Association of Executive Recruiters

Association of Executive Recruiters  

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation's (REC) Association of Executive Recruiters (AER) provides specialist information and advice to executive search and selection consultants and offers the opportunity to tackle the leading issues affecting the executive search industry.

The Association of Search & Selection Consultancies was formed in 1983, became a division of REC in 1995 and reformed as the Association of Executive Recruiters in 2005. 

This group sets out a dynamic events programme throughout the year inviting leading experts to share insight into the most pressing issues for the executive search industry. These have included the future of leadership, corporate good governance and improving the diversity of UK boardrooms.

Sector meetings also provide networking opportunities and serve as a forum for members to feed into the REC’s influencing and campaigning activity. For example, the AER has played an influential role in the women on boards agenda and continues to work with the government and other key stakeholders to promote gender equality at the senior level and increase awareness of good recruitment practices.


Join the REC AER sector group:

If you are interested in joining the REC AER sector group, contact your REC Account Manager by calling 0207 009 2100 or by emailing

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