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Let's lead the recovery together - Join us at REC2021 in June - Book your spot today

REC2021, REC's annual virtual conference goes live in June. A must-attend event for all future-focused recruiters, this gathering will be packed with keynotes, breakout sessions, practical learning modules and multiple networking opportunities, all delivered live. Sign up now. 

REC Awards 2021

Our annual awards showcase the work of brilliant recruiters throughout the industry - from agency to in-house and start-ups to multinationals. Celebrate the best in UK recruitment and what you’ve achieved during these testing times. Entries are open until 9 July, don't miss out!


IR35 changes now law in the private sector - We can help you

The off-payroll rule changes for the private sector came into force on 6 April. Government made some last-minute changes to the rules when the Finance Bill was published on 11 March. We have amended our template contracts and some of our supporting documents to reflect these changes. We have also updated our infographics for agencies, your clients and contractors. For regular updates and the latest guidance, head to our IR35 hub.


nGage Tim Cook

Neil and the team at the REC have elevated the way that the industry is seen by government with their skilful lobbying and engagement. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the REC has pulled together the leading recruiters in an organised way not seen before and created a body that the Government will actually listen to .

nGage Tim Cook Tim Cook
Group CEO, nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
Jacqueline Hilton FREC

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 FREC Jacqueline Hilton FREC
Managing Director, Fidelis Partners
Ian Sackree 1k

Protocol have been specialists in Education recruitment for the last 25 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to continuously learn and evolve with the sector to ensure we are offering the very best level of service to our candidates and clients, which is supported by our REC membership. We’re so pleased to be part of REC and to be able to draw on all its resources, advice and networks. It is helping us be a better recruitment business too! Thank you!

Ian Sackree 1k Ian Sackree
Chief Executive, Protocol
Curo Graham Smith

One of the things that I liked about the application process for the REC was the fact that you guys actually test members and that is not always the case with some membership organisations.

Curo Graham Smith Graham Smith
Head of Marketing, Curo Services
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A comprehensive source of information and resource empowering you and your employees whilst providing them with the ability to transform your organisation for the better.

chef on the way logo white Asher Forrester
Operations Manager, Chef On The Way
Anthony McCormack, Macstaff 1k

REC drives standards and opportunities in the industry. Their webinars and the access to market intelligence you get with membership is really useful. Some of that information has led to Macstaff pivoting off into extra business areas over the past 12 months.

Anthony McCormack, Macstaff 1k Anthony McCormack
Managing Director, Macstaff
Bennett Staff

The REC leads the way in industry standards and best practice. This allows us to demonstrate quality assurances to our clients.

Bennett Staff Claire Wolstenholme and Robbie Harrison
MD and Operations Director, Bennett Staff
Kelly Dunn   KD Recruitment 2

I have found that the information I get from REC, especially the jobs report, which I fill out every month, is really useful, because when I’m sat there in front of the clients, I can talk to them about real-time information. I now have access to the regional one which is great.

Kelly Dunn   KD Recruitment 2 Kelly Dunn
Managing Director, KD Recruitment Limited
Kelly Knopp

I chose to use the REC as it is an organisation that is universally recognised. Their knowledge is second to none when it comes to employment law. Knowing you have the legal support as well as access to a library of template documents is also very useful. The process from start to finish of becoming a member was very straight forward and I was supported every step of the way with any questions I had. I am proud to show the REC logo on my website.

Kelly Knopp Kelly Knopp
Director, Southern Education Recruitment
Steve, Connectwell

The REC team provides an invaluable service to the UK by keeping the highest recruitment, talent and employment standards and goals front of mind to key decision makers and practitioners alike. They are more than a hub for best practice, learning and innovation. They are at the centre of the industry driving the dynamic conversations that count in so many tangible ways in real lives.

Steve, Connectwell Steve Bernard
Founder, Connectwell
Robert Kean

Our main focus when starting our business was to ensure that we get things right the first time and to hopefully minimise the risks and avoidable mistakes further down the line. Having the REC behind us gives us the reassurance and tools to ensure we are in the best possible position to achieve this.

Robert Kean Robert Kean
Managing Director, NR Recruitment Ltd

*New* Recruitment and recovery - Download the report now

Introducing Recruitment and recovery - our ground-breaking study of the social and economic impact of recruitment. Download the free report now to learn the contribution recruiters make towards UK's productivity and economic recovery.