UK Employment

Get Your New Job With This 11 Step Plan

Paul Sloane | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK
Paul Sloane

Many people are looking for a new or a better job. It is not an easy task. The job market is highly competitive with many applicants for each vacancy....

Making The Most Of Change

Neeha Khurana | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Neeha Khurana

If there's one thing about which we can be certain, it's that we will all face change - whether in our personal lives, in politics or at work. Change means different things to different people and affects us in ways we don't necessarily anticipate. To manage through and get the most out of change, we all need our own personal tool-kit to help us to not only cope, but to thrive.

Boosting Medical Morale By Caring For The Carers

Hannah Barham-Brown | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Hannah Barham-Brown

Since qualifying, I have always had one eye to the future, worried about what will happen to my career and my relationships, and how my disability could make a hard career even tougher. While this victory with HEE is not going to improve everything, I now know that I will not struggle alone, isolated from my loved ones, while fighting a body that never learnt the rules. We still have a way to go, but I'm going to savour this win for a long while.

Trumpeting The Success Of The Older Worker

Chris Ball | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Ball

Though most other "isms" were piled on the ballot scales at some point in the USA Presidential election, ageism never seemed much of a factor with the electorate. Perhaps this was because both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were well beyond what we still laughingly call, "normal retirement age".

Playing Catch Up

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kanarian Kindred

As the clock struck midnight on my 40th birthday three years ago, I should have been filled with anticipation of a phenomenal new chapter. Instead, I ...

The Future Of Employment: The Automator And Automated

Reuven Cohen | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Reuven Cohen

It's 2030; Internet technology has become ubiquitous in its place in our society reaching a point where human and machine intelligence is indistinguishable. All but the most important jobs are taken over by artificial intelligence. The world is dominated by two categories of worker, those who automate and those who are automated.

Employment

Kate Bennell | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Bennell

For the International Day of persons with disabilities, I want to share my story on finding work as a severely-sight impaired lady. In the UK there a...

Is A Pay Increase The Only Way To Motivate Employees?

Sasha G Brown | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Sasha G Brown

A number of studies over the years have reported how money is a major sub-motivator when it comes to jobs. And even though money does put food on the ...

Young Female Apprentices Earn £2,000 Less A Year Than Men

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

Today is Equal Pay Day and, for the rest of the year, women in the UK will effectively be working for free thanks to the gender pay gap. The full-time...

Enough Evidence Of The Disability Employment Gap - Now We Need Action

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Rhidian Hughes

The emphasis must be on recognising the strengths and capabilities of disabled people, with a focus on maximising individuals strengths. We need to reach a tipping point so the reasons for employing disabled people far outweigh the reasons not to.

Are Older People Robbing The Young In The Jobs Market?

Chris Ball | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Chris Ball

Policies which reflect changing generational challenges as well as needs, interests and capabilities must be part of any sensible, pragmatic, humane approach to working and ageing throughout the life course.

Improving Lives - The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

Richard Kramer | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK
Richard Kramer

The long-awaited Government green paper Improving Lives, launched on Monday. The Green Paper sets out the Government's proposals for how to support m...

The Uber Tribunal Ruling Could Ruin My Life

Anna Campbell | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK
Anna Campbell

I don't understand why I should not get to choose the type of contract I enter into with my employer - why should the unions and courts decide for me? I'm not a child that needs to be told what's best for me.

Dyspraxia In The Workplace: Hidden Challenges, Hidden Assets

Dr Sally Payne | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Dr Sally Payne

Most organisations want to do their best for their employees, but poor awareness and understanding of dyspraxia/DCD means that many employers are unsure how to help and fail to take advantage of the untapped talent of people with the condition. 'Dyspraxia aware' employers who are flexible and resourceful will benefit from this different way of thinking - bringing rewards for both employee and their organisation.

Controversial Ban On Unpaid Internships Splits Young People

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An announcement that ministers may ban unpaid internships has left young people divided, with some arguing that it will lead to fewer work experience ...

Working Towards An Inclusive Labour Market

Debbie Abrahams | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Debbie Abrahams

An inclusive labour market is one that finds the right job for those who can work. The Tory government has focused solely on getting people 'off-flow', forcing them into any job to bring down claimant numbers, or none, for example, as a result of sanctions.

The Donald Trump Meme That Spoke For A Whole Generation

Kadie Regan | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

Now, I love books as much as the next English graduate with a Waterstones club card, but even I know that people cannot always be comprehensively understood from a piece of paper or reductive application form. People are people, with complex lives and stories to tell. Maybe they weren't brought into the world wanting to be an (insert job title here), but they may just have it in them to make a bloody good go of it anyway.

Having A Learning Disability Can Be A Life Of Stares And Strange Looks - Let's Change That

Vijay Patel | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vijay Patel

Today you may see someone with a learning disability on posters, TV adverts on in newspapers and magazines. I hope this is our chance for the public to really understand what a learning disability is, that we're not defined by our disability and for us to have a real voice in society.

There's More To Life Than Exam Results: Boost Your Employability With Or Without Those Perfect Grades

Samuel Odusina | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Samuel Odusina

If you're still really stuck, go out and do something that you can write about. I coached football through my DofE programme, which I used on my CV to show communication and leadership skills. Always remember that each skill you list should be backed up by a real life example of where you've demonstrated this, and then the world is your oyster.

Within A Generation Or By 2069? Getting Rid Of The Gender Pay Gap Poses Difficult Questions

Amanda Jones | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Amanda Jones

t surely is possible to close the pay gap within a generation, but it means making fundamental changes. We have to reassess how we view the relative contribution of men and women, both in sports and in work. That means asking ourselves some difficult questions, stating with: what are we willing to do about it?

Urged On By Shadow Chancellor UK Foster Care Workers Vote To Unionise

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

In an historic moment for the child fostering sector - and urged on by the Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP - foster care workers have voted to unionise and launch their own branch of the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain Union (IWGB). The decision was taken at a packed meeting of foster care workers at Parliament on Monday 19th September.

Sports Direct Boss In New PR Disaster After Admitting He 'Likes' Flying To Work

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK

Mike Ashley’s “PR nightmare” continued on Tuesday with the Sports Direct Boss admitting he “likes” taking a helicopter to work. Speaking on...

Another Dope In Sports - The Scandal Of Unequal Pay

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Sport
Fiona Hotston Moore

Equality in sports ought to be a given, so the fact that professional women participants still generally earn less than their male equivalents is a scandal... The Gender Balance in Global Sport report just published has found what it calls a 'vast' wage gap still existing, two years after first highlighting the problem.

Graduate Labour Market Shrinks, But Do Millennials Actually Want Graduate Jobs?

Paul Moran | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Paul Moran

Recent figures from the Association of Graduate Recruiters has revealed a sharp reduction in the number of jobs available to graduates, the first decline in the graduate labour market in four years. A steep decline in such a short time is highly worrying, but the issue is seemingly more complex than might first appear.

It's A Great Time To Get Hired!

Damian Hinds | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Damian Hinds

Taking the first step onto the career ladder is one of the most challenging things we will ever do. Whether they've just left school, college or uni...