RCSA Guidlines – Your Privacy

If you ever feel grieved by the behaviour of a recruitment consultant, agency of anyone associated in the industry, you have support. The RCSA was set up help govern and provide guidelines into recruitment. Organisations such as itouch ( executive resume writers and CV writers) are trained in RCSA and champion complete governance. We also provide counsel to our clients on potential risk and situations.

General Principles

1. Members will observe a high standard of ethics, probity and professional conduct.

2. Ethical behaviour is not simply compliance with legal requirements, it extends to honesty, equity, integrity and social responsibility in all dealings. It is behaviour that holds up to disclosure and to public scrutiny.

3. All members are required to sign a “Statement of Commitment” to abide by the Code for Professional Practice and to support the mission of the RCSA.

4. The Schedules to this Code form part of the Code and operate as guidelines to assist members to meet their obligations arising under the Code’s Principles.

Principle 1 – Confidentiality and Privacy

1. Members will take reasonable steps to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of candidate, client and member information.

2. Permission must be sought before disclosing confidential information.

Principle 2 – Honest Dealings

1. Members will act honestly in all dealings with candidates, clients and members.

2. In the course of representing a candidate or client, a member shall not knowingly:

(a) make false statement of material fact;

(b) fail to disclose a material fact;

(c) make a representation as to future matters without having reasonable grounds for making it.

3. Members must adhere to principles of truth in advertising.

4. Members will only advertise permanent positions for which they have permission to recruit.

5. All fees, charges and services provided must be explicitly and fully disclosed to clients prior to the acceptance of an assignment, or prior to any work being undertaken for a client.

6. Members will not take on assignments that could result in their inability to pay temporary/contract workers.

Principle 3 – Respect for Work Relationships

1. Members will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully jeopardise a candidate’s employment.

2. Members will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully interfere in work relationships established by others

3. Members shall not attempt unfairly or unlawfully to prevent a candidate or temporary/contract worker from seeking work from other sources.

4. Members will respect the rights of clients who have elected to change their staff service suppliers. Members must act lawfully, fairly and ethically in respect of their involvement in transition arrangements.

Principle 4 – Respect for Laws

1. Members must comply with all legal, statutory and government requirements.

2. Members will not engage in any form of collusive practices.

3. Members shall take reasonable steps to ensure, so far as practicable, that all new employees honour their legal obligations to previous employers.

Principle 5 – Respect for Safety

1. Members will act diligently in assessing risks to candidates, clients and members.

2. Members will not knowingly put at risk candidates, clients or members.

3. Members shall inform their temporary/contract workers whenever they have reason to believe that any particular assignment causes an occupational health and safety risk.

Principle 6 – Respect for Certainty of Engagement

1. Members will ensure that workers are given details of their work conditions, the nature of the work to be undertaken, rates of pay and pay arrangements.

2. Any variation to the engagement can only occur with prior notification to the worker.

Principle 7 – Professional Knowledge

1. Members will work diligently to develop and maintain a satisfactory and up to date level of relevant professional knowledge.

2. Members will ensure that their staff are adequately trained and skilled to undertake their responsibilities.

Principle 8 – Good Order

1. Member misconduct will be referred to the RCSA Disciplinary Committee. Subject to any appeal rights, its findings will be binding on members.

2. Disputes between members, and other parties who agree, will be referred to the RCSA Disciplinary Committee for resolution. Its findings will be binding on members and other parties.

3. Members must bring to the attention of the RCSA any violations of this Code by any member at the earliest possible time.

4. Members are encouraged to use process of negotiation, mediation and arbitration in order to resolve disputes and should do so wherever practicable.

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