Susie Ankrett, Director of Solihull-based recruitment consultancy, Plum Personnel, attended one of the most significant events to take place in recent times, in the UK’s private recruitment industry.
The occasion was the launch of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP), in London, which was attended by key members of the recruitment industry. The IRP has been established by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the trade association for the UK’s private recruitment industry.
Susie said: “Recruitment is a dynamic, fast-moving, and exciting profession, and the IRP will not only ensure that all recruiters are given the opportunity to be individually recognized as part of the profession, but it will also demonstrate to clients their professionalism and commitment, to delivering the best possible service at all times.
“As an REC Regional Director, I feel privileged to be part of the new institute. It’s a revolutionary new development for the recruitment industry.
“Through it, recruitment professionals will have access to the training, the knowledge, the support, and advice to deliver excellent recruitment to companies. The institute will also give every recruiter in the land the professional identity, the credibility, the confidence, and the pride that comes with belonging to a recognized profession.”
All members will sign up the IRP’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct which will show both clients and candidates that they practice the very highest standards of principled and professional recruitment.