Annual Report- REC
The REC is a vibrant and growing organisation. We have been championing the UK recruitment industry for 86 years, and speak on behalf of the whole industry, not just an isolated part of our profession.
Recruiters make a difference to people’s lives: we help businesses get the skills and talent they need and we make our jobs market work. If we have compliant professional businesses in REC membership it strengthens our voice and enables us to talk with more authority and credibility.
In 2017, the REC fought in recruitment’s corner on GDPR, on taxation policy, immigration, procurement, skill shortages and the post-Brexit landscape for employment.
“2017 has proven that we are a strong organisation well-equipped to meet challenges and lead the industry into the future.”
Chairman, Recruitment & Employment Confederation
We are the voice of recruitment
Everything within the REC’s work programme is geared towards improving its membership services, enhancing the professionalism of the UK recruitment industry, making sure employers are aware of the benefits of work with REC members and delivering a surplus back into the REC’s reserves, that can be reinvested back into member services and the UK recruitment industry.
The total industry UK turnover in 2016/17 (Recruitment Industry Trends)
Best for events
More than 2,500 recruiters attended REC events in 2017
More than 68,260 minutes of member engagement
The sound of leadership
25,000 total downloads of the REC Scale Up Podcast
Unmatched knowledge and legal expertise
The REC continued to lead the way in learning, qualifications and legal advice.
Making recruitment a career of choice
More than 10,000 members of the IRP
Best for learning
137 open and in-company learning courses delivered in 2017
Source of recruitment knowledge
More than 41,000 views of the REC blog
Top legal advice
Almost 40,000 incoming queries to our Legal Helpline and Customer Contact Centre
Ensuring our members are heard
The voice of our members is heard everywhere, from Downing Street to the national news media.
Recruitment’s uniting voice
More than 600 members actively involved in policy work
Leading on policy
The REC had two meetings at Number 10 Downing Street in 2017
In the public eye
More than 700 appearances in national newspapers or recruitment/HR titles
The face of the industry
We took 34 meetings with government ministers, MPs, and government departments