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.
AI has scarcely left the headlines since the arrival of ChatGPT last winter – a pebble that created a tidal wave of reaction to how life as we know it might change. As for its impact on the labour market, the latest Bloomberg UK and Reed Jobs Report indicates caution from employers in offering AI job opportunities – but why?
Following the release of the latest Bloomberg UK and Reed Jobs Report showing Cambridge is leading the way in jobs creation, our Chairman and CEO James Reed considers how university cities and entrepreneurs are the perfect match.
The ‘knowledge economy’ of elite university cities Oxford and Cambridge is a distinct advantage in terms of job creation – and the latest Bloomberg UK and Reed Jobs Report shows Cambridge has the edge. This article summarises the findings of the September 2023 report.
The world has seen a revolution in interconnectivity and globalisation following the pandemic, and with higher rates of remote work being offered across the UK, sponsorships have risen too. We explore the benefits of sponsorships for employers and guidance on how to effectively offer them to increase your talent pool.
This Pride Month, Reed’s own Inclusion and Belonging Lead Chris Brindley shares practical tips on how we can all be effective allies in the workplace and contribute to positive change for the LGBTQ+ community.
One of the best ways to engage a workforce and increase productivity is to give employees a space that promotes wellbeing and pride. Becky Turner, Workplace Psychologist at Claremont Group Interiors, examines how organisations can enhance office space to inspire workers.
Imagine travelling no longer than 15 minutes to reach your workplace, do your shopping and access green space. Recently, discussions around so-called ‘15-minute cities’ have been gaining momentum. We consider the impact this revolutionary concept could have on UK businesses and employees in the future.
Balancing work and family life can be a challenge for many, and employers need to offer family-friendly policies to attract and retain talent. Here are some top tips for making your business more attractive to working parents.
How much value does your company place on internal comms? Jennifer Sproul, Chief Executive of the Institute of Internal Communication, outlines ways you can improve communication internally to enhance productivity and give your organisational culture a boost.
Our recent webinar saw a panel of Reed’s leaders examining the most significant areas of recruitment in their sector this year. During this webinar, Chris Adcock, Managing Director – Reed Technology explored what 2023 holds for recruitment in the tech sector.
Of the many pressures facing business leaders, implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies is uppermost. As financial organisations grapple with the seeming intangibilities of the subject, let’s look at current integration challenges and what to expect on the road ahead.
While LGBTQ+ discrimination and workplace conflict may seem like ancient history to some, it is only in recent years that diversity and inclusion policies have effected real change. As February marks LGBT History Month, we look at the progress made in the workplace so far and how employers can ensure everyone feels they belong.
Reed has partnered with the CIPD to produce ‘Inclusion at Work 2022’, the survey report highlighted the need for companies to focus their approach on inclusion and diversity (I&D) in the workplace. We interviewed Dr Jill Miller, Senior Policy Adviser at the CIPD, the brains behind the research, to find out more about the report and what more needs to be done on inclusion and diversity in UK workplaces.
Developing a sustainable business will help employers reduce their environmental impact and take advantage of climate change opportunities on the way to becoming net zero. Here are five ways your organisation can reduce costs and protect the environment.
2023 will be another year of exciting innovation in the marketing sector, as well as fierce competition for the best professionals. Our guide shows how salaries have increased for the top marketing roles based on region.
Sustainability, reducing emissions, saving costs, and investing in tech are all high on most company’s agendas, and while technology can help reduce emissions, it also has its own consequences. Here’s how by using environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles, businesses can make better use of their technology and help build a greener future.
Is the idea of long service for an organisation outdated or unrealistic? With younger generations inclined to ‘job hop’, we spoke to seasoned professionals with decades of loyal service to their employer, to discover their reasons for putting down roots.
In the past 50 years, technology has moved faster and faster to a point where it outstrips demand. While queues still form for the latest gadget craze, plenty of shiny tech has fallen by the wayside. In this blog, I’ll look at augmented reality (AR) and its growing potential.
More and more businesses are going through a digital transformation in a bid to remain competitive, stay innovative, and improve their customers and employees’ experience. We explore examples of best practice digital transformation strategies, how they differ between industries, and the importance of having the right people to drive the change you want and need.
Digital transformation is changing the landscape of the finance sector. If you’re yet to update your systems and practices, here’s a look at how you might successfully integrate new tech into your organisation. We won’t pretend it’ll all be plain sailing but it will ultimately pay dividends.
There has never been a more important time for employers to discover what matters to their workers. We spoke to People Insight’s Director Carolyn Nevitte about the all-important employee satisfaction survey.
The ‘Great Retirement’ seems to be coming to an end in favour of a new ‘Great Unretirement’, largely driven by the cost-of-living crisis. In this blog, we explore what older workers, many of whom are at the forefront of this new phenomenon, are looking for in their next employer and how to ensure your recruitment process is age inclusive.
Remote working has led to the increased use of staff monitoring software, but what’s the best practice for employers planning to install it? We asked Hayfa Mohdzaini, Senior Research Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) who specialises in technology research, for her thoughts.
For your workplace to thrive, you must promote a healthy working culture. This article will help you explore how to identify the signs of toxicity in the workplace, the impacts of toxicity on your bottom line, and how to create a healthier culture.
No matter the sector or industry, technology in the workplace allows businesses to reach new heights. We explore how workplace technology is constantly evolving and how businesses can harness its capabilities to remain competitive, progressive and sustainable.
Government figures suggest around 15% of all businesses in the UK – 432,000 companies – have already adopted at least one AI technology. We explore the impact these systems can have on businesses and how you could utilise them to grow your bottom line.
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.
With some companies stipulating that remote workers will face reduced pay, Reed examines if this is set to become a wider trend.
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.
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.
While social interactions are being limited by the increased frequency of remote working, building social connections among your team is still possible. 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.
Use the weekly to-do list included in this article to help you plan your week while working remotely.
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.
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.
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 will provide you with the guidance and tools you need to successfully teach from home.
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.
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.
Jobs that are likely to emerge in the next few years will largely be driven by technological advances. These jobs of the future include data scientists, AI and machine learning specialists, software developers, app developers, and digital transformation specialists – all of which are going to grow in demand and become largely sought after.
Aside from technology, we will also see renewable energy engineers become more prevalent as the world continues to limit the effects of climate change. And in the next 20 years and beyond, roles such as AI psychologists may feature more prominently to maintain the psychological health of systems, and drone managers may become popular as businesses look to find innovate and environmentally friendly ways of delivering goods. Read more about jobs of the future.