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4th Feb, 2020

Claire Bacon
Claire Bacon
Job Title
Head of Employer Brand

Successfully selected leaders from across, Reed Specialist Recruitment and Reed In Partnership travelled to the Austrian Alps. Led by renowned Alpinist, and first person to snowboard down Everest (without oxygen), Stefan Gatt.

This week long programme is about facing your fear, stretching your personal limits and leaving your comfort zone.

The group of 12 leaders (most of which had only met at the very first briefing session) needed to draw upon their existing experience of collaborative working, but also be open to considering new approaches and adapting to the environment around them.

There is no cosy 5* hotel at the end of each day, or hot baths and wifi. The closest reference to a 5* hotel is the “billion star hotel” as they bed down for the night sleeping directly under the stars.

Reed Online Talent Manager Alex Walker shared her experience highlights…

I was surprised at how open and authentic people were throughout the trip – it would have been easy for people to try and maintain a work persona but as it was, there was nowhere to hide! We really connected as a team and knew we had each other’s backs. We howled with laughter every single day… laughter certainly helped to get through some of the challenges! I genuinely came away with new limits for myself and now I’m excited about applying these learnings into my everyday work.

To find out more about the rewards and opportunities available to Reed co-members from across the group head to our Rewards page.