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    • The Recruitment & Employment Confederation, Dorset House, 27-45 Stamford Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9NT
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About Recruitment and Employment Confederation

Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) provide recruitment businesses with a wide range of training, legal, business and accreditation services.

Stretching back almost a century, the REC has a long record of championing the power of jobs to transform people's lives. Following the 'great depression', placing workers into employment became not just a government priority, but a UK necessity. After embryonic growth, by 1930 market, legislative and economic factors led a group of like-minded, dedicated employment agencies to come together and form the first recognised recruitment industry trade body, LEAF - the London Employment Agencies Federation. This is the REC's heritage.

2009 saw the REC launch the Institute of Recruitment Professionals. The IRP provides qualifications and a career pathway to individual recruitment consultants and its members have to abide by a code of ethics.

The REC has developed greatly over the years and is truly a great place to work. Everyone has a real sense of family and they all support and look out for each other. Staff have a true passion for their jobs and truly believe they can make a difference which has a very large positive impact on the outputs of individuals and how they work with each other along with external stakeholders.

What is it like to work for Recruitment and Employment Confederation

My Manager
My Manager
REC have put together a programme of training courses throughout the year which are designed to bring out the best in their managers and give managers all the tools they need to be confident in management.
REC have a flexible working policy which allows staff to vary their start/finish times. Their core hours are 10-4 and as long as staff work these core hours, REC leave them to manage the rest of their day. 
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
REC have quarterly staff days - the morning is a company update and the afternoon is a team building activity for all to attend. 

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

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  • Staff Turnover:


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  • Male : Female:

    42% / 58%

  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Staff:



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