REC launches HELP Campaign to guide recruiters through recession
The REC has launched a major new initiative to help members survive and thrive in the recession.
The HELP Campaign – Beat The Recession - has been designed as a direct response to feedback the REC has gathered from its members over the past nine months
The six key elements of the campaign, now fully available online, give members expert guidance and advice which will be invaluable to all levels of recruitment professionals who face a dramatic downturn in their businesses.
The HELP Campaign comprises a package of exclusive tailored services:
1) Academy for Business, the first fully integrated business support service designed by recruiters for recruiters offering the REC’s training and industry-recognised qualifications, business partnership activities, along with the mentoring and start-up services previously delivered by RITE
2) REC on the Road consists of 32 free events taking place in every part of the UK. Kevin Green, the REC’s CEO will lead these informal discussions and meetings. The first of these took place in Cambridge yesterday (Tuesday February 24 ) along with sessions in Milton Keynes and Peterborough today
3) Two new research reports - Riding The Recession and 7 Secrets of Successful Recruiters. Both are packed full of useful information and practical guidance from members who have already experienced previous recessions and those high-achievers wanting to pass on some of their proven methods of succeeding in recruitment
4) Beat the Recession Seminars at which recruitment experts will pick up on some of the topics raised in the two research reports to help recruiters survive and thrive in the current economic downturn
5) Ten Top Tips to achieve optimum performance are now available online. These include how to manage your cash more effectively in a downturn and understanding client needs
6) Corporate Member Handbook: the definitive guide to REC products and services to support recruitment businesses
Kevin Green explained:
“Many recruiters have been surprised by the speed of the downturn. So the REC has responded quickly by pulling together a multitude of new services that will help them get through the recession.
“In particular, the Academy for Business brings all our professional development and business products under one roof supplementing what we are doing with our new account management system in making our services more centred on members and more accessible to them.”
The HELP Campaign can now be found on the REC website, www.rec.uk.com/HELP. Included are details of how to sign up for the CEO road shows and seminars, and how to obtain copies of the two new research surveys.