Latest research

The REC is proud to be a research-led organisation that champions the positive impact of the recruitment industry.

Our publications include monthly tracking surveys of recruitment activity, and employers’ future hiring intentions, along with annual reports on the value of the UK recruitment industry and individual reports on important topics related to recruitment and employment.

Read our latest research reports below.

Recruitment industry trends 2016-2017

Recruitment industry trends is the REC’s annual report about the shape of the UK’s recruitment industry. Use the data from our industry snapshot to measure your performance against industry-wide benchmarks. Download here.

Scale Up Workbook - How to lead, inspire and retain your people

This workbook outlines steps to help you be the best leader you can be. We talked to recruitment leaders, managers and consultants to find out how people at all levels define good leadership. Those who have already been there and done it share their secrets to success. Download here


Ready, willing and able? Can the UK labour force meet demand after Brexit?

We address a question we hear a lot from policy-makers in relation to low-skilled roles: what can employers and recruiters do to attract British workers into jobs currently done by EU nationals? Download here.  


Tune in to temps

How employers and recruiters can support the agency workers voice in the workplace. Download here.  


Building the Post-Brexit Immigration System

An analysis of shortages, scenarios and choices. Download here. 


Managing migration in a way that supports labour market success

What we can learn from the experiences of recruiters and employers in Norway, Switzerland, Canada and Australia. Download here. 


Perfect match: Making the right hire and the cost of getting it wrong 

It’s easy to turn a blind eye to the cost of bad recruitment, but getting it wrong can have a big impact on a business’s finances.

As UK businesses seek to navigate a period of economic uncertainty, Perfect match: Making the right hire and the cost of getting it wrong contains a step-by-step guide to calculating the price of a bad hire, enabling employers to take an informed and measurable approach to investing in recruitment. Click here for more information


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