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The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is the professional body for the recruitment industry. The REC represents 3,776 corporate members who have branches across all regions of the UK. In addition, the REC represents 6,000 individual members within the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP).
We are committed to raising standards and highlighting excellence throughout the recruitment industry and all REC Members must abide by the REC Code of Professional Practice.
• Recruitment's biggest lobbying voice
• The source of recruitment knowledge
• Raising recruitment standards
• Helping individuals develop successful careers in recruitment
• Exceeding members' expectations through business support
Continue exploring our website to find out more about the REC and the benefits of becoming an REC Member or click on the video below.
The Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP)
The IRP was founded by the REC, to ensure that individual recruiters are recognised as a member of a professional industry that is committed to upholding best practice, world-class recruitment standards and providing the best possible service to clients and candidates.
All IRP Members sign up to the IRP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct which demonstrates their commitment to practicing the very highest standards of principled and professional recruitment.
Visit the IRP website to find out more about the IRP and the benefits of becoming an IRP Member.
Our Memberships and Awards
The REC is proud to be a member of the following organisations and we hold the following quality awards:
In June 2012, the REC was awarded the Trade Assocation of the Year by the Trade Assocation Forum. Our CEO Kevin Green also won the 2012 Leadership Award, and our 2012 Corporate Renewals Membership Campaign won Campaign of the Year.
- REC Code of Practice 2013 PDF file - 768K
- IRP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct PDF file - 129K
The REC is located at
27-45 Stamford Street
London, SE1 9NT
Tel: 020 7009 2100
Fax: 020 7935 4112
Recruitment & Employment Confederation
Registered in England
Company registration number: 03895053
Registered office: Dorset House, First Floor, 27-45 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NT