A recent visit to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) by employment relations minister Ed Davey has been highlighted as evidence that the government is trying to engage with the sector.

Kevin Green, chief executive of the organisation, noted that the MP took the time out to meet members of the institution.

He said: "We were delighted that the minister accepted our invitation to visit the REC office. The meeting was significant on both a symbolic and a practical level."

The REC revealed that it has been invited by the government to take part in some recruitment-related workshops, with its members able to provide feedback regarding state proposals.

Mr Green also hailed the industry body's ability to air its concerns with MPs at the highest level.

The REC spokesman carried out his first live webinar today (December 14th) alongside director of member services Anita Holbrow, with the pair discussing what the institution has achieved during the year.

Posted by Ross George