With political party’s campaigns in full swing, a ‘Question Time’ quiz to test voters’ knowledge of party policies on jobs has been launched by Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Employment is one of the hot topics in the election campaign and all parties are proposing policies that would impact the UK labour market and the work of recruiters.

REC director of policy Tom Hadley says:

“Recruiters are the engine that drives the UK labour market. Last year recruiters helped 634,000 people find a new permanent job and over a million people find temporary work every single day, so recruiters are really on the front line when it comes to jobs.”

He adds:

“Yes, the quiz is a bit of fun but what we’re also trying to do is raise awareness of the employment issues being debated in the campaign so far, and get people thinking about what the parties are advocating and how this could affect them. There are a lot of claims and counter claims being made about the jobs market by politicians and we expect to see more of that before polling day on 7th May.”

The Question Time quiz is part of a larger campaign to encourage policy makers to create the best jobs market in the world.

REC’s Manifesto for Jobs calls on policy-makers to:

  • Give everyone the chance to succeed through work.
  • Accelerate business growth and jobs creation.
  • Build the best local jobs markets.
  • Enhance our position in the global marketplace.