What we do

The REC is all about brilliant recruitment, which drives our economy and delivers opportunity to millions. As the voice of the recruitment industry, we champion high standards, speak up for great recruiters, and help them grow. Recruitment is a powerful tool for companies and candidates to build better futures for themselves and a strong economy for the UK.

Campaigns & Issues

As the professional body for recruitment we’re determined to make businesses more successful by helping them secure the people they need. As the voice of the industry, we campaign on behalf of the UK’s recruitment industry and represents recruiters’ views at the highest levels of government.

  • Immigration & Brexit

    On 29 March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50(2) of the Lisbon Treaty of the EU, giving the UK two years to negotiate its withdrawal from the EU.

  • IR35 hub

    The IR35 hub brings together all REC resources to help you navigate these changes

  • Good Recruitment Campaign

    Good recruitment helps organisations to acquire the talent they need in order to perform and grow

  • Scale Up

    A wealth of tools, events, workshops, seminars and research to help your business grow.

REC Case studies

  • The REC is the trusted voice of the recruitment industry in an uncertain political and economic climate. Membership gives me access to a wealth of industry specific information and MI which can help my business better predict and plan in these uncertain times.

    Kathryn Boyd
    Search Consultancy

  • Jan Stevens DP Connect

    We have seen at first- hand the excellent work that the REC does behind the scenes on behalf of its members and would definitely encourage other members to get more involved and share their skills.

    Jan Stevens
    DP Connect

  • Jacqueline Hilton FIRP Fidelis Partners

    We're in recruitment for the right reasons. I genuinely believe in what we do and want to give as much to our clients and candidates. That's why we're a part of the REC

    Jacqueline Hilton FIRP
    Fidelis Partners

  • Tim Jacob

    Rethink needs to be aware of our markets and have a voice with government on how it works. We also want to make sure we know what we are doing and can find experts to help our people be the best they can. The REC is a big part of making sure we have comfort we have this covered.

    Tim Jacob
    Group Commercial Director Rethink Group Limited

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