Evolution of Work
Work is evolving. The development of new technology and new ways of working will make the future of work far more varied than what has come before.
Find out about the evolution of work and gain an insight on what the future of work may look like with our articles, eBooks, tools and guides.
The world of work constantly evolves, but is your business ready for the future? We examine the types of jobs likely to emerge, how to get the best out of your employees, and how to futureproof your business.
As working conditions continue to adapt, we examine how you can promote a positive work environment for your staff.
With flexible working becoming increasingly sought after by the UK workforce, it’s worth exploring the benefits that job sharing could bring your organisation.
Anna Russell, Director of ESG at Bupa Global & UK, talks to Reed about why it's important for companies to invest in their ESG strategy.
Recent research by Reed revealed that hybrid working is in high demand among office workers. Find out more about this evolution of work…
Brenda Trenowden CBE, Lead Partner in Inclusion & Diversity at PwC, discusses the firms recently published socio-economic pay gap report and advises of the benefits to businesses.
A Reed LinkedIn poll found that 52% of over 1,000 professionals believe period leave should be a universal benefit in the UK.
Jamie Beer, Talent Acquisition Manager at Openreach, one of the largest communication companies in the world, talks about inclusion and diversity and why attracting and retaining females as part of the Openreach workforce is important.
With some companies stipulating that remote workers will face reduced pay, Reed examines if this is set to become a wider trend.
Following the introduction of pronouns on LinkedIn, what do you need to consider about their use in your workplace?
John Sanders, Chief Operating Officer of PR agency McCann Central, talks to Reed about how the firm adapted to remote working and what its future hybrid working model will look like.
Keith Rosser, Chair of the Better Hiring Institute, Chair of SAFERjobs and Director of Group Risk and Reed Screening, warns of the importance of social media screening when it comes to new and existing employees following the British Grand Prix and Euro 2020 championships.
With resignations expected to increase following the easing of restrictions, here are tips for companies to develop high-quality candidate attraction and employee retention strategies.
The past 16 months have given organisations time to consider how they operate, including the number of hours and days they require employees to work.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the recruitment landscape. Reed's Ben Tsui gives you his top five tips to navigate the post-pandemic recruitment market.
This blog explores the considerations you should make when starting a new remote role so that you can be an essential member of the team and acclimate quickly to your new role.
Managing your team while working remotely can be tricky, which is why we've compiled this guide on managing your team while remote working.
Find out how to claim tax relief for remote working expenses – including your electricity and heating bills.
Still looking to recruit while working remotely? Here’s how to prepare your business to onboard remotely.
An effective onboarding process is essential for integrating new employees into an organisation. Here's how.
Video meetings are the best alternative to in-person meetings, but there are limitations. This blog aims to provide you with key advice on making video conferencing as effective as possible.
If you do not work from home regularly, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are some tips to help you to maintain your productivity.
Gerard Hand, former President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Company Director of GPH Safety, suggests the following three measures to make your workplace Covid-secure.
Use the weekly to-do list included in this article to help you plan your week while working remotely.
How do you find the best work from home positions? Don't panic. Luckily, we have a filter to help you do exactly that.
With more people working from home, the issue of mental health has never been as important. Reed's Bukola Odofin details how you can manage your team's wellbeing remotely.
Some parents may not have experienced working from home with their children before. Here are some tips which will help you to stay productive and be a good parent.
Reed's 2021 Sales Salary Guide reveals the key skills and traits sales professionals need this year.
2020 was a year to forget for all those in hospitality and leisure, but our 2021 salary guide predicts that the sector will experience a resurgence this year.
Rob Russell, Regional Managing Director at Reed, outlines the findings from Reed's 2021 Sales Salary Guide.
Research from Reed has found that employer behaviour and newly acquired skills gained during the pandemic are driving more people to look for a career move than before lockdown.
The coronavirus has had a major impact on the economy and the job market. Find out what new roles have emerged.
Mark Brown, Reed's engineering expert, argues that now is the perfect time to upskill your engineers and boost your range of skill sets in the future.
Read about how the hospitality and leisure sector has changed after Covid-19.
Reed's education specialists reveal where to start with setting up remote live teaching and top tips for teachers working at home.
Reed presents the fundamental differences between the traditional waterfall framework and the agile framework
Staying up-to-date with continuous professional development gives teachers the chance to reinforce existing skills and learn new ones.
There are many challenges when working remotely, from children to connectivity. Here are some simple suggestions, all of which are free and require little to no modifications, to help you increase the speed of both Windows and MacOS devices.
The advertising sector is male-dominated, but as more women are taking on leadership roles, we can see a significant drop in negative stereotypes in adverts.
Bukola Odofin, Reed's HR expert, argues why it is critical for organisations to prioritise incorporating neurodivergent employees into their teams.
How can you update your office and use technology to streamline your processes?
A career in engineering is not an attractive prospect for the vast majority of the female population.
Find out about the banking giants that have made a decision to no longer engage with PSC contractors ahead of the IR35 private sector reforms.
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Reed explores the huge potential AI has to revolutionise the insurance industry, creating both exciting developments and concerns for the sector.
Reed's legal recruitment expert Nicholas Milligan shares his tips on how legal professionals can balance their work and home lives.
Reed's property & construction expert discusses the decline of workers in the sector and what businesses and the government are doing to reverse this.
