Employers

Why Mental Health Week Is Wrong

Richard Daniel Curtis | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Daniel Curtis

Mental Health Awareness isn't just about a day, a week or even a month, mental health awareness is about a culture. Shoe-horning a culture shift into a week is not giving it the respect it deserves and will not work. What we need is long-term strategies to embed these changes.

Giving People With Learning Disabilities Access To Work

Judith Elizabeth Davey | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Judith Elizabeth Davey

From employers' negative attitudes and views, to limited support in finding jobs, there are many reasons why people with learning disabilities struggl...

How Can Employers Support Employees Returning From Maternity Leave?

Kate Palmer | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Kate Palmer

Employers can lessen the stress of the return by using Keeping In Touch (KIT) days productively. Women can work up to ten KIT days during their maternity leave and the employer can look to agree these days in a way which benefits the employee.

The Real Meaning Of Blue Monday

Chris O’Sullivan | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris O’Sullivan

The Blue Monday myth - like all good legends - has some elements of truth. We know that some people living with mental health problems find the winter months harder. If the Blue Monday hype has drawn your attention to your mental health, or made you think about how a friend, colleague, or loved one might be feeling then it has done some good.

Supporting Employees With Shared Parental Leave

Kate Palmer | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Palmer

SPL is a process heavy right with many notice requests, time limits and entitlement issues to be resolved. As a result, employees are unwilling to opt in because they don't know the process or they don't understand it.

A Postcode Should Never Dictate Potential

Rachael Gibbons | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rachael Gibbons

Leadership potential exists in young people regardless of their background or family income, yet the chances to progress in the workplace are often limited by childhood circumstance. It must be ensured that in order for a more just society our leadership accurately reflects the needs of diverse communities.

Why The European Diversity Awards Matter

Linda Riley | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK
Linda Riley

We'll be showcasing those stand-out individuals and organisations who ensure that those who produce what we see, read and hear is a true reflection of wider society - those who buy newspapers, watch television and video blogs, listen to the radio and read blogs.

Rethinking My Future

Anna Dixon | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Many people think about these issues too late. For others life events happen and prevent them from saving or contributing to a pension. For many others there simply isn't the money to save when the bills are paid. The Centre for Ageing Better wants more people to feel prepared for later life. We will be exploring how we can contribute to this goal in coming months.

Have We Reached the Age of No Retirement?

Anna Dixon | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Should we give up on retirement? As life expectancy rises and the number of people living into their 80s and 90s increases, at the very least we'll have to rethink it.

Employers Must Create Age Friendly Workplaces to Ensure Success

Anna Dixon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

All employers need to recognise the potential of older workers and create age friendly workplaces if they are to be successful in future.

Social Advocacy - The New Grapevine on Steroids

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

So why is it we are happy to work with peer to peer reviews now in every other aspect of our lives but we still see the content of sites like Glassdoor as somehow "different"? I believe the answer lies in the complexity of how we think about the world of work.

Are You Ready for the Character Interview?

Edith Bryan | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Edith Bryan

Have you experienced character based questions at interview? How did you get on? What do you think about employers assessing your personality and values? Should the selection process be purely competency based?

Students! Get Ahead of the Pack for the Great Job Hunt of 2016

Anthony Adeloye | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Anthony Adeloye

Before picking up that turkey drumstick or downing that mulled wine, the festive period offers a great opportunity to students to evaluate their job prospects going into the new year. These top five tips will make you fighting ready for your job hunt in 2016.

The Business of Education Is Education for Business

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Dr Julie Mills

I can confirm that Milton Keynes College didn't win an award this week, but we helped. The Spirit Pub Company is one of the UK's foremost hospitali...

Why I See a Future in Feedback

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Feedback. Yes, it's a big ask but it is also something that has the potential to transform young people's lives.

Excuses Over Not Paying Minimum Wage are Complete Rubbish

Charlie Mullins | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Seriously, if these company bosses are struggling to work out an hourly rate on a calculator, you have to wonder how they manage to guide these multi-million pound operations to ring up such large profits. The answer is they can't be arsed, and they just don't care

To Be or Not to Be... An Intern

Swatee Jasoria | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Swatee Jasoria

While unpaid internships certainly present a big problem for socially mobile students, it would be wrong to dismiss the benefits that internships can provide; internships are a mutually beneficial exercise, especially when the employer makes them meaningful, and the intern learns and develops their skills (not in tea-making for varying tastes, of course).

Employer-sponsored Education Deserves Government's Attention

Dave Phoenix | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Dave Phoenix

It is my firm belief that it is imperative the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills and the associated educational bodies develop a much clearer understanding of what collaborative partnerships in the area of employer-sponsored education already exist before any changes to the systems related to employer funding are made. Additional research and understanding of the field is needed to enable reliable evidenced-based decision making over rash policy making.

Employees Behaving Badly

Charles Elvin | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

The corruption of the world's biggest currency dealers was exposed recently, leading to US and UK regulators imposing £2.6bn of fines on six major banks. Although an extreme example, what we have here is a prime illustration of how bad behaviour in the workplace can have incredibly serious consequences for the organisations involved.

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 08.09.2014 | 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.