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Research bitesize  Most up-to-date job market information


Practical guides  Tips for your organisation to thrive in the recruitment industry


JobsOutlook  Monthly survey detailing the hiring intentions of UK employer


Recruitment insights  Find helpful reports and blogs for recruiters

Recruitment industry status report  Latest figures of the value and size of the staffing industry


Labour market tracker  Monitors online job postings and provides valuable insight about demand for specific occupations


KPMG and REC UK Report on jobs  Analysis of permanent and temporary recruitment, vacancies and earnings

Keeping recruiters in the know

We produce monthly tracking surveys of recruitment activity, along with in-depth reports on topics related to recruitment and employment. Join the REC and gain access to data and insight to inform your business strategy.

Monthly JobsOutlook and Report on Jobs surveys, plus local jobs market data

Annual Recruitment Industry Trends Survey - mapping the economic impact of recruitment and helping you benchmark your own business performance

Reports, workbooks and guides to inform the government's agenda on jobs and employment.

Research bitesize

On this page, you'll find the most up-to-date job market information recruiters need to understand and plan ahead.

It brings together all the latest REC research and the UK’s labour market developments.

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KPMG and REC UK Report on jobs

Report on Jobs provides analysis of permanent and temporary recruitment, vacancies and earnings in all regions and sectors of the UK labour market. Produced by S&P Global on behalf of the REC and KPMG, this is a monthly survey of 400 recruitment businesses.

Reports on Jobs explains what has happened in the month just gone and is therefore used as a lead indicator on labour market activity, demand, and worker availability.

Report on Jobs is available to REC Corporate members for an annual subscription of £450, and to non-members for £750.

To subscribe contact S&P Global on or call 01491 461000.

Alternatively, by joining the Report on Jobs panel and completing the short survey each month REC members can receive the report for free.

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Labour market tracker

Labour Market Tracker monitors online job postings and provides valuable insight into the demand for specific occupations across the UK. To do this, we have partnered with Lightcast to help your institution, organisation, or community thrive by bringing you a leading labour market intelligence.

REC’s Labour Market Tracker is a tool to help recruiters, businesses and policymakers see how the jobs market is evolving. It aims to help you spot signs of growth through job vacancy data from all local areas and occupations across the UK.

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JobsOutlook is our monthly survey detailing the hiring intentions of UK employers, featuring analysis of workforce demand and candidate shortages across all sectors.

This survey includes data from 600 employers about their short and medium-term plans for hiring permanent and temporary staff.

You can find press releases relating to JobsOutlook here, which include key data points from each report. JobsOutlook is free to download for REC Corporate members.

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JobsOutlook topical questions 2022-23


Please find a collection of the latest topical questions from our JobsOutlook survey from the years 2022-23. The questions are a key source of insight and cover a range of current and past issues of interest for the REC and its members. If you are an REC member, you get an access to not only our monthly surveys, exclusive reports and analysis but also our Topical Questions archive for the last 5 years.

Recruitment industry status report

Get the latest figures of the value and size of the staffing industry and the number of people placed into work in the Recruitment Industry Status Report, our annual survey based research..

This report is our most popular piece of research, it comes with a toolkit to help you present the key findings to your staff and clients. It aims to help recruiters with benchmarking, client meetings and business planning.

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Recruitment insights

Under recruitment insights you’ll find helpful reports and blogs for recruiters to navigate their way through this industry.

Some of our top recruitment insights include:

  • Flexible working report
  • Jobs recovery tracker
  • Making the right hire and the cost of getting it wrong


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Practical guides

Our practical guides provide useful tips for your organisation to thrive in the recruitment industry.

Some of our top practical guides include:

  • Data-driven tools in recruitment guidance
  • Employee engagement: recruiting and retaining talent by creating a positive and engaging workplace culture

  • Why you need a compelling story – and how to tell it


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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be a member to get access to your research?

Our reports are available to purchase individually, but for more information please email us or call us. Alternatively, if you sign up as a member with the REC, access to all our research is included in the membership. Become an REC member today and access some of our research.

As a non-member or student, do you allow access to individual research reports?

If you are a student and you’d like access to our research for educational purposes, please contact us to discuss further at

Do you have any up-to-date research on…?

Please click here to look through our research database, if you have any queries on a specific request, please contacts us at

Can I request specific data?

We provide members with leading market intelligence into the recruitment industry. For any specific request, contacts us at

Do you provide insight on recruitment trends?

For information on recruitment trends please visit the Industry Analysis section of our website.

Where can I find information on how the recruitment industry has been affected by Covid-19?

For information, please visit the Recruitment and Recovery Report page.

I am interested in collaborating with the REC on labour market research, is this a possibility?

For an informal discussion, please contact us at