Young People Get Made Redundant Too! Facing Redundancy in Your 20s

Rachel Egan | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Egan

One in seven British employees has lost their job since the beginning of the recession in 2008, but when I was being made redundant at 23, all the advice and personal stories I could find were aimed at people in their thirties and above, meaning I felt confused and isolated.

Lessons on Defeat and Empire Building in Wolf Hall: how to be fired and come out smiling (or not)

Malory Nye | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malory Nye

That was over three years ago, and during that time the descent into the mental and physical decline that finished Wolsey has felt very familiar. Indeed, I am just a few years younger than Wolsey was at the time of his removal from office.

Happy New Year... Oh, And 2,356 Of You Are Fired!

PA | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK

The administrators of delivery firm City Link have announced 2,356 job losses after a bid to buy the company failed. Many of the company's staff found...

2014: A Year of Redundancy in F1

Todd McCandless | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

This year's version of F1 has exacted on lots of people in the series who have made it their life's work to be in the world's most advanced form of motorsport. These people represent key personnel within F1, not merely fringe players or dead weight.

Microsoft Axes 18,000 Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has announced that it will axe 18,000 jobs over the next year marking the largest single set of redundancies at the company since it started...

Soldiers, Coming to a Job Centre Near You

Gareth Milner | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Last week, the final tranche of redundancies within the British armed forces were announced. This fourth tranche, whilst it may have been expected, will still bring a new air of uncertainty to those finding themselves at risk. The announcement concerned specific time-lines, redundancy fields and the numbers to be cut.

Thwaites Brewery In Blackburn Has Sign Changed Over Redundancies

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Thwaites said: “The lights at the brewery were affected for a very short time on Friday. They are now back to normal but ...

Escaping Burnout and Embracing the Joy of Missing Out - a Hot New Trend

Maite Baron | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Everything changes at the turn of the year. At least it feels that way having had a needed break from work and the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. It also offers the chance to consider what the brand new year might bring and contemplate how we are going to make 2014 one of our best years yet.

10 Reasons Why a Social Media Strategy Is the New CV

Maite Baron | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Maite Baron

When we're all so committed to being online, it seems surprising that many professionals and managers, along with those giving careers advice still haven't realised that a professional social media strategy is now a must.

Five Ways to Start a Business and Create Your Own Legacy

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

moving away from corporate life to start a new venture is a big step to take, but it can be a life-changing leap forward, as those who have done it have found. And by doing the same you will have the opportunity to make your mark on the world in a way that would never be possible if you stay with a corporate organisation.

Don't Die Before Your Time, Say Goodbye to Stress Before it's Too Late

Maite Baron | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

In the biggest survey of its kind in the UK, a YouGov survey for major health insurer Bupa has revealed just how stressed we are here in Britain.

Redundancy - the Silver Lining: New business Opportunities Are Rising

Maite Baron | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

The corporate employment landscape just got a whole lot bleaker. Redundancy - the silver lining shows how new business opportunities are rising.

Start Your Business, Seven Steps to Become Ready for Self-employment

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

By following these 7 steps to become ready for self-employment you could get back in the driver's seat and start your business.

The Way We Were and The New Entrepreneur

Maite Baron | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Professionals in the late 30s, 40s and 50s are realising that with increasing retirement ages they will probably need to carry on working for another 20+ years. If that is the case they want to do something that is much more fulfilling and rewarding.

The 'Shirley Valentine' Experience: Make Summer Your Catalyst for Change

Maite Baron | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

A few people really do have Shirley Valentine moments like this, but many more who should, never think of their holiday as potentially a powerful catalyst for change. So they go back home to live the life they've always lived, no matter how unrewarding or disappointing it is. But why do that?

How to Start Your Own Business - Light the Rocket!

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Sheach

Increasing numbers of Brits are now starting their own business, in fact there's a whopping 4.5 million businesses in the UK right now which employ 1-9 people. So if you've been hearing the jungle drums and want to become an entrepreneur then I can't light that rocket under you, but I can tell you how to do it!

2,000 Jobs Under Threat As Direct Line Begins Cost Cutting

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK

Around 2,000 positions are on the line as the Direct Line Group plans to increase cost-cutting measures. The insurance giant - the largest motor in...

Save Me From Mumsnet!

Grant Feller | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

The low point probably came several months ago when I raced upstairs, put on my best suit and pretended to go off to work. It was 5pm and the children were due back from school. The truth that I wasn't able to tell them was that I had lost my job 72 hours earlier and was acting out this increasingly ridiculous charade partly out of shame, embarrassment and, well, I just didn't know what to say.

Strikes, Falls and Parkinson's

Matt Eagles | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Eagles

I am not sure why Parkinson's chose me but I rather wish it hadn't and now, aged 44, it has been a rocky road which has included suffering bouts of self- harm and depression as a result of alienation from friends at school who didn't consider me cool enough to join them on holiday because I was, for want of a better word 'a burden'.

1 In 7 Women Made Redundant After Maternity Leave

PA | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

One in seven women are made redundant after maternity leave amid growing levels of discrimination, a new study has found. One in 10 women surveyed ...

How to Handle Redundancy

Alex Yau | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Yau

The R word - one mutter of it strikes panic to many in the UK and thousands cannot escape its terrifying grasp. It's a harsh reality that many worldwide have faced over the last few years. Things are getting better in 2013 though...or so it seems.

The Perils of Savings Gaps and Their Impact on Retirement

Christine Foyster | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK
Christine Foyster

At some point in our lives, most people will experience a period of financial constraint brought about by an unexpected, or unplanned for, event.

Another 37 HMV Store Closures Announced - 464 Face Losing Their Job

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

Another 37 HMV stores are to be shut, putting 464 jobs at risk, according to the struggling retailer's administrators, Deloitte. The 37 stores - wh...

One In Seven Brits Have Lost Their Jobs Since 2008

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

New research has found that the total number of people who've been made redundant since the start of 2008 reached 3.5 million - equivalent to one in e...

66 HMV Stores To Close

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2013 | UK

HMV's administrators said that 66 of the music retail group's stores have been identified for closure over the next two months. The affected stores em...