Inclusion & Belonging
Be Yourself – We like it that way
Our aim is for Co-Members to feel welcomed at REED. We are proud to promote inclusion & diversity among clients, candidates and Co-Members as an equal opportunities employer. A long-standing principle we hold is that ‘no one is unemployable’ and we stand by this through supporting people to find work as a vital public service. It is REED’s 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 Commitment To Inclusion & Diversity
Love Mondays, Love Inclusion
Here at REED, we prioritise inclusion and are passionate about individuals feeling welcome.
In 2019, we are launching our first Inclusion Strategy to align our commitment business vision to our inclusion aim.
We already encourage inclusivity through learning at REED. In support of this our Co-Members are invited to complete an Unconscious Bias e-learning module, which is designed to help them to recognise & combat any unconscious bias in the workplace. We have a variety of additional e-learning modules associated with wellbeing, inclusion and mindfulness.
Women in Leadership
REED is also committed to reducing its gender pay gap and to providing greater opportunity for women to progress into senior positions. Along with our Women in Leadership Mentoring Scheme, in 2018 we pledged to the Governments ‘Working Forward’ campaign and Tommy’s ‘Pregnancy at Work’ charity to support new parents and pregnant women in the workplace. These initiatives allow Co-Members to:
- Join a community of pregnant women and new parents
- Access to the ‘Pregnancy at Work Hotline’, with a 24/7 specialist advice
- Utilise ‘Guides for Managers’, ensuring they know how best to support colleagues
James Reed made three pledges on International Women’s Day 2018 to help support women in the workplace at REED:
- 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.
- To grow and sustain a female mentoring system to provide the women who work at REED with a system of support and advice.
- That REED will seek to have women make up 50% of its senior leadership team over the next 3-5 years. They will be there because they are good at their jobs.
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
Some of our Awards & Accolades
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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.
Women in Leadership
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REED is a multigenerational company with employees from 18 to 84
*Last updated July 2019