Sector Comment: REC Launch Good Recruitment Campaign

Attracting talent is imperative to any business regardless of sector and regardless of size. This is as important for professional membership bodies as it is for any other organisation. The Recruitment and Employment Federation‘s Steve Othen reports back to us on their latest recruitment campaign.


Whether you’re looking for your first ever employee, or trying to bring in your 1,000th staff member; how we recruit and who we recruit should be high on the business agenda.

In April 2014, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (with support from other bodies including CIPD, CIPS and ILM) launched the Good Recruitment Campaign. This campaign has been developed by Talent Acquisition and HR leaders from organisations such as Santander, npower, Penguin Random House, Diageo, Arsenal, and many more.

The centre piece of this campaign is the Good Recruitment Charter, which stipulates nine key aspirational principles of good practice.

Over 100 organisations have now made a commitment to work towards the charter, adding brands such as Kellogg’s, EY, Citrix, Mercedes-Benz, Skanska, LV and many more to the growing network of like-minded professionals.

Once signed up, these individuals get access to a suite of benefits including a self-assessment document, an online hub of recruitment research & guidance, attendance at topical workshops, and more. The great news is that all of this comes at zero cost.

With skill shortages rife across the economy, and with organisations starting to understand the impact that their resourcing processes have on their brand, now is the time to get involved for both you and your members.

For more information on the GRC, how you can become an official supporter, and how you can offer it to your members; cost free, please visit and register your interest.

Alternatively, you can drop Steve a line at [email protected]

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