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Thoughts and opinions about legal recruitment, top tips for candidates and latest news about Ryder Reid Legal.

  • How law firms are working to boost social mobility in legal

    Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024 by Hannah Hassack

    Businesses have a huge role in Social Mobility Social mobility is about empowering everyone, regardless of their socio-economic background, to fulfil their potential. When we talk about social mobility, we talk about equal opportunities. Everyone deserves to thrive regardless of where they were born, their financial status, their education, their ethnicity, and so on. But for this to happen, to ...

  • Why employee wellbeing starts at the hiring stage

    Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024 by Hannah Hassack

    Your job has a profound impact on your wellbeing I often think about this concept in the job that we do here at Ryder Reid Legal, and in relation to peoples working lives. The average person spends 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime! Given this, the impact of your working life on your wellbeing is not small. If our job is potentially our biggest lifelong time commitment, it stands to reason ...

  • Founder of Social Mobility Green Skills Week Rob Powell talks to us about the role of apprenticeships in CSR and green careers

    Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2024 by CJ Obi

    We see it as our role as a responsible business to continue to engage with a diverse range of initiatives within Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), to learn more about good practice from the people we work and connect with, and to review our own processes against what we learn. As part of Social Mobility Green Skills Week (SMGSW) which took place last month, our Responsible Business lead CJ ...

  • Why and how businesses can embrace the new flexible working legislations with confidence

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 by Hannah Hassack

    A welcome change Callum and I have championed flexible working for a long time. We’re both busy parents with young children, and we know how impossible the juggle can be for working parents these days. This extends to anyone with domestic responsibilities or other commitments that leave them stretched, burnt out and unable to cope. Many of our team are parents, or have people they care for and ...

  • How I overcame rejection as a young candidate and went onto have a glowing career alongside IVF and becoming a mother to two autistic children

    Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024 by Keira Couzens

    Keira Couzens is our Head of Business Services. She joined us on an apprenticeship 15 years ago, fresh from school, and in her time with us she’s been through IVF, become a mum-of-two and adapted to her two children’s autism diagnoses. Here Keira shares her story and explains why she’s determined to be a role model for her kids, as well how businesses need to adapt to better support women to be ...

  • Addressing gender disparity and empowering women to thrive in their careers

    Posted on Friday, March 8, 2024 by Andrea Prendergast

    A long way to go for gender equality in business When Callum and I became Co-owners of Ryder Reid in 2018, we took the time to really think about our values and establish how we were going to ensure that as a business we continue to contribute positively to the world around us. As a gender-balanced organisation originally founded by two pioneering women (at a time when purely female-led ...

  • Why we’re happy to be sponsoring a grassroots girls’ football team

    Posted on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 by Andrea Prendergast

    Supporting young talent We know that empowering rising stars is paramount for tapping into future talent and ensuring the ongoing success of any business. Championing young people with a flair for the field not only helps to maintain a dynamic team which can adapt with the game, it also ensures that when the time is ripe there will be a succession of capable experts ready to take the ball and run ...

  • How law firms are adopting ESG and why it's crucial for employee and client satisfaction

    Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by CJ Obi

    Since joining Ryder Reid I’ve supported law firms to grow their Sustainability and Social Impact teams, helping them to build what’s becoming an increasingly crucial pillar for all businesses. In that time, I’ve connected with some of the brightest and most forward-thinking professionals in this space, all the while learning more about how the legal sector is approaching Environment, Social and ...

  • Why we’re so passionate about empowering young people to access the training they deserve

    Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 by Callum Smith

    The education gap Not everyone is empowered with the tools and support they need to access employment, let alone follow their aspirations and fulfil their potential. Schooling is such a crucial first step in every young person’s career, and yet a shocking 94,900 children are missing out on education in the UK*, meanwhile globally one in five children drop out of school due to poverty and other ...

  • LinkedIn is great – but can it really help you to recruit the right people?

    Posted on Friday, October 13, 2023 by Andrea Prendergast

    There’s no doubting LinkedIn’s power and popularity. It turned 20 earlier this year, having been launched in May 2003, nine months before Facebook. The stats are amazing. Available in 26 languages, LinkedIn now has more than 930m members in 200 countries, and its phenomenal growth is unlikely to slow down any time soon. In fact, LinkedIn was growing at a rate of two new members every second, but ...