Brighten up the office with our lighting ideas

Cosy office lighting

As the days grow shorter and colder, the office seems to get chillier and darker. It’s not your imagination: it’s called the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder. This is…

Christmas Activities For You and Your Family

There are loads of interesting and exciting activities happening around the country this Christmas.  Here are some we think could be great fun for you and your family. Hogwarts In…

Winter warmers: office packed lunch

Winter warmers lunch idea

When it’s cold outside, possibly raining, it’s hard to think about what a healthy winter warmer lunch could be, let alone muster the courage to spend time in the kitchen…

Surviving a busy work week during half term

Colouring pencils to survive half term holidays

How do busy, working parents survive the half term holidays? Whether you have annual leave to spare or if you simply cannot afford to take the time off due to…

How to work smarter, not harder

Man at desk working smart

“Hard working individual”… have you heard that before? Like most of the population you probably have this written on your CV – but what does it mean? Does working hard…

7 hacks to a germ free office

How to have a germ free office

The cold weather has changed a few things around here at UK Office Direct. We’re all a bit colder in the mornings and a few of us have the sniffles….

Boost your confidence at work with power poses

Amy Cuddy Power Poses blog breakdown

You may have seen the TED Talk by Professor Amy Cuddy, or you may have heard about power poses. Perhaps you even unconsciously perform a power pose every now and…

Cover Letter Tips

Rest assured cover letters do get read, to some recruiters, they’re the most important part of your application. While it might be easier to let your CV speak for itself,…

How to Calm your Nerves before a Presentation

Everyone feels some anxiety before a speech.  Use these techniques to calm your nerves and don’t let speaker’s anxiety stop you from speaking up. Stay Hydrated As soon as you…

How To Ask For A Payrise

If you don’t ask, you usually won’t get. Asking for more money is probably up there with having teeth pulled, and cleaning the gutters on your list of favourite things…