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REC joins European Job Mobility Lab as UK Expert

Latest from Brussels - REC joins European Job Mobility Lab as UK Expert

The REC was in Brussels last week at a series of high-level meetings, including the latest session of the European Job Mobility Laboratory. This European Commission-backed initiative evaluates policy initiatives to promote workforce mobility and involves a network of labour market experts from across the EU. The findings will be of interest to UK recruiters with an interest in European markets.

The REC has been invited to join the European Job Mobility Laboratory as the national expert for the UK. This will ensure that the views and insight of the UK recruitment industry are taken forward directly to EU decision-makers.

This weeks activities in Brussels also saw the REC represent the UK at the latest social dialogue session between European trade unions and Eurociett the representative body for the recruitment industry in Europe and engage with newly-formed trade bodies representing the agency sector in countries such as Turkey, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Romania.

Commenting on recent EU activities, Gillian Econopouly, the REC's Head of Policy said:

The REC will continue to represent the interest of the UK recruitment industry in Brussels. Being invited to take part in high-profile initiatives such as the European Job Mobility Laboratory is a good marker of recognition and influence at an EU level. As well as providing a UK perspective to representatives of the European Commission and other EU countries, the Workforce Mobility initiative can highlight the positive role that recruiters play in helping individuals progress within the jobs market.

Recent discussions in Brussels have also enabled us to build positive relationships with new national federations. It is in everybodys interests to ensure a strong collective voice across the EU. As the industry continues to develop and professionalise across Europe, there will be new market opportunities for recruiters. This is something that we will actively promote through our European-wide connections and through our ongoing lobbying work in Brussels.

The REC is represented on the Board of Eurociett the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies - which promotes the common interests of the agency work industry at EU level.

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