Jan Stevens, corporate services director at DP Connect
Why did you join the REC?
We joined the REC to give additional credibility to our business, to network with other senior recruitment professionals and to take advantage of the many benefits that the REC provides for its members.
What does REC membership mean to you?
For us membership of the REC means that we can continue to focus on, and invest in, the revenue generating side of our business safe in the knowledge that our HR, legal and compliance people are being kept alerted to, and informed of, the latest developments and promptly taking any action necessary. REC provides a free legal helpline and regular legal and employment updates which we take advantage of.
What have you enjoyed about being a member?
We have met excellent contacts through the REC, many now good ‘industry friends‘, albeit some are direct competitors. The REC has seen great success in its aim to bring the industry together and share best practice. Historically recruiters did not speak to competitors and no spirit of co-operation, or ‘co-opetition’ existed. 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 and experience.
What does the future hold for your membership?
We will continue to use REC membership in the future, potentially making more use of the formal training accreditations as part of our development programme. We have received and responded to surveys from the REC recently regarding the service elements we use currently and what else would be of interest to our business, so we are sure that new services will continue to be added to the REC’s portfolio in order to meet member demand.