Life At Work

Covering every aspect of life at work, this section is designed to ensure you have all the advice you need to find a role that makes you enjoy your day-to-day. Whether it’s maintaining a good work-life balance, promoting workplace culture, or making the most of your employee benefits, it’s all key to your workplace wellbeing.

#BlackoutTuesday

When a community suffers intolerable injustice, we must come together and make a stand for what’s right. And we must all do better – now, and in the future.

Five companies hiring during COVID-19

As part of our commitment to help #KeepBritainWorking, here are just five companies searching for staff during COVID-19 – and beyond.

Introducing: Keep Britain Working

We’re proud to support #KeepBritainWorking. Here are some more details on the campaign, and what you can do to get involved and make a difference.

Furlough: What you need to know

Not sure how the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme affects you, and what your rights are? Here’s everything you need to know about furloughing.

The top courses to help you get hired May 2020

Need something to do? Here are three of the best courses you could be studying this May.

Three skills you need to study at home

Is procrastination getting the best of you? Here are three essential skills you need to study at home.

Ask James

Ask James: How do I network?

Career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, shares his expert advice to help you tackle your biggest career concerns. In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on how to network.

Ask James: What should I ask my mentor?

Not sure how to make the most of your mentor? In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on what to ask your mentor.

Ask James: How do I get back into work after travelling?

Not sure how to explain a gap in your CV? In this month’s column, career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed gives his advice on how to get back into work after travelling.

Ask James: How do I re-submit my CV?

In his monthly column, career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, shares his expert advice to help you tackle your biggest career concerns. This month, James gives his top tips on how to get an updated CV back in front of recruiters.

Ask James: How do I answer this question about competition?

Not sure how to answer: ‘If you could work for any company other than this one, who would it be?’. Here are James Reed’s top tips.

Ask James: How do I get my colleagues to respect me as a manager?

This month, Chairman of reed.co.uk James Reed gives his top tips on how to gain the respect of your colleagues after a promotion.

Ask James: How do I find a new career at 50?

Stuggling to find career advice for older jobseekers? In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on how to find a new career at 50…

Ask James: What can I do to stand out and get a promotion?

Looking to take the next step in your career? In this month’s column, James gives his top tips on how to get yourself promoted.

Ask James: How do I choose a career path?

Struggling to work out which career is right for you? In this month’s column, James gives his advice on how to choose a career path that works for you.

Ask James: Should I switch careers?

Looking to enter a brand new industry, but not sure where to start? In this month’s column, James gives his advice on how to switch careers.

Ask James: How do I turn a temp job into a permanent role?

Career coach and Chairman of reed.co.uk, James Reed, gives his top tips on how to turn your temp role into something more permanent.

Ask James: Will my tattoos and piercings prevent me getting hired?

Worried your tattoos or piercings will cost you the job? Chairman of reed.co.uk and career coach, James Reed, gives his advice.

COVID-19 and work

Five companies hiring during COVID-19

As part of our commitment to help #KeepBritainWorking, here are just five companies searching for staff during COVID-19 – and beyond.

Introducing: Keep Britain Working

We’re proud to support #KeepBritainWorking. Here are some more details on the campaign, and what you can do to get involved and make a difference.

Furlough: What you need to know

Not sure how the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme affects you, and what your rights are? Here’s everything you need to know about furloughing.

Three skills you need to study at home

Is procrastination getting the best of you? Here are three essential skills you need to study at home.

11 things you realise when you start working from home

If you’ve found yourself suddenly working from home for the foreseeable future, here are 11 things you’ve probably realised.

How to make your home office setup work better for you

To make sure your home workspace has everything you need, here are our top tips on how to make your home office setup work better for you.

10 hobbies you can do at home (without breaking the bank)

To help you make the most of your free time, we’ve put together a list of 10 great hobbies that you can start today (that won’t break the bank).

Seven of the best home learning courses

To ensure your time indoors is well spent, we’ve put together a list of seven of the best courses you can do from home this month. 

How to manage workers remotely 

To ensure you and your team remain on track throughout the coronavirus pandemic, here are our top tips on how to manage workers remotely.

10 good things that are happening in the world right now

To help bring some much-needed positivity (and also, koalas) into your life, here are 10 good things that are happening in the world right now.

How to stay productive while working from home

To help you maintain productivity during COVID-19, here are our top tips on how to stay productive while working from home.

Coronavirus and work: What you need to know

To help you deal with the situation, and to ensure you’re keeping yourself and your colleagues safe, here’s everything you need to know about coronavirus and work.

