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

  • 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 ...

  • Why we’ve just opened an office in the North West

    Posted on Monday, January 10, 2022 by Andrea Prendergast

    As someone who was born and brought up in Liverpool, I’m delighted to announce that Ryder Reid Legal has opened a North West office. It’s our first outside of London and it’s an exciting new step that will better enable us to meet the needs of international law firm clients, many of which already have offices in Manchester or Liverpool. Second legal hub Although London will always be the centre ...

  • Helping young disadvantaged people to achieve their potential

    Posted on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 by Callum Smith

    During our recent brand refresh, my Ryder Reid Legal co-owner, Andrea, and I spent a lot of time discussing what our passion was, why we enjoy what we do and how, as a legal recruitment agency, we could improve. One area that we wanted to particularly focus on was corporate social responsibility. As a company, we believe that we have an obligation to help and advance those less fortunate than ...

  • What does “people-first recruitment” actually mean?

    Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 by Andrea Prendergast

    Every now and again, you have to step back and think about how far you've come, what you’re doing and where you’re trying to get to. Having completed a planned management buy-out of Ryder Reid Legal in 2018, my colleague and business partner, Callum Smith, and I had wanted to re-evaluate and revise the brand. We wanted to create something in our own image, something for the future and this latest ...