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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

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The Good Recruitment Collective exists to promote the critical importance that good recruitment practices play in organisational success.

It is a network of employers who have signed the Good Recruitment Charter and are united behind one common goal of attaining recruitment best practice.

Created by employers, for employers, the Good Recruitment Collective enables organisations to review current hiring procedures and discuss practical recruitment issues.


Join today and benefit from workshops, conferences, self-assessment tools and data to help you benchmark and improve your recruitment practices – ultimately ensuring you're attracting and securing the right candidates.

  • Facilitates the exchange of best practice within a large network of like-minded professionals
  • Secures your position as an employer of choice
  • Helps organisations acquire the right talent 
  • Promotes the importance of a great candidate experience

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The Good Recruitment Collective ensures that recruiters are working as effectively as possible with employers

This REC-run initiative was created to educate your clients on good recruitment practice and to encourage better working partnerships between employers and recruiters.

When employers join the Good Recruitment Collective, REC members are given an additional channel of content and insights coming directly from their clients.

  • Provide your clients with free tools and resources that will help them benchmark their recruitment functions
  • Employers who sign the charter are encouraged to work with an REC member when choosing a recruitment partner
  • Employers within the network feed insights back to REC members which help you understand client challenges and priorities
  • By recommending that your clients join the Good Recruitment Collective, REC members can demonstrate their own commitment to best practice

The Good Recruitment Charter

Devised and developed by our employer-led panel, the charter defines good recruitment practices.

1. Diversity & inclusion: We are fair, legal and ethical in our resource planning and recruitment procedures, with specific regard to actively promoting diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

2. Equal treatment: We exercise good recruitment practice and apply this equally to temporary, contract, interim, fixed term, zero hours and part-time workers.

3. Candidate experience: We deliver a high standard of candidate experience, with ongoing communication during the recruitment process, including two-way feedback for all those interviewed.

4. Flexible work: We offer flexible working arrangements and adaptive working practices, wherever possible, as a way of boosting inclusion and attracting talent.

5. Professional development: We ask that those managing and delivering the recruitment process (whether internal staff or external providers) work to recognised standards, undertake any relevant training/qualification, and commit to continuous development.

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6. Recruitment partners: We ask that our external recruitment providers are signed up to the REC's industry codes of practice and demonstrate a commitment to good recruitment practice.

7. Supply chain: Our supply chain delivers good recruitment practice throughout, including where different resourcing models, such as recruitment process outsourcing or vendor arrangements, are in place.

8. Youth employment: We help to address youth employment through our recruitment procedures; for example, through the provision of apprenticeships and traineeships, and by working with recruitment organisations who have signed up to the REC’s Future of Jobs ambassadors programme.

9. Process improvement: We regularly review our recruitment procedures with feedback from candidates (those appointed and not appointed) and keep up-to-date with new recruitment/resourcing approaches.

Organisations committed to the Good Recruitment Charter

Each and every one of these organisations has dedicated themselves to supporting and upholding the Good Recruitment Charter.

GRC podcast

The Good Recruitment podcast features interviews with some of the biggest names in HR and inhouse recruitment.

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We are honoured to be joining the Good Recruitment campaign. EY has always prided itself on being best in class for the attraction, selection and retention of top talent. EY is dedicated to building a better working world, so we are constantly looking for ways to enhance the candidate experience.

Richards Dan 98895G 1 (2) Dan Richards
Recruiting Leader, EY
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The success of our business is built around our people, therefore recruiting and retaining the very best talent is key. Here at PepsiCo we are committed to best practice and didn’t hesitate when given the opportunity to sign the Good Recruitment Charter. PepsiCo is happy to support the REC Good Recruitment campaign.

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Talent Acquisition Lead, PepsiCo