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EU Climate Change, Subsidising China - Is it a Steal?

Diane James MEP | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

The EU approach to Climate Change is another example of the unintended consequences associated with policies made at an EU level. The initiative was well-meaning maybe, but failed totally to anticipate the consequences on world trade and impact on EU member states. Most damaging is that EU is also terribly slow to ameliorate the negative effects of its own policies.

Reports of the Death of Jobs Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Seamus Nevin | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Tech
Seamus Nevin

Many people today, particularly younger generations, will work in jobs that do not exist yet, in industries that haven't been created. Most will change jobs multiple times and brief periods of unemployment, for people at all levels, will become more common. Consequently, there is a need to ensure better career guidance.

Solving the UK's Young People Crisis Requires a Change in Attitude

Emma Atkins | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Emma Atkins

In the current social and economic climate, with issues such as mental health and poverty hitting the headlines as prevalent issues, young people are going to require these attitudes - in particular resilience - more than ever over the coming years. It's our responsibility to make sure the support is available to bring these out and empower young people to lead their own positive lives.

It's Not Me, It's You: Why I'm Breaking Up With London

Carolina Are | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carolina Are

Ah, London, I've loved you so. In our nearly five-year relationship I tried to make the most out of our time together, I've tried to please you in every way, but still it wasn't enough. It's got to be over.

Are You Ready for the Character Interview?

Edith Bryan | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK
Edith Bryan

Have you experienced character based questions at interview? How did you get on? What do you think about employers assessing your personality and values? Should the selection process be purely competency based?

Enough of the Stats, I'll Be Voting to Stay in the EU on Principle

Kate Delaney | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Kate Delaney

This is an amazing chance for everyone, from either side of the debate, to have a say and send a strong message, to not only Europe but the whole world, about what the British people value the most. So I will be voting to remain in the European Union this June. I hope you use your principles to guide you and do the same.

Apprenticeship Levy: Friend or Foe?

Chris Jones | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Jones

Last week's National Apprenticeship Week was full of discussion. We heard about the productivity gains of hiring apprentices, and concerns around the gender divide. We celebrated the amazing things apprentices have achieved, and heard from business leaders who are pledging to create more apprenticeships.

10 Pocket Money-Boosting Jobs For Today's Teenagers

Parentdish UK | Liat Hughes Joshi | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Parents

Once upon a time it was fairly easy to pick up a part-time job in your teens. A healthy supply of paper rounds, waitressing and 'Saturday girl or boy'...

The Apprentice A-List

Stuart Rock | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK
Stuart Rock

At the start of National Apprenticeship Week, here's an A-List of people who have made the journey from being an apprentice to being the boss. Celebr...

Has 'The Apprentice' Shaped Corporate Culture?

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Mark Hillary

I met a friend in London recently for a few drinks and a chat about what he has been up to recently. He is a professional working in sales and said th...

Could a Skills Health Check Boost Your Career Prospects?

Edith Bryan | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK
Edith Bryan

​Remember, you have control over your entire job search process. Life and work decisions are always most satisfying when they fit with the values most important to you. Reviewing your skills, values and competencies in a structured way can really help you to identify the type of work that is best suited to you, as well as highlight career options you hadn't previously considered.

Is Education Is Fit For Purpose When It Comes To Getting A Job?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A third of young people don't think they're taught the necessary skills required in the workplace, research published on Thursday found. The report...

Mother's Day - My Annual Job Appraisal

Kathryn Berens | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Parents
Kathryn Berens

Mother's Day is the one day of the year when the little bosses get to appraise my contribution to the family firm over the last year. Actually, all things considered, I think I've had a pretty good year, demonstrating dedication to the task in hand, flexibility, commitment and a willingness to work long hours in some frankly quite trying circumstances.

Employers' Changing Mindset Is Good News for Students

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK
Dr Philip Hallam

Last month Penguin Random House announced that they were dropping requirements for future applicants to hold a university degree. According to the company, the move has been taken in order to open up opportunities and attract a more diverse range of people into the publishing industry, which is often criticised for its lack of diversity.

Healthy Cynicism, Not Legislation, Is the Way to Nudge Business

Brook Whelan | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics
Brook Whelan

Campaigners also need to recognise that there are smaller family businesses who will be affected by the campaign against sugar too. Right now, the balance between public cynicism and the ability of business to make profits is nicely balanced. It's perfectly balanced. Let's leave it as it is.

Tackling Youth Unemployment in the UK Must Be a Priority

James Reed | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Reed

Above all, we must help young people develop the right mindset to meet the demands of this fast changing world. In my view, mindset is the internal lens through which we see and navigate life. Mindset influences everything we see as well as everything we do.

Parents Fear Their Children Will Not Get a Job

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Sir Tony Hawkhead

Action for Children surveyed over 2,000 parents and found that one in four don't think that their kids will progress into the job that they want due to a lack of skills and qualifications. With young people having more opportunities than ever to gain skills and qualifications to fulfil their goals, I was shocked to hear this.

Beyond Employee Ownership?

Ed Mayo | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK
Ed Mayo

Imagine working somewhere where you not only had a say over your own work, but could direct the organisation as a whole? A business where you had not just employee ownership, but employee control, a real stake?

This Could Be The Reason Why People Under 35 Are Completely Screwed

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

People under 35 are more likely to put their trust in estate agents and government ministers than older people, according to research which reveals su...

Planning a Career Change or Hoping to Get Promoted? Here Five Reasons to Upgrade Your Qualifications

Marianne Stenger | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Whether you're looking to earn an advanced degree or get a certificate in order to gain a competitive edge in your place of work or industry, education broadens your job prospects and puts you in a better position to negotiate a pay rise or ask for a promotion.

Penguin Random House Publishers Has Just Announced It's Scrapping Degree Requirements For Its Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education

One of the UK's largest publishing companies has announced it is removing any requirement for a university degree from all of its new jobs, in order t...

Getting Freaky at Work

Xavier Toby | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Xavier Toby

Most of us would prefer to be supermodel DJ's who only have to work three days a year, but that isn't a real job unless you're asleep. The key to being happier in the workplace then becomes shifting your attitude to the job you do have.

Students! Get Ahead of the Pack for the Great Job Hunt of 2016

Anthony Adeloye | Posted 18.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anthony Adeloye

Before picking up that turkey drumstick or downing that mulled wine, the festive period offers a great opportunity to students to evaluate their job prospects going into the new year. These top five tips will make you fighting ready for your job hunt in 2016.

Lost My Job, Found an Occupation

Liam Barrington-Bush | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Politics
Liam Barrington-Bush

The VIOME worker-occupied factory in Thessaloniki. Credit: Joel Benjamin Greek workers have shown that bosses and owners are not needed to create sus...

The World's Young People Speak, Now We Need to Listen

Denise Hatton | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Denise Hatton

There is a story going on every day that goes untold, the story of injustices against young people. It is for this reason that 18 months ago YMCA embarked on a mission to change this, to speak to young people all over the world to hear about their lives and dreams, their threats and fears.