlord information to verify if a staff member is providing accommodation
- Conditions of Employment include freedom of choice; not paying recruitment fees, etc.
- Making workers aware of conditions of employment prior to taking up work
- Using and maintaining a Grievance Mechanism to pick up on worker issues
From inception of the interview process, Consultants and Resourcers check for signs of forced labour and hidden labour exploitation both visually as well as through effective use of questioning. A Stronger Together worker questionnaire is completed with all new starters to gather information on how they came to hear about Be Personnel and the vacancy, check that no recruitment fees have been paid and that their accommodation is not provided by a staff member. Be Personnel's Administrative and Payroll function conduct secondary reviews of new starter documentation upon this being uploaded to our internal CRM in order to spot any signs of concern including but not limited to, duplicate telephone numbers, addresses, next of kin and bank accounts. Monthly audits are then conducted from payroll data to monitor these areas.
Where a concern has been raised regarding a potential case of Hidden Labour Exploitation all staff are trained to report this to their Line Manager and Managing Director for initial review. Be Personnel will seek advice as appropriate via our Modern Slavery Consultant and report all information in relation to the concern directly to the GLAA.
- Recipient of the Stronger Together newsletter
Joined Stronger Together social media groups:
Twitter: @S2G_UK - https://twitter.com/S2G_UK
Be Personnel receives regular updates via email and through social media groups from Stronger Together as well as other third parties including the Association of Labour Providers, REC and the GLAA.