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REC Podcast: Talking Recruitment


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 7: How can we improve D&I in the recruitment industry

Featured speaker: Joanne Lockwood, founder and CEO of SEE Change Happen

Joanne joins Neil Carberry to discuss our industry's role in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces. You'll hear about practical steps that your business can take to enable D&I, and to drive the UK’s productivity.

Tune in to hear:

  • How we can be more diverse and inclusive as an industry and as employers
  • The importance of tackling and mitigating bias in the recruitment process
  • Potentially changing the selection process, ditching CVs as a primary source of evidence, anonymising candidates and using objective based tasks

Find out more about SEE Change Happen here.

*New* Recruitment and recovery - Download the report now

Introducing Recruitment and recovery - our ground-breaking study of the social and economic impact of recruitment. Download the free report now to learn the contribution recruiters make towards UK's productivity and economic recovery. 

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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