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Jobshop UK show support and encourage local businesses to join the REC good recruitment campaign

The good recruitment campaign, created for businesses, exists to promote the critical importance that good recruitment practice plays in organisational success. As demand returns to the economy and businesses are looking to hire more staff, fine-tuning their resourcing strategies becomes critical, creating a national focus on good recruitment. The campaign will help organisations to reinvigorate their recruiting strategies so they provide a better candidate experience and work more effectively with their recruitment partners.

The good recruitment campaign is relevant to all UK employers of all sizes, whether in the public or private sector, and will help show potential employees that your company promotes good recruitment practice. Signing up to be a part of the campaign will highlight your company’s commitment to these good practices.  In a candidate short market, standing out as an organisation focused on the long-term welfare of its employees is crucial to procuring and retaining the talent which will keep your company at the top of its league. 

The campaign also aims to establish a community of HR, talent, internal resourcers, procurement professionals and business leaders, to champion good recruitment practice, and to move good resourcing up the corporate agenda as talent becomes more business-critical.

The campaign will help businesses to benchmark their current resourcing practice and seek areas to improve as well as provide guidance and tools for employers to benchmark how effective they are in applying recruitment good practice.

By joining the campaign, companies will also be supported and advised on flexible working and different employment models enabling them to consider those options early in on the recruitment process.

Jobshop UK and Engage Executive Jobs director, Tracey Wood, explained: “By signing up to the good recruitment campaign, organisations will be able to demonstrate to candidates that they aspire to deliver a good recruitment experience and competitive advantage by building an employer brand that helps attract today’s hard to find talent. As members of the REC, Jobshop and Engage have the tools and experience to assist and advise our clients on promoting good recruitment practices.

“The campaign benefits its members by aligning your organisation and members with good recruitment practice, sending a positive message to potential candidates.  The charter will drive good practice internally with the board, line managers and other professional groups.  In an economy where the skills shortage has leapt up from 9 to 47 in the last year alone, the importance of implementing good recruitment practice in order to procure and retain talent has become critical.”

chief executive of the REC, Kevin Green said: “We have developed the campaign along with our employers’ advisory panel, which includes representation from bodies such as CIPD, CBI and FSB. The panel, which also includes leading employers such as Care UK, First Group, Dixons Retail and Santander, has defined what different factors go into good recruitment. We encourage employers of all sizes to commit to the charter and to make use of the available tools and guidance.”


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