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This was advice Esther O’Callaghan OBE had for the next generation of female leaders when she spoke at the third in a series of Women in Leadership events held by REED. Esther left school at 16 and worked as a care worker and with students with autism and learning disabilities before becoming a corporate fundraiser […]

At REED we believe in #BalanceforBetter, and hope that in time people of every gender can pursue their dreams without bias or other barriers holding them back.  Here’s what REED has done to actively support gender equality, and how we’ll continue to empower capable and ambitious women throughout our organisation.

This week is National Careers Week, a celebration of careers support for young people leaving education and moving into the world of work.

“Be tough on issues, but kind to people”. This was one of Nina Bhatia’s key messages at REED’s first Women in Leadership event of 2019. Nina was responding to a question from the audience about the pitfalls of being perceived to be “too nice” in the workplace.   This well attended event was held at the […]

It takes a recruiter just seven seconds to save or reject a job applicant’s CV – less time than it takes for a kettle to boil.  So what does it take to ensure that your CV makes it onto the recruiter’s ‘interview’ rather than ‘reject’ pile? My new book The 7 Second CV gives you […]

Today is Giving Tuesday.  And at midday the Big Give launched its 10th annual Christmas Challenge fundraising campaign. The Big Give (charity no: 1136547) was set up by Sir Alec Reed, the founder of REED.  The Big Give runs a number of match funding campaigns where philanthropists, companies and foundations offer to double public donations […]

Last week I visited the great trading city of Izmir in Turkey to give a talk at the Chamber of Commerce there about the impact of temporary work and technology on the future of work. At the end of 2016, the Turkish government announced that temporary work would be legalised in Turkey. Having worked in […]

Last week the nation eagerly waited to see if the Chancellor’s little red box contained a trick or a treat – as the Autumn Budget moved from its usual Wednesday slot to Monday to avoid Halloween and the inevitable horror headlines. Bold messages about austerity coming to an end and the continuation of the jobs […]

Attaining a sought-after first-class degree is the ultimate prize which is said to open doors to a bright future – but is this still the case?

This week I have been visiting Reed in Partnership offices as part of the company’s 20th birthday celebrations.

When it comes to career progression and development, never underestimate the power of having a good mentor.

Today marks the start of Prisons Week, a longstanding calendar event that raises awareness of the victims and communities affected by crime, those working in the criminal justice system and their families. It is also a call to action for those of us who can play a part in supporting prisoners and ex-offenders to turn their lives around.