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Boston recruitment firm working to raise standards of labour providers

Boston recruitment specialist Evo Services Ltd is supporting the development of a new global certification scheme aimed at raising the standards of labour providers.

Clearview, due to launch in October 2017, is a business-led scheme that will formally recognise best practice and improve safety and working conditions for workers recruited and supplied by labour providers in domestic and global supply chains.

Spearheaded by the Association of Labour Providers (ALP) and NSF, a leading global provider of independent assurance and certification services, the scheme will cover all activities of workers within industries such as agriculture, horticulture, manufacturing, construction and cleaning.

The certification will challenge labour providers to demonstrate to existing and potential clients that they operate responsibly, professionally, legally and ethically when sourcing and supplying workers.

Evo Services Ltd, which provides workers throughout the Midlands and East Anglia, is one of the businesses heavily involved in helping to shape Clearview.

Communications Director Steve Buttery said: “We strongly believe in the fair and ethical treatment of all workers but unfortunately, not all recruitment firms operate to the same high standards, so workers can become vulnerable to unsafe and unacceptable employment conditions.

“This new certification will protect against this and add value to all stakeholders in the labour supply chain, which in turn will drive behavioural change and continuous improvement in labour provision.”