REC @ Party Conferences
The main party conferences lurch into gear next week. Up first are the Lib Dems down in Brighton, followed by Labour in Manchester and the Conservatives in Birmingham. The REC policy team will be in amongst it all three and will be providing regular updates from the conference floor.
We are hosting our own fringe events during the course of the conference season in association with PCG and the Fabian Society. This will be a great platform for showcasing the findings of the REC’s Flexible Work Commission which launched its final report earlier this week (http://www.rec.uk.com/press/news/2201).
There are a number of benefits that come from taking an active role in the main party conferences. First is the opportunity to build links with ministers and party officials as well as with employers, think tanks and representative organisations. The second is taking forward key industry messages at the various fringe sessions and promoting the positive contribution of recruiters to UK economy and labour market. The third tangible benefit is taking stock of the latest policy developments and feedback from leading businesses to ensure that REC and IRP members are kept ahead of the game.
As part of this last objective, we will be providing regular updates from the events in Brighton, Manchester and Birmingham as well as a post-conference analysis of some of the key areas that affect recruiters. We would also welcome the views of REC and IRP members on any major announcements made over the coming weeks.
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