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Change of name for RECs

Change of name for RECs IT and Comms specialist sector group

The Recruitment and Employment Confederations IT and Comms specialist sector group is taking on a new identity to reflect the fundamental changes now being adopted by its membership.

REC Technology is the new name for REC IT and Comms and reflects the diversity of skills now applied across the sector. It will now also represent companies who recruit staff in the electrical and software engineering markets and other technologies.

Commenting on the change of name, REC Technologys Chair, Jeff Brooks said: This is something that we have been planning for some time because the recruitment market is changing and as specialist technology recruiters, we have always sought to reflect current market trends and the experience of our members. This change establishes REC Technology as the only body dedicated to representing the interest of all technology recruiters.

The REC Technology specialist sector group was established in 1993 (as REC IT & Comms) and currently has over 150 members dedicated to ensuring the highest standards in the recruitment and deployment of technology staff.

This it achieves through constantly updating its members on the latest legal and legislative changes and through a joint Code of Practice with the Professional Contractors Group. Regular meetings are held to inform and advise members of industry trends and enable members to interact and share best practice.

The Sector also produces a quarterly skills demand report which shows trends in the popularity of different technology skills and how new software and methods are impacting the sector.

Brooks added that that he is actively seeking to encourage broader representation on the Sectors Executive Group to include Communications staff providers.

REC Technology is a specialist sector group of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, the UKs largest recruitment trade body, which represents over 3,500 recruitment companies across the UK.


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