Employers

Employers Want Social Skills Over Academia, Survey Reveals

The Huffington Post UK | Miriam Brown | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Employers want "soft" social skills over academic prowess, preferring the enthusiastic, confident average Joe to the quiet, geeky, first-class honours...

Building Better Bridges Between Employers and Business Schools

Ann Francke | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Francke

If businesses aren't ready to provide young people with the important work experience they need to start a career in their sector, then how can they expect graduates to have the requisite skills when a role becomes available?

What the UK Could Learn From Obama

Chris Jones | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Jones

President Obama recently gave the much-anticipated State of the Union address. It was encouraging to hear that we actually have similar views on education.

Take a Sickie - But Not When Channel 4 Says So

Dale Bilson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dale Bilson

Lying there, wishing it would end, I was worried they would think I was skiving. Bunking off. Throwing a sickie. I didn't think they would believe I was genuinely ill.

'A Looming Problem For Employers'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A shortage of skilled workers in some industries is a "looming problem", a new report has warned ahead of the latest unemployment figures. A study ...

Why the Private Sector Must Support Education

Christopher Clarke | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Christopher Clarke

If a company genuinely feels that young people are joining the workplace without the skills they need, then they should do something about it. Get into the schools. Who knows, you might even learn something.

Austerity Is No Excuse for the Public Sector to Fail Employees With Cancer

Ciaran Devane | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK
Ciaran Devane

For people with cancer, being able to continue in or return to work can help them reclaim their life from the disease. It can provide a return to normality, restore their identity and self-esteem, and ease financial worries. But at Macmillan Cancer Support we know that people with cancer often face difficulties at work after their diagnosis. More than four in 10 people who are working when diagnosed have to make changes to their working lives, with almost half of them changing jobs or leaving work. There are more than 100,000 people of working age diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

Katie Hopkins: 'Employers Should Not Have To Pay For The Risks In Our Lives'

Esther Hayden | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Esther Hayden

Katie Hopkins view, as she expressed in her newspaper column is that we should all take responsibility for what she terms the 'potential risks' in our lives and business owners should not be out of pocket in cases such as this.

Surviving Career Fairs

Boy Lowe | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Boy Lowe

There is a curious phenomenon not at all restricted to my university known as the Careers Fair. Here, barely a day goes by where there is not some new fair rolling into town. Today was the Internship Fair. The last one was the somewhat dry and strangely indefinable occupation known as 'consulting'...

Revealed: The Top 10 Internships In The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A list ranking the companies which provide the best internships for students has been released, with accountancy and professional services firms domin...

More Students Choosing Apprenticeships Over University

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

More students are shunning university in favour of apprenticeships, new figures reveal, while employers have been urged to "wake up" to the increasing...

Life's Not Fair... What Are You Going to Do About It?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

It has become regular media fodder to bemoan the current employment market for young people. We rattle off the statistics with such frequency that we forget that behind each number is a fresh and eager young person seeing their future and their potential, drift further out of their grasp.

A Rose By Any Other Name May Leave You Unemployed

Yomi Adegoke | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Yomi Adegoke

Women are actually being encouraged to use British sounding monikers, showing that Katie Hopkins isn't the only one to turn her massive nose up at name choices. Maybe I should just got for it and improve my employment prospects by almost two fold. This goes against absolutely everything I believe in of course, but if I'm honest I really do want to see if its true.

Show Us The Goods: Ideas for an Interview

Nicholas Smith | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nicholas Smith

For the last two months I have been interviewing consistently. I appreciate for many that that in itself is a success to celebrate, especially in my chosen field, until you see the dedicated folder I have for rejections and the excel sheet I keep of ongoing applications. However, a worrying trend is emerging.

How To Create The Perfect LinkedIn Profile

The Huffington Post UK | Fionn Shiner | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

LinkedIn profiles are becoming an increasingly popular way to advertise your skills online, and, with a competitive job market, it's important to stan...

Shorter Consultation Period Means Businesses Can Act to Stay Competitive

Paula Whelan | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK
Paula Whelan

The new, shorter consultation period for collective redundancies will free up businesses to make changes to their structure and this could help to pre...

Smart Business Growth Will Stem From Greater Support for Employees

Peter O'Donnell | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK
Peter O'Donnell

Company employee benefits packages are an effective but often underused tool for motivating staff. By offering the right support - for example, financial protection in the event of long-term sickness absence - employers can go a long way to ensuring a happy, productive workforce, not to mention making their firms a more attractive prospect to new staff.

Employers 'Do Not Respond To A Third Of Job Applications', Says Prince's Trust Survey

PA | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

A third of unemployed young people have not received any responses to job applications in the past year, new research has shown. A survey of 2,000 ...

Financial Capability and its Place in the New Reality!

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

New reality: get good marks that few think are credible, go to university, accumulate student debt, compete against global peers, work an average 43 hour week, rent, raise a family if you can afford it, zig-zag for 45 years through dozens of companies, retire with whatever you have managed to save, live to 81.

Employers Forced To Educate 'Inadequate' School Leavers

PA | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Many UK employers are still being forced to lay on remedial lessons for school leavers in reading, writing and maths, according to new research. An...

Game Changer? How the Olympics Could Help Us Re-Think the Way We Work

Caroline Davey | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Davey

The countdown to the Olympics has begun. Stadiums complete, torch relay under way, and plans to ease the impact on London's workforce being rolled out at speed.

Employment Law - Is it Time to Think the Unthinkable?

Martin Edwards | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Politics
Martin Edwards

Is it time to think the unthinkable about the way we employ people in Britain? The question is prompted by the leaking of Adrian Beecroft's controversial report to the government, which recommends sweeping changes to aspects of UK employment law.

Work Experience Puts Students On Track For Success

PA | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Young people get the most out of apprenticeships if they carry out work experience or related vocational study beforehand, research has shown. The ...

Who Works The Most Overtime?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers and lecturers are the professionals most likely to clock up unpaid overtime, according to figures released by a trade union. The report, p...

School leavers Better Workers Than Graduates

PA | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

One in five employers believe school-leavers make better workers than university graduates, according to new research. A survey among 1,000 firms b...