We believe that the long-term future of Nations Recruitment is best served by respecting the interests of all our stakeholders: employees, partners, clients, suppliers and the wider community.

We look actively for opportunities to contribute to the wellbeing of the local community and society as a whole. Our Corporate Social Responsibility policy sets out the principles we follow and the programmes we have developed to focus on the areas where we have significant impact or influence.

The Business Connection recognises its corporate social responsibility (CSR) commitments, and these are reflected in the following CSR policy.

Standard of business conduct

We are committed to ensuring that our business is conducted according to rigorous ethical, professional and legal standards.

We will conduct our business with openness and integrity. We will not over-promise and under-deliver. Our Anti-Bribery policy provides more information on this principle however we will not seek to offer or receive any advantages or financial gain through improper channels.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

We take our internal and external responsibilities seriously and we’ve put in place a selection of policies that respect the diversity of our employees, candidates, and clients.


We aim to deliver a competitive and fair employment environment and the opportunity to develop and advance within the organisation, subject to personal performance and business opportunity.

We promote equality and consider the interests of our employees including their welfare, mental health and health & safety before making business decisions. We want all our employees to feel happy to work for us and that they work in a fun, safe and supportive environment. We look to support our employees with dealing with personal problems that might adversely impact their work performance, health and well-being.


Being responsive to customers respecting their needs and constraints and providing a quality assured service that incorporates all relevant legislative and ethical considerations.

Every employee is responsible for ensuring that any contact with our customers, suppliers and the public at large reflects professionalism, efficiency, integrity and honesty.

Suppliers and Partners

  • Treating suppliers fairly and driving CSR and ethical codes of practice throughout our goods and services supply chain
  • We are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination and to promoting equality and diversity in our professional dealings with suppliers and other third parties.
  • We endeavor to enter into clear and fair contracts with our suppliers. We commit to the timely settlement of suppliers’ invoices.
  • Wherever possible, we aim to support the local economy by contracting with local suppliers.


Health and Safety

  • We are committed to continuously improving our health and safety performance in order to ensure that the working environment is safe and fit for its intended purpose.
  • Our Head of Contracts and Compliance works to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, monitor safety procedures, and carry out suitable risk assessments of all premises and tasks to be carried out.
  • All employees are required to cooperate fully with the Nations Recruitment Health and Safety Policy. This policy is reviewed annually and is revised appropriately in the light of legislative and organizational changes.


We are committed to behaving responsibly and to minimising our impact on the environment. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment by:

Minimising waste and adopting sensible recycling policies in respect of our paper and food consumption

Harnessing the use of technology (Skype etc.) to minimise travel to meetings.

Providing safe and comfortable working conditions

Encouraging staff to walk or cycle to work

Monitoring energy usage in the office and proposing improvements to efficiency; and

Identifying energy efficiency measures for implementation in office fit outs and refurbishments.


We are committed to having a positive impact on economic and social welfare in the communities we operate. For us, sustainable recruitment is about investing in the future by helping to improve the skills and aspirations of young people and people from diverse backgrounds. We are dedicated to building a culture where our employees, clients, candidates and suppliers recognise our commitment to ensuring that we operate successfully in our community and that we achieve our goal as a company of long-term sustainable success.


Responsibility for this policy, including an annual review of the policy to:

Ensure that it remains up to date, compliant and relevant to the needs of the organisation and its clients

Verify it is in effective operation across the practice.