The effective and efficient use of agency staff is a significant feature of an evolving public sector environment. If public services are to respond to unexpected circumstances, do more with less and meet increasing levels of demand as the UK population continues to grow, then innovative ways of working and different models of workforce planning will be required. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is spearheading a campaign that:
- Helps members compete effectively and get to grips with how the public sector operates.
- Demonstrates to politicians that spending cuts and driving down margins on recruitment will present long-term difficulties in meeting the UK public sector workforce needs.
- Shares our jobs data and members' experiences with public sector clients to improve workforce planning.
REC agencies are acknowledged as key partners in the management and development of the public sector workforce. We work closely with bodies such as the Crown Commercial Service, the Local Government Association, NHS Employers and the National College of Teaching and Leadership, as well as individual schools, local authorities and NHS Trusts to improve services and supply the temporary staff that public services need to meet the challenges they face. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation has an active relationship with both the Westminister and devolved governments on matters concerning contingency labour.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation represents the recruitment industry on the NHS Employers National Agency and Temporary Staffing Strategic Forum, the Department of Health's National Procurement Council and the Local Government Association’s Employer Standards Advisory Group.