Time to protect jobs

Employment businesses keep us in work, placing a million people into new jobs every year, and a million temps into workplaces every day. They need support now.

24 March 2020

Eight top tips for working and managing teams remotely (from a seasoned telecommuter)

This is a guest blog by Christian Fowles Smith, Account Director, REC

24 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for REC Members

Not surprisingly, the REC Legal Helpline has seen a large rise in the number of calls and emails about the Coronavirus.

23 March 2020

The latest on Coronavirus, the Budget and IR35

With COVID-19 starting to spread across the UK, your REC has prepared special guidance on informing your workers, preventing contagion, and on statutory sick pay.

16 March 2020

Chancellor announces coronavirus proof budget but fails to protect flexible labour market by greenlighting IR35 go-ahead

Newly appointed Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered the government’s much-awaited budget. Brexit and the IR35 reforms were pushed to the inside pages of the Red Book, as the Chancellor set out his plans to protect the UK economy from the impact of coronavirus.

16 March 2020

Puzzled by productivity? Look to recruitment

Recruitment Industry Benchmark's new Index.

12 March 2020

The Intelligence: UK – the third largest recruitment industry in the world

Thalia Ioannidou, Research Manager at the REC, looks at the UK's contribution to the global recruitment industry.

12 March 2020

The View: Regulatory change is inevitable but it must be fair

Enforcement is only part of the story – we have a responsibility to deliver great work, says Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive

12 March 2020

Boost productivity with better recruitment

Getting recruitment right can boost productivity, but getting it wrong could cost big money, according to the latest report from the REC. 

12 March 2020

Upcoming training and events

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12 March 2020

REC Professionals: Camilla Mitcham, Recruitment Partner at Anne Corder Recruitment

How recruiters can help when a large local employer goes bust – and what they get back in return.

Retail, Transport & logistics 12 March 2020

Building a future recruitment business through resilience

£38.9 billion: This grand total is testament to the recruitment industry’s resilience – an essential trait for success in this industry.

12 March 2020

Big talking point: Roles, rules and regs: what you need to do before 6 April

On 6 April new laws come into force, which increase protection for agency workers and aim to promote transparency in the supply chain. How will this affect you?

12 March 2020

Hadley's comment: The future of recruitment

“Don’t just keep up with the changes in recruitment, seize the opportunities,” says Tom Hadley, REC’s Director of Policy and Campaigns

12 March 2020

Government respond to IR35 review with changes

Last week the government published its response to their review of IR35. Included in the 22-page document were some changes to the proposals in the draft legislation published in July 2019. Below are four of the biggest policy changes following the review

9 March 2020

Permanent placements rise at quickest rate for 14 months as demand for staff improves

The latest KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs survey signalled a stronger rise in permanent placements during February, but temp billings continued to fall largely due to upcoming IR35 legislation changes.

9 March 2020

Two factors to consider when starting a recruitment business in 2020

£38.9 billion

Let that number sink in first.

That is the fruit of the hard work and dedication of 119,000 recruitment professionals across the country according to our annual recruitment industry trends research.

9 March 2020

Five reasons not to be tempted by IR35 blanket assessments

Making blanket assessments on IR35 will set you up for bigger problems down the line. It’s a big mistake. Here’s why you shouldn’t do it. 

17 February 2020

Future of Recruitment tour kicks off in Bristol

On a bright February morning in Bristol, we kicked off our Future of Recruitment Forums in association with LinkedIn. Providing practical support to help recruitment businesses compete and grow is at the heart of our partnership work with LinkedIn.

17 February 2020

Training: As seen on video

Nick Kirk, Managing Director UK&I, at PageGroup

13 February 2020

REC Professionals: Q&A with a flexible worker

Alfie Blagg, student and flexible worker in London and Cornwall, on what flexibility means to him

REC Professionals: Attracting women into engineering

Jenna Beard, Sales Manager, VHR, on attracting women into engineering

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 13 February 2020

A survival kit for the future

Are you a leader who holds back during uncertainty, or someone who isn’t scared to dive into the unknown?

13 February 2020

Legal update: IR35 - 17 days to get it right

Jane O'Shea, REC Solicitor, on IR35 legislation.

Legal, HR 13 February 2020

Big talking point: How #EachforEqual are you?

Despite advances in equality and inclusion at work, gender pay gaps and male-dominated boardrooms persist – damaging both equal opportunities and business performance. The recruitment industry can help change that

13 February 2020