People in Aid Code

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People in Aid Code

The People In Aid Code of Good Practice is an internationally recognised management tool that helps agencies enhance the quality of their human resources management.

The Code provides a comprehensive and sector specific framework relevant to organisations of any shape or size.

A result of international collaboration

The Code is the result of years of international collaboration by a wide range of charities, international organisations, public bodies and private sector firms.

As a management framework, it is also an important part of agencies’ efforts to improve standards, accountability and transparency amid the challenges of disaster, conflict and poverty.

The seven charity principles

Built on the guiding principle that "people are central to the achievement of our mission", the Code comprises seven principles:

1. Health, safety and security

2. Learning, training and development

3. Recruitment and selection

4. Consultation and communication

5. Support, management and leadership

6. Staff policies and practices

7. Human resources strategy

Click here to read the People in Aid code.