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Code of Professional Practice

Principle 1


Midas Private Staff and employees will comply with all current relevant legislation, statutory and non-statutory requirements and official guidance, and any future amendments to such requirements during the course of providing our services to others.



Principle 2 - Respect for honesty and transparency


a) Midas Private Staff will act honestly in all dealings with work-seekers, clients, and all other stakeholders we engage with


b) In the course of representing a work-seeker or client, we shall not knowingly make a false or inaccurate statement, fail to disclose a material fact, or make a representation as to future matters without having reasonable grounds for making it.


c) Midas Private Staff adheres to principles of truth in advertising and will only advertise positions, through any medium, for which they have documented permission to recruit.


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


e) We will document all key stages of the recruitment process in line with relevant legislation and good practice guidance.



Principle 3 - Respect for work relationships


a) We will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully jeopardise a work seeker’s employment.


b) We will not undertake actions that may unfairly or unlawfully interfere in work relationships established by others.


c) We will not attempt unfairly or unlawfully to prevent a work seeker from seeking work from other sources.


d) We will in our dealings with all other recruitment agencies treat them with respect and aim to work in a fair and open competitive environment.



Principle 4 - Respect for diversity


a) Midas Private Staff will adhere to the spirit of all applicable human rights, employment laws and regulations and will treat work seekers, clients and others without prejudice or unjustified discrimination. We will not act on an instruction from a client that is discriminatory and wherever possible, provide guidance to clients in respect of good diversity practice.


b) We will treat all work seekers and clients with dignity and respect and aim to provide equity of employment opportunities based on objective business-related criteria.


c) We will work to establish working practices that safeguard against unlawful or unethical discrimination in the operation of their business.



Principle 5 - Respect for safety Code of Professional Practice 


a) Midas Private Staff will act diligently in assessing risks to work seekers and clients and will not knowingly put at risk candidates, clients, or others.


b) Midas Private Staff will inform work seekers whenever they have reason to believe that an engagement may cause a risk to health and safety.



Principle 6 - Respect for professional knowledge


a) We will work diligently to develop and maintain a satisfactory level of relevant and current professional knowledge.


b) We will ensure that our staff are adequately trained and skilled to undertake their responsibilities in recruitment practice.



Principle 7 - Respect for certainty of engagement


a) We will supply work seekers with full details of the work, conditions of employment, the nature of the work to be undertaken, rates of pay, method and frequency of payment and pay arrangements in accordance with requirements of current legislation.


b) We will ensure that any variation to the engagement can only occur with prior notification and agreement of the worker.



Principle 8 - Respect for prompt and accurate payment


a) We will pay promptly and accurately any wages and benefits due in accordance with any agreed terms and legal requirements.


b) Midas Private Staff will not penalise temporary/contract workers, for example for having been late or failed to attend part or all of an assignment or for poor performance, by making deductions from pay due for time that they have actually worked.


c) We will not take on assignments that could result in our inability to pay temporary/ contract workers.



Principle 9 - Respect for ethical international recruitment


a) We will supply all overseas work seekers with the same level of information as set out and implied in Principle 7. In addition, information provided should include details of the likely cost of living in the area the prospective hirer is situated, the likely length of the job in question and the state of the employment market in the field they are being recruited into. All information must be provided at no cost to the work seeker.


b) we will ensure that in relation to overseas recruitment, we abide by all relevant legislation and Home Office guidelines and provide all relevant and applicable information to work seekers, clients, and others.


c) When/if we are recruiting from outside the UK, we will not use overseas agents who charge for their services, unless that is the legal and normal custom and practice sanctioned by the government of the country of origin. In addition, we will make all reasonable efforts to ascertain such information about any agents used and should be able to demonstrate that they have done so.


d) Midas Private Staff will observe the highest principles of social responsibility, integrity, professionalism, equity, and fair practice in their dealings with all overseas work seekers.


Principle 10 - Respect for confidentiality and privacy


a) Midas Private Staff will observe the highest principles of integrity, professionalism, equity, and fair practice to maintain the confidentiality and privacy of candidate and client information and will respect the confidentiality of records in accordance with law and good business practice.


b) Midas Private Staff will ensure our own staff have obtained consent or that they have another legal basis which they can rely on (such consent or legal basis to be documented) before disclosing, transferring, displaying, submitting or seeking confidential or personal information.

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