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.
Hybrid working – what is it and what's the best approach?
Recent research by Reed revealed that hybrid working is in high demand among office workers. Find out more about this evolution of work…
PwC on their class pay gap report and the need for business transparency
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.
Telecoms giant Openreach explain how they have tackled recruiting more women
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.
Reduced pay for remote workers – is it feasible or desirable?
With some companies stipulating that remote workers will face reduced pay, Reed examines if this is set to become a wider trend.
Menstrual leave: Supporting employees through their periods
A Reed LinkedIn poll found that 52% of over 1,000 professionals believe period leave should be a universal benefit in the UK.
Pronouns and inclusivity in the workplace – what companies need to know
Following the introduction of pronouns on LinkedIn, what do you need to consider about their use in your workplace?
PR giant McCann reveals its new hybrid working model
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.
How employers can clamp down on unacceptable online hate
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.
Prepare your business for the ‘great resignation’
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.
A four-day work week: the pros and cons
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.
Five post-pandemic recruitment tips
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.
Remote onboarding: successfully settle into your new job online
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.
How to manage a team remotely
Managing your team while working remotely can be tricky, which is why we've compiled this guide on managing your team while remote working.
Tax relief for those working from home
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.
Conducting video meetings from home effectively
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.
Tips for employees on remote working
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.
Plan your daily tasks with our free interactive to-do list
Use the weekly to-do list included in this article to help you plan your week while working remotely.
3 tips from an expert to get your team back to work safely
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 to: find working from home jobs
How do you find the best work from home positions? Don't panic. Luckily, we have a filter to help you do exactly that.
Looking after your team’s mental wellbeing while working from home
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.
Working from home with children
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.
The seven sales skills and traits employers are looking for in 2021
Reed's 2021 Sales Salary Guide reveals the key skills and traits sales professionals need this year.
Five reasons for the hospitality and leisure sector to be optimistic in 2021
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.
Covid-19 is changing the face of a sales professional’s role
Rob Russell, Regional Managing Director at Reed, outlines the findings from Reed's 2021 Sales Salary Guide.
Employer behaviour during pandemic sees surge of people looking to move job
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 new roles created by Covid-19
The coronavirus has had a major impact on the economy and the job market. Find out what new roles have emerged.
Upskill engineers and safeguard your future through Covid-19
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.
Changes to the hospitality and leisure sector after Covid-19
Read about how the hospitality and leisure sector has changed after Covid-19.
Remote teaching tips: how to teach online from home
Reed's education specialists reveal where to start with setting up remote live teaching and top tips for teachers working at home.
Waterfall and agile: which one suits your team best?
Reed presents the fundamental differences between the traditional waterfall framework and the agile framework
Continuing Professional Development during Covid-19: no time like the present
Staying up-to-date with continuous professional development gives teachers the chance to reinforce existing skills and learn new ones.
Is your PC slowing you down? Here’s how you can speed things up
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 fall of ‘mad men’ advertising: eradicating gender stereotypes and promoting inclusivity
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.
How to successfully promote neurodiversity in your organisation
Bukola Odofin, Reed's HR expert, argues why it is critical for organisations to prioritise incorporating neurodivergent employees into their teams.
Innovations in technology are helping businesses to prosper
How can you update your office and use technology to streamline your processes?
How can engineering make itself more attractive to women?
A career in engineering is not an attractive prospect for the vast majority of the female population.
Banks begin phase out of PSC contractors
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.
Q&A: AI expert Minesh Tanna discusses the impact of AI in the insurance industry
Reed explores the huge potential AI has to revolutionise the insurance industry, creating both exciting developments and concerns for the sector.
Tackling an ageing workforce in the construction industry
Reed's property & construction expert discusses the decline of workers in the sector and what businesses and the government are doing to reverse this.
How solicitors can maintain a healthy work-life balance
Reed's legal recruitment expert Nicholas Milligan shares his tips on how legal professionals can balance their work and home lives.
How to apply AI in human resources
Bukola Odofin, Reed's HR expert, examines the artificial intelligence tools which will change HR teams’ day-to-day activities.
Artificial intelligence is revolutionising accountancy
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.
Immersive technology: is there space for mixed reality in your business?
Mixed reality technology has been associated with recreational use. Microsoft is now launching a tool for businesses to improve productivity and collaboration.
