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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

Neil Carberry is on the governing board of WEC Global (World Employment Confederation) and we are members of the following committees:

  •  Economic Affairs committee
  •  National Federations committee
  •  Global Public Affairs network, EU Public Affairs Committee & EU Social Sectoral Dialogue
  •  Communications & Marketing Experts Network
  •  Conference committee 
  •  G20 taskforce 
  •   EU AI and Data Protection Taskforce

Want to find out more?

If you're looking to tap into these networks and want to find out more information, get in touch with your account manager.To find out who your account manager is, log into “My account” and go to “Manage your membership."

Resources for recruiters working internationally 

The REC Brexit hub is available to members and contains valuable information supporting businesses post Brexit transition period. Further information can be found here.

7th January 2021 the REC hosted a Brexit Realities webinar where key speakers discussed the detail of the Brexit deal. This can be viewed here

29th Jan 2021 the REC hosted a webinar with Department for International Trade (DIT) covering the types of services DIT offer to businesses, from their Export Academy - that provides small and micro-businesses the know-how to sell to customers around the world with confidence - to their upcoming webinars that cover topics such as business preparation following the end of the transition period. In the webinar, DIT stressed how the UK recruitment industry is a world leader, and is well positioned for international expansion. 






We have delivered regular podcasts, a number of which have addressed with international issues:

  • Ep 41: How one global staffing company took advantage of the crisis (With Empresaria): here
  • Ep 39: Gattaca CEO on the future of local and international recruitment here
  • Ep 31: Managing the recovery: impact and trends on recruitment markets worldwide (with RSA in Australia and NZ): here
  • Ep 30: Crisis lessons and recovery trends from around the world featuring WEC and SIA here
  • Ep 21: How recruitment industries across the world responded to the crisis featuring WEC here

In his welcome address at REC 2022 on 30 June, Neil will set out all the latest from the REC – including reflections on the market today, and priorities for the rest of 2022 and beyond. As the UK’s leading recruitment industry body, the REC has been at the forefront of working with recruiters and Government to look ahead beyond the pandemic and Brexit effects. Join Neil as he kicks off the REC 2022 conference with a look ahead at how recruitment can meet the challenges ahead, ensuring recruiters are able to achieve their goals, and be best positioned to grasp the opportunities ahead.

Talking Recruitment Podcast - Leading a UK and International business in a time of change

In this episode, our CEO Neil Carberry, interviews Paulo Canoa, CEO of GI Group UK. Listen in as they discuss Paulo’s career to date, the differences between candidate profiles and the focus in recruitment companies in the UK and internationally.



KPMG offer Private Enterprise advisers which span 156 different countries, providing you with access to the resources and information businesses need to be confident in their expansion strategy. Find out more here.


Access Financial is an international contract management provider that supports recruitment businesses, their clients and contractors to work in up to sixty countries around the world. Find out more here

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Generate International is perfectly situated to help your agency navigate the international contracting landscape. The team can help guide you through the complexities of in-country payroll, HR, taxation and foreign contractor regulations and legislation. Find out more here.

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REC and Fragomen have created a guide: Beyond Brexit: The UK’s plans for a new immigration, which can be downloaded here.

Any questions about the REC International Offerings?

To find out more about our International offerings, please get in touch with your account manager. They will be happy to assist you.