James Parkin of Eximius Group guides us through ethical recruitment: common challenges and pitfalls for employers as well as success stories. We hear why the Reading Ethical Recruitment Charter came about and how organisations from three sectors collaborated on the Charter to protect job applicants from abuses like unpaid trial shifts and ‘ghosting’:
- Reading Borough Council (public sector)
- Eximius Group (business sector)
- Ethical Reading (not-for-profit sector)
James puts out a powerful call for us all to engage with and support this initiative and urges Reading businesses to sign up to the Reading Ethical Recruitment Charter, which is even more relevant than ever since the Covid-19 pandemic has led to increased unemployment.