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The REC Talking Recruitment Podcast gives recruitment businesses and recruitment professionals all the latest news, insights and thought leadership from the industry.

REC Podcasts Recruitment & Employment Confederation

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The REC Talking Recruitment Podcast gives recruitment businesses and recruitment professionals all the latest news, insights and thought leadership from the industry.

    Episode 5: Big trends in the labour market during COVID-19

    Episode 5: Big trends in the labour market during COVID-19

    Join Neil Carberry for yet another episode of our COVID-19 podcast series. Neil is joined by REC’s Director of Sales and Marketing Kate Shoesmith and Emsi UK’s Director of Consulting and Innovation Duncan Brown discussing how COVID-19 is changing our industry.

    Our experts will delve into the state of the recruitment industry analysing trends by sectors and regions while also sharing some feedback from REC members on what changes they’re experiencing during these testing times.

    There are lessons to be learnt between sectors and even countries, as we look ahead into the potential longer-term impact of COVID-19 in our industry.

    • 17 min
    Episode 4: Job Retention Scheme and all things legal

    Episode 4: Job Retention Scheme and all things legal

    In the latest episode of our COVID-19 podcast series, Neil Carberry is joined by two legal experts - REC’s Head of Legal Support Lorraine Laryea and Eversheds Sutherland’s Partner and Head of Industrial Relations Marc Meryon - who’ll decode the technicalities around the recently announced Job Retention Scheme and insolvency regime, while also answering the big questions raised by members via the REC legal helpline.

    Bonus: The podcast will also cover some critical advice for business leaders on managing employee relations effectively during these challenging times.

    Key discussion points:
    - Introduction to the Job Retention Scheme, and how to use the scheme
    - Advice on furloughing staff and key considerations around it
    - Big questions being asked via the REC Legal Helpline including Statutory Sick Pay, doing checks for new temporary workers, Key Information Document and many more
    - Advice for employers on managing employee relations effectively during a crisis
    - A summary on the recently announced insolvency regime

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: Crisis management and cash flow

    Episode 3: Crisis management and cash flow

    Listen to our latest thought-provoking episode in the COVID-19 response podcast series, where Neil Carberry and our expert speakers, James Osborne, Chairman of The Recruitment Network(TRN), and Matt Hamnett, Founder of MH+A delve into the theme of steering your business in time of a crisis.

    Throughout the discussion, we’ll look at:
    • Mindset of a business leader and what’s effective in a situation like now
    • Principles of crisis management
    • Reflections on cash flow challenges in the recruitment sector
    • Positioning for the new world

    • 22 min
    Episode 2: Government support package and sectoral updates

    Episode 2: Government support package and sectoral updates

    In our second episode in the COVID-19 response podcast series, REC's CEO Neil Carberry and Director of Sales and Marketing Kate Shoesmith look at some of the recent developments in the industry including:
    • Feedback from REC members including most commonly asked questions around COVID-19
    • The recently announced Government package
    • Sectoral differences and what the REC is doing to support members
    • What happens next - support available for members in the coming weeks. Tune in now!

    • 17 min
    Purpose, performance and wellbeing

    Purpose, performance and wellbeing

    In uniquely challenging times, many recruitment business leaders are worried about how they can sustain performance without compromising the wellbeing of their people. In this podcast with guest experts Matt Hamnett and Caroline Rae, we reflect on how leaders can find common cause with their people, change the workplace dynamic, build capability, resilience …and performance.

    • 48 min
    Episode 1: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), wellbeing and working from home

    Episode 1: Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), wellbeing and working from home

    Introducing our new, regular podcast: keeping you up to date on the latest issues affecting the recruitment industry. In this episode: SSP, staff wellbeing and working from home policies.

    • 16 min

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