About REC Membership

Join the 3,500+ recruitment businesses championing brilliant recruitment


The REC is the recruitment industry's leading voice. Now more than ever, the REC is a reliable source of information, analysis and insight about the world of work. We are passionate about the growth and development of your recruitment business. So, no matter what your aspirations are, we will be there with you every step of the way. 

The REC represents a network of more than 3,500 recruitment businesses and more than 11,500 individuals through its Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP). Only REC membership gives you the tools needed to grow a compliant and efficient recruitment business. We offer members comprehensive legal guidance, commercial risk insurance, world-class training and qualifications, cutting-edge research, events and more. The REC is also your voice to government and the media. We support good recruitment and professional standards, and ensure member compliance for a stronger, more reliable industry.

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REC member benefits

Here's whats included in your corporate membership with the REC

  • Legal Support for Recruitment agencies

    In-house legal support

    Your REC membership includes unrivalled legal support, advice, and guidance.

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  • Recruitment Research & Insights

    Market-leading research

    Our reports are free for REC members, and are designed to be relevant, accessible, practical and easy to use.

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  • Policy support for recruitment agencies

    Policy support

    Extensive and dedicated support for members on all major campaigns including Brexit, IR35 and Good Work Plan.

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  • Professionalism and compliance in recruitment


    Showcase your unmatched professionalism and champion good recruitment to boost client and candidate confidence.

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  • Recruitment training

    Upskill your staff

    Choose from our range of recruitment learning courses including in-company training to upskill your staff.

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  • Sector support for recruitment agencies

    Sector support

    Sector support includes issue-specific webinars, meetings and policy guides – keeping your business at the forefront of the latest sector news.

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  • Networking opportunities

    Networking opportunities

    Nation-wide events and workshops to network with your peers and industry leaders.

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  • REC business partners

    Member-exclusive discounts

    Benefit from members-only discounts and offers through our approved business partners.

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Why join the REC in 2019?

  1.  Campaign support: Extensive and dedicated support for members on BrexitIR35 and all major campaigns including Good Work Plan

  2.  Your voice to government: Be the first ones to hear about the latest policy updates 

  3.  Legal support: Get free, unlimited access to our legal helpline, Model Document and Policies library, online legal guides, monthly legal updates and more

  4.  World-class research & insights: Take a data-driven approach to managing client relationships and building new ones through our suite of labour market research reports

  5.  Compliance: Showcase your unmatched professionalism and champion good recruitment to boost client and candidate confidence. Compliance is your mark of quality

  6.  Upskill your staff: Through the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, we offer a full range of recruitment specific learning courses and in-company training to assist with successful development of your recruiters

  7.  Good Recruitment Campaign: With over 400 leading employers as signatories, the Good Recruitment Campaign helps REC members win and retain clients

Download our factsheet outlining what's planned for our members in 2019. 

Download your membership handbook 2019  

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