UK Employment

I Don't Want a Job Because I'm Gay, I Want It Because I'm Talented

Steven Stewart | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steven Stewart

You want a truly diverse workforce, you don't have people brought in because they fit a label, you bring them in because they're talented. It's a matter of pride and self-worth to refuse a job if you know you're only being offered it because you fit into a particular category.

If a Cycle of Debt and Low Demand is Prohibiting Economic Expansion Look to the Foreign Market for Growth

Peter Morgan | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK
Peter Morgan

Less public and private sector spending, or 'consumer consumption', leads to less need for manufacturing and service providing reducing levels of productivity, which is a decline in economic output.

The Ugly Side of the Service Industry

Zosia Eyres | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zosia Eyres

The zero hour contract means that staff can be cancelled from a shift at any time but if we cancel without 48 hours notice, money is docked from our pay - no matter the reason for absence. For those who are relying on money to pay rent, it can be a very stressful and difficult lifestyle.

More Needs to Be Done to End Unfair Internship Practices

Spencer Thompson | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Spencer Thompson

Already there are thousands of unpaid interns struggling to make ends meet, and even more who are turned away from professions not because of their skills, but because of their economic background. If we want our workforce to be a reflection of society instead of inequality then we need to widen access to internships, improve their quality, and make sure they are paid.

Christian Nurse 'Disciplined' For Praying With Muslim Colleague

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

A Christian nurse will take her NHS Trust to court over claims she was disciplined for "praying" for a Muslim colleague, which was deemed tantamount t...

Sharing the Responsibility - Shared Parental Leave

Hannah Cottam | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cottam

Since the late 1970s when women started to return to work after having a family, the workplace has been forced to adapt to a larger and more senior female population. This has led to maternity leave, childcare vouchers, and a more flexible approach to working.

This Terrible 'Joke' Tweet About Hitting A Cyclist Costs Stockbroker His Job

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

A stockbroker has been fired for tweeting that he hit a cyclist with his car and failed to stop. Police are investigating after Rayhan Qadar report...

Outside Education, Employment and Training - Our Students Are Heading That Way, But We're Getting Them Back on Track

Amy Lalla | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amy Lalla

This week is the big return to work, and I'm wondering what sort of a holiday my students have had. The meal we treated them to at Nando's just before Christmas was probably as good as it got for some of them.

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

Eliza Galos | Posted 16.02.2015 | 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 15.02.2015 | 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 10.02.2015 | 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 09.02.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 31.01.2015 | 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 20.01.2015 | 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 19.01.2015 | 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 17.01.2015 | 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 07.01.2015 | 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 29.12.2014 | 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 30.12.2014 | 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 CBE | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
James Caan CBE

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 23.12.2014 | 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.