Kevin Green in talks with CIPD’s Chief Executive
REC Chief Executive Kevin Green met with Jackie Orme, the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development late last week.
Their discussions focused on several issues of common interest to both organisations including the labour market and the economy, the Government’s legislative programme and businesses’ talent agenda.
The REC and the CIPD have begun to forge closer links, the objective being for recruiters and HR professionals to have a clearer understanding of how they can work together. The two organisations are keen to work together particularly on future research and potentially qualifications and training.
This has already started with our collaboration on a practical guide that identifies how HR professionals and recruitment agencies can build better relationships and deliver more value.
The CIPD has also accepted the REC’s invitation to be a member of the new Agency Workers Commission that has been set up in response to the Government’s and the EU Directive to give equal treatment to temporary staff after 12 weeks of an assignment.
The CIPD believes agency working plays an important part in the UK’s flexible labour market and wants to contribute to the Commission to ensure that that the new regulations are straightforward, workable and do not create unnecessary burdens.
Kevin Green, a Fellow of the CIPD, was previously the Royal Mail’s Letters HR Director before his appointment at the REC.
Commenting on the meeting, Kevin Green said: “The REC has a leading role to play in developing stronger, pro-active relationships with organisations such as the CIPD where there is so much common ground and much to be learned on both sides in order to promote and promulgate the roles of both recruiters and HR professionals to achieve best practice.”