This statement is made as part of InterQuest Holdings Limited (‘InterQuest Holdings’) commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). It summarises how InterQuest Holdings and all of its group subsidiaries operates, the policies and processes in place to minimise the possibility of any problems, any risks we have identified and how we monitor them, and how we train our staff.
1. Statement Period
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act and relates to the financial year January 2022 to December 2022. It was approved by the Board of Directors on 21st February 2022.
2. Our Business
InterQuest Holdings is a limited company operating in the recruitment and technology consulting sectors. We provide consulting services and supply permanent and temporary workers in the Analytics, Digital, Information Security, Technology, Risk, Regulation and Compliance sectors.
InterQuest Holdings Limited is an independent business.
2.1. Who we work with
All of the businesses that we work with and all of the work-seekers we provide, are known to and identified by our staff. All of the temporary workers we supply are identified by our staff. Some of these work-seekers operate through their own limited companies. Some of our work-seekers are supplied via other businesses, who facilitate providing them to the eventual hiring company.
The companies that we work with are generally located in Europe and the USA. The workers we supply generally live in United Kingdom, Europe and the USA.
2.2. Other relationships
As part of our business we also work with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (www.rec.uk.com).
3. Our Policies
In addition to this statement, InterQuest Holdings has the following policies which incorporate ethical standards for our staff.
3.1. Policy development and review
InterQuest Holdings’ policies are established by our senior leadership team, based on advice from HR professionals, industry best practice, and in consultation with Group Legal Counsel. We review our policies annually, or as needed to adapt to changes.
4. Our Processes for Managing Risk
Policies, processes and procedures are in place in order to:
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
Additionally, we have taken the following steps to minimise the possibility of any problems:
Our staff are encouraged to bring any concerns they have to the attention of management.
5. Our Performance
Based on the potential risks we have identified, we have established the following key performance indicators, which are regularly assessed by our board of directors:
We benchmark our indicators against industry best-practice in order to ensure that we do not put undue pressure on our suppliers that might increase the potential for risk.
6. Our Training
Our staff receive training and support that is appropriate to their role. In particular:
As part of this our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have and training is refreshed regularly as necessary.
Chris Eldridge, Chief Executive Officer, InterQuest Holdings Limited