European Commission Employment & Recruitment Agencies Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

100 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2020

See all articles by Margaret Wachenfeld

Margaret Wachenfeld

Themis Research; Institute for Human Rights and Business; Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business; CREER - Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos

Rachel Davis

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Caroline Rees

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: May 30, 2014

Abstract

This Guide applies the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“Guiding Principles”) to the specific context of employment and recruitment (“E&R”) agencies. Recognizing that each company is different, it is intended to help E&R agencies “translate” respect for human rights into their own systems and company cultures. It summarizes what the Guiding Principles expect, offers a range of ideas and examples for how to put them into practice, and links the user to additional resources that can support their work. It does not propose a set management system but rather leaves companies the flexibility they need to implement the Guiding Principles in their own particular circumstances. The Guide’s various sections can be referred to as and when needed during the ongoing process of implementation.

Keywords: Un Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, Employment and Recruitment Agencies, Recruitment, Recruitment Fees, Modern Slavery, Forced Labour, Trafficking

Suggested Citation

Wachenfeld, Margaret and Davis, Rachel and Rees, Caroline, European Commission Employment & Recruitment Agencies Sector Guide on Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (May 30, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3510738 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3510738

Margaret Wachenfeld (Contact Author)

Themis Research ( email )

Brussels
Belgium

HOME PAGE: http://https://themis-research.net/

Institute for Human Rights and Business ( email )

London
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.ihrb.org

Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business ( email )

Yangon
Myanmar

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.myanmar-responsiblebusiness.org/

CREER - Centro Regional de Empresas y Emprendimientos ( email )

Bogota
Colombia

HOME PAGE: http://www.creer-ihrb.org

Rachel Davis

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Caroline Rees

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
23
Abstract Views
204
PlumX Metrics