REC/IRP - The Week Ahead
The centre-piece of the last week was the launch of our Flexible Work Commission’s report. We will be showcasing the findings at the forthcoming party conferences and providing briefing notes and slides for REC members to use in client meetings and seminars. Our aim is to ensure that the recruitment industry remains at the forefront of the flexible work debate (http://www.rec.uk.com/press/news/2201).
In other news, the conference season has lurched into gear with the Lib Dems stepping up to the oche in downtown Brighton (http://www.rec.uk.com/press/news/2202). We are hosting our own fringe events during the course of the conference season (in association with PCG and the Fabian Society) and will be providing regular feedback to REC members. To receive regular dispatches from the party conference scene, follow us on twitter @HadleysComment and @RECPress.
Other highlights over the coming week include the Eurociett Board meeting in Brussels and the latest National Agency and Temporary Staffing Strategic Forum hosted by NHS Employers. Chief Executive Kevin Green has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the HR Society conference which is a further opportunity for taking industry messages forward with client organisations.
In terms of sectoral activities, this week sees general meetings of REC Healthcare and REC Technology. We will also be finalising agendas for the next meetings of REC Life Sciences and the Marketing, Media and Creative Industries (MMC) sector group.
In summary, REC activities and key external announcements over the coming week are as follows:
Monday September 24
• Day three of the Liberal Democrat annual conference. This will include address by Business Secretary Vince Cable.
• Ofsted launches an online survey allowing students to rate colleges and adult learning providers.
• Deputy Governor of the Bank of England Paul Tucker speaks at a CBI lunch event.
• The Office for National Statistics publishes public sector finances for August 2012.
Tuesday September 25
• REC Healthcare Meeting, London – Focus is on procurement procedures and national frameworks with speakers from NHS Employers, Government Procurement Services (GPS) and the UK Care Home Association (UKHCA).
• REC fringe event at Lib Dem conference t in association with PCG – Theme is ‘Creating a flexible and freelance workforce’.
• Meeting with UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) -
• The Children’s Commissioner publishes a report on safeguarding practice in primary schools at the Safeguarding in Education Conference in London.
• The Health and Social Care Information Centre publishes NHS outcomes framework indicators and monthly NHS Hospital and Community Health Service Workforce Statistics.
Wednesday September 26
• Eurociett Board Meeting, Brussels – Feedback on latest EU developments will be made available to REC members.
• National Agency and Temporary Staffing Strategic Forum – REC Healthcare is represented on this Forum which is hosted by NHS Employers.
• Final day of the Liberal Democrat annual conference in Brighton.
• The Bank of England publishes a credit conditions survey.
• The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) publishes the English Business Survey for Q4 of 2011 and Q1 and Q2 for 2012
• The Department for Education publishes planned expenditure of local authorities on education and children’s social care functions.
Thursday September 27
• REC Chief Executive, Kevin Green speaking at the HR Society event.
• REC Technology meeting - The focus is on digital skills with external speakers from CBI.
• Reform holds a conference on educational value. Education minister Lord Hill and Margaret Hodge MP attend.
• The Welsh Government publishes regional economic and labour market profiles.
Friday September 28
• REC submission to government on AWR – One year in.
• Certificate and Diploma in Recruitment Exam Results are published.
• Chief executive of Advertising Standards Authority Guy Parker delivers a keynote address at a Westminster eForum event on digital marketing
• The Office for National Statistics publishes the labour productivity statistics for quarter 2, 2012, the business register employment survey for 2011.