The Staffing and Recruitment industry is represented in the UK by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
The REC represents 3,242 corporate members who have branches across all regions of the UK. In addition, the REC represents 7,020 individual members within the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP). All members must abide by a Code of Professional Practice. Above all, the REC is committed to raising standards and highlighting excellence throughout the recruitment industry.
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation represent their members' interests to the highest levels of government, offer tailored advice to members' individual labour market sectors, assure clients that REC members uphold the highest professional standards, and offer a wide range of business support, as well as many other exclusive benefits.
There are two forms of membership available to recruiters:
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has a thriving newsdesk and a proactive policy team. As well as regular press updates and the official REC blog, the REC runs the award-winning Recruitment Matters magazine and produces definitive research on and for the recruitment industry.
The REC campaigns on behalf of recruiters in the UK and advises all levels of government both in the UK and the EU. Throughout 2014 the REC is focusing on five main issues: youth employment and skills; diversity and inclusion; flexible work; tax and regulation; and public sector resourcing.
The information contained in the REC Legal Guide is generic advice provided for guidance only. We endeavour to ensure that the information provided in the REC Legal Guide is accurate and accept no liability for errors or omissions. We recommend that members seek detailed legal advice on any of the areas covered here by either contacting the REC Legal Helpline, the REC legal business partners or using their own external advisers.
The REC Legal Guide contains links to external websites where more detailed and specific guidance can be found. The REC is not responsible or liable for the content of third party websites.
The REC’s Recruitment Business Academy (RBA) is the recruitment industry’s single destination for advice, guidance and support for every business in recruitment. They provide an expert range of recruitment-specific training, consultancy, business and accreditation services.
Recruitment consultants are uniquely placed as experts in the labour market. As a conduit between employers and jobseekers, helping employers attract the right talent and jobseekers find the right role, recruiters are the eyes and ears of the UK economy. A good recruitment consultant is an expert in their sector, upholds the highest professional and ethical standards, and is aware of trends as they emerge.
As the professional body for the recruitment industry, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) is uniquely placed to advise both employers and jobseekers what they should be looking for in a recruiter.
The REC's experts also regularly speak to the media about employment and recruitment.
Scale-Up is the REC’s flagship campaign designed to help recruitment businesses grow and evolve as the UK emerges from the longest recession in living memory.
The campaign is called Helping your business to…Scale Up where recruitment businesses can access a wealth of tools, events, workshops, seminars and research, all created to help REC members to make the most of the economic upturn.
If you would like further information on any of the elements of this campaign, you can call the REC on 020 7009 2100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodwood - "Innergy invested a lot of time getting to know the business and culture of Goodwood and the type of managers that would be on the programme, a completely diverse mix! I am delighted - the feedback has been so positive”
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Amida - "Their sharp intellect, personable communication style and business acumen means they cut through to the issues quickly"
Allianz - "Not just an off the shelf training course - Innergy took the time prior to the programme to learn what the delegates' individual needs were and ensured these areas were covered in the training to maximise use of the time."
Manchester Business School - “In one day we made significant progress in bringing the team together and understanding the strategic role we will play in achieving our growth objectives. It struck the perfect balance of clarity, positivity and vision throughout the session. This tone enabled team to engage and therefore take ownership of the how the team moves forward. The result is that we have a clearer understanding of how to work more effectively in a planned, integrated, creative and measured way.”
Peach Pubs - "Innergy worked our General Managers and provided a really well thought through, fun and inspirational day. Our team got loads out of how to move themselves forward and apply their learning into their business environment. The feedback was really positive and I can see evidence of how they are applying the skills into their daily working routine. For me, a great day with a really innovative and engaging group." Spencer Graydon - Operations Director