UK Employment

2017 Needs To Be The Year Major Improvements Are Made For People With A Learning Disability

Ismail Kaji | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK
Ismail Kaji

There is a big opportunity with employment. As someone with a learning disability, I know the struggles of finding work. Employers rarely seem to see past learning disability on your application, and employers are not confident enough to employ people with a learning disability.

Justice In 2017 - Nice If You Can Afford It

Justin Madders | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

During the referendum campaign, we saw that telling someone on a zero-hours contract or in agency work that there is a risk to their job from Brexit was futile. Until we begin to address these issues and reinstate the concept of secure employment, we will stand no chance of rebuilding our fractured society.

The Downside Of Temping

Kanarian Kindred | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK
Kanarian Kindred

In closing, by no means am I writing this to bash the staffing agency. I temped for a number of years, and have met my share of good recruiters out here working hard. This is just a listing of certain things people need to be mindful of when working a temp assignment..

Ongoing Workplace Discrimination Of Highly Educated British-Bangladeshi Women

Shahida Rahman | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK
Shahida Rahman

A report by the government's Social Mobility Commission, published on 28 December 2016, has found that British children of Pakistani and Bangladeshi b...

Students Backing Out Of Job Offers Mean Companies Fail To Fill Half Of Graduate Roles

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Banks, accountants and engineering firms are all struggling to fill graduate roles and students backing out of job offers are partly to blame, researc...

Unfortunately, Sweden's Six-Hour Work Day Didn't Quite Turn Out As Hoped

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK

Many were jealous when it was announced that a number of businesses in Sweden would be trialling a six-hour day. But unfortunately what seemed like a ...

Work And Health: Time For Some New Year Resolutions

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Politics
Rhidian Hughes

The focus is on moving people off benefits, not on them sustaining employment. This needs to change. We need a progressive approach to supporting more disabled people into employment. That, to me, is one New Year's resolution worth making.

Top-Performing Asian Students Face Unemployment, Despite Beating White Peers At School

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Young Asian workers are significantly less likely than their white peers to be offered top jobs despite doing better at school, a study has found. T...

Why You Should Quit Your Job In 2017

Claire Beveridge | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Claire Beveridge

Ultimately, there will never be a perfect moment to quit your job. Unless you land a huge freelance contract whilst you're still employed, chances are you're better off looking for a good moment rather than the perfect one. So what are you waiting for?

Freelance Creatives: Give Yourself A Promotion In 2017

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK
Leila Johnston

As we look forward to another brand new year, here's an idea I had while listening to some experts talk about how to get promotions in conventional workplaces. If, as I've suggested in some of these posts, you might think of your freelance or creative work as within the framework of a sort of imaginary office, why not give yourself a promotion every now and then?

The Gift Of Giving.... Time!

Helen Rosethorn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Helen Rosethorn

So the holiday season is almost upon us - and many working women, despite all the well intentioned planning, end up concluding that there are just not...

Michel Roux Jr Slammed After Revealing Staff Do Not Receive Any Of The Service Charge

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

Michel Roux Jr has admitted that staff at his London restaurant do not receive any money from the establishment’s service charge. The former Masterc...

Can Your Employer Force You To Take Southern Rail Strike Days As Annual Leave?

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK

Thousands of employees face huge disruption as a result of widespread strike action on Southern Rail this week. But with the delays and cancellations ...

Working With Arthritis - Make Your Voice Heard

Liam O’Toole | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

As we edge closer to the end of year, the afternoons are getting darker and we're probably all feeling a bit run down and looking forward to a Christmas break. Your thoughts might not have yet turned to the New Year, but how are you feeling about 2017?

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.