Being yourself at work

Every. Single. Day.

Our aim is for co-members to feel welcomed at Reed and ultimately be their true self at work.  We are proud to promote inclusion & diversity among clients, candidates and co-members as equal opportunities employers. It’s our policy to support people who hold Protected Characteristics (under the Equality Act 2010) both internally and externally through supporting recruitment practices based solely upon merit.

Our commitments to inclusion & belonging…

Hear from co-members from our HR teams, as well as some of our Diversity Champions from across the business, as they tell us about what commitments and changes are underway at Reed.

Scroll down below for more insights in to specific projects, celebrations and our diversity accolades, or visit our blog to find out more about the latest news and events at Reed.

Our commitment to inclusion & diversity

Attracting a more diverse candidate pool

We are proud to have an inclusive recruitment process with equal opportunities available for all at Reed. With a blended selection approach including psychometric testing and telephone interviews, we aim to reduce bias through a skills based recruitment process. We also have an inclusive recruitment policy, to ensure accountability of our recruiting line managers.

We grow top talent internally year on year. We’re dedicated to democratising access to opportunity and making sure everyone has the chance to fulfil their potential, whatever their
background.

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Reed are proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. We are committed to helping ex-forces personnel reintegrate into successful civilian careers whilst supporting Reservists within the business.

Reed are committed to developing early talent across the business, with apprenticeships, internships, placement years and a graduate scheme available.

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Our Kickstart programme supports unemployed young people into work both with ourselves and at our partner employers.

Our Commitments

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We’re On A Journey….

Significant change takes time. We are proud of our accomplishments, but we still have a way to go.
As we strive to do better, Reed will remain fair, open and honest with Inclusion.

Mental health awareness

To help promote improved mental wellbeing throughout the business, we are regularly sharing information on our mental health support services for co-members, including our Financial Wellbeing flyers.

Generating a feedback culture

We undertake an annual employee Inclusion Survey. This is to ensure we stay on top of maintaining a positive working environment and alert us to any improvements that need to be made linked to diversity.

Appointed diversity champions

We have appointed Diversity Champions across Reed & Reed.co.uk to raise the voice of our co-members and steer our commitment to Inclusion and Belonging. They are driving initiatives of their own, such as: improving diversity reporting, classic, Women in Leadership and Race & Ethnicity  mentoring schemes, resource pages & disability awareness.

Developing early talent

Through the Apprenticeship Levy, we offer co-members the chance to obtain qualifications up to a master’s degree level in relevant subjects for their roles here at Reed.

Inclusive management training

We are developing an internal training programme for our people managers to ensure they fully understand the principles of diversity, inclusion & belonging and to make sure there is consistency across the board.

Flexible working that is widely available

We’re reviewing all our working policies and piloting new programmes in areas of the business not currently offering agile and dynamic working opportunities.

Inclusive workplace guide

To help raise awareness of workplace inclusivity, we are rolling our Inclusive workplace guide to support co-members having inclusive conversations and understand how to escalate non inclusive behaviour.

Diversity Networks

To help co-members network with diverse communities like themselves, we rolling our digital resource networks in the spring to:

  • allow co-members to share resources,
  • support one another, and;
  • empower progress.

Seminars, Talks And Training – Love Inclusion

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