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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 11: The future of work and the changing economy

Featured speaker: Tina McKenzie, CEO, Staffline Ireland and Deputy Chair of Policy and Advocacy, FSB UK

In this episode, our CEO Neil Carberry, interviews Tina McKenzie, CEO, Staffline Ireland and Deputy Chair of Policy and Advocacy, FSB UK. Listen in as they discuss how the economy is changing, and how to meet the expectations of the future of work for business and staff alike, following on from Brexit, Covid and other issues.  

In this episode, tune in to hear: 

  • Ways to deal with the new demands that your business can face and how to satisfy your client 

  • How to demonstrate the value of the collective by positive company offerings that ensure you look after clients and your staff members wellbeing, the company culture and retain talent 

  • What the future of work looks like taking flexibility and trends on digitalisation into consideration 

Key quotes/takeaways

We should be client focused, as their business and candidates' expectations are changing following on from the pandemic - Neil 

It’s important to go back to basics and make sure the customer is getting the flexibility that they need for their business and that candidates are placed in the right jobs at the right time - Tina 

Focus should be on clients, candidates, remote working, digitalisation, how to treat our corporate staff and thinking about what the company culture is and how does that permeate across the services. If you’re doing these basics right, your business shouldn’t fail - Tina 

Find out more about Tina McKenzie here.

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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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