IRP Award Winners 2019

Find out the winners in the individual and company award categories.

12 December 2019

REC Professionals: Life after an MBO

Tony Ward and Dominic Coyne, founders, BuildSpace, on life after an MBO

Construction & property 12 December 2019

REC Professionals: Flexible working

Andrea Prendergast, Managing Director, Ryder Reid Legal, on flexible working

12 December 2019

Stand by for the new REC

Over the course of 2019, we’ve thought deeply about the REC’s purpose and future. 

12 December 2019

Legal update: Written statements from day one

From 6 April 2020, every new employee and worker will have the right to a written statement from day one of their employment.

Legal, HR 12 December 2019

Big talking point: Get ready for the future, now

Tom Hadley, REC Director of Policy and Campaigns, gives his take on the priorities recruiters should be focusing on in 2020. 

10% increase in perm starting salaries

Recruitment Industry Benchmark's new Index.

12 December 2019

The Intelligence: 2020 – A year of challenges and opportunities

There are still opportunities to be had, despite the challenges of the job market.

12 December 2019

The View: 2020 is the year of the professional recruiter

It’s time to set ourselves apart, says Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive.

12 December 2019

New government must prioritise making great work happen

The REC is renewing its pre-election manifesto.

12 December 2019

Politicians must commit to making great work happen

The next government will need a new approach to work if it is to boost the economy and support workers, according to ‘Making Great Work Happen’, the election manifesto of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

15 November 2019

Thinking of opening your own recruitment agency?

The one big piece of advice we give individuals who are serious about setting up their own recruitment business is to invest a lot of time into research. To identify your niche, you need to know what the industry is made of and what it’s lacking.

15 November 2019

Change is coming…

It’s a busy time at REC HQ as we prepare to launch our new brand in just four weeks’ time.

15 November 2019

IRP December 2019

Julie Grimes, MD, Jaguar White Recruitment, on why – and how – the best recruiters go that extra mile for candidates

Commercial & office support 15 November 2019

Legal update: The final countdown to IR35

With just four months to go until the introduction of the off-payroll working rules in the private sector, time is running out to prepare.

Legal, HR 15 November 2019

Big talking point: Good work and flexibility go hand-in-hand

Why working as a temporary agency worker, contractor or freelancer is more of a choice than you might think

15 November 2019

Permanent margin rallies, temporary margins hold

Recruitment Industry Benchmark's new Index.

15 November 2019

The Intelligence: Top labour market trends of 2019

Although remaining resilient, there have been warning signs about confidence in the labour market.

15 November 2019

Hadley's comment: The Thomas Cook affair

We’re playing our part in a time of crisis, says Tom Hadley, REC director of policy and campaigns.

15 November 2019

The View: A new REC for a fast-moving industry

We’re bringing you a new REC for a dynamic, modern industry, says Neil Carberry, REC chief executive.

15 November 2019

Government approach to healthcare recruitment puts patients at risk, warns REC

Quality of care may suffer if the NHS frameworks continue to focus on cheapest options.

Public sector, Healthcare/Medical 15 November 2019

Finding business success in uncertainty

Given the current volatile political and economic climate, even the most established businesses are looking to steady their feet firmly on the ground.

24 October 2019

Rewarding to retain your best talent – five simple steps to get it right

A few weeks ago, was the World Mental Health Day. I saw numerous posts on social media about mental health and the role employers play in ensuring the wellbeing of their staff.

24 October 2019

IR35: We need to get ready

Three prominent BBC presenters have been landed with a tax bill of £920,000 after HMRC ruled last month that they are not legitimately self-employed. Their assignments were deemed to be caught within IR35 and therefore they therefore had to pay a higher rate of tax, while unpaid national insurance contributions also had to be settled. 

24 October 2019

IRP November 2019: Franchise success

Jeremy Neale, managing director at Driver Hire, on finding success as a franchise

Transport & logistics 17 October 2019

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