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Back in January 2019, and following numerous reports of job-applicants abuse, Reading Borough Council has decided to not only tackle any form of wrongdoing but also to promote and encourage ethical recruitment practices. With the support of Ethical Reading, it has initiated the launch of an ethical recruitment initiative based on a dedicated charter and breach monitoring system.
The council was keen to provide a community-anchored deterrent for job-applicant abuse and exploitation and to promote ethical recruitment practices. This is a perfect fit with Ethical Reading’s ambition to make Reading a better place to live and work and our aims to inspire, educate and collaborate.
Together we’re now offering local businesses the opportunity to declare their commitment to ethical recruitment practices by signing up to the Reading Ethical Recruitment Charter and providing guidance to ensure they walk the talk.
Job applicants can report breaches of the Charter by organisation that have signed up to it, helping to hold them to account.
Discover our three pillars of Ethical Recruitment, detailing the commitments undertaken by our members.
As an organisation based in Reading or the surrounding area, you can sign up to the charter here.
As an individual, you can report a breach of the Charter by an organisation that has signed up.
Below you can see a list of the businesses that have signed up to the Reading Ethical Recruitment Charter.
KAYA Wellbeing Index
25, Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead, SL6 5DJ
64, High Street,, Elthorne Gate,, Pinner,, HA5 5QA
Grant Thornton UK LLP
30 Finsbury Square, London, London, EC2A 1AG
Industrial, Commercial and Engineering
1-3, Greyfriars Road, Reading, RG1 1NU
Wild Squirrel Recruitment Ltd
Marketing & Advertising
C/0 Bury Lodge, Bury Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1JA
Profectus Group Ltd
33/34, Market Place, Reading, RG1 2DE
Rapid Personnel Ltd
Recruitment and Employment Confederation
Rapid Personnel Ltd, Alma Street, Oxford Road, READING, RG30 1JS
Trelowen Mor Ltd (t/a The Castle Tap)
British Beer and Pub Association
The Castle Tap, 120, Castle Street, Reading, RG1 7RJ
Education Business Partnership
Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, RG14 2DR
Style Nation By Kimmy Ltd
304, Oxford Road, Berkshire, Reading, RG30 1AD
EllisKnight International Recruitment
7 Horseshoe Park, Pangbourne, Reading, RG8 7JW
Stowe Family Law LLP
Solicitors Regulatory Authority
One Valpy, 20 Valpy St, Reading, RG1 1AF
B2, Apex Plaza, Forbury Road, Berkshire, Reading, RG1 1AX
Human Resources and Training
Work.life, 33 King's road, VeryHR, 33 King's road, Reading, RG1 3AU
Margaret & Associates International Limited
Human Resources development
5, Southcote Road, Reading, RG30 2AD
Suite 601 Fountain House, 2 Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7QE
Holy Brook Associates
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Spaces Reading, 9 Greyfriars Rd,, Reading, RG1 1NU
Idio Web Services
23 Park Cottage Drive, Titchfield Park, Fareham, PO15 5JD
The Affable Design Company
66 Oakley Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7RN
Reading Association for the Blind
Walford Hall, Carey Street, Reading, RG1 7JS