Job Creation

What Can History Teach Us About The Implementation Of AI, Automation And Other Job Reducing Technologies?

Jasnoop Cheema | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Tech
Jasnoop Cheema

The term 'luddite' originally referred to those who opposed the job losses brought on by the Industrial Revolution.  So, are those that oppose the th...

Being a Butterfly

Danielle Wood | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Parents
Danielle Wood

This year for the first time I am putting on the hat of new Mother. To say I am not daunted by the prospect is ludicrous as I am sure every Mother gracing the planet feels the same weight (physically and mentally) of welcoming a new bundle of joy.

Man's Best Friend Is Not the Dog - It's the Tree

Paul Brannen | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

As I see it, the strategy should first and foremost focus on the mitigation impact our forests can have in relation to the growing problem of climate change. Secondly, the strategy should focus on the job protection and job creation potential of our forests and the wood they produce.

Driving Job Creation Through Energy Efficiency: It's a No Brainer!

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

MEPs, campaign groups and EU citizens know that having an ambitious and united approach to energy policy is a no-brainer, and part of that should be equipping buildings to do the hard work of cutting energy consumption for us. It's time now to convince the Commission and our governments to go that step further to creating a strategy that truly benefits people and planet.

Tories Aspire to Full Employment - But Will Do Nothing to Get There

Nick Stephenson | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

For full employment to become a reality, any government needs to ensure all of Britain benefits from prosperity. The coalition would rather make empty rhetorical gestures than actually work towards real opportunities for all.

The Economic Pitfall of Child Marriage

Payal Dalal | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

The lesson here is that child marriage does not "only" affect fourteen million girls a year; the consequences are far reaching. Early and forced child marriage not only violates the universal declaration of human rights, but it also prevents us from having an inclusive and prosperous global economy. Something that even the most conservative economist or demanding shareholder can agree is bad news, indeed.

Reinventing the Clyde and Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Scottish Foreign Policy

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

With the polls tightening and the bookmakers shortening their odds, there is now a very real chance that Scottish people will vote for independence in two weeks time... However, one of the most positive contributions has been the Scottish Government's commitment to a 'do no harm' arms exports policy in the event of a Yes vote.

More Than Half New 'Jobs' Are Self-Employment - And Most Earn Below Minimum Wage

Nick Stephenson | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today announced another fall in unemployment and rise in employment, but recent troubling patterns are continuing. In the three months to March 2014, unemployment fell 133,000 to 2.2 million people, or 6.8% of the working age population...

Back to Reality - How to Find Creative Work After Having a Baby

Lou Mensah | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lou Mensah

It may or may not be true that we become our parents, but I want to be careful of the example I set. These choices are more far-reaching than my own sense of satisfaction. I want my daughter to see me as someone who provides, and someone who is available for her.

Rebuilding Post-Genocide Rwanda 20 Years on - One Job at a Time

Pauline Ngari | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK
Pauline Ngari

Rwanda is in everybody's thoughts this month as we remember the 800,000 people who died in the genocide twenty years ago. As well as the horrific human cost, the genocide also left Rwanda an economic basket case.

STEAM is the Answer to Britain's Skills Crisis

Pauline Tambling | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Pauline Tambling

Despite all the good news about the economy, Britain remains in the midst of a crisis. Over one million young people aged between 16 and 24 are curr...

The Intern: What Hope Does It Give for Students?

Richard Oki | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Richard Oki

As the new Channel 4 series, The Intern, kicked off a young woman stated "I haven't got a job, it's just no experience... no experience" which is very much heard of from young people nowadays. This highlights the very trivial dilemma in which a young person needs a job to gain experience, whilst on the other end employers refuse to hire inexperienced people.

Today's Apprenticeships Not Working For Disaffected Youth

Graham Duxbury | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Graham Duxbury

The tone of the week's announcements responded to the conclusions of a major review of the system undertaken over the last year. This concluded that apprenticeships need to be bigger and better, worn as a badge of honour and positioned as the preferred route to achieving aspirational career goals.

Wurst in Europe? How the UK Can Learn From German Internships

Andrew Scherer | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Scherer

The German approach places a clear value on investing and training young prospective employees and has seen the country develop a nation- and business-wide commitment to helping young adults transition between the role of student and professional.

Age Of The Pawnbroker? Group Plan Mass Expansion

PA | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK

Albemarle & Bond today hailed "the age of the pawnbroker" as it unveiled plans to create 300 jobs by opening 25 new stores next year. The group, wh...

Morrisons Supermarkets 'To Create More Than 7,000 Jobs'

PA | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK

Supermarket giant Morrisons is to create more than 7,000 jobs next year as it continues its store expansion programme as well as developing its manufa...

Can a 'Multiplier Effect' Catalyse a Job Creation Chain Reaction?

Clare Melford | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK
Clare Melford

Earlier this month, the latest Labour Market outlook from the CIPD on the propensity to hire among British companies painted a pretty dire picture, po...