The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is the professional body for UK recruitment businesses. Established since 1930, representing 82% of the recruitment market place by value, the REC work tirelessly to support members in helping businesses find the people they need, while improving the standards and reputation of our industry. With you, we’re building the best recruitment industry in the world. The REC is a not-for-profit organisation governed by an elected council of recruitment industry representatives. We are absolutely passionate and totally committed in this pursuit for recruiters, employers, and the people they hire. What recruiters do matters.
REC members are UK-based recruitment agencies, spanning from large organisations right down to sole traders. The REC represents the interests of its members and the UK jobs market to government through its policy work. The REC lobbies government directly and has a foothold with all major government departments.
Jobs transform lives is about the whole industry. The REC and its members are making sure that employers get the best talent and the right people to help their businesses grow. The passion, expertise and guidance that we embody means that you, as our members, are rigorous and quality focused. Together, we set the standard.
We get it like nobody else does and it makes our experience, insight and solutions the most influential. We lead the way in defining better recruitment standards and practice, and what is truly needed to build a world-class jobs market.Together we need to show that recruiters can make a real difference, that British business needs talent to win and that the recruitment industry fuels the UK engine / job market to help drive business growth and prosperity.