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A regular podcast featuring the leading thinkers from across the recruitment and business world, in conversation with REC Chief Executive Neil Carberry.

REC Podcasts Recruitment & Employment Confederation

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A regular podcast featuring the leading thinkers from across the recruitment and business world, in conversation with REC Chief Executive Neil Carberry.

    Ep 33: How the world has changed for recruiters in the care industry

    Ep 33: How the world has changed for recruiters in the care industry

    The Good Care Group were well placed to switch to digital recruitment after a review of processes in 2018 had already led them to doing more online, including candidate interviews.

    Good Recruitment Collective (GRC) signatory and The Good Care Group's Head of Recruitment Marketing Tine Norling shares her experience of doing more online to help candidates get into work. Some of the key takeaways from Tine’s reflections about the Good Care Group’s approach to recruiting live-in carers are as follows:

    • Think about how your candidate pool has changed and what their needs are
    • Adapt strategies to deal with lack of access to labour from outside the UK if you have relied on that workforce group before
    • Hold candidate events online and invite people in existing placements to the events so potential candidates can get a sense of the work involved from a first-hand account
    • Maintain high standards in your service delivery and safety standards – this is part of your employer brand

    Sign up to REC2020 - REC's first free virtual gathering on 8 September. www.rec.uk.com/rec2020

    Download our COVID-19 - Essential business lessons for recruitment leaders digital guide for free here: www.rec.uk.com/recruiters/busine…id-19-recruitment

    For up-to-the-minute COVID-19 updates and practical guidance, visit our COVID-19 hub at www.rec.uk.com/covid19

    • 25 min
    Ep 32: Candidate experience still matters – recruiters and employers ignore it at their peril

    Ep 32: Candidate experience still matters – recruiters and employers ignore it at their peril

    When COVID-19 hit, business priorities shifted. Survival took priority for many, and the candidate experience got lost in the midst of need for speed - recruiting in retail and health for example.

    Candidate experience is back on the agenda as businesses’ hiring intentions are slowly improving. But as consultants to your clients, how can agency recruiters step in to help their clients improve the candidate experience? We were joined by Steve Bernard, Founder of Connectwell, and a Good Recruitment Collective (GRC) signatory to share his advice for agencies and clients on:

    • Shifting perceptions about candidate experience
    • How recruitment agencies can help clients struggling with candidate experience
    • The role of recruiters in providing professional advocacy to the candidates
    • Advice for employers on candidate experience management

    Sign up to REC2020 - REC's first free virtual gathering on 8 September. www.rec.uk.com/rec2020

    Download our COVID-19 - Essential business lessons for recruitment leaders digital guide for free here: www.rec.uk.com/recruiters/busine…id-19-recruitment

    For up-to-the-minute COVID-19 updates and practical guidance, visit our COVID-19 hub at www.rec.uk.com/covid19

    • 29 min
    Ep 31: Managing the recovery: impact and trends on recruitment markets worldwide

    Ep 31: Managing the recovery: impact and trends on recruitment markets worldwide

    Join REC CEO Neil Carberry in discussion with Charles Cameron Chief Executive of RCSA Australia and New Zealand, and fellow Board Member at the World Employment Confederation. Their conversation explores the impact of COVID-19 on the UK and Australian labour markets, recovery strategies, and how recruiters can bounce back.

    You'll hear about:
    • The future of the recruitment industry
    • How recruiters need to reform to meet the shifting client needs
    • How the WFH element will change as businesses look to engage more staff
    • Similarities and differences between the government schemes in the UK and Australia

    Sign up to REC2020 - REC's first free virtual gathering on 8 September. www.rec.uk.com/rec2020

    Download our COVID-19 - Essential business lessons for recruitment leaders digital guide for free here: www.rec.uk.com/recruiters/busine…id-19-recruitment

    For up-to-the-minute COVID-19 updates and practical guidance, visit our COVID-19 hub at www.rec.uk.com/covid19

    • 43 min
    Ep 30: Crisis lessons and recovery trends from around the world featuring WEC and SIA

    Ep 30: Crisis lessons and recovery trends from around the world featuring WEC and SIA

    The COVID-19 pandemic has been a crisis on a truly global scale. We want to explore the impact outside the UK to see if there are any lessons we can learn and/or opportunities for greater collaboration internationally, particularly with our European neighbours.

    We were joined by Bettina Schaller, Director Group Public Affairs at Adecco Group and President of the World Employment Confederation Europe, and John Nurthen, Executive Director of Global Research, at Staffing Industry Analysts to discuss:
    • The latest market intelligence including the economic and jobs market impact from international and European regions
    • What recovery looks like for different sectors across the globe
    • Examples of successful recruitment businesses that were founded at the height of a crisis
    • Importance of well-regulated flexible working
    • Predictions for what to expect in the coming months
    • Sources of lessons and inspiration for recruitment businesses

    Sign up to REC2020 - REC's first free virtual gathering on 8 September. https://www.rec.uk.com/rec2020

    Download our COVID-19 - Essential business lessons for recruitment leaders digital guide for free here: www.rec.uk.com/recruiters/busine…id-19-recruitment

    For up-to-the-minute COVID-19 updates and practical guidance, visit our COVID-19 hub at www.rec.uk.com/covid19

    • 42 min
    Ep 29: How are two of the UK’s largest recruitment firms managing recovery post-lockdown?

    Ep 29: How are two of the UK’s largest recruitment firms managing recovery post-lockdown?

    How did two major sectors - healthcare and logistics - react to the crisis to keep the nation moving and lead the recovery? We were joined by two seniors executives from UKICS, one of the largest providers of healthcare, life sciences and social care staffing solutions, and Staffline, the biggest recruiter in the UK and Ireland to discuss how they navigated the crisis, strengthened their working relationships with clients and managed their people to put them on the road to recovery.

    You'll hear Mike Barnard, CEO of UK Independent Clinical Services (ICS), and Frank Atkinson, Group Managing Director of Staffline, discuss:
    • Their lessons in managing client relationships during the crisis
    • Challenges they faced with candidate screening and selection, and innovations that made it seamless
    • Shifts in leadership styles in driving change
    • Lessons from the crisis that have opened up new growth opportunities
    • What flexible working looks like going forward
    • How ICS and Staffline are planning their return to work.

    Download our COVID-19 - Essential business lessons for recruitment leaders digital guide for free here: https://www.rec.uk.com/recruiters/business-support/covid-19-recruitment

    For up-to-the-minute COVID-19 updates and practical guidance, visit our COVID-19 hub at www.rec.uk.com/covid19

    • 35 min
    Ep 28: What will happen to the National Living Wage after COVID-19?

    Ep 28: What will happen to the National Living Wage after COVID-19?

    Join Low Pay Commission Secretary David Massey as he talks about the shifts in the national living wage during the crisis, and the trends to look out for as we transition out of the furlough scheme in October. You'll hear about:

    • LPC's role in supporting government policy and regulation
    • An overview of National Living Wage in comparison to National Minimum Wage
    • Sectoral trends in pay during the crisis that can inform your business next steps
    • Impact of minimum wage changes on the younger demographic
    • Advice for business owners on where to get more guidance on pay

    Download our COVID-19 - Essential business lessons for recruitment leaders digital guide for free here: https://www.rec.uk.com/recruiters/business-support/covid-19-recruitment

    For up-to-the-minute COVID-19 updates and practical guidance, visit our COVID-19 hub at www.rec.uk.com/covid19

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    • 30 min

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