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Who Are REC And What Do They Do?

  • May 03, 2022
Author: Mark Gill, Managing Director

Over the past two years, the working landscape has changed in many ways. This has, inevitably, left many feeling unsure and in need of support - whether you are a recruitment specialist, an employer or a job seeker.

Here, we take a look at REC, and how they can help those of us who work in recruitment to feel more supported and connected.

What Is REC?

REC is The Recruitment and Employment Confederation. They make up a network of recruitment agencies, covering many different employment areas. REC aims to empower recruitment agencies to strive to meet the highest standards there are in recruitment, improving things for recruiters and job seekers alike.

What Is REC Aiming To Achieve?

REC prides itself on providing a framework to help your business demonstrate its high quality. With a Code of Professional Practice that members adhere to and a gold standard audit, REC strives to make your business more compliant and therefore more successful, whatever industry you work in. They promote a culture of diversity and inclusion for all, and there are even specialised audits for those working in education recruitment.

What Does REC Offer?

REC offers a range of support for its network of over 3,300 recruitment companies in the United Kingdom. Aiming to become the central point for providing advice and support for recruitment agencies, REC provides business and legal advice for recruitment agencies. There are also many options for further training, whether you are at the beginning of your career or just looking to add more strings to your bow and grow your expertise.

How Can REC Help?

REC not only supports through legal advice and business support, but they also aim to connect recruitment agencies with one another in a large network. They provide workshops and conferences designed to educate and help companies grow. However, these events (totalling over 300) are not just designed to exist in a vacuum. They also give recruitment agencies a chance to meet others that they may not normally come across in their working life. This can provide every recruitment agency with the chance to grow a reputation in their own industry and beyond.

As you can see, REC is an extremely useful network for recruiters, with REC group recruitment growing. In a time when getting extra support is more important than ever, this could be a good time to consider how the Recruitment and Employment Confederation might be able to help you.


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