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.

Change is the one constant in all our businesses. Whether it’s technology, politics or economic challenges – we are shaping and reshaping to meet what the market demands every day.

With every change I can remember, people have said that recruiters are under pressure. In some ways, we are. But pressure creates diamonds. And we always come through.

At the REC, we see people strategy rising up the corporate agenda through our work in the Good Recruitment Campaign with almost 500 major client businesses. More and more business leaders realise that recruitment is a professional service, not just a process.

That’s why I am optimistic for what we can achieve together in the years to come. A true coming of age for recruitment. Staying in step with that change is as important for us at the REC as it is for any of you.

Over the last 12 months we’ve focused on how to adapt. We’ve spent hundreds of hours talking to members about business needs and what you want from us.

Recruiters have told us to be more direct, simpler to work with and digitally enabled. So that is what we are going to do – in our campaigning, our advice, and our support on standards and training.

You’ll hear the difference in the way we talk, and the REC is going to look very different too. We will be showing off that new look for the first time at the IRP Awards.

The icing on the cake, however, is a new website. Launching early in the new year, this will give every member easier access to mobile-first support from the REC. With individual log-ins, the REC’s products will be available to everyone in member businesses for the first time too!

A new REC, for a new age. An improved digital offering will make the content you value easier to access in quicker, more bite-size ways too.

How’s that for a Christmas present? In challenging times, the REC is your organisation, by your side – this just makes us easier to work with and more impactful in what we do for you.

On behalf of everyone at the REC, I wish you, your colleagues, families and loved ones, a very happy Christmas. I’m looking forward to working with you for a bright and prosperous 2020.

If you want to keep up to speed with all things recruitment, then follow me on Twitter @RECNeil

Change is coming…

We’ve spent a lot of time

15 November 2019

IRP December 2019

Tell me a bit about your business…

Commercial & office support 15 November 2019

Legal update: The final countdown to IR35

The REC has been out and about, on the road helping members get ready, delivering 14 seminars thr

Legal, HR 15 November 2019

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

On any given day, UK recruiters place over a million people into temporary work assignments.

15 November 2019