UK Employment

Bad Opinions Need To Be Heard To Be Challenged

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

Unless we acknowledge unconscious bias in the boardroom we cannot address it. One way to acknowledge it is to be stimulated into action by provocative arguments, which it must also be recognised, can take some courage to advance, however aggravating to many. Apart from anything, its forces an issue up the decision making agenda: Shock therapy, if you like.

What Are The Biggest Career Mistakes To Avoid?

Quora | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK

What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from o...

In Challenging Times, We Need A Job Market That Works For Young People

Professor John Raftery | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK
Professor John Raftery

If just one of these pupils is inspired to start their own business, creating jobs and new opportunities for others, then we have succeeded. Making sure that there is a place in the job market for all our young people, no matter their beginnings, is at the heart of what universities should do. There are, I'm sure, similar stories from every university in the land. Surely it makes sense to listen to them?

Disability And Business: Doing It For Ourselves

A.J. Higginson | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Perhaps surprisingly, mania and anxiety can produce great work and spark creativity. Some of the greatest names through history, in terms of discovery and changing the world around us, had a mental health disorder or a learning disability or sometimes both - Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway and Charles Darwin.

Yes The Robots Are Coming, But Not To Steal Our Jobs

Neil Kinson | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK Tech
Neil Kinson

For those claiming certain jobs and professions will be influenced by robotics - you're not wrong, but that still doesn't mean in five years' time an I, Robot look alike is going to be handing you a P45. What it actually means is people's roles will change, making it possible to completely re-invent the 'ideal workplace'. While some jobs will likely become automated, others will be created.

Unison Supreme Court Victory On Employment Tribunal Fees

Richard Burgon | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Burgon

Congratulations to Unison for their historic victory at the Supreme Court. It is just a shame that the Government did not listen to the trade unions, the legal community or to the Labour Party. If the Government had done so, it would not have found itself in the shameful position it now does - having been brought bang to rights for unlawfully restricting access to justice for its own citizens.

The Gig Economy And The World Of Unicorns

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

No-one really knows what the Gig Economy is all about The Gig Economy is based upon either disrupting an existing big business model or it is providi...

Time For Us All To Open Up About What We Earn?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

The time may have also come to consider moving to the Norwegian model where all tax returns are published, freely available for all to inspect. That way we might wash out not just salary disparity issues, but aggressive tax avoidance measures and other financial iniquities of our age that are helping to fuel a sense of society becoming unequally governed.

I Have Epilepsy, But I'm NOT Invisible

Cece Alex Noel | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Cece Alex Noel

I'm disabled. Although, you wouldn't know from looking at me... The best thing about having epilepsy is having so many near-death experiences that teach you not to take life for granted.

Giving Young People A Chance

Ellie Bradley | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech
Ellie Bradley

Modern technology may be transforming the jobs market, but the challenges remain age-old - we need experience to get experience and ultimately prosper.

The New Triple Lock: Youth Unemployment

Michael Mercieca | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Kate felt that the job interview with Razor Digital was going really well. She'd solved the simultaneous equation they had given her and she'd aced th...

Work: Not A Gig We Can Mess With

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

It will be disappointing if the Prime Minister, weakened as she is by a cross, confused electorate, fails to implement the reasonable recommendations put forward by Matthew Taylor to improve rights for those 'self-employed' by digital giants. It would send an important signal.

Taylor Tinkers And Employees Will Still Be Exploited

Gregor Gall | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Gregor Gall

It was always likely to happen and now it has - the much awaited publication of The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices called 'Good Work' esche...

What Do You Think About On Your Way To A Job Interview?

Monica Duddy | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Duddy

One of the respondents to the survey commented, 'I was compared to another female colleague - a friend of mine - we were called 'the beauty and the beast.' Further to this, almost 80% of the respondents said they had avoided applying for a job because of potential reactions at the interview or from new colleagues.

What Does The Taylor Review Mean For Businesses?

Kate Palmer | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

The long-awaited Taylor review on modern employment practices has been published with a focus on flexibility, increasing the quality of work and impro...

Taylor Is A First Step, Not Last Word

Simon Sapper | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK
Simon Sapper

It will not cure the ills of our gig economy. This is because power and choice will still be firmly distributed in favour of the employer or enterprise, rather than the newly established Dependent Contractor.

Stop The World, I Want To Get Off!

Neeha Khurana | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neeha Khurana

We have so many demands on our time -- in all aspects of our lives. In a world crammed with multiple distractions, we're being pulled in every direction; having to squeeze so much more into 24 hours.

Are We Going To Be Left With The Jobs Robots Don't Want?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Tech
Fiona Hotston Moore

It is this: good jobs are being replaced by robotics at an accelerating pace and across many walks of life. Now even sleuthing, which might have seemed a sanctuary for purely human endeavour, is being challenged by software. Sherlock who?

Time To Say It Out Loud: Our Society Is Writing Off Ageing

Sarah Weir OBE | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Sarah Weir OBE

What do you want to be when you're older? A common question asked of children. But why are we not asking people over 50 the same question?

Top Tips For A Happier Nine-To-Five

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

They say work is what you make of it, but actually it seems to be what others make of you at work that matters. If only careers advisors made that a...

Could Tech Solve Youth Unemployment? We Will Only Know If We Give Young People A Chance

Chas Moloney | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech
Chas Moloney

Could tech be the key to this? The introduction of new and innovative technology in recent years has certainly made the workplace far more attractive to today's tech-savvy youth. This particular demographic, also known as "millennials" or "generation Y" are well accustomed to the use of technology in every aspect of their daily lives.

Mental Health: Action Needed, Not Just Words

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

It is not the mark of a civilised society to merely acknowledge a health issue exists; and the charity sector should be the fall-back for a health service as rich, powerful and organised as our own, not primary care.

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.

Gig Economy Workers Must Be Protected From 'Appalling' Practices, Urge MPs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK

Drivers employed in the so-called gig economy should have worker status to protect them from the “appalling” practices they face, MPs have urged. ...

Lib Dems Hint At 'Gig Economy' Crackdown In Election Manifesto

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK

The Lib Dems are poised to unveil plans to stop employers forcing staff to identify as self-employed with policies aimed at regulating the so-called ...