Policies

Anti-Bribery Policy

Introduction
Intec Recruitment values its reputation for ethical behaviour and for financial probity and reliability. It recognises that over and above the commission of any crime, any involvement in bribery will also reflect adversely on its image and reputation. Its aim therefore is to limit its exposure to bribery by: 

Setting out a clear anti-bribery policy;
Training all employees so that they can recognise and avoid the use of bribery by themselves and others;
Encouraging its employees to be vigilant and to report any suspicion of bribery, providing them with suitable channels of communication and ensuring sensitive information is treated appropriately;
Rigorously investigating instances of alleged bribery and assisting the police and other appropriate authorities in any resultant prosecution;
Taking firm and vigorous action against any individual(s) involved in bribery.

The Policy
Intec prohibits the offering, the giving, the solicitation or the acceptance of any bribe, whether cash or other inducement to or from any person or company, wherever they are situated and whether they are a public official or body or private person or company by any individual employee, agent or other person or body acting on Intec�s behalf in order to gain any commercial, contractual or regulatory advantage for Intec in a way which is unethical or in order to gain any personal advantage, pecuniary or otherwise, for the individual or anyone connected with the individual 

Further Clarification
Intec recognises that market practice varies across the territories in which it does business and what is normal and acceptable in one place may not be in another. This policy prohibits any inducement which results in a personal gain or advantage to the recipient or any person or body associated with them, and which is intended to influence them to take action which may not be solely in the interests of Intec or of the person or body employing them or whom they represent. 

This policy is not meant to prohibit the following practices providing they are customary in a particular market, are proportionate and are properly recorded:
normal and appropriate hospitality
the giving of a ceremonial gift on a festival or at another special time
the use of any recognised fast-track process which is available to all on payment of a fee
the offer of resources to assist the person or body to make the decision more efficiently provided that they are supplied for that purpose only.
Inevitably, decisions as to what is acceptable may not always be easy. If anyone is in doubt as to whether a potential act constitutes bribery, the matter should be referred to the Director with responsibility for this policy before proceeding. 

Employee Responsibility
The prevention, detection and reporting of bribery is the responsibility of all employees throughout Intec. Employees or others can report confidentially any suspicions of bribery.

Environmental Policy

Although a profit making organisation, the team at Intec Recruitment Services Ltd are all too aware of the environmental issues we currently face and promote positive action against climate change. Therefore we have introduced our own policy:
We are minimising the use of materials in the workplace and educate staff to be more responsible towards energy consumption.
All cartridges, toners etc are recycled to benefit a charitable organisation.
All waste paper / card is sent for recycling.
We aim to reduce paper consumption by 50% over the next 2 years.
Employees are rewarded for being part of our “car share” initiative.
We are striving towards a paperless office and are dedicated to electronic means of communication where legally permissible.
All lighting and non-essential electrical equipment will be switched off when not used and at night and on the weekends.

Equality Diversity Policy

Our aim at Intec Recruitment Services Ltd is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each person feels respected and able to give of their best.

To that end the purpose of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, religion, age, pregnancy, class or social background and political belief. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

All employees will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the clients.

For our policy to be successful, it is essential that everyone is committed to, and involved in its delivery. Our goal is to work towards a just society, free from discrimination, harassment and prejudice. We aim to embed this in all our policies, procedures, day-to-day practices and all relationships.

Our commitment:
To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff are recognised and valued.
Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.
We will review all our employment practices and procedures to ensure fairness.

Equality and Diversity at Work
In order to ensure that equality underpins all aspects of our employment policies, procedures and practices, we aim to:Ensure that Intec comply with this policy and do not discriminate intentionally or unintentionally against any group or individual;
We intend to become an employer of choice by promoting and developing policies that support a work-life balance, equal pay and ensuring that we maximise employment opportunities for all.
Monitor our employment processes by age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion and race and take action to address any inequalities that are apparent;
Recruit employees in a manner which is fair and open;
Ensure employees are aware of their personal responsibility to apply this policy;
Promote a culture of fairness and respect in all employment policies, procedures and practices;
Ensure pay structures reward all employees fairly;
Recognise that employees have the right to work in a supportive, safe and environment free from harassment
Ensure that we have in place procedures for equal pay.

Healthy Safety Policy

Intec Recruitment Services Ltd are fully committed to achieving the highest standards of health and safety management and performance in order to safeguard our employees, clients, contractors and any other person that may be affected by our actions and activities.

We will actively promote a culture of health and safety best practice which will lead to the avoidance of, or reduction in, risks to health and safety, and ensure compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated legislation.

We believe that an excellent company is by definition a safe company. Since we are committed to excellence, it follows that minimising risk to people is inseparable from all other company objectives. We recognise that good health and safety performance is a positive business investment and is the responsibility of both management and employees.

Intec Recruitment Services Ltd has in place adequate systems and arrangements to achieve the following:
Provide the safest possible environment for visitors, employees and contractors and any others who may be affected by our activities
Compliance with all relevant legislation and associated codes of practice;
Adequate information, instruction and training to meet employee and business needs;
Assessment of the adequacy of health and safety policies/procedures through consultation with our employees;
Reduce accidents and incidents to the lowest possible level
Requirements for all employees, contractors and partners, to work safely and with consideration for the health and safety of themselves and others.

In addition to Intec Recruitment Services Ltd fulfilling its responsibilities for health and safety, all employees are required to:
Take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions;
Co-operate with Intec Recruitment Services Ltd on matters relating to health and safety at work by complying with procedures and instructions;
Not knowingly act in such a way which may cause either themselves or the Company to be in breach of the law or damage the reputation of the Company;
Correctly use any items of equipment, in accordance with training given and not interfere with; or misuse, any item of personal protective equipment provided;
Attend general and work-related health and safety training as required;