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 ...
I worked at Reed Specialist Recruitment full-time (More than 5 years)
Instant name recognition
Lots of opportunities
Company values are outstanding
Variety of recruitment areas
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Outdated mentality about recruitment: call, call, call, etc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.
I applied online. I interviewed at Reed Specialist Recruitment.
way too many stages for a job that pays below the national average wage
Stage 1: CV Screening
Stage 2: Online Questionaire
Stage 3: Telephone Interview
Stage 4: Role Play
Stage 5: Face to Face Interview
Failed at role play because they said my role play sounded scripted as if i was reading off a paper (which I was but what would they expect from someone who has never done recruitment, I thought fluency would be taught at training)
Had I known about all these stages before I would have never applied!
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