UK Unemployment

Race Disparity Audit: It's Now Time For Action

Sajda Mughal OBE | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK
Sajda Mughal OBE

Last week the governments' audit on race disparity revealed deeply ingrained disparities that exist across the UK, the data unequivocally points to disadvantage for Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

The Graduate Survival Guide

Tasha Kleeman | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Kleeman

Ultimately, a job that on paper sounds perfect might be very different in practice, and vice versa. Take any experience you can get - as the saying goes, don't knock it till you've tried it.

Theresa May's Race Audit Set To Reveal 'Uncomfortable Truths'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Politics

The results of an audit of public services ordered by Theresa May when she first took office are set to reveal ‘uncomfortable truths’, the governm...

Are Disabled Young People Being Set Up To Fail?

Neil Heslop OBE | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Politics
Neil Heslop OBE

The political party conference season is getting in full swing. Housing, the NHS, social care as well as Brexit are among issues prominent on the agendas at these annual political melting pots. But there's another one which deserves a higher level of attention and that impacts on hundreds of thousands of lives every day in the UK.

Older Workers Filling Jobs Left By Returning Migrants: Johnson's Cake Or Pie In The Sky?

Chris Ball | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Ball

If ever proof were needed that it is not possible to "have cake and eat it" over the EU, here it is. I refer to the revelations last week about the details of migrant controls (in a leaked Home Office paper) which prompted business concerns at the "catastrophic" consequences for employee recruitment in a range of sectors.

We Need To Get More Young People Involved In Economics If We Are To Achieve Social Justice

Basit Mahmood | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Basit Mahmood

Yet many of the young people I speak to regarding their frustrations barely ever mention the ideology behind much of their woes, neoliberalism. The ideology that places it's faith in the market to achieve just outcomes, that champions deregulation and the privatisation of public services, values that contributed majorly to the financial crisis of 2007-08 from which the young and disadvantaged are still struggling to recover from.

Ability Over Disability - It's Time To Think Outside The Box

Jonathan Allan | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Allan

Problem solving, innovative thinking, good timekeeping and teamwork - these are qualities commonly found in a typical job description. Most of us are able to demonstrate such attributes through examples of past work experience but for many people with a disability, these are all skills that they apply seamlessly to their day to day life.

Letter To The Prime Minister

Lisa Wootton | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Parents
Lisa Wootton

everybody banner Nobody plans on becoming a special needs parent. Nobody. You don't visualize the future caring for your child for the rest of your life. Inadvertently you are training them to be independent from a very young age.

In Challenging Times, We Need A Job Market That Works For Young People

Professor John Raftery | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK
Professor John Raftery

If just one of these pupils is inspired to start their own business, creating jobs and new opportunities for others, then we have succeeded. Making sure that there is a place in the job market for all our young people, no matter their beginnings, is at the heart of what universities should do. There are, I'm sure, similar stories from every university in the land. Surely it makes sense to listen to them?

Disability And Business: Doing It For Ourselves

A.J. Higginson | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Perhaps surprisingly, mania and anxiety can produce great work and spark creativity. Some of the greatest names through history, in terms of discovery and changing the world around us, had a mental health disorder or a learning disability or sometimes both - Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway and Charles Darwin.

The Gig Economy And The World Of Unicorns

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Tech
Ehsan Khodarahmi

No-one really knows what the Gig Economy is all about The Gig Economy is based upon either disrupting an existing big business model or it is providi...

Giving Young People A Chance

Ellie Bradley | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech
Ellie Bradley

Modern technology may be transforming the jobs market, but the challenges remain age-old - we need experience to get experience and ultimately prosper.

The New Triple Lock: Youth Unemployment

Michael Mercieca | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK
Michael Mercieca

Kate felt that the job interview with Razor Digital was going really well. She'd solved the simultaneous equation they had given her and she'd aced th...

The Difficulties Of Finding Employment When You Have A Disability

Alan Walton | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Walton

everybody banner I was born almost blind with extreme myopia. I was put into care when I was three because of my parents' inability to deal with my worsening eyesight. Life was very hard for me as there was a very real possibility that I would go completely blind by the time I reached 10 years old.

New Skills For Older Workers?

Chris Ball | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Chris Ball

Everyone seems to agree, a skilled and trained workforce is a pre-requisite for a successful economy. New skills and training are good for individuals too.

What Do You Think About On Your Way To A Job Interview?

Monica Duddy | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Duddy

One of the respondents to the survey commented, 'I was compared to another female colleague - a friend of mine - we were called 'the beauty and the beast.' Further to this, almost 80% of the respondents said they had avoided applying for a job because of potential reactions at the interview or from new colleagues.

The Future Of Work Is Here To Stay - Now We Need To Understand What It Means

Paul Cant | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

Global IT decision makers must now focus on using IT automation in new ways to achieve business objectives. Without doing so, companies will not be able to overcome the budget, skills and time constraint challenges that plague businesses every day.

Brexit May Be The Story Of The Day, But The Chapter On Social Care Is Missing

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics
Rhidian Hughes

Brexit dominated the political agenda long before Theresa May called the snap general election. But news that the UK will head to the polls on June 8 - less than a year after the EU referendum - threatens to blow any other election issue but Brexit out of the water.

The Government Is Consulting On The Disability And Employment Gap - But We Need Action Now

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Rhidian Hughes

One public policy strand which has remained consistent over the years, irrespective of which party is in government, is the focus on employment as a w...

Things I've Learned From Being Unemployed

Megan Ward | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Ward

In conclusion, I've learnt nothing of relevance from my time in unemployment and I need a job ASAP. If you're still at Uni reading this, please enjoy your last few happy months. It's hell out here in the real world, trust me.

Thinking About Work

Ricky Ross | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Ricky Ross

In 1985, when I wrote the song Dignity, society was quite reasonably obsessed with unemployment. To me, at the time, the search for full employment he...

Giving People With Learning Disabilities Access To Work

Judith Elizabeth Davey | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK
Judith Elizabeth Davey

From employers' negative attitudes and views, to limited support in finding jobs, there are many reasons why people with learning disabilities struggl...

How Do We Protect Ourselves Against The Rise Of The Machines?

Phil Chambers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Phil Chambers

For those on the other side, they argue that robots can create more jobs by increasing productivity. They also point out a close correlation between robot density and high employment in industrial nations, such as Germany.

The Genesis Of The UK's Gig Economy

Ed Green | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Ed Green

News last week: the number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts has reached the all-time high of 910,000. It was something of a blast from the past....

The Great British Benefits Handout: Love Is All They Need

Lee Healey | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Lee Healey

Looking down at people on benefits is unhelpful. It's counterproductive, mean and unnecessary. What families on benefits need right now, in this changing world is love, support and a chance.