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…

Office Life: Then and Now

Big, sleek exec-style desks, posh seating areas (with couches for afternoon naps), and lots of fancy barware for mixing cocktails, would we actually love (or even survive) 1960s office life? Office…

How to Handle Nightmare Colleagues

We all have that special person whose presence undermines and infuriates us, and just by drawing breath it seems they are precision engineered to make our day harder. They seemingly…

How to Improve Office Morale

Well, winter’s probably over, they tell us spring is here (we’ve changed the clocks anyway), now’s the time to give ourselves a good old kick up the jacksey, and get…

The Best People To Know When Starting a New Job

After spending time and energy getting the role, the last thing you want to do is sabotage your success by getting in with the wrong crowd. Remember, though, you aren’t…

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,…