UK Employment

Despite The Jobs, Locals Still Think Amazon Are ‘Bastards’

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK

Workers camping in tents, onerous conditions, and alleged ‘exploitation’ by its partners, internet giant Amazon has battled plenty of accusations ...

Staff At Flagship Amazon Site Take Home Less Than Minimum Wage After Paying Bus ‘Benefit’

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK

Workers at one of Amazon’s “flagship” warehouses are taking home less than the minimum wage after being effectively forced to pay a third-party ...

Older Workers Filling Jobs Left By Returning Migrants: Johnson's Cake Or Pie In The Sky?

Chris Ball | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Ball

If ever proof were needed that it is not possible to "have cake and eat it" over the EU, here it is. I refer to the revelations last week about the details of migrant controls (in a leaked Home Office paper) which prompted business concerns at the "catastrophic" consequences for employee recruitment in a range of sectors.

Mental Health At Work: What No Employer Can Afford To Ignore

Andy Bell | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Andy Bell

We now need to move beyond raising awareness of mental health at work to taking action. We need to ensure that working people who experience mental health difficulties are encouraged to seek help quickly and that they get effective support from the NHS when they need it.

Solidarity With The McStrike

Emily Beatrice Morris | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Beatrice Morris

I have worked at McDonalds in total for a period of five years and it was, without a doubt, one of the hardest jobs I've had in retail/customer services.

Why We Need Action Now To Tackle The Disability Employment Gap

Mark Atkinson | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Mark Atkinson

As MPs go back to work this week, we want them to think about disabled people who are unable to take up and progress in employment because of a consistent failure to remove barriers. Scope's analysis of the latest ONS data reveals that for every 100 disabled people moving into work, 114 are leaving. If the UK wants to be a modern, inclusive society, it needs to act urgently - not just pay lip service to an ideal world in which opportunities are equal.

Ability Over Disability - It's Time To Think Outside The Box

Jonathan Allan | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Allan

Problem solving, innovative thinking, good timekeeping and teamwork - these are qualities commonly found in a typical job description. Most of us are able to demonstrate such attributes through examples of past work experience but for many people with a disability, these are all skills that they apply seamlessly to their day to day life.

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?