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22 May 2020
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REC Scotland – How are industry leaders preparing for the next phase?

Covid-19 policy responses are playing out differently across the devolved nations.

22 May 2020
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Mental Health: How employers are supporting their staff during the COVID-19 crisis

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from 18-24 May. And while the theme for this year is kindness, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up many new challenges for businesses in terms of how to take care of your staff.

22 May 2020

Learn at home

Make the most of lockdown with an REC online course

21 May 2020

Behind the scenes with recruiters on the front line

Ciara Campbell, Head of Healthcare, MPA Recruitment in Northern Ireland, on lessons from the Covid-19 crisis

21 May 2020

Want to be your own boss?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? Recruitment is a versatile industry, so you’ll never be short of options – including setting up your own business. 

21 May 2020

Legal update: What to consider when you have to make redundancies

When the economy was paused, the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme was introduced to save jobs and businesses by covering 80% of the wages of furloughed staff.

21 May 2020

Big talking point: Life after lockdown

What will change about how we work after the Covid-19 pandemic? And what role will recruiters play in helping to rebuild our businesses?

21 May 2020

The intelligence: Major trends to watch as the labour market recovers

The coronavirus pandemic has had an enormous and rapid impact on the jobs market. As we think about recovery, it’s important to look at the trends and ask what these mean for how we work in the coming months. 

21 May 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

Staff and agencies stick together

Recruitment Industry Benchmark's new Index.

13 February 2020

The Intelligence: A clearer outlook – but drought warnings ahead

Thalia Ioannidou, Research Manager at the REC, looks ahead at 2020.

13 February 2020

Hadley's comment: Sustainability and AI

How can we get to grips with drivers of change, asks Tom Hadley, REC’s Director of Policy and Campaigns

13 February 2020

The View: Much more to do on equal pay

It’s International Women’s Day and 50 years since the Equal Pay Act. There’s much more to do… says Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive

13 February 2020

REC to Sajid Javid: ‘pause and think again’ on IR35

The REC has written a joint letter to the Chancellor about the proposed IR35 legislation.

13 February 2020
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