REC launch online policy quiz ahead of general election
Employment is one of the biggest issues of this election campaign, with all parties proposing policies that would have an impact on the UK labour market and the work of recruiters.
REC director of policy Tom Hadley says, “Recruiters are the engine that drives the UK labour market. Last year recruiters helped 634,000 people find a new permanent job and over a million people find temporary work every single day, so recruiters are really on the front line when it comes to jobs.
“Yes, the quiz is a bit of fun but what we’re also trying to do is raise awareness of the employment issues being debated in the campaign so far, and get people thinking about what the parties are advocating and how this could affect them. There are a lot of claims and counter claims being made about the jobs market by politicians and we expect to see more of that before polling day on 7th May.”
The REC Question Time quiz is part of a wider campaign to encourage policy-makers to create the best jobs market in the world and is available on the REC website at www.rec.uk.com/recqt and as a Facebook app.
The REC’s & lsquo;Manifesto for jobs’, published in December, set out the professional body’s recommendations for whoever forms the next government. It called on policy-makers to:
• Give everyone the chance to succeed through work.
• Accelerate business growth and jobs creation.
• Build the best local jobs markets.
• Enhance our position in the global marketplace.
Any REC members who would like to be involved in the REC’s policy activities in the run up to the general election should contact the REC policy team.