REC commits to Race at Work Charter

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has signed up to the Race at Work Charter, reinforcing its commitment to improve opportunities for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) members of staff.

The Charter is an initiative of Business in the Community (BITC). It provides a framework to take practical steps that tackle barriers faced by BAME colleagues in the workplace. The steps are:

  • Appointing an executive sponsor for race to oversee progress. This role will be undertaken by REC CEO Neil Carberry, to ensure that race equality is fully embedded across the organisation
  • Capture and publicise data about workplace equality
  • Commit at board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying
  • Make equality in the workplace the responsibility of all leaders and managers
  • Support the career progression of BAME staff members.

Carberry said in the REC announcement: “As the recruitment and staffing industry, we play an important role in creating life-changing opportunities for people. We have a duty to make sure that we do everything to create the right environment for all employees to thrive in their careers.”

He went on to say: “We want more employers to sign up, including our fantastic REC members.”

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