The Polish HR Forum is the most influential employer organization representing the employment agency market. Since 2002 it has been working to build an effective labor market by promoting sustainable development of services in the area of widely understood human resources. Recognized social partner in Poland and Europe.

The members of the Polish HR Forum employ over 2,500 people of internal staff in more than 300 offices throughout the country. Last year, they supported nearly 300,000 jobs, both in the form of temporary work, permanent recruitment and posting abroad.

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We take care of the labor market development

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We support employment agencies in providing services that help candidates find the right jobs and the right workers for the employers. We are looking for solutions that improve the functioning of the labor market. We look after high quality of the services provided by the member companies while respecting their ethical principles. We promote good practices.
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We review and intervene

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We monitor changes in law regulations and provide full information to member companies. We review all draft laws that affect the functioning of the employment agency. We focus on problem areas to propose solutions. We participate in social dialogue in Poland and in Europe.
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We educate

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We work with the best experts, who support more than 300 employees of member companies in their development each year. We provide training in legal regulations as well as in methods of effective implementation of recruitment processes. Together with Leon Koźminski Academy we created postgraduate studies in Recruitment and Selection.
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We analyse and provide information

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As the only entity on the market, we publish data showing industry performance every quarter. We review the remuneration of temporary employees once a year. We analyze trends and their influence on existing labor market. Thanks to us, Poland is visible in the worldwide industry reports.
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We build the image of the industry

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We provide reliable information on the employment agency market and its impact on the labor market. We implement campaigns that build the image of the industry, not only as a service provider, but also as an attractive employer. We promote good market practices. We participate in the most important industry events.
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We support member companies

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We provide information that helps you run your business in line with the law and best market practices. We obtain positions and interpretations of any legal uncertainties. We offer document templates and procedures to help you navigate the legislative complexities. We provide support in solving everyday problems.

Code of conduct

    • The Code regulates the rules of performing services and the rules of co-operation of employment agencies, being member companies of Polskie Forum HR – an Association of Employers (the “Association”), binding on all members of the Association.
    • The rules of operation of the Association, the terms and conditions of admitting new members or dismissing the existing ones are determined in the Statute.
    • The failure to comply with the rules provided for in the Code may result in dismissing a given member from the Association.
    • Member companies will promote the rules of the Code among all partners that they co-operate with.
    • The mode of operation of member companies should always be governed by due care for the reputation of the employment agencies sector, both in terms of ethical and professional standards.
    • Any disputes related to the application of the Code of Ethics will be settled in accordance with the “Procedure for Reporting and Settling Complaints” adopted by the Association.
  • When providing employment agency services, member companies and their employees must comply with all applicable legal regulations, both of a statutory and non-statutory nature as well as official rules of conduct. Member companies are obliged to follow any amendments to legal regulations and to comply with them when performing services.

  • a) Whatever the type of employment agency services provided, member companies undertake to complete all tasks related to their co-operation with candidates and clients as well as other employment agencies, whether they are members of the Association or not, in accordance with the principle of integrity.

    b) When representing a job seeker or a client seeking employees, a member company undertakes not to make any deliberately false or inaccurate statements, not to conceal any facts that may be important to the parties or make complaints that are not based on justified grounds.

    c) When seeking candidates and publishing offers, member companies undertake to use job offers reflecting the actual employment conditions and concerning positions with reference to which they hold documented qualifications to perform the recruitment process, whatever the means of communication used.

    d) All costs, fees and additional services connected with the performance of a given order must be presented to the client in a clear and detailed manner before its consent to establish co-operation may be obtained or before any activities pertaining to the performance of the entrusted task may be carried out.

    e) Member companies are required to document all essential stages of activity in accordance with binding labour law provisions and instructions resulting from good practices adopted by the Association.

    f) As regards advertising and marketing activities, member companies are required to present the potential benefits that may be gained by candidates and clients from the services provided with a sense of realism and objectiveness.

  • a) Member companies undertake to comply with the principles of reliability, professionalism, justice and integrity as concerns the obligation of confidentiality and privacy of information towards both job seekers and clients, and should maintain any records in confidence as required by binding legal regulations and the good practices adopted.

    b) Member companies and their employees must obtain the consent of the concerned parties before revealing, delivering or seeking confidential information or personal data.

