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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 […]

When I left school in 1980, TV viewers had a choice of three channels, Brian Clough had just led Nottingham Forest to a second consecutive European Cup, inflation had hit 21.8 per cent and unemployment stood at 2 million – and rising. Fast-forward 38 years: telly addicts have unlimited choice with on-demand entertainment; Forest fans […]

Today I set out three pledges to help encourage the women who work at REED. One: I pledge to introduce talks, seminars and webinars once a quarter, which will be run by successful women, to encourage and inspire the women in the business. Two: I pledge to grow and sustain a female mentoring system to […]

I would like to thank everyone who braved the weather to come to Bush Hall in Shepherd’s Bush, London, earlier this week for Ethiopiaid’s fundraising concert, which was headlined by Natalie Imbruglia.  The event, which was sold out, also featured Joy Crookes (who sings ‘It Must Be Love’ so beautifully in the REED TV commercials), Eli […]

When the banking crisis hit in 2008, I remember that feeling of panic. Was our cash safe? Would we be able to pay the 20,000 people on our payroll that week? Missing a payroll was unthinkable. Like many other businesses across the UK, we learnt a lot from the crash. It changed the way we […]

Buy tickets here. On Tuesday 27th February, Natalie Imbruglia will be performing live in concert for Ethiopiaid. Natalie is an actor, singer and songwriter. She started her career in the long-running Aussie soap, Neighbours, and her hit ‘Torn’ reached #1 in the pop music charts and is still played endlessly on Heart FM and other […]

Can you spot a fake? Are there any lies on your CV? I spoke to Amol Rajan on BBC Radio 2’s The Jeremy Vine Show to discuss fake qualifications.

Midday on Tuesday the 28th November, The Big Give launched its Christmas Challenge 2017 charity fundraising campaign. With over 500 charities participating…

Today I opened a seminar hosted by reed.co.uk, all about the future of work in a world of AI and robotics. The morning was packed full of thought-provoking presentations…

Yesterday, Theresa May elaborated on why she is freezing university tuition fees in her speech at the Conservative…

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Big Give’s Grenfell Tower Appeal so far. This is a terrible tragedy that has affected hundreds of…