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Recruitment Matters Issue 29 October 2014

Trade Association of the Year

What’s inside The Intelligence 2-3 and REC Talk The changing face of temp work, looking at stats and recruitment issues from the party conferences

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Social media and recruitment

Waving the flag for co-operation across all regions of the UK

Foster flexible labour market The future of the labour market must remain a focus following Scotland’s rejection of independence last month. All three party leaders in Westminster have promised to devolve powers to the Scottish parliament, while addressing the way laws will be created across the UK. Shortly after the referendum result, Downing Street announced that Lord Smith of Kelvin will oversee a process that will see the publication of draft legislation in January. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation

(REC) says job creation across the country needs to be addressed. REC chief executive Kevin Green said: “The referendum has unearthed a series of questions about greater levels of devolution and this will undoubtedly herald significant changes for Scotland and the rest of the UK. “We will continue to keep all members informed as the discussions move forward and we will engage and represent the recruitment industry at the highest level.” The REC is calling on policy-

makers to foster a dynamic and flexible labour market with collaboration and cooperation across all regions. “In all discussions about further devolution, policymakers must keep in mind that workers move across borders and businesses need to take talent with them, wherever they are operating,” Green says. “The UK jobs market gathers its strength from the close collaboration between the different regions and nations of the UK and this should remain at the forefront in all deliberations.”


Legal lowdown and REC Business Partner

Social media and data theft, and REC business partner offering from Outsauce

Institute of 7 Recruitment Professionals Cassie Connell of Thorpe Molloy and Grahame Caswell of Search Consultancy

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