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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

When Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Director-General, CBI kicked off the REC2020 conference on 8 September, she talked about this being "a Darwinian moment".

For many firms, the immediate future is about survival, and clients are going through lightning-speed change. For recruitment consultants, this presents an opportunity: to move away from being a transactional or contingent supplier, and towards being a true partner who can help clients manage this period of transformation.

This theme was picked up throughout the conference. Paul Jacobs of Jump Advisory Group talked about the need for recruiters to be experts in the market and the recruitment process: "The most successful consultants are not the ones who chase money, but the ones who provide superior service."

This is even more important at a time when technology is changing the role of the recruiter. Software can help our businesses become more efficient, but it can’t replace the art of recruitment. Artificial intelligence cannot replace emotional intelligence - and that's what the best consultants bring to the table.

This guide is designed to help you develop your understanding of the hot topics in recruitment today, so that you can effectively advise clients and win new business.

Access the guide for practical tips, plus in-depth video discussions, covering:  

  • How to improve candidate experience
  • What to automate, and where to keep the human touch
  • The pros and cons of video interviewing
  • Tools to support D&I
  • Taking ownership of your career
  • Looking after your wellbeing and mental health

Featured speakers:

  • Dave Pye, Paul Jacobs, and Howard Greenwood from Jump Advisory Group
  • Hung Lee, Editor, Recruiting Brainfood
  •  Ali Miller of Successful Candidates
  • John Franklin-Hackett from Franklin-Hackett Ltd
  • Joanne Quinn from With You In Mind

REC members can access the guide here

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