More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of people say they want business leaders to have a voice on the big issues of the day and take a lead on change, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. With the REC Manifesto hitting the newswires this week, recruitment industry leaders have a pivotal role to play in spreading the word and showcasing our sector’s role in making great work happen.
Calling all industry activists!
As well as taking forward priority issues for the industry in the run-up to 12 December, we will be using the manifesto to build links with incoming MPs and ministers after the election. We are calling on REC members to be industry ‘activists’ during both stages:
Let’s get the messages out
The UK recruitment sector places over a million people into new permanent jobs every year and ensures that a million temporary and contract workers are on assignment on any given day – let’s shout it out!
Let’s also use the manifesto to ramp up the noise around our four campaigning themes and specific asks to the next government:
An increasing number of REC members are ready to engage with MPs in their area as well as with local enterprise partnerships, chambers of commerce and local schools/colleges. Using the manifesto messages to influence the big debates of the day is good for the brand of your own business and good for the brand of our industry as a provider of new solutions to emerging labour market challenges. Let’s get involved and make great work happen!