Social mobility and inclusion

As the professional body for recruitment, we know that jobs transform lives and we believe that everyone should be able to pursue their chosen career regardless of their background. The recruitment industry makes a critical contribution in this area by facilitating people’s progress in the jobs market. Getting people into employment is not just essential for the general health of the UK labour market, progressing at work also benefits individuals on a very personal level.

Recruitment practices have a key role to play in increasing social mobility and helping people from under-represented groups to progress.  Through our Good Recruitment Charter, the REC promotes good recruitment practices in areas including diversity, flexible working, promoting youth employment and candidate interaction. 

We are committed to raising awareness of the vital work recruiters do. We also lead and support initiatives in host of areas including the progression of low paid workers, disability employment, older workers and women on boards.


Recruiters making a difference - case studies

Recruiters know that jobs transform lives. Whether it’s small steps to get started or leading innovative campaigns, recruiters are making a difference through their partnerships with employers, charities and business networks.

Here are just some of our members stories. Click the logos to find out more.

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