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Recrutiment & Employment Confederation

Keeping recruiters in the know

We produce monthly tracking surveys of recruitment activity, along with in-depth reports on topics related to recruitment and employment. Join the REC and gain access to data and insight to inform your business strategy.

Monthly JobsOutlook and Report on Jobs surveys, plus local jobs market data

Annual Recruitment Industry Trends Survey - mapping the economic impact of recruitment and helping you benchmark your own business performance

Reports, workbooks and guides to inform the government's agenda on jobs and employment.

UK recruitment industry status report 2019/20

The recruitment industry contributed £42.3 billion to the UK economy in 2019, accounting for 2.1% of UK direct Gross Value Added (GVA). Download our latest report mapping the state of our industry and where the opportunities lie as you plan for 2021 and beyond.

You can also download our exclusive toolkit with PowerPoint slides and GIFs to use in client presentations.(REC members only)

Talk to us about partnerships or sponsorship

We work with leading market research firms, business organisations and think tanks to publish research on jobs and employment. Partner with us for the opportunity to reach our audience of recruiters and external stakeholders.


Renew your REC Corporate membership

As a not-for-profit organisation, we exist to fight for recruitment businesses like yours, but we can only continue to do that with your support.

If you are responsible for renewing your business's Corporate membership, you can do so now online.

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Kelly Dunn   KD Recruitment 2

I have found that the information I get from REC, especially the jobs report, which I fill out every month, is really useful, because when I’m sat there in front of the clients, I can talk to them about real-time information. I now have access to the regional one which is great.

Kelly Dunn   KD Recruitment 2 Kelly Dunn
Managing Director, KD Recruitment Limited