Life At Work

Benefits of contracting

Find out how working on a fixed term contract can offer the flexibility and variation that permanent work can’t – with our four key benefits of contracting.

Five ways to impress on your first day

The first day at a new job can be daunting. But go about it the right way, and you’ll be part of the furniture in no time. Here are our Top 5 ways to impress on your big day…

Ask James

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.

Employee benefits

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:

Features

Four things you should never do on your last day of work

So it’s official: your last day has finally come. To make sure you know exactly what (and what not) to do, here are four things you should never do on your last day of work.

The top courses to help you get hired May 2018

Looking to learn something new this month? To help you reach your own potential, here are three life changing courses you could start this May:

The top companies hiring in May 2018

Dreading going back to work after the bank holiday? To help you find your perfect position, here are five of the top companies hiring throughout May on reed.co.uk.

Work-life balance

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.

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:

Contractors: How to pay less tax

Are you a Contractor looking to minimise your tax bill? Here’s how taking advantage of a pension could be a great way for you to minimise the amount of tax you pay:

Workplace culture

Five last-minute Secret Santa gifts

If you’re still struggling for festive inspiration, here are six last-minute gift ideas that ‘Santa’ (and/or you) could be bringing this year:

How to: Deal with awkward situations at work

Have trouble dealing with embarrassing social situations? Here are a few of the most common moments that could come up (and how you should deal with them).

Six times saying sorry at work is a bad idea

Always apologising at work? To help you understand when you should (and shouldn’t) say it, here are six times saying sorry at work is a bad idea.