Keith Rosser, Director of Screening and Group Risk, Reed

Wherever there is high-level action in the UK around digital identity, safe hiring and jobseeking online or background screening, Keith Rosser will be at the heart of it – and he would have very likely initiated the discussion himself.

He is one of the best friends the recruitment and its supplier industries could have – at the same time, he is also an avid supporter of the UK’s jobseeking community, law enforcement, and anyone who could be threatened by unsafe and illegal hiring activity online. For Keith, it’s all about safety in hiring and jobseeking, helping hiring in the UK to become the fastest globally and transforming the UK labour market.

Just a few of his current roles are: board member and treasurer of Europe’s vetting and pre-employment checking industry group, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners; chair of SAFERjobs for over 10 years; honorary fellow at Lancaster University Management; and he further works in board roles with organisations such as Disclosure Scotland, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, Better Hiring Institute, the Criminal Records Trade Body – just to name a few.

Most recently, he’s taken on various roles with UK government advising on employment screening, labour market policy and legislation.

On 2 October, he’ll head to Hull as part of a Parliamentary fact-finding team with a focus on modernising employment. And he created the UK’s first All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modernising Employment and Hiring, chaired by Emma Hardy MP and co-chaired by Lord Lucas, a group that is at work now.

Keith is ambitious for our industry and for best practices in hiring and the labour market itself – and he is an exceptional ambassador for all of us across the borders of politics, governance and business itself.

Recruiter is proud to recognise Keith Rosser for his ongoing impact on the recruitment industry and beyond.