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Reed Specialist Recruitment Overview

Northampton, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1960
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
PageGroup, Randstad, Hays
REED is a specialist provider of recruitment solutions.
Founded in 1960, REED now operates in Europe and Asia Pacific. REED has more than 3,000 permanent employees working across 425 business units in 180 locations worldwide.

Mission: REED is family-owned and has grown organically, rather than by acquisition, to a company of 3,000 Co-Members in over 350 offices in towns and cities across the world.

Our rate of growth has been entirely driven by the hard work and creative energy of our ... Read more

Reed Specialist Recruitment Reviews

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    "In-fighting, politics, and all that's wrong with recruitment"

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    I worked at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Instant name recognition
    Lots of opportunities
    Company values are outstanding
    Variety of recruitment areas

    Cons

    Different "specialisms" compete with each other and reed.co.uk for business, and it can get really nasty
    Managers are so busy making sales figures that they don't manage staff properly
    Lip service paid to values, but not upheld in the company
    Outdated mentality about recruitment: call, call, call, etc

    Advice to Management

    The glut of agencies in the recruitment industry means that the "tried and true" methods don't work anymore. Reed has ceased to offer a "value add" to the recruitment process, especially when consultants are having to compete with deep discounts offered by reed.co.uk. Needs to be more united, and revisit how reed will fit into the new environment of recruitment.

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Reed Specialist Recruitment Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Reed Specialist Recruitment.

    Interview

    I arrived for the interview just to be told that I was booked for the wrong time. We've agreed an alternative interview time for the next day just to be cancelled later in the day saying that the interviewer is not available but will be rescheduled.
    I haven't heard back from them to reschedule neither did they answer my messages when chasing up.

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