Join us at the Recruitment Agency Expo 2019 in London

The REC is once again delighted to be supporting the 2019 Recruitment Agency Expo, the largest and longest running event in the UK for recruitment industry leaders.

12 February 2019

Talent a hot commodity in 2019

There is no doubt that employers are going to find it tougher to fill roles in the year ahead. We have record UK employment and the lowest unemployment since 1975.

12 February 2019

Celebrating our industry’s strong performance in 2017/18

Ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit may be top of the agenda but this shouldn’t overshadow the good news our industry has to share. The year 2017/18 had been an extraordinary year for recruitment and recruiters. And we should all celebrate that success.

12 February 2019

Permanent placement numbers drop for first time since mid-2016

Permanent placement numbers have dropped for the first time since just after the UK’s Brexit vote, according to findings from the latest KPMG and Recruitment & Employment Confederation UK Report on Jobs.

Retail, Engineering 8 February 2019

Brexit is opportunity to ‘embed’ with clients, says REC

Brexit can be an opportunity for recruiters to “really embed” themselves as “trusted workforce advisers with their clients”, says the CEO of the REC.

HR 11 January 2019

Recruitment industry turnover up by 11%, finds REC

The UK recruitment industry shrugged off the country’s volatile political and economic climate with industry turnover rising by 11% to hit £35.7bn, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) Recruitment Industry Trends report for 2017/18.

12 December 2018


This week’s contracts and deals include: Acton Banks, First Recruitment Group, JSA, Red Berry Recruitment, Talascend

Oil & gas/Energy, Engineering 23 October 2018

Half of employers worry whether candidate supply is sufficient

Half of UK employers harbour concerns over the sufficient availability of permanent candidates despite improved confidence in the UK economy this month.

Social care, Education 20 June 2018
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Blockchain technology: New kid on the block

The application of blockchain technology in recruitment is only in its infancy, but many believe it is just a matter of time before it drives real change in the industry.

16 April 2018
Tom Hadley

Building a jobs market that works for everyone

Recruiters are key to the government's inclusion agenda, says Tom Hadley

27 March 2017
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REC sector group takes diversity lead

Members of the REC’s Association of Executive Recruiters (AER) will lead an industry push to improve ethnic diversity within UK boardrooms.

26 March 2017
Kevin Green

How to grow your recruitment business: The REC's Scale Up campaign

It's time to up your game, says Kevin Green, REC chief executive

26 March 2017
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Q&A: Bradley Carton

Behind the scenes at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals with Bradley Carton.

4 March 2017
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Employee headcount declining year-on-year

The latest information from the RIB Index, sponsored by Bluestones Group, shows that year-on-year the median industry recruiter has not added to its headcount numbers since June 2016 and actually started reducing numbers from September onwards.

4 March 2017
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What I know: Susannah Lawson

Behind the scenes at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals with Susannah Lawson.

3 March 2017
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Labour shortages ahead?

In February 2017, the REC’s Report on Jobs recruiters reported a sharp increase in the demand for staff, when asked about demand for staff compared to previous month.

3 March 2017
Tom Hadley

The shape of things to come...

Recruiter's can make the most of post-Brexit Britain, says Tom Hadley, REC director of policy and professional services.

2 March 2017
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English language fluency required for public sector workers

Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2006 was amended back in November, so public authority employers have a duty to ensure that their workers in ‘customer facing roles’ can speak English, or Welsh in Wales, fluently.

2 March 2017
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GRC hits 200

A record number of organisations employing more than 2 million staff in the UK have signed up to the REC’s Good Recruitment Campaign (GRC).

1 March 2017
Kevin Green

Technology takeover

Recruiters must be ready for technology's takeover, says Kevin Green REC chief executive.

1 March 2017
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Member of the month: Amoria Bond

Manchester-based Amoria Bond Ltd have a habit of winning awards. Their latest includes Best Company to Work For (up to 150 employees) at last year’s IRP Awards. Recruitment Matters editor Michael Oliver talks with one of the company’s founders and managing director Gareth Lloyd about building a winning culture.

1 March 2017
Tom Hadley

Brexit 2017: Tom Hadley

Safeguarding free trade will be vital, says Tom Hadley, REC director of policy and professional services.

4 February 2017
Kevin Green

Celebrating recruitment

This is the year professional services we celebrate recruitment’s true value, says Kevin Green REC chief executive.

4 February 2017
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Perm Rebates return to make their mark and debtor days rise

The latest information from the RIB Index, sponsored by Bluestones Group, shows that permanent fee rebates have become more prevalent, since Q2 2016, and have started to make their impact on recruiter earnings.

3 February 2017
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When will wages go up?

Strong inflationary headwinds are heading our way.

3 February 2017

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