According to the coalition, the Act is intended to boost "voluntary positive action" when an employer is faced with two or more candidates of equal merit and was welcomed by Sarah Gordon, chair of the REC's Diversity and Inclusion Forum.
She noted that professional recruiters, such as those in sales recruitment, are already playing a central role in helping employers to review current recruitment procedures and attract a more diverse pool of candidates.
"Regulatory changes have made recruitment more complex but getting it right - particularly with regards to diversity and equality issues - is tangible evidence of an employers' core values and commitment to sourcing the best available talent," she explained.
Recently, the REC also called on the government to recognise the skills which temporary workers can bring to organisations, including those in sales recruitment.
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