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France — Staffing agencies present charter on equality in recruitment

10 November 2009

The Association for Equality in Professional Competence (l'Association A Competence Egale) and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Secretary of State for Digital Economy (Economie numerique) are going to launch a charter on the fundamental principles of collecting, storing and using information about job seekers.

The charter named 'Internet, Private Life and Recruitment' (Internet, Vie Privee et Recrutement) will be presented to the public on 12 November 2009 at the 'Right to be Digitally Forgotten' conference (Droit a l'Oubli Numerique) in Paris.

The association, which was founded in 2006 and whose members are 40 temporary and permanent staffing agencies, aims to promote equal opportunities for applicants irrespective of ethnic origin, sex and sexual orientation.

The association members are staffing agencies: Advancers Executive, Alain Gavand Consultants, Altaide, Alternative Search, Artec Search, Attitudes, Aureane Conseil, Cameleon Conseil, Catherine Fulda accompagnement RH, CCLD recrutement, Circular Search, Delime Executive Search, Diversity conseil, EHC, Elan IT, Feature DDC, Finepro, Forstaff, Futurestep, Hudson, Humanessence, James Partner, Lincoln Associes, Mac Allister, Managing, Manpower Professional, Mediane Conseil, Michael Page International France, MT Partners, Opteaman, RH Performances, Robert Half, Robert Walters, RST Conseil, Search and Selection, Taste , Sapiance RH, Selexens, Theodore Search, Uptoo.

All 40 staffing agencies have signed the charter, which will be published shortly after the French government has launched a nationwide experiment on recruiting via so-called 'Anonymous CVs' in order to tackle widespread racism practices in recruitment.



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