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Introduction to Responsible Recruitment for US Fresh Produce | 12/16/2020

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Understand the responsibilities and best practice associated with responsible recruitment in US fresh produce labor supply chains.

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Understand the responsibilities and best practice associated with responsible recruitment in US fresh produce labor supply chains.

Proactive implementation and continuous improvement of responsible recruitment practices will not only ensure that practices safeguard workers, but will enhance the reputation of businesses, and ultimately, protect the livelihood and sustainability of the US fresh produce sector.

Delivered by Stronger Together US, Responsible Recruitment Toolkit (RRT) and Polaris, this 4 hour online training course is designed to raise awareness of and build capacity to address risks to business and workers during recruitment and their on-going management in US fresh produce, with a spotlight on hidden labor exploitation. This participatory and action-oriented session combinations lecture-style presentations, peer-to-peer discussions and small group exercises. Delegates will receive practical tools to help mitigate these risks and implement ethical and professional practices.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Understand the risks to business of infiltration by criminal, fraudulent and exploitative third-parties during recruitment and employment
  • Know how to protect your business and workforce from unethical recruitment and hidden labor exploitation
  • Recognize how adopting responsible recruitment practices will help you address current market challenges, continuously improve and differentiate your business
  • Know how to access the resources and tools that are freely available to support you to implement, adopt and oversee responsible recruitment

How sessions run:

  • This is a 4 hour live interactive training on Zoom with break-out rooms exercises, polls, and ongoing Q&A
  • Once booked, you will receive joining instructions up to 3 days before the date of the training.
  • Join us 10 minutes more the start to login time and an informal meet and greet with trainers and other attendees.
  • Reference materials: Responsible Recruitment Toolkit (RRT) online tool; Tackling Forced Labor in U.S. Produce Businesses Toolkit

This course is designed, and free to attend, for the following businesses based in, and operating within, the United States fresh produce & wine grapes sector:

  • Farm labor contractors
  • Labor recruiters
  • Growers
  • Vendors
  • Shippers
  • Packers
  • Brands and retailers

It would be ideal for business owners, human resources staff, management teams or those responsible for purchasing and labor policies in sustainability and CSR.

Please note:

  • Delegates must actively attend the full duration of the training to be recorded as having attended and to receive a certificates of attendance.
  • Please find the full training terms and conditions via the link below (including in regard to cancellations, refunds, re-booking & transfers). https://responsiblerecruitmenttoolkit.org/download/3174/
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