Reed's HR expert Bukola Odofin explores how AI could be used by HR professionals in the future.
Bukola Odofin, Reed's HR expert, examines the artificial intelligence tools which will change HR teams’ day-to-day activities.
Digital innovations have dominated every industry in recent years, and accounting is no exception. AI is now seen as the newest way to revolutionise the workplace – especially in finance.
Mixed reality technology has been associated with recreational use. Microsoft is now launching a tool for businesses to improve productivity and collaboration.
When e-commerce first took hold of the business world, the ability to make online transactions made the purchasing of goods and services more streamlined, faster and convenient. Now, technology has broken the mould within the banking industry.
Marketing & creative expert Adam Buckland explores the findings of Reed's 2020 Marketing & Creative salary survey and identifies the key trends in the sector.
The effects of climate change are undeniable, and the insurance industry plays a pivotal role in minimising the crisis, contributing to a sustainable future.
Mark Brown, Reed's engineering expert, explores what the rise of predictive maintenance including means for the engineering and manufacturing industries.
Reed looks back at the Nurses Registration Act, exploring how the profession has advanced and celebrating all registered nurses past and present.
With most of the world’s population working from home and companies becoming more flexible than ever before, will this permanently alter where we work in the future?
Reed explores the massive potential that artificial intelligence (AI) could have in the legal industry.
Reed's technology expert Chris Adcock discusses how Python has returned as a favourite programming language among data scientists.
A fifth (19%) of information technology professionals are opting for multiple jobs and the flexibility of temporary contracts in order to improve their work-life balance, variety of work and challenges, according to research released today (Tuesday 17 December 2019).
Healthcare workers want the work-life balance and greater family time facilitated by temporary work, but are held back by concerns over benefits, according to research released today (Tuesday 17 December 2019).
Temporary isn’t temporary: Reed surveyed 5,000 workers looking at their experience of, and attitude to, temporary and multiple career roles.
East of England workers adopt temporary recruitment strategy to support work-life balance aspirations
Reed surveyed 5,000 workers and looked at their experience of, and attitude to, temporary and multiple career roles.
One in 10 workers in the Wales consider their main role to be non-permanent and are taking advantage of temporary contracts to improve their work-life balance, gain greater variety of work and see more of their families, according to research released today (03.12.2019).
Reed surveyed 5,000 workers and looked at their experience of, and attitude to, temporary and multiple career roles.
Reed examines the cases of prospective MPs being caught out by historic social media posts, discussing the need for consistent social media screening.
Reed explores the implications of a new legal 'super exam' which could attract more people to the sector.
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Louise Cooper, journalist at CooperCity, discusses her thoughts on our latest Big Question – Do you think that gender pay gap reporting is the best way to bring about better equality in the workplace?
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Latest Tools, Guides, eBooks
This report analyses a survey of business leaders to investigate current business landscape in London. It examines employment trends, whether companies are adopting hybrid and remote working, and organisations’ plans for salaries and property.
Our interactive video helps you to adapt your recruitment process to hire the best professionals for hybrid roles.
This whitepaper analyses survey data from 2,000 UK office workers on hybrid working. It examines professionals experience and views on this evolution of work, and explores whether the hybrid model really is the future of work.
Whether you are looking for inspiration, want to use it across your own company, or choose to adapt it to suit your needs, this template is an excellent example of how you can implement hybrid working.
Written at the start of the first Covid-19 lockdown, this guide gives you and your employees advice from industry experts on maintaining mental wellbeing while working remotely.
This guide, produced using insight from social work managers around the country, will provide you with practical advice and tips for working remotely.
For many businesses onboarding remote workers is a new challenge. Download our free guide to take you through the best practice steps.
Reed’s guide to remote working tells you everything you need to know about working from home - from how to manage your team to coping with your children.
We partnered with law firm Blanchards Bailey to explore the challenges SMEs are encountering when offering flexible working arrangements.
Our panellists from some of the top companies in London discussed their thoughts on the future of work in the city.
Evolution of Work - Frequently Asked Questions
What the future of work looks like will be dictated by the development of new technologies and ways of working. The rise of the four-day work week and job sharing highlight how some workplaces are rapidly shifting away from traditional models. Artificial intelligence and automation are becoming more prevalent in businesses, removing the human aspect to some jobs, and creating new ones in their place. With the increase in remote working, will physical offices still exist? How far will technology take us? What jobs will become obsolete? Will we be working using virtual reality or augmented reality? These are just some questions that we may ask ourselves about what the future of work looks like.
Since 2000, we have seen vast changes to the world of work. The evolution of work has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic, which played a huge role in changing workplace attitudes and practices – Reed CEO and Chairman James Reed argues we are seeing the biggest change to working practices in the past 100 years. More importance is now placed on a company’s ethical practices, employees hold more power than before, wellbeing is a top priority for most businesses, there is a greater emphasis on promoting positive workplaces, and many employees are now working from home.
We have all seen how quickly the world of work can change and being prepared for the future is essential to businesses’ success. An agile business is one that can adapt quickly to the changing landscape and preparing for the future of work is an integral part of that. Download our free whitepaper ‘The evolution of work: post-pandemic hybrid working’ to find out how you can plan for the future of hybrid working, or view our article on how to recruit in a post-covid world.