What we do

Jobs transform lives, which is why we are building the best recruitment industry in the world. As the professional body for recruitment we’re determined to make businesses more successful by helping them secure the people they need.  We are absolutely passionate and totally committed in this pursuit for recruiters, employers, and the people they hire.  

Campaigns & Issues

As the professional body for recruitment we’re determined to make businesses more successful by helping them secure the people they need. As the voice of the industry, we campaign on behalf of the UK’s recruitment industry and represents recruiters’ views at the highest levels of government.

  • Tax

    Tax is a multi-faceted policy brief that cuts across all of our sectors in some way. Our work in this area is very much geared towards ensuring a level playing field for all our members.

  • Good Recruitment Campaign

    The Good Recruitment campaign, created by businesses for businesses, exists to promote the critical importance that good recruitment practice plays in organisational success.

  • Scale Up

    A wealth of tools, events, workshops, seminars and research to help your business grow.

  • Manifesto for jobs

    Our REC manifesto for jobs brings together the headline messages we are taking forward in the run-up to the general election and that will inform our dialogue with the next government. Our aim is to continue positioning the recruitment industry’s voice at the forefront of major employment-related debates, such as skills, inclusion, immigration, public sector resourcing and modern working practices.

REC Case studies

  • Kathryn Boyd

    The REC is the trusted voice of the recruitment industry in an uncertain political and economic climate. Membership gives me access to a wealth of industry specific information and MI which can help my business better predict and plan in these uncertain times.

    Kathryn Boyd,,Search Consultancy

  • Jan Stevens DP Connect

    We have seen at first- hand the excellent work that the REC does behind the scenes on behalf of its members and would definitely encourage other members to get more involved and share their skills.

    Jan Stevens, DP Connect,

  • Jacqueline Hilton FIRP Fidelis Partners

    We're in recruitment for the right reasons. I genuinely believe in what we do and want to give as much to our clients and candidates. That's why we're a part of the REC

    Jacqueline Hilton FIRP, Fidelis Partners,

  • Simon noakes

    When I think about what the REC can provide to a recruitment business, I need not look any further than the service that has been provided to my business. The free Legal Helpline and model contracts are an invaluable asset to any business big or small.

    Simon Noakes, Bespoke Recruitment,

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