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REC launches new service for corporate members

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is calling on its Corporate Members to enhance their brand, support their staff and manage their clients risks through adopting its new IRP Advocacy programme.

The Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP), established by the REC last year, is a vital ingredient in recruitment, retention and people development plans for recruitment businesses.

Anita Holbrow, the RECs Director of Marketing and Member Representation, said: In an increasingly competitive market, it is vital that every recruitment business has a set of tools at its disposal that will set it apart both as an employer of choice and as a must-have business partner for clients.

The IRP Advocacy Programme, which is free to all Corporate Members, is specifically designed to do just this.

Membership to the IRP ensures that recruitment employees know:

How to minimise risk to clients
Why they need to keep up to date with the law
How to safeguard your reputation and increase your credibility
Where to find the latest knowledge and stay up-to-date with all recruitment issues
How to deploy the best practice in recruitment
Why and how to submit a top class entry to the IRP awards
How to stay on top form with continuous professional development
To use branch meetings and IRP social networks to learn new skills

Conversely, IRP enables recruitment businesses to:
 Create a USP as an employer of choice
 Attract and retain best recruitment professionals
 Demonstrate to clients that you are the best and that you invest in your people
 Keep staff engaged and motivated
 Acknowledge and celebrate the performance of your people through the IRP Awards
 Become recognised as a leader in business excellence and
 Play a key role in helping the industry achieve Chartered status.

This programme, which is specifically designed to benefit all of the RECs Corporate membership, is endorsed by the findings of the RECs Future of Employment Working Group (FEWG) in its White Paper, Gateway to Success, citing that recruitment suppliers not only need to demonstrate standards through aligning their corporate business with the REC, but that their people need to signal their own brand of ethics, personal professionalism as members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals.

Kevin Green, the RECs Chief Executive added: We are determined to ensure that all of our corporate businesses have the best possible support available to them, not just in terms of their corporate business needs but also in terms of their people and talent strategies.
The IRP is a cornerstone for all serious professionals, using the new IRP Advocacy programme ensures that every recruiter has access to it, and that every Corporate Member stands the best chance of risk proofing their people management strategies.

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