Employee benefits

Referral schemes: What you need to know

Want to bring your BFF to work, and get paid for it? With a referral scheme, you can. To help you understand what they’re all about, here’s everything you need to know about referral schemes.

Employee benefits: What you need to know

No matter what industry you’re in, you’ll have encountered some kind of employee benefits. To make sure you’re clued up on what could be on offer, here’s everything you need to know about employee benefits:

Employee perks: What UK workers really want  

Office perks are something many of us take for granted. But it appears not all workers are getting what they want, according to our latest survey…

What it’s like to work for Apple

Want to take a bite out of Apple? ‘Slide and unlock’ is only the beginning. To make sure you’re clear of the facts, and to give you an insight into the life of an Apple employee – here’s what it’s really like to work for Apple:

What it’s like to work for Facebook

To give you an insight into what it’d be like to be a Facebook employee, here’s what’s it’s like to work there (and our top tips to help you land the job):

Office perks: Have they lost their pulling power?

Although exciting office perks might make a role seem more appealing, knowing their true importance is vital. But not all candidates (or employers) see benefits as a big deal. So, are office perks a must-have, or have they lost their pulling power?

What it’s like to work for Twitter

Want to work for one of the fastest growing tech organisations? To give you an idea of the interview process and working atmosphere, here’s what it’s like to work for Twitter:

What it’s like to work for Google

Want to be part of one of the world’s biggest companies? To help give you an idea of the application process and day-to-day, here’s what it’s like to work for Google:

Holidays: definitely not for wimps

As the UK’s workforce increasingly powers through its day, it seems holidays could be the next thing to fall by the wayside.

Features

#BlackoutTuesday

When a community suffers intolerable injustice, we must come together and make a stand for what’s right. And we must all do better – now, and in the future.

The top courses to help you get hired May 2020

Need something to do? Here are three of the best courses you could be studying this May.

Five of the best courses for kids

To give you some inspiration, we’ve pulled together a list of five of the best online courses you can enrol your kids in right now.

How to: Work from home

Working from home: you either love it or loathe it. To help you maintain your productivity while you’re working from home, here are some of our top tips…

Five fundamentals of career success

Here are five fundamentals of career success, courtesy of James Reed’s brand new book, Life’s Work: 12 Proven Ways to Fast Track Your Career.

The top courses to help you get hired March 2020

Is it really March already? To help inspire you, here are three of the top sectors you can get qualified in this March.

Top companies hiring February 2020  

OK, so we can’t help you find a date this month. But we could help you find your perfect match. Here are some of the top companies hiring this February.

The top courses to help you get hired February 2020

If you’re looking to learn something new this February, then you’re in the right place. Here are three of the top sectors you can get qualified in this month.

Life’s Work: 12 Proven Ways to Fast-Track Your Career

James Reed’s new book, Life’s Work: 12 Proven Ways to Fast Track Your Career, contains 60 career nuggets that will help to make you a little bit luckier at work and in life.

Eight new things you should learn in 2020

We can’t make sure you stick to your ‘New Year, New You’ mantra, but we can give you over 40,000 courses to choose from. Here are eight new things you should learn this year.

Cyber Monday courses: What deals are available?

Cyber Monday deals are available now. Black Friday might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep saving. To help narrow it down, here are a few of our top picks.

Top companies hiring November 2019

Ready to make sparks fly? To inspire you, here are five of the top companies hiring on reed.co.uk this November.

Work-life balance

Five benefits of flexi time working

Want to choose when you work? It might actually be possible. We’ve already covered the basics of what you need to know about flexi time working, but here’s a quick rundown of how it could benefit you:

Flexitime: What you need to know

All work and no play? Flexitime might be for you. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about working on a flexitime basis:

How to: Ask for flexible working hours

Before you start asking your employer what flexible working options are available, it’s absolutely vital that you cover the essentials, stay positive, and share the right information. To make sure your request isn’t overlooked, here’s how to ask for flexible working hours in the right way:

Eight good habits to start right now

Here are eight of the best habits to have at work, courtesy of James Reed’s brand new book, Life’s Work: 12 Proven Ways to Fast Track Your Career.

How to: Feel valued at work

When your job loves you, you’re more likely to love your job. We spoke to Ruth Bushi, Editor at money advice site Save the Student, to find out how to feel valued at work.

Six productive things you can do with your commute

Your commute doesn’t have to be the worst part of your day. Here are six productive things to do on your way to and from work.

What is work-life integration?

All work and no play? You can fix that. To help you figure out how to incorporate it (and to give you an idea of what it is), here’s everything you need to know about work-life integration.

