Where interim managers are currently on assignment with an organisation members shall not pay to that interim manager, their spouses, partners or business associates, nor to companies controlled by them, any fee for the introduction of additional interim assignments, or other consulting or advisory work with the organisation the interim manager is working for nor for any subsidiary organisation, parent or organisation or associated organisation.
It is the policy of the Association and its members to engage in free and fair competition in the provision of interim management. Neither the Association nor any member will engage in any unlawful restraint of trade or unfair method of competition.
Terms and Conditions
Members shall state their terms of business to clients without ambiguity.
Employment Agencies Act
Where applicable members shall make themselves and their staff fully aware of the provisions of the Employment Agencies Act and the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Act 2003 and any other relevant legislation which will include the Agency Workers Regulations. Such legislation must be complied with both in spirit and to the letter of the law. Breach of the law shall be deemed to be a breach of this code.
Members shall seek to develop a positive policy towards, and take necessary steps to promote, equal opportunities in employment.
National Insurance and Tax
Members shall ensure that they comply fully with the law relating to Tax and National Insurance.
Briefing the Interim Manager
Members shall ensure that prior to commencing work, the interim manager is fully briefed as to the scope of the work, responsibilities and time period of the assignment and members shall also ensure that the interim manager is aware of relevant contractual arrangements with the client.
Any client, interim manager or Association member may make a complaint about any member’s failure to abide by this code or failure to adhere to normal standards of professional conduct. Complaints should be made in writing to the Chairman of the Association. If, with the help of legal advice, the complaint cannot be satisfactorily resolved by the Chairman, it will be referred to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation to be dealt with under the Complaints and Disciplinary Procedure or referred to arbitration as appropriate.