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Employee Vetting & Modern Slavery: how efficient is your audit process?

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 19 Sep 2017

Since the inception of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015, large companies have been encouraged to significantly improve their employee vetting processes in order to detect any signs of illegal working within their operations. However, according to a recent study conducted by the Universities of Bath and Sheffield, large companies may still be inadvertently participating in modern slavery because their vetting and auditing processes aren't efficient enough.

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Topics: Modern Slavery Act

Your Datum RPO 4 point action list for complying with the MSA

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 14 Aug 2017

Datum RPO has created an esstential four point action list to check that your organisation is complying with The Modern Slavery Act 2015. The UK government recognises that business can help combat these crimes particularly with increased transparency in supply chains.

Many organisations are already taking action to promote ethical business practices and policies that protect workers from being abused and exploited in their own organisation and global supply chains. However, there are still far too many people in the UK being treated as commodities.

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Topics: Modern Slavery Act

Managing agency labour spend: 5 reasons for efficient management

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 02 Dec 2016

Managing agency labour can be very hard to get right, especially if you operate in multiple locations and with many different suppliers. The ability to manage agency labour spend with efficiency can result in direct cost-savings, legislative compliance and a highly-engaged workforce.

Datum RPO has created a document that provides 5 key reasons why businesses should take control of their agency labour engagement process and the benefits it can provide in return.

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Topics: Modern Slavery Act

Download your guide to complying with the modern slavery act

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 14 Nov 2016

Datum RPO has created a downloadable guide to help organisations understand everything they need to know about the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA). The guide includes additional contributions from Edward Naish at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and provides a recommended action list for SME’s & larger businesses and guidance on developing an anti-slavery statement.

About the MSA

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is aimed at fighting crimes of corporate slavery and human trafficking. These illegalities take various forms including servitude and forced labour. The UK government recognises that business can help combat these crimes particularly with increased transparency in supply chains.

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The Modern Slavery Act: what every CEO needs to know

Posted by Jarrod Mollison on 07 Jun 2016

What is the Modern Slavery Act?

In October 2015 the government passed the Modern Slavery Act, the first piece of UK legislation focusing on the prevention and prosecution of modern slavery as well as the protection of its victims. You might think that slavery is a problem of the past, but according to the International Labour Organisation, there are a staggering 21 million people around the world today trapped in some form of forced labour, with 13,000 slaves working in the UK alone.

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Topics: Modern Slavery Act