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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.

KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs

Produced by S&P Global on behalf of the REC and KPMG, this monthly survey of 400 recruitment businesses provides analysis of permanent and temporary recruitment, vacancies and earnings in all regions and sectors of the UK labour market.

Reports on Jobs explains what has happened in the month just gone and is therefore used as a lead indicator on labour market activity, demand, and worker availability.

Report on Jobs is available to REC Corporate members for an annual subscription of £450, and to non-members for £750.

To subscribe contact S&P Global on or call 01491 461000.

Alternatively, by joining the Report on Jobs panel and completing the short survey each month REC members can receive the report for free


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JobsOutlook is our monthly survey detailing the hiring intentions of UK employers, featuring analysis of workforce demand and candidate shortages across all sectors.

This survey includes data from 600 employers about their short and medium-term plans for hiring permanent and temporary staff.

You can find press releases relating to JobsOutlook here , which include key data points from each report. JobsOutlook is free to download for REC Corporate members.

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Labour Market Tracker

Labour Market Tracker monitors online job postings and provides valuable insight into the demand for specific occupations across the UK. To do this, we have partnered with Emsi Burnin Glass to help your institution, organisation, or community thrive by bringing you a leading labour market intelligence.

REC’s Labour Market Tracker is a tool to help recruiters, businesses and policymakers see how the jobs market is evolving. It aims to help you spot signs of growth through job vacancy data from all local areas and occupations across the UK

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More Research

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

Satisfaction with our Surveys


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a member to get access to your research?

Our reports are available to purchase individually, but for more information please email us or call us. Alternatively, if you sign up as a member with the REC, access to all our research is included in the membership. Become an REC member today and access some of our research.

As a non-member or student, do you allow access to individual research reports?

If you are a student and you’d like access to our research for educational purposes, please contact us to discuss further at

Do you have any up-to-date research on…?

Please click here to look through our research database, if you have any queries on a specific request, please contacts us at

Can I request specific data?

We provide members with leading market intelligence into the recruitment industry. For any specific request, contacts us at

Do you provide insight on recruitment trends?

For information on recruitment trends please visit the Industry Analysis section of our website.

Where can I find information on how the recruitment industry has been affected by Covid-19?

For information, please visit the Recruitment and Recovery Report page.

I am interested in collaborating with the REC on labour market research, is this a possibility?

For an informal discussion, please contact us at

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JobsOutlook Topical Questions 2021


Please find a collection of the latest topical questions from our JobsOutlook survey. The questions are a key source of insight and cover a range of current and past issues of interest for the REC and its members. If you are an REC member, you get an access to not only our monthly surveys, exclusive reports and analysis but also our Topical Questions archive for the last 5 years.