UK Employment

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Migrants Rob Native Brits' Jobs? 'Nonsense', Says Dragon Theo

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

Former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has issued a robust defence of immigrants' contribution to the UK, rubbishing claims that they take native Brit...

The Employers That Don't Even Pay Minimum Wage

PA | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK

Employers who failed to pay their staff the national minimum wage have been "named and shamed" by the Government as part of a new crackdown. A tota...

More Bad News For BBC Staff

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

The BBC will reportedly cut as many as 600 jobs in its news and radio divisions over the next two years. Although a definite number of job losses i...

Does the Attitude Survey Show the Real Level of Racism in the UK?

Bob Morgan | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Bob Morgan

Understandably the findings of a recent Attitude Survey - that people in the UK are reporting that they have more racist attitudes in 2013 than before - has been the subject of comment and debate. But how useful is this information?

One Simple Way to Regain Trust

Chris Jones | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK
Chris Jones

The Edelman Trust Barometer found that 84 per cent of those surveyed think business can pursue its self-interest whilst doing good work for society. Giving young people a chance is a crucial part of doing good, and helps build trust externally and internally.

Is Business Responsible for Income Inequality?

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

If the CBI and its member companies do indeed actively live up to that pledge without the need for government arm twisting, we can all hope for better times to come.

Building the Future: Women in Construction

Meg Munn | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

It will not be a surprise to hear that the construction industry has some of the lowest numbers of women workers in any sector of the economy. With around 11% of the workforce, and as little as 1% of the manual trades, there is little concern in the industry and only modest attempts to change it. Do the low numbers of female workers in construction matter?

Four Essential Considerations for University Applicants

Sarah Willis | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Willis

With the main UCAS deadline looming (January 15th) you'll hopefully have dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's already. But you're a student, so you're probably used to doing things last minute...

Talent, How Not to Train or Keep It...

James Christie | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

At the time, I was an undiagnosed Asperger and these were unqualified teachers, acting more like like sadistic old dominies from Victorian Scotland. They most certainly did not have one clue how to run a course.

Disgruntled Employee Drops Claim That Chef Karmel Made Sexual Advances

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

The UK's most famous children's cookery writer Annabel Karmel has had claims she fired a sales manager because he spurned her sexual advances withdraw...

Technology: The New Addiction?

Chris Jones | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

We can't deny that technology is a growing addiction, nor should we ignore it. But before we panic and take away young people's mobile phones, let's see how we can use technology to bring people together and create well-rounded future employees with social skills that extend far beyond social media.

Barclays Banking on Its People... Unlikely

Jane Sparrow | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Jane Sparrow

Who is the last person in the world you'd want cooking your dinner in a restaurant? If you think in the same terms as I do, it'll be the chef that's just been sacked. If you're about to choose a bank, who would be the last person that you'd want managing your account... Someone who is sat there worrying they are one of the 14,000 that is on the 'to be cut' list?

Working At Amazon Sounds Like An Absolute Nightmare

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon may be the world's largest online retailer, keen to recruit the cream of the planet's talent. But by several accounts recently posted online, a...

Self-Employed Struggling On 'Astonishing' Low Pay

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics

Nearly one in seven Britons are now self-employed and earn 40% less than a typical employee, a major new report has found. The Resolution Foundati...

Jobseekers To Lose Benefits If They Don't Take Zero-Hours Jobs

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics

Jobseekers face being stripped of their benefits if they refuse to take some forms of zero-hours contracts under the coalition's welfare reforms. C...

Should Employers Reward More Employees for Their Social Media Profiles and Personal Brands?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Business today means leading and empowering professionals towards branding themselves, and being less precious about top-down control. Help people to be themselves and trust that they will return the favour by bringing brands and campaigns to life, just like Pinocchio.

'Having a Qualification Is No Longer Enough'

Lesley Donoghue | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lesley Donoghue

By talking to businesses we are no longer making assumptions and as a result we have found that some curriculum units are not the highest priority from an employer perspective, and as a result the content has been changed, and we know this collaborative approach must continue.

New Measures To Tackle Long-Term Unemployed

PA | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Politics

New measures aimed at the long-term unemployed come into force on Monday with people facing benefit sanctions if they refuse to take part. The Gove...

Is University Right For You? Here's How To Find Out

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Forget cheap beer or the chance to escape from parents - university applicants are overwhelmingly driven by improving their chances of getting a job w...

Why Do an Apprenticeship?

Suzie Webb | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Suzie Webb

Apprenticeships are often perceived poorly in the UK and many people see them as suitable only for those who are less academically able. This perception is incorrect and needs to be addressed. Why should you consider doing an apprenticeship?

Parliament and the City - Still Male Clubs - Time to do Something Mr Cameron, dear.

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Politics
Fiona Hotston Moore

There are more women in corporate boardrooms now, but few in executive roles once there. There are also more women MPs, but few in positions of real power. Talk about a problem is not the same as solving it.

Hundreds Of Brits Prove Nigel Wrong To Say 'Nobody' Could Be His PA

PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Politics

Hundreds of British workers have come forward to challenge Nigel Farage's claim that only his German wife is capable of doing the job of being his ass...

Being Proud at 40

Simon Stevens | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Of course the current situation for disabled people is not perfect, and I have made it my life's work to play my part in improving matters in any way I can. But if we forget to celebrate our achievements and the sheer wonders that now exist for many disabled people, then we can not move forward, remaining stuck in our own resentment.

5 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Get A Job

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering, you probably thought of it as something you ‘should do’ – for your community, society or people aro...

10 Ways To Build Your CV

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Easter is often seen as the last major opportunity for some final intensive exam revision but it’s also a great time to work on some clever tactics ...