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21 December 2009
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has appointed a new regional director for Northern Ireland and an executive committee to drive forward the recruitment industry's voice in the province.
The new regional director is Jim Berrisford, owner of Berrisford Recruitment Search Consultancy. The REC has also appointed Matt Tanner of Kennedy Recruitment Ltd and Conor Rafferty of Altmore IT as members of the executive committee.
This new structure will be responsible for liaising with stakeholders including politicians and civil servants, in promoting the work of the REC and highlighting the current challenges facing recruiters and businesses in Northern Ireland.
Jim Berrisford said of the appointments "it is very important that the interests of our industry are recognised by decision-makers especially the Department for Employment and Learning (DELNI) with whom we have already met to discuss certain issues."
Other issues currently facing the region's recruitment industry include the implementation of the EU Agency Workers' Directive (AWD) in October 2011 and also procurement policies in Northern Ireland.