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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 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.  

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Welcome to our 2022 Series

Episode 16: How to promote more inclusive recruitment practices as an industry

Guest speaker:

  • Scarlett Allen-Horton, Founder, Harper Fox Search Partners

Recruiters are in a powerful position to influence businesses on their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion positioning and advise on practical ways to deploy successful EDI strategies. We spoke to our EDI Ambassador and Founder of Harper Fox Search Partners, Scarlett Allen-Horton, to understand what it takes to drive a successful EDI strategy.

Tune into hear:

  • An overview of the importance of inclusive recruitment practices
  • How recruitment leaders can embrace EDI within their own businesses
  • How to push back when clients are non-inclusive
  • What can we do as an industry to educate clients?

Find out more about the work of Harper Fox on EDI here.

Visit the REC ED&I hub here

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