New members are the lifeblood of the union. Branches and local reps have a vital role to play in recruiting new members and making sure that Prospect's membership is reflective of the whole professional workforce in organisations where we represent employees.
The resources on this page will help you to raise the union's profile and help everyone appreciate the benefits of joining Prospect. All the materials can be ordered from Prospect Central Services or simply downloaded from this site and printed if you have access to appropriate facilities.
The 'becoming a member or rep' area of the website also has a section devoted to 'recruiting new members'.
Building your membership
Our guide to recruitment shows you how to plan and manage a concerted recruitment campaign – this will help you to find your areas of strength and weakness and to decide how to target areas of low membership. But you can act today: make a difference by displaying Prospect recruitment and campaigning materials in your workplace.
Our nationally-produced leaflets can help you explain the benefits of Prospect membership. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger version, or go to the recruitment leaflets page for downloadable PDFs.
Retaining and involving members
You can make sure members stay in the union by showing that Prospect is relevant to them. Our leaflets will help you to show the range of Prospect's work and interests. Our retention toolkit tells you how you can help members by letting them know that Prospect matters to them even when they are moving out of your branch.
Go to our campaigns section for more materials on current Prospect campaigns.
New members are the lifeblood of any union. The more members in Prospect, the better we can represent and protect them. Recruitment should be a key activity for every Prospect representative. Identifying non-members, reporting staff changes, contacting newcomers and persuading them to join are the basis for all other Prospect work.