Being yourself at work

We are passionate about creating a workplace where all co-members feel they can truly belong. We do this by championing inclusion and belonging and building a culture of trust amongst our co-members. Our aim is for co-members to be their true self at work regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. ​​

We are proud to promote inclusion & diversity among clients, candidates and co-members as equal opportunity employer. It’s our policy to support people who hold Protected Characteristics (under the Equality Act 2010) both internally and externally through supporting recruitment practises 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

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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.

Early Talent


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


We are a proud signatory of the ‘Race at Work Charter’ which commits to taking practical steps to tackle the barriers that Black, Asian, Mixed Raced and other ethnically diverse people face in recruitment.

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.

We've turned up the volume

We our big advocates of having open conversation, its within our company values. Through our visible I&B calendar of events, Reed-iverse learning platform and regular companywide “lunch and learns”, we encourage discussions and people’s desire to learn and educate themselves. Co-members have access to online learning modules, I&B dictionaries and webinars.

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 I&B Senior Sponsors and Ambassadors across Reed 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, Women in Leadership and Race & Ethnicity mentoring schemes. Currently Reed has five working groups, they are: Ability, Age, Gender, LGBTQ+ and Race, religion and ethnicity.

Launching new Microsites

2023 saw the launch of two new internal microsites for co-members. The first one is dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community, and the second one focuses on the menopause. These sites are accessible resources for co-members to find out how they can support themselves and others and find out more information. Housed on both sites are co-member experiences, expert thought leadership and links to further support..

Inclusive management training

We are continuing to develop our internal training programmes for our co-members to ensure they fully understand the principles of diversity, inclusion & belonging and to make sure there is consistency across the board. Our latest addition being a new support course in supporting our neurodivergent co-members.


In 2023 we launched our new website accessibility widget, UserWay. Improving our inclusivity of Reed’s recruitment solutions and resources to a wider, diverse audience.  The tool enables visitors to our websites the opportunity to customise their experiences to fit their requirements, whether this be enabling reading guides, screen readers, increasing font sizes or tailoring the colours and contrasts to help digest the page information easier. This is something we are also looking to add to our new careers site launching in 2024

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, we are rolling out digital resource networks to:

  • allow co-members to share resources
  • support one another
  • empower progress!