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A regular podcast featuring the leading thinkers from across the recruitment and business world

Meet our host, Neil Carberry

Neil Carberry was appointed as Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in June 2018 having been managing director at the Confederation of British Industry, leading the CBI’s work on the labour market, skills, energy and infrastructure.  In 1999, Neil began his career in recruitment working for executive search firm Fraser Watson before doing a post-graduate degree in Human Resources at the London School of Economics and joining the CBI in 2004. He is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the RSA. He is a member of the council of the conciliation service ACAS and a former member of the Low Pay Commission, which recommends UK minimum wages. A three-time nominee to the SIA staffing100 in Europe, he is also on the board of the World Employment Confederation, Total People and a primary academy trust in Oxfordshire. Neil is an RFU qualified rugby coach and is one of the 8000 co-owners who made Heart of Midlothian the UK’s biggest fan-owned football club.


*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.  

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Welcome to our 2024 series

Episode 33: Domestic abuse and the roles and responsibilities of employers

Guest speaker:

  • Sharon Livermore MBE, Founder & DA Campaigner and Ayesha Fordham, Membership & Partnerships Manager at the Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse

In this episode, Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, talks to Sharon Livermore MBE, Founder & DA Campaigner and Ayesha Fordham, Membership & Partnerships Manager at the Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse. They discuss the impact of domestic abuse on employees and the important role employers play to both victims and perpetrators. 


In this episode, we discuss: 

  • The importance of raising awareness of domestic abuse and the impact it has on working life. 

  • The tools employers need to tackle domestic abuse experienced by employees.  

  • How external organisations like Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse can help support employers to share best practice and guidance. 


For more information on the work of Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse click here  

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Recruitment Matters latest edition is now out!

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  • Campaigns: changes to childcare – but we need more.
  • The intelligence: algorithmic hiring represents an emerging area of workplace risk.
  • Big talking point: new AI is emerging at pace and the regulators are struggling to keep up.
  • Legal update: what is the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill?
  • Q&A: Fresh thoughts on diversity and flexibility.

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