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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.

Browse by theme: 

  • Curated pods for recruitment leaders
  • COVID-19: recruitment legislation and policies
  • COVID-19: road to recovery
  • Mental well-being
  • REC member stories

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About the host

web_p2_RM_Neil-Carberry-headshot-1.pngNeil 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 Staffing 100 in Europe, he is also on the board of the World Employment Confederation 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.  


Welcome to our 2022 Series

Episode 9: Mental health is a business issue - how can we tackle it together? 

Guest speaker: Suhail Mirza, Chairman, NED and specialist advisor to the healthcare and recruitment sectors

Mental health is at last being seen as a business issue by employers, leaders as well as HR teams. There are three key factors driving this: scale, economic impact and the state of the labour market. How can we tackle this issue within our businesses?

Join global wellness speaker and advisor, NED, Chairman of the Advisory Board within nGAGE Specialist Group, and author of Laing Buisson healthcare sector report, Suhail Mirza, as he dives into why mental health is a business issue, what approach businesses can take to address this and support their staff, and the behaviours we need to embed to support better mental health in the workplace.  

Suhail brings together evidence-based techniques and approaches leaders can adopt to tackle the mental health issues affecting us all today. A must-listen podcast for recruitment leaders and consultants in the current climate – and especially relevant this Mental Health Awareness Week.

Get in touch with Suhail Mirza on LinkedIn to gain more insights on the topic of mental health.


REC 2022

Our annual virtual conference will be packed with thought-leadership content from expert leaders around the world, including keynotes, breakout sessions, practical learning modules, on-demand videos and the opportunity to network with multiple people from the industry. Join from wherever you are and let's face future challenges together.


Catch up on our 2021 podcasts here...

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Our Academy courses, starting 1 March, are designed to support professional development at every stage in your recruitment career, whether you've just started your journey, or are looking to progress and achieve your career ambitions. 


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