UK Employment

Empower Migrants to Challenge Unscrupulous Employers, Instead of Blaming Them for Undercutting Wages

Eliza Galos | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK
Eliza Galos

Only with effective measures in place to reduce exploitation of migrant workers, would debates at the coming general elections about migrant workers and effect of wages would be fair.

How Do We Make Britain's Boardrooms More Diverse?

Sandra Kerr | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Sandra Kerr

Put simply, the boardrooms of Britain's biggest businesses don't reflect the society they're operating in. And, as the BAME population - and their spending power - increases and organisations are increasingly asked about the make-up of their workforces by clients and contractors, this lack of diversity could potentially have huge impacts on their profits.

Why More Employers Should Make a Flexible Working Resolution

Octavia Holland | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK
Octavia Holland

Unfortunately, despite all the benefits for staff and employers, well-paid and secure flexible work arrangements still prove elusive. Many employers remain faithful to the 9 to 5: after all, for years now, it's been the way to make a living.

It's Time for a New Approach to Help People With Mental Health Problems Into Work

Paul Farmer | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Farmer

There is a significant prize here for all concerned. For people with mental health problems, a chance to find appropriate work in a supportive workplace; for employers, the opportunity to support the mental health of all staff; and for the wider economy, the potential to deliver a significant change to our society.

Looking for a New Job In 2015 - Flock to Twitter

Ed Fletcher | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Twitter is often written off as a haunt for teenagers, celebrities and media darlings, but it also provides opportunities for experienced professionals to advance their careers...

5 Tips To Help You Land A Job With An Entrepreneur

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

So you want to work for an entrepreneur? Who wouldn’t? It’s some of the best on-the-job training you can get, no two days are the same and you’l...

Dealing With Gaffes at Work

Corinne Mills | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK
Corinne Mills

Have you succumbed to the dreaded "foot in mouth" disease? There seems to be a lot of it about at the moment particularly affecting politicians, CEOs and sports personalities. It can be very incapacitating in the workplace so if you've already gone down with it or feel the symptoms coming on, I have some tips to help.

Muslims Seen As 'Disloyal And Threatening' By Employers Who Won't Hire Them

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Muslims experience the worst discrimination of any other minority group in the UK when it comes to job prospects, new research has found. The resea...

There Is No Such Thing as a Typical Tech Entrepreneur - Here's Proof

Neela Bettridge | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech
Neela Bettridge

It's the classic entrepreneur's dilemma: the bank has called in its loan, and you have two weeks to find a sizeable sum of money. What do you do? If you're Rebecca Harding, you take the dog for a walk. The irony of where she ended up that day -- at Beachy Head, a famous spot for suicides -- was not lost on her.

Employees Behaving Badly

Charles Elvin | Posted 20.11.2014 | 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.

How to Hire the Best People for Your Business

Reuben Singh | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK
Reuben Singh

Often employers forget that they are surrounded by people who might just be looking to move jobs. If you do know someone, ask them if they want the job! You just never know, your perfect employee might be right under your nose!

Two Personal Allowances for Two Forms of Employment to Encourage Economic Growth?

Peter Morgan | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Peter Morgan

At the moment there is one personal tax allowance for all forms of employment. It doesn't matter whether the individual in question works for themselves, a corporation, an agency or the government they will only be entitled to one personal tax allowance, which has to be assessed and regulated to the Inland Revenue's specifications.

The Daily Mail Is Asking The Really Tough Questions

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

The Daily Mail is asking the really tough questions. That's right... This is the REAL front page of tomorrow's Daily Mail. This is not a parody....

Putting Mental Health at the Centre of Debate

Paul Burstow | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

I am delighted to say we have committed to keeping mental health at the centre of the political debate - now let's hear everyone talking about it.

'The Foundation of Every State Is the Education of Its Youth' - Diogenes

Ian Baxter | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK
Ian Baxter

I've been fortunate to attend five educational establishments in my life; one primary school, two secondary schools and two universities...

Four Ways to Get Headhunted

James Caan | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
James Caan

One of the most flattering things in the professional world is getting headhunted on behalf of a renowned company. If someone rings you out of the blue and takes an interest in you, it is a sure sign that you are doing all the right things in your current job. When I started my first headhunting firm many years ago, almost every time I approached a candidate on behalf of a prestigious company their self-esteem would instantly be boosted. It would be a very risky approach to sit back and purely wait to be headhunted but when great opportunities do present themselves over the course over a career it is always important to grasp them.

Is It Time for a New Classification for Employment That Reduces Regulation and Even Tax?

Peter Morgan | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Morgan

In this time of high unemployment and economic downturn it may be appropriate to look to a new way of dealing with running a small business that reduces the length of time of administration. One way of doing this is to offer a new classification of employment that enables an individual to operate a business free of regulation and possibly tax until their income passes into a higher threshold.

I'm Transgendered, It Works... I Can Still Work for You

Emma Flowers | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Flowers

I do not want special treatment. I do not want campaigns or petitions; I want to provide for myself and try to leave a legacy for my children. Well reported cases would give the impression that society is dealing with its prejudices. Sadly, it would appear that I am prevented from doing so by prejudiced attitudes that still prevail - no matter how many high profile cases hit the media.

What Can Disabled People Do When the Computer Says No?

Simon Stevens | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Sometimes the system takes the flexibility of human judgement out of the equation, and we end up with a situation akin to the famous Little Britain sketch where the computer simply says no to everything.

The Oldest Part-Time Profession in the World? Students Turning to Prostitution

Ben Mawdsley | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Mawdsley

The oldest profession in the world is becoming the job of choice for some students across the country, using a variety of means to advertise themselves. ..

You're More Likely To Be In Work, But Your Pay Is Still Not Rising...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has welcomed official figures showing that the number of unemployed Britons has fallen below two million for the first time since 2008. ...

Adjusting to Nine to Five and Why I'm Not Shooting for the Moon

Ellie Lewis | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

When I think back to my summer, I see colours. Blue skies, turquoise seas, lush green, paired with saffron from the glowing sun in Europe and a smudge of brown from Glastonbury mud. I felt like I was beginning to get my own palette of the world and painting a picture of what it had to offer.

Is Immigration Needed If British People Won't Do Tough Jobs?

Lee Dalloway | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Lee Dalloway

The influx is placing a strain on our healthcare, welfare and housing systems. But there's also arguments that without immigrants our NHS in particular would collapse. Are we a nation of people too good for tough or 'menial' jobs? Or are we just letting in too many people to do them for us?

Don't Make Me Choose Between University and Vocational

Chris Jones | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Figures from UCAS show the number of students going to university with vocational qualifications is up. Good news. But as a result, universities are being accused of 'dumbing down' their entry requirements.

Learning About Feminism: My Mum and Laurie Penny

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ioan Marc Jones

My mum seemed to embody what I believed to be the stereotypically oppressed woman. In my youthful naivety, I assumed that nine to five employment was the sole source of female empowerment and that my mum had therefore abandoned any claim to feminism. I told her all this, of course, and she proceeded to correct my assumptions.