KD Recruitment is delighted to announce it has joined organisations such as the City of York Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Askew Brook and Clipper Logistics in signing up to the Good Business Charter (GBC), an accreditation that seeks to raise the bar on business practices for employees, tax, the environment, customers and suppliers.

KD Recruitment is proud to be the first in the Recruitment sector to join the GBC.  It has never been more important for businesses to regain trust and show they care about more than just profit.

The Good Business Charter exists for all companies and charities with 10 employees or more across all industries and sectors and works through a simple online self-certification process.  At a time when people are caring more about who they work for and who they buy from, the Good Business Charter offers a straightforward accreditation which recognises organisations which prioritise and care for their employees, the environment, customers and suppliers, whilst also paying their taxes according to the spirit of the law.  The GBC and its members seek to inspire many other businesses to follow suit.

The Good Business Charter has the support of both the CBI and the TUC which both have trustee representation on its board. Other partners of the GBC include the Living Wage Foundation and the Prompt Payment Code. The GBC has been set up by a charity called the Good Business Foundation and accreditation will be free for all companies in the first year.

Kelly Dunn, Managing Director of KD Recruitment, said:

“The Good Business Charter is really important to us at the moment as we are looking to raise the bar for the Recruitment Industry across North and East Yorkshire, emphasising on increasing the average wage for the region across a number of sectors, improving diversity and inclusion on a number of recruitment campaigns as well as mental health and employee wellbeing within all of our clients.

We are speaking to businesses owners across the region about becoming and employer of choice within their sector as well as advising on their recruitment strategy moving forward. Being part of the GBC enables us to do this effectively whilst also showing best practice from what we are doing ourselves as a local employer”.

Chairman of the GBC board, Simon Fox, said:

The Good Business Charter brings together 10 standards, most of which already exist, but in separate places. We have brought them together to give a coherent overall position for businesses to aspire to. We believe that the GBC has enormous potential to change business practice for good.  We hope that because of its simplicity and cost effectiveness, it will quickly gain support.”

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