Episode 35: Mental health and your journey unique: begin building resilience
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
5d ago
This podcast discusses mental health and suicide, which may be distressing. Listener discretion is advised. Seek support if needed. In this episode, Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, talks to Mike Duma, advocate for mental wellbeing in the workplace and founder of Miindset, a personal wellbeing companion app. They discuss how destigmatise and highlight the importance of good mental health in a competitive workplace. In this episode you’ll hear about: Mike’s story and how the company Miindset was created Howorganisations can effectively destigmatise discussions about mental health in competit ..read more
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Episode 34: Thriving through turmoil: mastering wellbeing in high-stress times
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
3w ago
In this episode, Kate Shoesmith, Deputy CEO, steps in for Neil Carberry, to talk to Katie Maycock, Founder of Get Your Sh*t Together and GYST Wellbeing. They discuss the importance of wellbeing during times of high stress and high pressure all year around, not just during #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. In this episode we discuss: Why it's important for recruiters to take care of their well-being during times of high stress/pressure The warning signs that employee wellbeing is on the decline How someone can take care of their wellbeing during times of high stress What wellbeing encompasses ..read more
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Episode 33: Domestic abuse and the roles and responsibilities of employers
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
1M ago
In this episode, Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, talks to Sharon Livermore MBE, Founder & DA Campaigner and Ayesha Fordham, Membership & Partnerships Manager at the Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse. They discuss the impact of domestic abuse on employees and the important role employers play to both victim and perpetrator. In this episode we discuss: The importance of raising awareness of domestic abuse and the impact it has on working life. The tools employers need to tackle domestic abuse experienced by employees. How external organisations like Employer’s Initiative on Dom ..read more
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Episode 31 Navigating the April legal changes that will impact your business and workers
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
1M ago
In this episode, Kate Shoesmith, Deputy Chief Executive steps in as host, to chat to Lorraine Laryea. REC’s Chief Standards Officer, to make sense of the important legal changes that came into effect in April 2024. In this episode we discuss: How to use rolled up Holiday Pay and the impact of this legislation The impact of the increase to National Minimum Wage on agency works, recruiters and businesses. The changes to National Insurance Contributions Other upcoming legislative changes like Carers leave, Paternity leave and IR35 that will impact businesses ..read more
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Episode 30: Creating business advantage through strong recruitment partnerships
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
2M ago
In this episode, Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, talks to REC’s Maxine Bligh, Chief Membership & Innovation Officer. They discuss the importance of high-quality recruiter services, how to build strong relationships outside of the hiring process to support the long-term growth of businesses and how to use the Aim Hire guide/toolkit as a recruiter. In this episode we discuss: The reason behind creating the Aim Hire guides and toolkit. The demand and desire from the industry for resources to help illustrate the value of a high standards recruitment service. How the current hiring climate ..read more
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Episode 29: Empowering change: unveiling workplace activism and trends in recruitment and beyond.
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
3M ago
In this episode, REC Deputy Chief Executive, Kate Shoesmith steps in for Neil Carberry to talk to Dan Robertson Global MD at FAIRER Consulting. They discuss the current trends driving change within the business and how grassroots activism within the workplace is driving ED&I changes from the workforce up. In this episode we discuss: The current trends in the world of ED&I How the trends are also transcending the recruitment sector Where ED&I and HR align more broadly Tips on how recruiters can increase diversity as part of their responsibilities ..read more
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Episode 28: REC Manifesto: Dynamic labour markets for growth
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
3M ago
In this episode, Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, talks to Shazia Ejaz, REC Campaigns and Insights Director. They discuss why publishing our Manifesto was vital for the election year ahead and the important key asks that drive change for the labour market ..read more
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Episode 27: Decoding social mobility and its impact on recruitment
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
4M ago
In this episode, Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, talks to Sarah Atkinson, Chief Executive of the Social Mobility Foundation. They discuss why social mobility is so important and how socioeconomic background can impact recruitment. In this episode find out: How recruiters can support social mobility and ensure their clients are reaching candidates from all backgrounds. How contextual recruitment can support candidates through the process. What young people think about recruitment processes and the barriers to applying for jobs if you’re from a lower socioeconomic background ..read more
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Episode 26: Breaking barriers: navigating change in recruitment & STEM
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
4M ago
In this episode, Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, talks to Matthew Howard Wragg, CEO at Gattaca. They discuss how the recruitment industry has changed over the last 10-15 years and how Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in STEM is driving economic change. In this episode, you’ll hear about: The level of EDI in Engineering over the last 10-15 years and where EDI is now in STEM Why EDI in STEM is important, what is working and what isn’t What Gattaca is doing to positively impact change in STEM sector What the staffing industry could be doing more to help impact change ..read more
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Episode 25: Navigating tomorrow – futureproofing for 2024 and beyond in recruitment.
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by Recruitment & Employment Confederation
5M ago
In this episode, Neil Carberry, REC Chief Executive, talks to Kate Shoesmith, Deputy CEO at the REC. They discuss how the recruitment industry is looking and how businesses can set themselves up for success in 2024. In this episode, you’ll hear about: the latest research data and what it tells us about clients' appetite to hire What should be at the top of the Government's 2024 agenda? Predictions for opportunities in 2024 and key drivers of growth. How can recruiters and recruitment leaders set themselves up for success next year? What should recruiters champion in 2024 ..read more
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