Alec Reed founded REED Employment Agency as an employment agency and eventually evolved into one of the UK’s premier job boards. They offer employment services and donate generously to charities in their community, with an easy-to-navigate site featuring information regarding job availability per location and industry.
Reed Specialist Recruitment
Sir Alec Reed established REED in the 1960s, becoming one of the most prominent family-run recruitment businesses worldwide. Offering permanent, contract, temporary, and outsourced recruitment solutions and IT and HR consulting. REED also offers professional development training services, covering accountancy services such as banking and finance; office support; education; health & care provisioning, management, procurement science, technology, hospitality & leisure sectors throughout Europe and the Middle East Asia Pacific.
Company expertise covers an extensive array of employment sectors and sectors; its candidate database boasts the UK’s highest candidate count; it also holds expertise in 20 specialist recruitment sectors regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which oversees services to ensure they comply with standards of safety and quality.
REED has an inviting website with an intuitive design. Their homepage features sections with large font and lots of information, making the website user-friendly. Multiple filtering features include location, industry, job title filtering, and appealing photo thumbnails of each job posted per city. There’s also an integrated search bar for easy finding jobs, uploading CVs directly, and applying for jobs through REED in just one click!
Reed requires contractors to have correct bank details so they can be paid on time, so a bank validation solution must be integrated seamlessly into their system and produce results quickly.
Reed implemented Data8 Bank Validation into their existing systems using API, which enables instant bank validation at the point of capture while being safe and user-friendly for contractors allowing them to validate bank details through Reed’s web portal instantly.
Overall, employees at REED are satisfied with both their jobs and company culture; however, there are areas needing improvement; for instance, REED’s focus on weekly awards for certain employees can make other workers feel like their efforts don’t count as much.
Reed In Partnership
Reed in Partnership is a public service provider dedicated to assisting people to start working and build health, skills, and self-confidence. Serving thousands of UK clients each year and dedicated to helping them succeed, it aims to transform the lives of individuals and communities alike.
Alec Reed established Reed Employment on Kingsley Road in Hounslow, West London, with PS75 from his Gillette pension fund in 1960. By the end of the ’60s, it had expanded to ten branches and listed on the stock exchange; Reed later described this step as his greatest mistake as it forced him “become an unpaid greyhound racing on a racetrack called the stock market.”
Reed was chosen by the Department for Work and Pensions as one of its primary providers to implement its Restart scheme, providing intensive assistance to long-term unemployed jobseekers. Reed currently employs 1800 staff. Furthermore, they partner with National Citizen Service; an outward-bound activities program providing outward-bound experiences and community projects for 16-17-year-olds.
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Reed launched Reed in Partnership as an initiative of the Blair government and claims to have assisted 140,000 individuals since its introduction. Reed also holds several public sector contracts, including helping National Citizen Service provide outward-bound activities to 16 and 17-year-olds.
Reed has over three decades of experience in healthcare administration and stop-loss, including two decades in third-party administration and stop-loss. He possesses in-depth knowledge of claim management strategies, risk control techniques, managed care procedures for insured and self-funded clients, and claims advocacy support services. Reed earned his BBA from the University of Georgia and REBC and RHU designations; additionally, he belongs to the American College of Life Underwriters.
Rhodri serves as Managing Director for Reed Specialist Recruitment UK and oversees all operations in the country. He has an impressive record of successfully mobilizing new public sector contracts – including rolling out one of the country’s most extensive employment programs and an expansive national network of Test Centres. Rhodri also frequently contributes insight to media outlets as well as contributing best-selling books about work and recruitment.
Reed Group was established in the 1960s and is one of Europe’s premier recruitment agencies, offering services for both job-seekers and employers alike. A publicly-listed company, its annual turnover is approximately PS750 Million; additionally, Reed Exhibitions hosts some of the world’s premier trade shows and conferences across 30 countries.
At all employment levels – junior to executive – this company offers opportunities. Furthermore, it’s widely known for its extensive community initiatives, including supporting local charities, schools, and community groups and offering employee professional development programs.
This business has recently seen rapid expansion into Europe and North America. While expanding operations may offer greater market reach and competition from rivals, despite this expansion, they continue to face various obstacles, including slowing economies, stiff rivalry from rivals, and numerous lawsuits from former and current employees.
Alec Reed opened his first employment agency branch in Kingsley Road, Hounslow, West London, with a loan from his Gillette pension fund of PS75 in 1962. At that time, most employment agencies occupied first or second-floor offices on main shopping streets – Reed soon followed this model by opening branches across Hounslow’s most prominent locations.
In 2018, Reed Resourcing UK formed through a merger to form a joint venture called Reed Resourcing UK, employing over 3,000 staff at over 25 UK locations and offering them bonuses when meeting sales goals. Employees at Reed Resourcing are given ample opportunities for advancement through earning bonuses for meeting sales goals, among many other perks of working for this business.
As well as offering career-advancing training, the company is also committed to the safety of its employees. Furthermore, employees may take advantage of flexible work schedules and tuition reimbursement.