Banking embarks on a fintech revolution
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 and creative recruitment led by focus on digital marketing skills
Marketing & creative expert Adam Buckland explores the findings of Reed's 2020 Marketing & Creative salary survey and identifies the key trends in the sector.
How climate change is changing the insurance landscape
The effects of climate change are undeniable, and the insurance industry plays a pivotal role in minimising the crisis, contributing to a sustainable future.
Do you know your history? Celebrating 100 years of nursing registration
Reed looks back at the Nurses Registration Act, exploring how the profession has advanced and celebrating all registered nurses past and present.
Working from anywhere in the world
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?
The return of Python in data science
Reed's technology expert Chris Adcock discusses how Python has returned as a favourite programming language among data scientists.
Tech professionals embrace multiple contract roles to feed desire for variety and new challenges
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 seek balance between security of work and family life
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).
Fifth of London’s workers in temporary recruitment strategy to achieve variety in the workplace
Reed surveyed 5,000 workers and looked 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 ten UK workers holding down more than one temporary role as they chase work-life balance
Temporary isn’t temporary: Reed surveyed 5,000 workers looking at their experience of, and attitude to, temporary and multiple career roles.
Welsh workers adopt temporary employment to support work-life balance aspirations
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).
Why we need guidelines for social media screening
Reed examines the cases of prospective MPs being caught out by historic social media posts, discussing the need for consistent social media screening.
Will the new solicitors 'super-exam' change the landscape of the legal profession?
Reed explores the implications of a new legal 'super exam' which could attract more people to the sector.
How gender pay gap reporting will improve businesses
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?
Digital marketing’s place in modern marketing
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Industry 4.0 – the transformation of the technology sector
Industry 4.0, industry X.0, the fourth industrial revolution, the post-digital age.
Transforming the future of Right to Work checking
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What challenges do businesses face in promoting more women into leadership roles?
Louise Cooper, journalist at CooperCity discusses her thoughts on our latest Big Question – What challenges do businesses face in promoting more women into leadership roles?
4 ways to embrace sustainable procurement
This #ProcurementInsights report delves into an ever-growing subject in the industry – how to ensure and improve sustainable practices along the supply chain.
4 issues of gender equality facing HR
For this #IndustryInsights report, we looked at one of the most important issues HR teams are facing today – how to advance gender equality in the workplace.
4 ways to streamline your supply chain
This report delves into how procurement professionals can utilise technology and a strategic approach to streamline their supply chain.
North East workers adopt temporary recruitment strategy to support work-life balance aspirations
The North East has the UK’s second highest concentration of workers considering their main work to be non-permanent (15%) after London, as candidates in the region chase better work-life balance and variety, according to research released today (Tuesday 3 December 2019).
Property and construction workers seek balance between security and family life
Property and construction workers use temporary work to increase their income and achieve greater work-life balance, but are held back by concerns over benefits, according to research released today (Tuesday 17 December 2019).
5 steps to a great social media job advert
The top tips for working with a recruiter to create a simple yet extremely effective job advert on social media.
What is social media screening?
Increasingly employers are including social media in their candidate background screening process – but what are they looking for? Keith Rosser, Director at Reed Screening and Chair of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners - Europe, gives his insight on the process.
Latest Tools, Guides, eBooks
London calling: the capital’s post-pandemic employment landscape
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.
An interactive guide to recruiting for hybrid roles
Our interactive video helps you to adapt your recruitment process to hire the best professionals for hybrid roles.
The evolution of work: post-pandemic hybrid working
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.
Hybrid working policy template
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.
Maintain your mental wellbeing while working from home
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.
Practical advice for social workers during Covid-19
This guide, produced using insight from social work managers around the country, will provide you with practical advice and tips for working remotely.
How to onboard employees remotely guide
For many businesses onboarding remote workers is a new challenge. Download our free guide to take you through the best practice steps.
A guide to remote working
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.
Working from home: practical advice for teachers and lecturers
This guide will provide you with the guidance and tools you need to successfully teach from home.
Flexible working: making it work for your business
We partnered with law firm Blanchards Bailey to explore the challenges SMEs are encountering when offering flexible working arrangements.
The future of working in London
Our panellists from some of the top companies in London discussed their thoughts on the future of work in the city.