BUSINESS CODE OF CONDUCT & ETHICS
At Staffing Match Recruitment we ensure all our employees act lawfully, ethically and in the best interests of Staffing Match, our Workforce and our Suppliers. Our Code of Conduct sets out basic guiding principle for our employees. Should an employee be unsure of whether their conduct complies with the Code of Conduct, they should contact their Line Manager or HR department.
ANTI HARRASMENT & bULLYING PoLICY
(a) The purpose of this policy is to ensure that all staff are treated and treat others with dignity and respect, free from harassment and bullying.
(b) This policy covers any harassment and/or bullying which occurs both in and out of the workplace, including on business trips or at events or work-related social functions. It covers harassment and/or bullying by staff and also by third parties such as customers, suppliers or visitors to our premises.
(c) Staff must treat colleagues and others with dignity and respect, and should always consider whether their words or conduct could be offensive. Even unintentional harassment or bullying is unacceptable.
(d) We will take allegations of harassment or bullying seriously and address them promptly, sensitively, and confidentially where possible. Harassment or bullying by an employee may be treated as misconduct under our Disciplinary Procedure. In some cases it may amount to gross misconduct and may lead to summary dismissal.
(e) Individual members of staff may in some cases be legally liable for harassment of colleagues or third parties including customers and clients, and may be ordered to pay compensation by a court or employment tribunal.
What is bullying?
Bullying is offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour involving the misuse of power that can make a person feel vulnerable, upset, humiliated, undermined or threatened. Power does not always mean being in a position of authority, but can include both personal strength and the power to coerce through fear or intimidation.
How does bullying take place?
Bullying can take the form of physical, verbal and non-verbal conduct. Bullying may include, by way of example:
(i) shouting at, being sarcastic towards, ridiculing or demeaning others;
(ii) physical or psychological threats;
(iii) overbearing supervision or other misuse of power or position; or
(iv) deliberately undermining a competent worker by overloading and constant criticism.
When is it not bullying?
Legitimate, reasonable and constructive criticism of a worker’s performance or behaviour, or reasonable instructions given to workers in the course of their employment, will not amount to bullying on its own.
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You should disclose any instances of harassment or bullying of which you become aware of to your Line Manager or HR department, as soon as possible.
HEALTH & safety POLICY
Violence and threatening behaviour are not permitted. Employees must report to work in a condition to perform their duties, free from the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.