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Recruitment International’s March Blog

Let’s start this blog off by saying a massive congratulations to all those shortlisted and the winners of RI’s first Supplier Awards, which took place on 16th February! The event really did celebrate everything that’s great about the suppliers to the recruitment industry and the feedback we’ve received so far has been overwhelming. You can find out about all the winners on our website…or why not take a look at our feature about the Awards in our March issue (which is out to read now!)? If you have any feedback about the event, make sure you contact Teri (, we’d love to hear your thoughts!

We also hosted our first marketing mash-up on Thursday 2nd March at the Eight Club in Moorgate. Topics covered included LinkedIn, the new GDPR coming into force in 2018 and buy-in. If you attended, make sure you let us know your thoughts! The next event will be coming up in May, keep an eye on our events page for more details.

Looking forward to the month ahead, we have our (first) Workforce Conference coming up on Thursday 28th March. So far, we have speakers confirmed from Adecco Group UK and Ireland, The Pensions Regulator, the Social Market Foundation and Cpl. Want to attend? Head to the Eventbrite page to book your place (it’s free for recruitment agency directors and owners). Or find out more about the event in the ‘Dates for the diary’ section of this blog.

Our cover stars this month are Optimus Search, talking about their overnight 10-year success story. Make sure you have a read in our latest issue.

The RI Recruitment Industry Report 2017 (Top 500)

Yes, it really is that time of year again already! We’re giving you a bit of an advance warning that very soon we’ll be sending out the forms needed to submit your company’s updated information for the 2017 edition of the Report. We need YOU to submit your company’s data to help make the Report as accurate as possible. If you do submit your entry details, your company will be provided with a complimentary copy of the published Report.

You don’t know what the Report is? The Recruitment Industry Report is an annual publication RI releases listing the Top 500 recruitment companies by their UK-only turnover. Last year, companies needed to have a turnover of around £5m to be included. Think you might be eligible to enter? Contact David (

Upcoming features

To pitch any potential features, contact Rebecca.

Cyber security – May 2017

Part of this feature focus will include a Q&A and the questions for this will be coming out soon – keep an eye on our website and e-news so you don’t miss out! Q&A aside, if you have any feature pitches around this topic, email Rebecca a synopsis asap.

How to promote your business – June 2017

Contact Rebecca for more details.

Are we covering the topics that are important to you and your business? We’re here to share the latest and greatest pieces of content that will help you and your business, so if we’re not sharing what you need, then make sure you let us know.

Got a topic to share that you think our readers will love to hear about? Why not send over a synopsis of your proposed feature to Rebecca? She’ll be able to let you know if it’s something we can feature in our magazine for you.

How else can you get involved?

If the current magazine topics we have scheduled aren’t of interest, then don’t panic, there are still plenty of ways you can get involved with RI! We’re always happy to share your latest news and features on our website, whether it’s a senior appointment, financial results or a charity initiative, so make sure you send your releases across to Rebecca or Becky (

We also have a blog that people are really getting involved with at the moment – take a look at some of the latest pieces of content here. As you can see, the content is really varied, so don’t be shy – contact Becky if you’ve got a blog or potential idea you’d like to share.

Reading news on our website on a regular basis? Let us know what you think about the content you’re reading! We want to know that the news we’re sharing is the news you need – so make sure we’re sharing what you’re seeing in the industry.

Also, make sure you’re interacting with us on social media! We’re tweeting (@RecruitmentINTL), on LinkedIn (Recruitment International UK) and have also recently jumped in the Instagram bandwagon (recruitment_international). So why not take a look at our social media pages and see what we’re up to?

Dates for the diary

For more details on any of our upcoming events, contact Teri.

15th March – Corporate Club event

Contact Teri or David for more details or to reserve your place.

22nd March – Corporate Club event

The Secrets to fast growth, successful strategies and winning exits with Adam Fletcher. This fully interactive masterclass will show you the way to sustainable fast growth, help with your planning, your strategy and then considering a potential exit. 

28th March – Workforce Conference

RI’s pioneering new event, The Workforce Conference, is an amalgamation of all of the best and most relevant content from our Compliance Conference and FD Forums. The morning will feature presentations from HMRC, the Pensions Regulator, Adecco and Cpl. In the afternoon, there will be breakout sessions, which will allow for greater engagement and provide an opportunity for delegates to talk specifically about their own particular challenges.

19th April – Corporate Club event

Contact Teri or David for more details or to reserve your place.

14th September – The RI Awards - US

This year, RI are embarking on a new adventure – we’re going to be hosting our first Awards ceremony in the US. The black tie dinner and Awards ceremony will be taking place in New York at the JW Marriott Essex House. Contact David to find out more about the Awards and to enquire about entering.

Don’t forget about our job board!

Internal vacancies can still be posted for FREE on our website! Make sure you get in contact with us to make the most of this great opportunity.