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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

We drive standards and empower recruitment businesses to build better futures for their candidates and themselves. We are champions of an industry which is fundamental to the strength of the UK economy.

We provide legal advice, business support and training to help recruiters, and we celebrate the individuals involved in this industry, which contributes £43 billion to the UK economy.

REC members are recognised for their professionalism and the value they provide to clients and candidates. If a recruitment agency displays the REC logo, it's a sign of quality. It demonstrates that they have passed our Compliance Assessment and adhere to our Code of Professional Practice.

We work with recruiters and employers across the UK. Our team includes legal, compliance, policy, qualification and account management experts who have specific experience working with recruiters to help their businesses thrive.

REC Annual Report and Accounts 2022

The REC is here to help you succeed every step of the way. Take a look at how we helped our industry and members in 2022.

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REC Charity Partner - Trussell Trust

Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks and they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. REC is proud to partner with Trussell and has worked with them on a number of fundraising and other donation activities.

There are more than 1,300 food bank centres in their network. They support these food banks to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis (for instance by advice agencies, GPs, social services and schools), as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face.

Be an REC member, be amongst the best

REC members have many benefits including:

  • Legal helpline support
  • Recruitment research reports
  • Discounted industry training, and much more…