  • a) In terms of co-operation with job seekers, clients and other partners, member companies undertake to follow guidelines resulting from human rights and applicable legal provisions, treating these parties without prejudice and discrimination. In particular, any discrimination because of sex, age, disability, race, religion, nationality, political beliefs, union membership, ethnic origin, faith, sexual orientation is strictly forbidden. In addition, member companies undertake not to perform any activities based on discriminatory instructions given by clients and commit to promoting the principle of respect for diversity among their clients.

    b) Member companies and their employees undertake to treat both job seekers and clients with dignity and respect, and to ensure that they receive equal treatment on the basis of their professional qualifications and objective business criteria.

    c) Member companies should implement procedures to secure against the use of non-ethical or illicit discriminatory practices.

  • a) Member companies undertake to ensure due care when evaluating the risks to which job seekers and clients may be exposed and will not intentionally put their interests at stake.

    b) Member companies undertake to provide job seekers with exhaustive information whenever there is a realistic risk that commencing work on the position offered may expose their health or safety to any danger.

  • a) Member companies undertake to provide job seekers with detailed information on the job position offered, in accordance with the best knowledge of the client and after obtaining its express consent.

    b) Member companies will ensure that any amendments to the conditions of the job offer will be made following prior notice to the job seeker and with his or her consent.

    c) Member companies undertake not to perform any activities that could put the prospected employment of the candidate job seeker at risk in a dishonest or illegal manner.

    d) Member companies undertake not to perform any activities that could discourage or deter candidates in a dishonest or illegal manner from seeking employment by using other sources of job offers.

  • a) Member companies undertake to provide clients with information on the market level of the rate they offer and on the attractiveness of their offer based on the current situation on the local labour market.

    b) Member companies undertake to provide clients with all available information that may be necessary to make the decision to select a given employee.

    c) Member companies undertake not to perform any activities that could discourage or deter clients in a dishonest or illegal manner from seeking employees by using other sources of offers.

     

  • a) Member companies undertake to make every effort to maintain and develop a satisfactory level of relevant and up-to-date professional knowledge of their employed staff.

    b) Member companies will ensure that the employees in charge of the recruitment projects they perform posses the relevant qualifications and have been adequately trained.

  • a) Member companies providing temporary employment services undertake to comply with rules set in the Temporary Employment Standards of the Association, and in particular:

    i. undertake to provide temporary employees with reliable information concerning the character of the agreement signed and to make them aware that the member company is the official employer and is responsible for paying remuneration and regulating any social insurance charges resulting from employment.

    ii. undertake to provide candidates with detailed information concerning the specific character and the conditions of temporary employment, the amount of remuneration and the manner and frequency of determining and paying it, in accordance with the requirements resulting from applicable regulations.

    iii. undertake to pay any remuneration and any payable benefits in due time and in accurate amounts, in accordance with the agreed contractual conditions and legal regulations.

    b) Member companies will not enter into obligations that could threaten the payment of the due remuneration to the employees of the agency

  • a) Member companies involved in international recruitment processes undertake to comply with all rules set under rule No 6, the scope of which is additionally extended to include information on the costs of living in the specific location of the potential employer and the anticipated duration of the contract, as advised by the client to the member company. The information provided may not be subject to any additional charges collected from job candidates.

    b) Member companies involved in international recruitment processes undertake to comply with the relevant legal regulations applicable in the state hosting the employee and concerning the conditions of his or her employment. Exhaustive information on the matter will be provided to job seekers, clients and other partners.

    c) Member companies recruiting employees from outside of Poland undertake not to co-operate with intermediaries charging fees for their services, unless such fees result from the regulations applicable in the state where they carry out activities. Furthermore, member companies undertake to make every endeavour to verify the rules of operation of the intermediaries used and must be able to demonstrate that such efforts have been made.

    d) In their co-operation with job seekers, member companies involved in international recruitment processes should comply with rules of social responsibility, reliability, professionalism, justice and integrity.

