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  What is the Good Recruitment Campaign?
To become as successful as possible in the attraction, selection and hiring of people, it is vital to ensure that good practice prevails throughout the resourcing process. The campaign, created by businesses 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. This is the right time to create 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.

Hewett Recruitment are championing and supporting the REC's Good Recruitment Campaign across Worcestershire. Employers are encouraged to sign up at no cost and access a whole range of tools, advice and guidance to help develop their recruitment strategy.

Benefits of being involved
• Align your organisation and members with good recruitment practice – and sends a positive message to potential candidates
• Use the charter to drive good practice internally with the board, line managers and other professional groups
• Learn from peers and professional bodies about trends and new approaches to recruitment and resourcing
• Improve the provision of recruitment services and supply chain management
• As part of a community, receive regular information and data on talent acquisition, skills’ shortages, recruitment and resourcing
• Attend networking meetings where good practice and new ideas are shared amongst HR, procurement and in-house resourcers

• To promote recruitment good practice to UK employers of all sizes, whether in the public or private sector
• To establish a community of HR, talent, internal resourcers, procurement professionals and business leaders, to champion good recruitment practice
• To move good resourcing up the corporate agenda as talent becomes more business-critical
• To help businesses to benchmark their current resourcing practice and seek areas to improve
• To provide guidance and tools for employers to benchmark how effective they are in applying recruitment good practice
• To provide tools for REC members so that they can promote good recruitment to their clients
• To promote flexible working and different employment models for employers to consider early in the recruitment process
• To enable organisations to demonstrate to candidates that they aspire to deliver a good recruitment experience
• To create competitive advantage by building an employer brand that helps attract today’s hard-to-find talent
• To carry out specific research into new approaches in recruitment, and to share this with the Good Recruitment community

REC’s Employers’ Advisory Panel

The Employers’ Advisory Panel was established to develop and champion good recruitment. This advisory panel devised the Good Recruitment Charter, which is the cornerstone of the Good Recruitment Campaign. The panel is made up of 15 employers including Santander, Dixons Retail, Arsenal FC, Penguin Random House, G4S, First Group, AECOM, Care UK, Buckinghamshire County Council, InchCape, Royal Mail, Scottish Zoological Society and NHS Employers. It also has representation from the CIPD, CBI, FSB, DEA, The HR Society and ILM.
This group’s remit is to explore innovative trends in employment and recruitment and, where appropriate, promote these as good practice. It will also provide input into the REC’s research agenda, building upon recent publication, such as Employer Branding and Talent in Turbulent Times, the Panel’s own piece, ‘The Client Paradox’, as well as ‘A Guide to Productive Partnerships’, carried out in association with the CIPD. The Panel is also providing insight which the REC is using to guide its members on the changing requirements of the market.

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