UK Unemployment

Tired of Your Corporate Job? Time to Think Like Sherlock!

Maite Baron | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Holmes keeps on thinking because he knows there is a solution - which he will come up with if he persists long enough. So he examines and analyses a problem from every angle, dissecting it, slicing and dicing it in different ways before putting the pieces together and coming up with an answer that no one else has seen.

How to Get Your Career Back on Track

Maite Baron | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

We could easily break free from many things in life, but we don't simply because we've come to believe that there is no point in trying. So we stay in the same job, doing the same things, never once 'tugging' at the invisible tether that keeps us there.

Unemployed and Middle Aged: Do We Face a Jobless Future?

Daniel Warner | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

When 'official' figures put UK unemployment at a five-year low and the government insist we are in the middle of a 'jobs boom', for those of us who have already had a career, there isn't a bright light at the end of the tunnel.

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...

Get Spotted on Your Personality!

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jeremy Lamri

am pretty sure you all know the celebrity I am going to write about in this article. He is one of the most gothic filmmakers in Hollywood. And even though he has been this way his all life, he did not get the opportunity to express his particular talent during his first professional years. Frustration, anger, isolation.

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...

Help to Work: Won't Help Won't Work

James Coe | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Coe

Long term unemployed people will have their benefits cut unless they visit a Job Centre everyday, undertake voluntary work or undertake training. If those out of work fail to partake in one of these tasks they will initially lose four weeks Job Seekers Allowance in the first instance then 13 weeks for a second failure.

New Unemployment Rules 'Will Help People Back To Work'

ITN | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said new rules that will force some unemployed people to visit a Job Centre everyday will help them back into employment.......

Breast Cancer Survivors Struggle To Find Work Years After Defeating The Disease

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As if battling breast cancer wasn't enough already, recent research has revealed that unemployment among survivors is rife years after defeating the d...

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...

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?

Joining the Rat Race: Why a Good Degree is No Longer Enough

Immy Guest | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Immy Guest

The problem is in that everyone wants to be on some committee or to be an editor for a newspaper or to produce their own play, thus there is huge competition between students for places. Many of the committee positions that are available require a gruelling interview process, sometimes involving two rounds, and for one particular committee I was interviewed by no less that 15 people at once

Mid-Twenties Career Crisis

Esther Hayden | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Esther Hayden

Today's society despite what many believe does pressure many young people to get a job quick, almost without thinking or caring what it is, just so you can say you have one. Sometimes it can be hard to take a moment to consider what could be the most important direction for your future career path.

The Unemployment Vortex: Latin America's Next Dilemma

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

In the past five years, the global economy has experienced some of the most phenomenal uncertainties in its history. Yet we are already on the path to recovery. If you look at global trends between 2008 and 2013, it's easy to see the world is once again becoming a busy producer of goods. Exports are on the rise, and with them global GDP indicators.

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...

Young Brits More Pessimistic Than Those In China, Turkey And India

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

Young people in Britain are much more pessimistic about their future than those in other countries, with barely a fifth (22%) expecting to have a bett...

Iain Duncan Smith's New Reforms Are Well Fair if You Ask Me

Charlie Mullins | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

Of course, Labour have been quick to criticise Mr Duncan Smith but the strength of the UK labour market - with record numbers of people in work, accompanied by dramatic falls in the number of the UK's unemployed - is plain evidence that his reforms are having an impact.

Coalition Finds New Way to Bash Claimants - Immediate Sanctions

Nick Stephenson | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Those who believed the government had exhausted its supply of welfare-demonising policies were in for a cruel shock as the Tories reached down the back of the sofa and pulled out another billy club.

More Job Vacancies...But Where Are The Candidates?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics

Businesses are suffering from an increasing shortage of candidates despite the increasing number of job vacancies, in a sign that a "core group" of lo...

Petition Launched To Make DWP Phoneline Get Rid Of Vivaldi Hold Music

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

A brave, intrepid soul has launched a petition the entire nation should back. Ben Golightly has called on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP...

My Week Living Below the Line

Stephen_Brown | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
Stephen_Brown

I'm halfway through my Live Below the Line challenge - a campaign which highlights the challenges faced by 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty every day - and frankly, I'm shattered.

This Thinktank Thinks We Should Abolish Minimum Wage For Young People

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

A right-of-centre think tank has been attacked for calling for the national minimum wage to be abolished for apprentices and under-18s. The Institu...

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...

Europe's Recovery Won't Solve Underlying Problems in the Jobs Market

Nick Pearce | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Pearce

Slowly but surely, Europe's economy is starting to recover. After more than half a decade of stagnation, the EU commission forecasts real GDP growth in the EU of 1.5% in 2014, rising to 2.0% in 2015. This is all well and good, but of greater importance is whether improvements in the economy translate into more jobs and higher pay.