Accounting and consulting firm EY has joined the REC’s Good Recruitment Campaign, following the footsteps of other major employers such as PepsiCo, McDonalds, Mercedes-Benz, Santander and Royal Mail.
With over 3,300 corporate members across all regions, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is the main association that represents the recruitment industry in the UK. In addition, the REC represents 5,759 individual members within the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).
In line with the REC’s objective – to promote the maturity of the industry as well as stimulate best recruitment practices – the association a while ago launched the ‘Good Recruitment Campaign’, an ambition that aims at ensuring good practice throughout the resourcing process, from search to selection and hiring. “The Good Recruitment Campaign, created by businesses for businesses, exists to promote the critical importance that good recruitment practice plays in organisational success,” comments REC Chief Executive Kevin Green.
Since the campaign launched a total of 70+ organisations across the private and public sectors have signed the Good Recruitment Charter, including Kellogg’s, Diageo, Yell, PepsiCo, McDonalds, Mercedes-Benz, Santander, First Group, Royal Mail, G4S and RWE npower. The campaign is also supported by the CIPD, The FIRM, the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Direct Employers Association, the Confederation of Business Industry, NHS Employers and ACAS.
One of the latest partners to join the programme is EY, one of the Big Four giants in the accounting and consulting landscape. By joining the initiative, EY pledges to promote diversity and inclusion, offer flexible working arrangements, provide an excellent candidate experience and lead the way to promote best recruitment practices. Dan Richards, EY Recruiting Leader for UK & Ireland, says he is “honoured to be joining the Good Recruitment Campaign”, adding “EY has always prided itself on being best in class for the attraction, selection and retention of top talent within the industry.”
“EY is dedicated to building a better working world, so we are constantly looking for ways to enhance the candidate experience. We believe that being a member of this initiative will align with our future business plans for EY to be the leading global professional services organisation by 2020,” comments Richards.
Other firms that recently signed up to the Good Recruitment Campaign include River Island, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson & Johnson, Wincanton, SAB Miller, Leeds NHS Trust and WaterAid.