James Reed

James Reed

James Reed

James Reed, Chairman of REED, lives and breathes all things jobs, work and careers. James shares his expert career advice and answers your queries in his monthly Ask James column.

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James is a regular media commentator with recent appearances including BBC News, Sky News and The Apprentice. Click here to find all his latest press appearances.

About James

James Reed is the Chairman of REED - Britain's biggest and best-known recruitment brand and the largest family-owned recruitment company in the world. Learn more about James here.

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Latest blog posts

Latest blog posts

  • Everyone seems to know the score… we’ve seen it all before. We’re a likeable bunch of tryers who will put in a shift, but then watch depressed as the organised and efficient Germans prove too much for us. A World Cup prophecy? No, actually… an analysis of European productivity rates. The characteristics of Germany’s first […]

  • Shocking events provoke powerful emotions. I saw this at first hand last year in the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire. The whole country was deeply affected by the deaths of 72 people in such awful circumstances on June 14, 2017. Raw reactions of fury, bewilderment and shame drove a demand for justice and […]

  • Last week I went to see the brilliant theatre production Hamilton in London. The cast perform eight shows a week and tickets are sold out months in advance within hours as soon as they are released. Imagine if they cut half of the productions and closed their doors for half the year, it would be […]

  • This January, 12 of my REED colleagues went to Postalm in Austria to participate in a unique leadership course, our Alpine Leadership Challenge. This is experiential learning with a difference. It takes “going outside of your comfort zone” to a whole new level. We like to call it “learning without limits”. The participants go into […]

  • I was really pleased to learn at the weekend that REED Scotland won S1 Jobs’ ‘Best Large Recruitment Consultancy’ award for the 6th year in a row. This is what the judges had to say… “One of the challenges facing a national or international recruitment business is ensuring that the values and vision of the […]


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James's books

James is the author of two best-selling books, Why You? 101 Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again and Put Your Mindset to Work, which he co-authored with Dr. Paul Stoltz.

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