Recruitment and Employment Confederation

We are here to drive standards and empower recruiters to be brilliant. We’re striving to ensure that every candidate is given the best chance of success through good recruitment.
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As the voice of the recruitment industry, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation is a leader in its field. It provides business support, legal advice, auditing, consulting and mentoring services to its members.

Every year it hosts more than 300 events for members and stakeholders, from its annual conference and awards ceremony, to legal seminars, business surgeries and member forums.

Staff ensure members are at the heart of what they do. They dedicate themselves to ensuring that every candidate is given the chance to succeed as a result of good recruitment practices.

Many staff at the confederation have more than 10 years' service. What keeps people working there is the friendly and flexible culture. Everyone is treated like an adult, and it's output that matters. The body takes pride in its staff-development programme and managers have development conversations with staff throughout the year, as well as taking part in them themselves.

There is a family feel to working at the organisation and mental health is always high on the agenda. There are trained mental health first aiders, plus access to the employee assistance programme and activities such as monthly coffee roulette.

After discussions with staff, the confederation has decided that hybrid working is here to stay. As the lease on its offices ends, it is investing in a higher-spec builder with a smaller footprint to encourage more home working. It believes the move will increase staff morale and productivity, and the new office will be more pleasant to work in.

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Wellbeing

85% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The confederation's four-week feel-good campaign set daily tasks designed to boost mental and physical health, ending with a step challenge. It created a buzz around the business, as staff swapped notes on their progress.
Leadership

86% of staff agreed

The leader of this organisation runs this organisation based on sound moral principles

Chief executive Neil Carberry earned praise for his excellent communication throughout the pandemic. He gave weekly video business updates to all staff, spreading positivity and taking the time to thank and praise staff who were working hard.
My Company

91% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

A new performance and development process, Coach and Focus, puts the emphasis on "people before paperwork". Managers have been trained to have coaching conversations with team members and focus on the quality of the conversation rather than a performance score, which is what was in place previously.
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85% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

The confederation's four-week feel-good campaign set daily tasks designed to boost mental and physical health, ending with a step challenge. It created a buzz around the business, as staff swapped notes on their progress.
Leadership
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86% of staff agreed

The leader of this organisation runs this organisation based on sound moral principles

Chief executive Neil Carberry earned praise for his excellent communication throughout the pandemic. He gave weekly video business updates to all staff, spreading positivity and taking the time to thank and praise staff who were working hard.
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91% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

A new performance and development process, Coach and Focus, puts the emphasis on "people before paperwork". Managers have been trained to have coaching conversations with team members and focus on the quality of the conversation rather than a performance score, which is what was in place previously.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2000
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
40
Employee average age
37% : 63%
Male : Female employee ratio
59%
Employees earning £35k+
22%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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The REC’s success rests on our fantastic team. I never forget that. Being a great employer is at the heart of what we want to be. Not just for business success, but because it is the right way to do things. This survey helps us understand everything that is going on, and to react appropriately.

Neil Carberry, Chief Executive

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