Quattro Recruitment Policy on Preventing Hidden Labour Exploitation
Quattro Recruitment Ltd commits to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling hidden labour
Hidden labour exploitation is exploitation of job applicants or workers by third party individuals or gangs other than
the employer or labour provider including rogue individuals working within these businesses but without the
knowledge of management. It includes forced labour and human trafficking for labour exploitation; payment for
work-finding services and work-related exploitation such as forced use of accommodation. It is understood that it is
often well hidden by the perpetrators with victims, if they perceive of themselves as such, reluctant to come
This policy applies to all Quattro Recruitment branches, onsite offices and trading locations
It is the responsibility of all Quattro Recruitment staff to ensure this policy is managed and monitored at all times.
The Directors of Quattro Recruitment Ltd shall be responsible for the overall implementation and delivery of this
policy to all relevant stakeholders.
Quattro Recruitment Ltd shall:
1. Designate appropriate senior business managers and Directors to attend “Tackling Hidden Labour Exploitation”
training and to have responsibility for developing and operating company procedures relevant to this issue.
2. Accept that job finding fees are a business cost, and will not allow these to be paid by job applicants. The
Company will not use any individual or organisation to source and supply workers without confirming that workers
are not being charged a work finding fee.
3. Ensure that all staff responsible for directly recruiting workers are aware of issues around third party labour
exploitation and signs to look for and have signed appropriate Compliance Principles.
4. Ensure that labour sourcing, recruitment and worker placement processes are under the control of trusted and
competent staff members.
5. Adopt a proactive approach to reporting suspicions of hidden worker exploitation to the Gangmasters Licensing
Authority and police.
6. Provide information on tackling “Hidden Labour Exploitation” to our workforce through a variety of formats such
as workplace posters, worker leaflets, induction, other training.
7. Encourage workers to report cases of hidden third party labour exploitation, provide the means to do so and
investigate and act on reports appropriately.
8. Positively encourage and support employees and agency workers to report such exploitation which may be
occurring within their communities via positive engagement, workforce monitoring, workers surgeries and regular
checking of alert flags.
9. Require labour providers and other organisations in the labour supply chain to adopt policies and procedures
consistent with the above.
To discuss this policy or any other topics surrounding preventing Hidden labour exploitation please contact Mark Brown Managing Director of Operations