UK Employment

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 ...

WATCH: Interviews For 'The World's Toughest Job' Have A Brilliant Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Unlimited hours. No breaks. Sounds like The World's Toughest Job, right? See what happened when American Greetings advertised a fake position at a ...

The Pay Squeeze Is Over (But Only If You Got A Bonus)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

The coalition has received a boost from the news that average pay rises have outstripped inflation for the first time in four years in a sign of the s...

Why Employers Need to Do More to Address the UK's Youth Skills Gap

David Turner | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
David Turner

There's a palpable sense of confidence in the economy which was sadly absent during the downturn. From the housing market to manufacturing, indications are good. However, structural problems remain in the economy both domestically and internationally that threaten to undermine our long term prospects.

The Rise of the Micro Business Is Power to the People

Emma L. Jones | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK
Emma L. Jones

According to the Government's own statistics one in ten domestic properties are now home to a business and these 2.95 million home based firms are contributing £243 billion to the British economy.

How To: Make The Most Of Job Fairs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you’re at uni or college, you’ve probably come across the phenomenon of a job fair. For the uninitiated, a job fair is essentially a big ge...

Watch: How Not To Network

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Networking can be a tricky minefield to navigate. You don't want ot be the wallflower, nor do you want to be the brash, in-you-face chump who everyone...

Waking Up to Reality on Welfare Reform

Geraldine Blake | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Politics
Geraldine Blake

The fact that the most ambitious welfare reforms since 1945 are struggling to achieve their policy objectives should concern anyone who cares about building a better society. We need a more nuanced and supportive approach to reforming welfare - one which takes into account the variety of individuals circumstances and capabilities

L'Oréal's HR Director Tells On How To Get Hired As A Graduate Trainee

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

We hear from Isabelle Minneci on what L'Oréal looks for in their graduates, and why one of their placements might just be the right fit for you.. ...

Salaries STILL Not Increasing... Despite More Job Vacancies Around

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Job vacancies are growing but salaries have not increased for a year despite renewed confidence in the economy, according to a new report. Employme...

Recruiters, Do You Commit These Seven Deadly Sins?

Jack Kershaw | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

This week I had a meeting a senior manager who has recently joined his organisation. I asked him what his niggles had been whilst he was searching for a new role. His response was eye opening for me as a recruitment consultancy director.

EU Exit Talk Is 'Anti-Jobs And Anti-Business', Warns Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has warned that "even talking" of Britain leaving the European Union is "anti-jobs and anti-business" as it would create "huge uncertainty" f...