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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 £39 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 Test 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 Charity Partner

The REC has a long history of supporting charities that help people from all backgrounds to develop their skills, get into work and build a better future for themselves.

Our current charity partner St. Giles Trust  help people who have experienced abuse, poverty, exploitation, or have been caught up in crime. By looking at everything a person needs to turn things around, whether that’s a roof over their heads, training, advice, or help getting into work, they enable young people to look to a brighter future.

St. Giles works with people who are most in-need in our society. The importance of work and opportunity isn’t lost on any of us. Recruitment is about helping everybody to live their best lives. As an industry we should be proud of the positive impact our work has for our candidates, their families, and wider society. 

We are extremely proud to support such an important charity. They really demonstrate the transformative change that can be achieved by making great work happen. That’s something recruiters everywhere can get behind. 

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REC Report and Accounts 2020 and Trading update 2021

The REC is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a council of elected representatives from the world of recruitment.

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Being a member of the REC means being amongst the best.

Representing a network of more than 3,300 recruitment businesses and 10,500 individual recruiters gives us a unique insight that can help you grow.