Health Carousel Strengthens Commitment to Ethical Recruitment by Joining Slave-Free Alliance

Health Carousel is proud to announce our membership in the Slave-Free Alliance. Membership followed Slave-Free Alliance performing an extensive review of Health Carousel's policies and processes and interviews with a wide range of internal and external constituents to ensure that business operations and its supply chain mitigate the risk of modern slavery.

Slave-Free Alliance is a team of unrivaled experts dedicated to addressing modern slavery in organizations and supply chains globally. Their members comprise hundreds of organizations worldwide, including some of the most respected global brands.

The importance of actively addressing and monitoring modern slavery in healthcare recruitment has never been greater as record numbers of healthcare professionals are being recruited and migrating across the globe. Developed nations have seen a 60% increase in foreign-educated healthcare professionals since 2010. This trend will undoubtedly continue as the global healthcare worker shortage has grown significantly, partly due to the pandemic.

As more significant numbers of healthcare professionals migrate to new countries and cultures, the opportunity for incidents of modern slavery increases as well. Therefore, Health Carousel is joining forces with the social enterprise Slave-Free Alliance, which supports businesses that want to protect their operations from modern slavery. Membership in Slave-Free Alliance aligns with the Health Carousel Light the Way initiative, whose three social impact pillars include the ethical recruitment of healthcare professionals globally.

As a part of membership in Slave-Free Alliance, which is part of the pioneering global anti-slavery charity Hope for Justice, Health Carousel will take part in regular reviews of our recruitment partners and operations. Slave-Free Alliance will also run ongoing modern slavery awareness training for our employees and contractors to ensure they are equipped with the skills they need to spot the potential signs of modern slavery and know how to report them.

"We are delighted to join Slave-Free Alliance in the fight against modern slavery. We chose to partner with Slave-Free Alliance because they instilled in us confidence that they will help us continue on our journey to light the way in ethical healthcare professional recruitment practices. Our membership builds upon our adherence to a strict code of recruitment ethics established by the American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment and earning the Certified Ethical Recruiter designation by the Alliance for Ethical Recruitment Practices." - Erik Schumann, Chief Operating Officer of Health Carousel

"Our partners trust us to be their critical friend and deliver tailored services to make their operations and supply chains resilient to labor exploitation and to address issues safely," stated Marc Stanton, Director at Slave-Free Alliance. "New members become part of a global force for change, which began in the U.K. and now counts global multinationals and household names including AstraZeneca, Dixons Carphone, Kingfisher, and ALDI UK as members."

About Slave-Free Alliance

Slave-Free Alliance offers flexible, affordable solutions to help organizations mitigate the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. Membership in Slave-Free Alliance is open to all businesses of any size. Industries represented globally include professional services, engineering, data analysis, I.T., utilities, energy, environmental services, manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, legal, pharmaceutical, property, recruitment, retail, transport, and waste management.

Businesses wishing to find out more about membership in Slave-Free Alliance can email info@slavefreealliance.org or visit www.slavefreealliance.org.

About Health Carousel and Light the Way

Ethical Recruitment of Healthcare Professionals Globally

Since our inception in 2004, Health Carousel has maintained its Light the Way initiatives, through which all our programs and activities promoting ethical recruitment practices and nursing sustainability globally have been funneled.

Our Slave-Free Alliance membership is one of many Light the Way initiatives of Health Carousel.

We are one of the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms and have been awarded numerous industry awards, including the Best of Staffing Diamond Award by ClearlyRated, and are listed on the Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Health Carousel and Health Carousel Philippines have received the status of Certified Ethical Recruiter from the Alliance for Ethical Recruitment Practices, a nonprofit organization that promotes the fair, transparent recruitment of global healthcare workers for employment in the USA.

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