  • a) Member companies, in co-operation with other agencies being members of the Association or not, undertake to act with due respect for partners and to create conditions of honest co-operation and an environment conducive to free competition.

    b) Member companies will co-operate together to fully perform the tasks entrusted to the Association and act jointly or in co-operation with all members of the Association before public authorities, organisations, media and public institutions.

    c) Members declare that they will co-operate jointly to gradually raise quality standards of the services provided and to comply with ethical rules in the course of their activities.

    d) In their mutual relations, member companies will follow legal provisions, principles of social cohabitation and good commercial practices, in particular when determining prices of the services offered.

    e) The activities performed by member companies may not limit the principle of free competition and the rights of candidates and clients to choose freely the employment agency.

    f) It is forbidden to enter into agreements under which member companies may be led to infringe rules specified in item d). Such activities will be considered as cases of conduct contradictory to the Code of Ethics.

    g) Member companies declare their readiness to settle any disputes arising from the performance of their statutory activities in accordance with the “Procedure for Reporting and Settling Complaints” adopted by the Association.

Board

  • Barbara Drabich

    Member of the Board

    Plenipotentiary of the Board in labor law at ManpowerGroup.  She has over 20 years of professional experience gained among others in the Polish-American company Brands International SA, one of the first commercial television stations in Poland. With Manpower since March 2001, which is since the beginning of its existence on the Polish market. Member of the Board of ZAPT from 2008 to 2010. Economist – Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw.

  • Anna Wicha

    Chairman of the Boar

    Works with Adecco Poland for 16 years. In 2007 she took the position of Director-General. Between 2010-2011 and again from 2014 she was also responsible for the overall strategic activities in Adecco Romania. She has been the President of the Polish Forum HR continuously since 2010. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the World Employment Confederation (formerly CIETT), an organization representing employment agencies in the world.

     

  • Karolina Adamiec-Vook

    Vice President of Recruitment Section

    She is President and Executive Consultant at Bridge the Gap LLC.  In the field of HR consulting and HR consulting related field for over a dozen years. As Country Manager of REED in Poland she was responsible for business development on a key market for REED in Europe. At Adecco Poland, she led a team of international recruitment projects. Trainer and Certified Assessor of Targeted Selection System (TQM), Assessment / Development Center. Certified AC / DC Auditor Ernst & Young Academy of Business. Lecturer at postgraduate studies at the Leon Koźminski Academy in Warsaw.

     

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  • Liliana Strupp

    Member of the Board

    Liliana Strupp is a law graduate at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź. She graduated with a degree in law from the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisers in Łódź. Works as a lawyer for 20 years and has been practicing law profession for almost 15 years. She is also a member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw. She has been working with Randstad Polska Sp. z o.o. and since 1 January 2017 she is the Head of Legal & Public Affairs of Randstad Group in Poland. Jurisdictions of the law in which she specializes are civil law (with particular emphasis on commercial contracts, also on a global scale), labor law, intellectual property law and the protection of personal data.

     

  • Piotr Dziedzic

    Member of the Board

    Piotr Dziedzic graduated from the University of Warsaw. He has been involved in the recruitment industry for more than 13 years. At the beginning of his career he was responsible for recruitment in the temporary work area, followed by his experience in the UK company Executive Search. Since 2009 he has been associated with PageGroup. He is one of the main authors of Page Personnel. Since April 2016 he is responsible for some of the projects that Michael Page has undertaken. In PageGroup present since 2011, he has held the post of Director and he manages the work of dozens of specialists responsible for recruitment processes in areas such as: finance and banking, sales and marketing, common service centers (SSC / BPO), supply chain and customer service.

  • Stefan Schwarz

    Vice President for Posting of Workers Section

    Co-founder and CEO of Labor Mobility Initiative. Vice President of the Polish HR Forum. Co-organizer of the European Labor Mobility Congress. Member of Labor Mobilis Award Committee. Promoter of the idea of responsible business. A labor market expert working with the ATERIMA Group. Entrepreneur. Economist, graduate of Cracow University of Economics.

  • Wojciech Ratajczyk

    Vice President of Temporary Employment Section

    CEO at Trenkwalder Group Polska. He graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology at the Faculty of Sanitary Engineering and Water Management. He joined The Trenkwalder Group in November 2013. His main responsibilities are, among others,  overall management of the company, its strategy and long-term development in Poland. Prior to 2008, he served as general manager of an international building materials distribution company, where he was responsible for creating the company’s business model, its merger, optimizing the logistics chain, and adapting the Group’s global strategy in Poland. He has been in the Board of the Polish HR Forum since 2014.

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