United Kingdom, London, Harrogate
REED is the biggest family run recruitment business in the world. We have the UK's largest candidate database, expertise in 20 specialist sectors and offer the longest guarantees in the market.
Reed Specialist Recruitment is the UK's #1 recruitment agency, with a database of 12 million candidates, expertise in 20 specialist sectors, and the longest guarantees in the market.
We help employers throughout the UK achieve their goals by delivering the best recruitment experience.
We provide flexible recruitment solutions from permanent roles, temporary cover and executive search through to volume requirements and HR consultancy.
Our expertise spans 20 specialist sectors and we place thousands of skilled candidates into permanent and temporary jobs every year. From CVs and cover letters, through to interviews and salary negotiation, we've got you covered.
Sir Alec Reed opened the first REED office in Hounslow, West London on 7th May 1960. In the early 1960s, he pioneered specialist recruitment services, a move which fundamentally changed the UK recruitment market.
Today, REED is the UK’s #1 recruitment business. We have grown organically, rather than by acquisition, and we are committed to ensuring that people are at the heart of everything we do.
Why recruit with REED?
You work with the UK’s #1 recruitment brand
You access the UK’s largest candidate database
You tap into expertise across 20 specialist sectors
You get the longest guarantees in the market
Our vision and values
Our vision is to deliver the best recruitment experience anywhere, through Human Energy, Market Expertise, Great Technology and Service Excellence.
We achieve this vision by living our values every day:
We are fair, open and honest
We take ownership
We work together
Charity and the environment
We like to say we work for charity one day a week, with 18% of REED owned by the Reed Foundation.
The Reed Foundation has provided seed funding for a number of charities including Ethiopiaid, Womankind and Women at Risk. Founded by Sir Alec Reed in 2007, the Big Give has helped to raise over £100 million for UK-registered charities.
In 2005, we became the UK's first major recruitment company to go CarbonNeutral®, and we have maintained this status ever since.
Accreditations and awards
We continuously strive to exceed industry expectations and have received a number of accreditations and awards. These demonstrate that we have reached a particularly high standard in quality that has been independently reviewed and verified by external bodies.