Such behaviour would contravene the code of practice of REC, of which most PR recruiters are members.
REC has 15 dedicated sectoral groups, most of which are for professions with regulatory issues – such as those sending workers
into schools or to deal with vulnerable adults. But it also has groups for sectors such as IT and engineering in which members are keen to share best practice.
REC director of external relations Tom Hadley said he would be interested to hear if there was sufficient demand for a PR-specific group.