09 Dec 2013
The latest Report on Jobs from the REC and KPMG for December 2013.
06 Dec 2013
The Office for Budge Responsibility has revised its GDP forecast up from 0.6% to 1.4% in 2013 and from 1.8% to 2.4% in 2014. With the return to growth well established, the Chancellor could afford to be unashamedly positive perhaps for the first time since taking office, laying out some long-term plans that focus on ensuring the UK economy continues to grow and that the UK workforce can meet the changing demands of that growing economy.
05 Dec 2013
Recruiters will need to up their game to maintain their reputation as the most valued source of quality hires in the eyes of HR professionals, according to a new report published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) today. The Client Paradox: The changing relationship between client and agency recruiter explores employers’ current and emerging recruitment priorities, the key strengths that external recruiters are perceived to have, the areas where agencies need to enhance the value they offer and new market opportunities.
04 Dec 2013
The REC’s Institute of Recruitment Professional (IRP) Awards were held at the London Marriott Hotel to celebrate recruitment’s top professionals in a ceremony hosted by the BBC’s Jeremy Vine.
29 Nov 2013
The REC has today announced a business partnership with specialist identity validation organisation NSL Validation Solutions.
28 Nov 2013
The Chancellor, George Osborne, will set out the government’s economic strategy for 2014 next Thursday, 5 December. Ahead of this, the REC has written to the Treasury to highlight the areas, which we believe should be their priorities to support better business growth.
26 Nov 2013
REC responds to CIPD research, ‘Zero-hours contracts: myth and reality’
22 Nov 2013
As part of the Partnership Agreement between the REC and the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP), the latest roundtable between local recruitment agencies and JobCentre Plus officials was hosted at the DWP offices in Cressington House, Liverpool.
21 Nov 2013
Today marks the fifth annual National Freelancers Day, an event established by the PCG to recognise alternative ways of working and the valuable contribution made by freelancers to the UK’s economy.
20 Nov 2013
Two thirds of bosses (66%) are planning to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), up from 58% last month.
Campaigns and Issues
The Taskforce positioned the REC at the forefront of the youth unemployment debate. Members are playing an active role by signing up to our Youth Employment Charter.
Read our summary of the proposed changes to the Conduct Regulations. Find out what it will mean for your business, join the debate and share your views.
Compliance is an essential part of being an REC Member and from 2 July 2012, all new Corporate Members will be required to complete the new REC Compliance Test.
The REC has long campaigned to make pensions reform easier for recruiters. 'Pathways to Pensions' is a practical guide to help members understand pensions auto-enrolment.
Against a backdrop of spending cuts, we are fighting our corner and actively promoting the vital role that specialist recruiters play within the public sector.