Skip to main content
Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

Talking Recruitment webinar

Join Neil Carberry's talking recruitment live webinar to discuss the big issues affecting recruitment

Aim Hire: Creating business advantage through strong recruitment partnerships 

The Aim Hire guide will demonstrate the value that a strong recruitment relationship can add, and contribute to a better understanding of how you can maximise the benefits of the industry’s unique positioning, knowledge and professionalism.

In the guide, you’ll read about:  

  • A smart approach to procuring recruitment services  

  • How a partnership approach will pay dividends  

  • How planning ahead will provide the best results

  • Five things you can do to maximise the relationship with your recruitment partner  

  • The value of quality recruitment services

  • Tips on the best ways to get value out of the process


  Aim hire cover.png












Download the guide

A guide to starting your own recruitment agency

Build your understanding of what it takes to run a successful business.

  • Initial thinking 
  • Finance
  • Set up 
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Our guide for Start ups is available to REC members and non-members. 

Access for REC members 

Start-up guide - for REC members

Not an REC member? 

Answer a few questions to access the guide.

Access for free here

Your guide to growing your recruitment agency

Learn from subject matter experts, gain access to trusted suppliers, and build your understanding of what it takes to grow your business.

  • Reviewing your business
  • Business development
  • Planning for the future
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Technology
  • People and culture

  • Diversity and inclusion

Our guide for business growth is available to REC members and non-members. 

Access for REC members 

Guide for growth - for REC members

Not an REC member? 

Answer a few questions to access the guide.

Access for free here

Your guide to selling your recruitment agency

Gain an overview of the choices you have if you want to exit your business. 

  • Initial thinking
  • How to close your business
  • Using a broker to sell your business
  • Guide to management buyout
  • Selling shares to your partner or an investor
  • Megers and acquisitions 
  • HR/personnel

Our guide for exit is available to REC members and non-members: 

Access for REC members 

Guide for exit- for REC members

Not an REC member? 

Answer a few questions to access the guide to selling your business.

Access for free here

New guide: A 5-step guide to navigating uncertainty

Our brand-new guide brings together practical advice for new recruitment business leaders navigating uncertain times.


  • Step 1: Create an action plan

  • Step 2: Protect your cashflow and review your cost base

  • Step 3: Be the expert advisor to your customers

  • Step 4: Look after your people

  • Step 5: Identify new growth opportunities

  • Conclusion

  • How the REC can help

Download the guide

5 step guide

New guide: Futureproofing your recruitment business

Our brand new guide brings together very practical business advice for recruitment leaders to guide you through these winds of change. 

  • Chapter 1: Cashflow
  • Chapter 2: Strategy and planning
  • Chapter 3: Client Management
  • Chapter 4: Leadership
  • Chapter 5: Culture
  • Chapter 6: Skills for the new era
  • Chapter 7: Your final checklist

Download the futureproofing guide

Futureproofing guide - Turtl.gif

nGage Tim Cook

Neil and the team at the REC have elevated the way that the industry is seen by government with their skilful lobbying and engagement. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the REC has pulled together the leading recruiters in an organised way not seen before and created a body that the Government will actually listen to .

nGage Tim Cook Tim Cook
Group CEO, nGAGE Specialist Recruitment
chef on the way logo white

A comprehensive source of information and resource empowering you and your employees whilst providing them with the ability to transform your organisation for the better.

chef on the way logo white Asher Forrester
Operations Manager, Chef On The Way
Kelly Knopp

I chose to use the REC as it is an organisation that is universally recognised. Their knowledge is second to none when it comes to employment law. Knowing you have the legal support as well as access to a library of template documents is also very useful. The process from start to finish of becoming a member was very straight forward and I was supported every step of the way with any questions I had. I am proud to show the REC logo on my website.

Kelly Knopp Kelly Knopp
Director, Southern Education Recruitment
Steve, Connectwell

The REC team provides an invaluable service to the UK by keeping the highest recruitment, talent and employment standards and goals front of mind to key decision makers and practitioners alike. They are more than a hub for best practice, learning and innovation. They are at the centre of the industry driving the dynamic conversations that count in so many tangible ways in real lives.

Steve, Connectwell Steve Bernard
Founder, Connectwell
Robert Kean

Our main focus when starting our business was to ensure that we get things right the first time and to hopefully minimise the risks and avoidable mistakes further down the line. Having the REC behind us gives us the reassurance and tools to ensure we are in the best possible position to achieve this.

Robert Kean Robert Kean
Managing Director, NR Recruitment Ltd