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A regular podcast featuring the leading thinkers from across the recruitment and business world, in conversation with REC Chief Executive Neil Carberry.

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About the host

web_p2_RM_Neil-Carberry-headshot-1.pngNeil is the REC's chief executive. He began his career in recruitment, working for a small search firm specialising in financial services. He went on to do a post-graduate degree in HR at the LSE and joined the CBI in 2004. 

Neil was a managing director at the CBI, leading its work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure. He is a member of the council of the conciliation service ACAS and of the Low Pay Commission, which makes recommendations about the level of the National Minimum Wage. He is also the chair of a small academy trust.

*The views expressed by guests on the REC's Talking Recruitment podcast are not those of the REC and reflect the individual's personal opinions.  

Welcome to our 2021 Series

Episode 1: Recruitment vs Brexit and COVID-19 - Your key questions answered

Featured speaker: Lorraine Laryea, Recruitment Standards Director, REC

In our first Talking Recruitment podcast of 2021, Neil Carberry is joined by REC's new Recruitment Standards Director Lorraine Laryea to discuss the current hot topics in recruitment - Brexit and COVID-19.

Lorraine provides clarity on some of the most frequently asked questions by REC members related to:

  • Brexit and Data Protection (GDPR)
  • Brexit and Right to Work for EU citizens
  • COVID-19 lockdown and it's impact on our industry

Need more advice on Brexit? Check out our latest webinar where we delve into the latest analysis for an overview of the likely impact on the market, settled status for EU nationals, latest developments on the immigration system and the regulatory impact of Brexit.

UK recruitment industry status report 2019/20

The recruitment industry contributed £42.3 billion to the UK economy in 2019, accounting for 2.1% of UK direct Gross Value Added (GVA). Download our latest report mapping the state of our industry and where the opportunities lie as you plan for 2021 and beyond.

You can also download our exclusive toolkit with PowerPoint slides and GIFs to use in client presentations.(REC members only)

Catch up on our 2020 podcasts here...

Join Neil Carberry's Talking Recruitment Webinars

Join Neil Carberry and his guest speakers for our 2021 Talking Recruitment webinars where we will update you on the key issues of the day, whether that’s regulatory changes, trade and immigration post-Brexit, or good recruitment, diversity and inclusion. Sign up now to secure your spot.

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