How to: Achieve a work-life balance

Whatever industry you’re in, maintaining a healthy work-life balance is essential. If you’re feeling overworked, here are our tips on how to get the balance right.

Five benefits of work-life balance

Wondering how work life balance could benefit you? To encourage you to apply it to your everyday situation, here are five benefits of work life balance:

Eight signs you need a holiday

Summer is finally here. To help you realise the importance of taking a break (and when you should take one), here are eight sure-fire signs you need a holiday.

Five of the best things to do in your gap year

So you’ve decided to take a gap year…why not make the most of it? Here are five of our suggestions that will help you get the most out of your gap year.

How to: Get over the midweek slump

When it comes to hump day, the struggle is real. To help you see Wednesdays in a whole new light, here are our top tips for getting over the midweek slump:

Workplace culture

Revealed: The 10 most annoying office phrases

Want to instantly irritate you co-workers? Just make sure you use one of the following 10 phrases, and frustration won’t be far off…

10 things all office workers can relate to

From washing up wars to air-con based arguments, there are a few universal truths that all office workers can probably relate to. Here are 10 things all office workers know to be true.

Five standing desk benefits

Not sure what a standing desk is for? We’ve got you covered. To help you see the positive effects, here are five benefits of having a standing desk.

How to: Deal with bullying at work

Here are some practical ways to identify if you or anyone you know is the victim of bullying at work, and how to deal with it.

How to: Communicate effectively at work

Trouble communicating at work? Let’s talk. To help you improve your work-based interactions, here are our top tips on how to communicate effectively at work.

How to: Manage conflict in the workplace

Unfortunately, you won’t always get along with everyone you work with. To make sure workplace conflict isn’t affecting your productivity (not to mention your workplace wellbeing), here are our top tips on managing conflict at work.

How to: Deal with work problems professionally

To help you get over some of your biggest workplace issues, here are five common problems, and our advice on how to deal with them professionally.

10 unwritten rules at work

Some rules are better left unsaid. To help you overcome any workplace faux-pas, here are 10 unwritten rules at work that you should always follow.

How to: Have a positive attitude at work

Think it’s time to for an attitude adjustment? To help you live your best life (and be the best version of you), here’s how to have a positive attitude at work.

10 office organisation ideas that will transform your cluttered workspace

Need to declutter? We spoke to Stephanie Cvetkovic, Editor at lifestyle blog Expert Home Tips, for some innovative ways to transform your workspace.

Management styles: What you need to know

To help you sort your autocratic leaders from your Laissez-Faire, here are five of the most common management styles (and how to deal with them).

Office Fashion Faux Pas

Picking suitable office attire these days isn’t quite as easy as keeping it suited and booted. To avoid any embarrassing fashion fails, here’s our list of what not to wear.

Other advice on: Life At Work

Working hours: What you need to know

To ensure you’re working within your rights (and to answer any questions you may have), here’s everything you need to know about working hours.

How to write a handover

Not sure how to handle a handover? We’ve got you. Here’s everything you need to know about a handover, and our advice on how to write one.

High Income Child Benefit Charge: What you need to know

We spoke to HMRC, to find out everything you need to know about the High Income Child Benefit Charge, and their advice on how to ensure you’re paying the right amount.

How to: Call in sick

No matter how hard you fight it, getting sick is an inevitable part of life. We’ve already covered everything you need to know about returning to work after sickness, but here are our tips on how to call in sick.

Goodbye email templates

To help you say goodbye in the right way, here are our top tips on writing a goodbye email, along with a few goodbye email templates to get you started.

 

How to: Get feedback at work

Asking for feedback isn’t always easy. To make sure you’re receiving all the advice you need to progress, here are our top tips on how to get feedback at work.

 

Annual leave: What you need to know

No matter how much you love your job, everyone needs a break. To make sure you understand the process, here’s everything you need to know about annual leave:

Five reasons you’re unhappy at work

OK, so you might not enjoy every second of your job. To help you improve your day-to-day, here are five reasons you’re unhappy at work (and our advice on how to tackle them): 

Out of office email template

Getting out of the office? Don’t forget your inbox. To help you write your out of office email, here’s everything you need to know, along with a few templates for you to choose from:

How to: Take criticism at work

Criticism is never an easy thing to hear. So to help you take negative feedback gracefully, here’s our guide to how to take criticism at work:

Relocation: What you need to know

Moving can be stressful. To make sure you make the right decision, here’s everything you need to know about relocating for work:

360 degree appraisal: What you need to know

Getting feedback from your colleagues doesn’t always have to be personal. To help you understand how they work, here’s everything you need to know about 360 degree appraisals: