Attract and retain top talent

Attract and retain top talent—Pay and benefits in the recruitment sector is the REC's latest survey of recruitment industry pay and benefits.

 

The report provides invaluable information for leaders and managers about the motivations of consultants and managers when choosing a place to work. It will help you to benchmark your salary and benefits packages and assess your competitiveness in the market. 

 

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Survey highlights

  • Earnings up

    Since the last survey in 2015, overall earnings have risen, with both managers and consultants enjoying above inflation pay rises in the last financial year.

  • Highest in three years

    The average pay rise for both managers and consultants in the last financial year was the highest in the past three years.

  • Longevity a factor

    The recruitment industry rewards experience and longevity with significant boosts in total earnings coming after a few years in post.

  • Three motivators

    The top three considerations for recruiters when choosing a new job are pay, followed by personal development opportunities, and flexible work practices.

Gender pay gap still a concern - but flexible work being embraced 

The area of real concern remains the persistent gender pay gap, which does not appear to have reduced since the last report in 2015. Reviewing pay and bonus policies to ensure they are gender neutral is vital, as is ensuring men and women have equal opportunity to grow into more senior roles.

 

But the survey finds more than half of women (53 per cent) and a third of men (33 per cent) working in recruitment have used at least one method of flexible working in the past year. 

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Our partnership with Croner

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Attract and retain top talent—Pay and benefits in the recruitment sector was produced in partnership with Croner. In addition to downloading the report for free, REC members can subscribe to Croner SalarySearch for 18 months for the price of 12. Terms and conditions apply. 
 

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Attract and retain top talent—Pay and benefits in the recruitment sector is free for all REC members to download. 

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