The essential network for ambitious recruitment business leaders

Going places? We’ll help you get there faster.

RDLC is the leading global network for recruitment CEOs, MDs and Directors. It’s a vibrant hub where likeminded leaders come together to share insights, rewrite best practice, offer mutual support and learn from world-class business coaches.

By empowering each other to elevate business performance, our members thrive in fiercely competitive markets – accelerating growth and extending the limits of what is possible.

The RDLC network includes start-ups and boutique consultancies, well-established nationwide recruiters and global giants. And there’s plenty on offer, whatever your size, sector, vertical or region.

Pirates enjoy a packed programme of seminars, master classes and training sessions, plus a year-round timetable of networking events, including our famous Chatham House Rules fine dining lunches.

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Members' Benefits

Whether you’re launching a new start-up or you’re established recruitment royalty, you’ll enjoy all kinds of unique RDLC privileges. Like the trusted peer-to-peer advice. Open access to best-in-class document templates. Critical business benchmarking. And of course, the opportunity to share inspiring social experiences with like-minded recruitment leaders.


Connect to a panel of experts across all business-critical functions, and engage with vibrant peer-to-peer communities – all on call 24/7, and ready to share the kind of insights that take non-members decades to acquire.

Market Place

Leverage RDLC’s unrivalled buying power through exclusive, discounted terms with a directory of best-in-class service providers. Enjoy preferential service, and participate in steering groups for mission-critical tools.

Doc Vault

Work smarter, move faster, shrink admin costs – with open access to a priceless repository of essential businesses documents. From tender responses to best-practice internal processes, plus countless gems you never knew you needed.


Our events are where the magic happens… from technical master-classes and inspirational coaching sessions, to our celebrated annual conference. Plus our regular lunch clubs prove you really can mix business with pleasure.

eBook Guides

ur “Ultimate Guide To….” series draws on the experience of recruitment’s leading experts in a range of disciplines. Packed with insider intelligence from the best in the business, eBook Guides will extend your knowledge and boost your performance.

Business Health Check

Spanning operational structure plus front, middle and back office, the Health Check is the ultimate benchmarking exercise – because only by understanding where you are now, can you set a flight path to where you want to be.

High-impact Collaboration

Collaboration is the engine that powers the remarkable performance of RDLC Pirates.

  • Real-time peer-2-peer fixes for today’s BIG ISSUES
  • Sharing of market intel and emerging trends
  • Insights into delivering game-changing operational efficiencies
  • Joint ventures & partnerships
  • Supplier steering groups

Health & Wellbeing

Learn how to create the optimal support structure to manage stress and help your team achieve peak performance. Gain early access to the latest wellbeing apps, and participate in expert-led sessions on meditation, breathing, diet and fitness.

Membership Training Programmes

We know that everyone joins RDLC at a different stage of growth and understanding.

So we focus on giving practical, honest advice to our members. We offer online, one-to-one and group training, developing everyone from rookie to CEO. See video below for details.

The Majors: Awards & Global

Two annual events that stand out: our lavish awards ceremony held in London, where we celebrate our members’ sector-leading performance, and our world-famous conference in Ibiza.


Pirate Gongs are the only awards for recruiters, voted by recruiters. So they always mean more.

And while the accolades recognise individual achievement, everyone celebrates each winner’s success – because on the day, the room is full of winners. Different firms, but all part of the crew.

Of course, no awards ceremony is complete without a sumptuous dining experience and star-studded live performances. Definitely not to be missed!

Global Recruitment Summit

The Global Recruitment Summit is the highlight of the Pirate calendar – in today’s globalised recruitment sector, no other event comes close. Featuring a stellar line-up of thought-leaders and business gurus, each session will challenge your thinking, ignite your commercial creativity, and empower you to elevate your business performance to the next level.
  • 4 days
  • 3 nights
  • 2 days of keynotes & workshops
  • 1 event not to be missed


Our members enjoy significant deals, services and value-adds you can’t achieve alone or via any other Network!

Our Affiliates and Suppliers (70+) are exclusively best in class!

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