Temporary, interim & contract recruitment
Reed is one of the UK’s biggest providers of temporary workers, with a pre-screened workforce ready to cover your staffing needs.
How Reed can help you
For over 60 years, Reed has provided excellent temporary, interim, and contract recruitment services. Our experienced and highly skilled consultants know that you need a flexible and bespoke approach to temporary recruitment to find the right match for your company.
We do more than just recruit, we are also pioneers in specialist recruitment who can help you optimise your recruitment strategy and support you through the entire process – even after you’ve recruited with us. Our consultants pride themselves on building strong and lasting relationships and solidifying our national and local networks.
When you hire staff through Reed, you’ll receive the following services as standard:
Access to the UK’s largest candidate database
Eligibility to work checks
Two-year full candidate referencing
Specialist consultant support
Pre-interviews of every candidate
Ongoing compliance checks (including Agency Workers Regulations)
Regular post-placement reviews and candidate check ups
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Reed offers you multiple service options depending on the level of support you need. Our additional services include searching for niche skills, specialised skills testing, 10% off temporary-to-permanent and more.
The Reed difference
Reed is the number one recruitment brand in the UK, trusted by over 30,000 companies to help them secure the best talent in their sector. We are pioneers in specialist recruitment, having spent over 60 years hiring temporary workers across 20 specialist sectors.
Reed’s purpose is improving lives through work. We achieve this every day by living our three core values:
We are fair, open and honest
We take ownership
We work together
18% of Reed is owned by the Reed Foundation, which supports charities around the world, meaning that one day a week, we’re working for charity. By working with us, you’re also helping us to support these great causes.
Reed provides the greatest choice of skilled temporary, interim and contract workers, covering everything from short-term sickness to long-term project work. We recruit across 20 specialisms, with offices located in key areas around the country, giving us a national reach and access to a wealth of pre-screened professionals who can support your team.
Each consultant has their own local talent pool within their sector. Our recruitment specialists interview, 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 has got you covered.
Reed’s highly trained and experienced recruiters are passionate about securing the right talent to help grow your business. With decades of experience in recruitment, we’ve optimised our service to secure only the best talent to match your team. We give you multiple service options depending on the level of support you need.
We partner with companies of all sizes and focus on the individual requirements of your organisation, because we understand that you need more than a one-size-fits-all approach. We pride ourselves on building strong relationships, providing support from the beginning to the end of your search and beyond.
Reed’s top priority is the safety and wellbeing of everyone we work with. All of our candidates are pre-screened by our dedicated in-house screening team. We perform reference checks, eligibility to work checks, and ongoing compliance checks, including Agency Workers Regulations.
Our screening service operates 24 hours a day for 365 days a year, ensuring all vetting is completed rapidly and your professionals can start in hours, not days.
Our unique end-to-end coverage means we can support you with a range of services, beyond that of a typical recruitment agency. Whether you need to hire staff, a range of workforce solutions, consultancy services, professional development support or pre-employment screening – we're here to support all of your needs.
We can find you the best temporary professionals...
We have access to25ktemp workers nationwide
Every5 minssomeone starts a Reed job
Each year we process37mtemp working hours
Bespoke IT Solutions Ltd
Over the last three years, Reed has built up a strong relationship with Bespoke IT Solutions Ltd, sourcing high-calibre tech professionals for 20 different roles.
Academies Enterprise Trust
One of the largest multi-academy trusts in the UK appointed Reed in 2019 to help fulfil their supply staff needs.
Extern approached Reed after previous successful hires to find a senior interim finance director for the company.
Despite a limited talent pool in a niche market, Reed sourced qualified social workers on behalf of Sefton Council on a temporary basis, with the client taking some of them on permanently.
Temporary, interim & contract recruitment FAQs
Reed’s temporary recruitment process helps your business optimise its recruitment strategy and support you through the entire process – even after you’ve recruited. As a temp agency, we can offer multiple service options depending on the level of support you need, including our search for niche skills tool, specialised skills testing, and savings off our temporary-to-permanent services.
The benefits of interim and contract recruitment centre are saving your business time, money and resources. Some of the main benefits to temporary staffing for businesses include being able to cover seasonal fluctuations and unexpected absences, offer increased flexibility on project work, and recruit quicker and more effectively to suit the needs of your organisation.
Hiring temporary staff can help fix a short-term issue or support a large project. Once you’ve secured the right talent to help grow your business in the short term, begin to think about how those employees could help you impose sustainability and constant growth in a permanent role.
As a temp recruitment agency, our temp-to-perm hiring process is a flexible and bespoke approach that can support your team.
The risks when hiring a temporary employee differ, from fraudulent paperwork through to undisclosed criminal convictions.
When it comes to managing the risks of hiring temporary employees, you should consider developing an employee screening policy that includes carrying out identity checks, adverse financial checks and criminal record checks specifically on temporary and contract staff and not just those in permanent positions.