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RECLive23 brought together nearly 600 recruitment professionals and business leaders to explore the challenges expected in the recruitment industry and the opportunities you can take advantage of. This guide offers the most relevant, insightful and practical highlights from these thought-provoking discussions. Access the digital guide now and start exploring:

  • Managing changing expectations from clients and regulators
  • How to make the jump to creating more advisory and strategic client relationships.
  • What new models of delivery are likely to develop in the industry.
  • How to protect your brand in the market.
  • How to build a business with staff satisfaction and EDI at its core.

Access the RECLive 23 Digital guide

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Find key highlights from some of the most thought-provoking discussions from our annual conference, REC 2022, curated especially for business leaders like you. Access the digital guide now and start exploring:

  • How to plan for success in 2023 and beyond

  • Recruitment and the Economy: A Client's View
  • Leading on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Adapting for the Next Decade
  • The future of Healthcare and staffing, post-pandemic

You can either watch the videos or read the summary notes to learn more about the topic of interest.

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This guide brings together very practical business advice 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

Our futureproofing guide is available to REC members and non-members:

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In this guide, you'll 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:

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Guide for growth - for REC members

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Industry report: Overcoming shortages

There is a structural change in the labour market that we haven’t seen in generations. The research in this report was carried out by CBI Economics to demonstrate:

  • The economic impact of labour and skills shortages in the UK.
  • How the UK labour market and government labour market policies compare to other G7 countries who also face labour market shortages.
  • The difficulties UK businesses face when hiring, and what businesses, government and other stakeholders can do to build a longer-term view for skills.​​

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Employee Assistance Programme

With increasing working hours as well as technological developments to support remote working, it is vital to ensure that there is a productive, healthy environment that is conducive to a healthy lifestyle. As an REC Corporate member, you get access to Employee Assistance Programme. 

Videos and seminar recordings

Featured: Powering growth in 2023 and beyond ft Greg Savage

As we navigate the current labour shortages, recruiters must act in a consultative capacity to guide candidates and clients through the changes. But where do you begin? What do recruiters need to do to have these value-added conversations and forge long-term partnerships with your candidates and clients?

We were joined by the industry-renowned advisor, speaker, and author of the Savage Truth, Greg Savage, who walks us through the modern skills recruiters must possess to power your growth in the future. It's a tricky time, but the opportunities are out there for those who are prepared.

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Blogs on growing and looking after your recruitment business

Growth podcasts featuring experts and members
who've been there and done it

Leadership and management courses

More support for growing your business

Sector specific guidance

Looking for advice on a specific sector? Our sector groups are your go-to resource for sector-specific support and content as you learn from policy makers, fellow members, and other stakeholders. It's also your platform to discuss your issues and find solutions. 

Help to Grow: Management Scheme

Government is subsidising 30,000 places in the Help to Grow: Management scheme. Take advantage of this course, delivered by leading business schools in collaboration with industry.

Being a member of the REC means being amongst the best.

REC Corporate membership will give you everything you need to run a successful agency including: 

  • Specialist legal support
  • REC's compliance status
  • Market-leading research
  • Specialist business support

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