BLM, the leading insurance and risk law specialist in the UK and Ireland, has become the first top 50 law firm to sign up to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) Good Recruitment Campaign.
BLM has pledged its commitment to the Good Recruitment Charter which comprises nine aspirational principles of good recruitment practice. The Charter includes a provision to be fair, ethical and legal in resource planning and recruitment procedures.
Other members of the Campaign, which has been running since April 2014 include, Arsenal FC, CIPD, Kingston University, LV= and McDonalds.
Louise McCarthy Teague, HR Director at BLM said: “We are very proud to sign up to the Good Recruitment Campaign; it was a very easy decision for us. The campaign is created by employers, for employers and provides lots of valuable self-assessment tools for us to measure and monitor our procedures. It is also important that existing staff benefit from best practice principles that we are demonstrating as an employer. This in turn, makes a huge impact on the overall success of the business.”
Mike Brown, BLM Senior Partner said: “We pride ourselves on our commitment to being a fair, flexible and diverse business. We have gone through large transformation over the past 18 months and staff are now working more flexibly than ever before. A large number of our people work from home on a regular basis which means that staff are able to have the best work/life balance available. We take this, our recruitment processes and overall staff welfare very seriously and I am happy to support and promote the campaign.”
Steve Othen, Head of Strategic Projects at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome BLM to the Good Recruitment Campaign and look forward to working with them. We encourage other employers to follow suit and make a public commitment to good recruitment practice. The campaign provides free tools, workshops and guidance to all of the organisations involved.”
Further information about the Good Recruitment Campaign and its members can be found at www.rec.uk.com/goodrecruitment