The REC is making sure that employers get the best talent and right people to help their businesses grow.
We set the standard so you can work with the best recruiters. We work with you to champion good recruitment so you can get the people you need.
About the recruitment industry:
Getting the right people isn't always easy. We're here because good people transform business and the right jobs transform lives.
If you decide to use a recruitment agency, using an REC member agency ensures that your whole recruiting process adheres to all legal requirements and best practice.
REC members must prove that they are fully compliant with the law and must abide by a Code of Professional Practice.
It is also a condition of membership that recruitment businesses have a complaints policy and procedure in place, and member agencies are subject to the REC’s disciplinary and complaints procedure if the agency fails to live up to its promise under the Code.
Search for an REC member specialising in your sector using the Member Directory.
The Good Recruitment Campaign (GRC) is the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s flagship campaign.
The GRC was created in answer to REC member requests for us to educate employers about why they should be using recruitment businesses and agencies who are members of the REC.
The GRC is designed to encourage businesses to use recruitment partners who are signed up to industry codes of practice, and who demonstrate a commitment to good recruitment.
Find out more about how you can be involved with the Good Recruitment Campaign.
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Temporary and contract staff (PDF)
Legal requirements of agencies placing temporary workers (PDF)
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