Temporary Recruitment

From urgent cover to planned project work, your first choice for flexible workers

Reed Specialist Recruitment is one of the UK’s biggest providers of temporary workers, with a pre-screened workforce ready to cover your staffing needs.

We provide skilled temporary workers to cover everything from short-term sickness to long-term project work.

Our highly trained recruitment specialists meet, reference and assess all our temporary workers to get you the right support when you need it. We build a flexible workforce in each of our specialist sectors so whether you need an IT contractor, a locum doctor or a receptionist for the summer, Reed Specialist Recruitment has you covered.

 The REED difference:

  • The UK’s #1 Recruitment Brand
    We are the UK’s #1 recruitment brand with exclusive access to the largest candidate database in the market – so we’re best placed to find the candidates you need

  • Service Excellence
    We are the UK’s first major recruitment brand to offer a range of flexible service options, so you can choose the recruitment solution that suits your budget

  • Our Market Leading Temp Engine
    We process 25,000 timesheets every week and have our own dedicated in-house screening team. Our super-efficient back office machine has not missed a temp payroll in over 58 years so you can trust us to manage all aspects of your temp admin tasks
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We aim to deliver the best flexible recruitment solutions, making us first choice for our clients and candidates.
Tom Lovell - Global Managing Director

Our approach helps companies manage their budgets without the challenges of recruiting, employing and payrolling someone directly.

You don’t need to worry about government legislation. We take the responsibility for everything, from Entitlement to Work checks and Agency Worker Regulations through to National Insurance payments and holiday allowance.

What our clients say about us

“The team at REED have been amazing. Responsive, quick to react, quality applicants and excellent follow up are just some of the things that spring to mind!” Reed Business Support client, North East England

“Reed has supported us with our short term cover needs for the last 7 years - after providing us with a number of CVs and strong staff they have been our first choice supplier ever since. We often don’t even need to interview new candidates as 99% of the time REED get it right”. Reed Education client, South East England

“REED were very supportive and proactive in providing the right candidate for our needs. We've had two temps who fitted in nicely - one we even took permanently. My experience with REED has been great”.
Reed Accountancy client, London

What our candidates say about us

“The service I have received has been first class. Whenever I have a query it is sorted quickly and efficiently - would recommend to anyone”. Qualified Social Worker, Liverpool

“I cannot speak highly enough about my experience with REED. I have recommended them to six people and would continue to do so without hesitation”. Teaching Assistant, Hammersmith

“I would happily recommend REED to my friends as I have always had a great experience working there. They have helped and supported me to develop my career in a friendly and professional manner”. Technology Contractor, Bristol

Other reasons to work with us

  • We are committed to building a valued and diverse temporary workforce, enabling us to find the best candidates for you
  • 18% of our business is owned by the Reed Foundation, which supports good causes globally – you’ll help support these causes by choosing to work with us!
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