Quick facts
  • What we do:
    We are the professional body for Recruitment
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  • Contact
    • Dorset House, 27-45 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NT

About Recruitment and Employment Confederation

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) lead the way in defining better recruitment standards and practice, along with what is truly needed to build a world-class jobs market.

As the professional body for recruitment, the REC are determined to make businesses more successful by helping them secure the people they need.

The REC are the largest trade association representing the UK’s recruitment and staffing industry. They are absolutely passionate and totally committed in this pursuit for recruiters, employers, and the people they hire.

As part of the organisation’s aim to be a great place to work, they invite staff to make the most of a series of training and development opportunities, while ensuring flexibility is at the heart of what it does.

Chief Executive Kevin Green holds CEO lunches in which he invites an employee out to lunch to discuss their feelings about working for the organisation.

What is it like to work for Recruitment and Employment Confederation

My Manager
My Manager
An ongoing management development programme has included training such as HR for non-HR managers, objective setting, unconscious bias, difficult conversation training and how to be an effective coach. Managers can get ILM accreditation, while access to an external coaching company is available.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Staff Skills Training allows access to over 250 courses - which can include topics that staff are interested in outside of work - online that they can complete at work or in their spare time. A company-wide training budget of £50,000 is always exceeded.
The REC do a lot in support of Macmillan Cancer Support Week. For Mental Health Awareness Week, activities included picnics in the park, massages, yoga, free fruit and a chill zone. The free fruit has become permanent and they are looking into more regular yoga and massage sessions.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:


  • Staff Turnover:


  • Average Age:


  • Male : Female:

    40% / 60%

  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Staff:



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