UK Unemployment

'Misleading And Inaccurate'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A think tank has been accused of putting forward "misleading and inaccurate myths" after publishing a report saying that almost one in four single-par...

How Propagandists Manipulate the Facts to Sell the University Dream

Ed Pinkney | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ed Pinkney

It was the blog's lackadaisical attitude towards student wellbeing that got to me. The way it claims that higher education has "been shown" to benefit the 'health and well-being' of students, without providing a shred of evidence... But it's the misleading employment claims that show how far propagandists are prepared to go to sell university places.

Does Anyone Just Do One Job Anymore?

Matt Lacey | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Matt Lacey

Alongside sporadic comedy and acting jobs, I make my living running a business that supplies lasers to the construction industry. This leads to a weird double life, where I juggle a disparate and unconnected set of tasks...

Going Into Business - the Woman's Way

Maite Baron | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

If you are a woman who wants to live a profitable and rewarding life, then go into business ... your own, not someone else's. Even though I'm fully aware of the benefits of 'running your own show' and made the decision to do so long ago, I'm still inspired by the stories of others who have done the same.

This Stark Graph Shows How Osborne Failed To Reduce Youth Unemployment

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne promised in February 2010 to reduce youth unemployment as one of his benchmarks of economic success, in a target which he has so far di...

Can Your CV Get You a Job?

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Jeremy Lamri

There are many people unemployed, and recruitment techniques are quite out of date. Fine. Now that it's been said, time to move on. You need a job. And recruiters need to keep hiring. So let's have a look at your CV. What does it tell ?

UnemployedNet's 2014 Resolutions for a Better New Year

Nick Stephenson | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

Well we've made it. The turkey has finished its traditional journey from shop to roast to sandwich to curry to bin and 2014 is well and truly with us. Those of us interested in political and social issues, particularly unemployment, are glad to see the back of last year...

'Lawful' Shooting of Mark Duggan May Have Further Consequences

Polly Courtney | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Polly Courtney

>Mark Duggan was lawfully shot dead by police on 4 August 2011. The jury reached this verdict on Wednesday at the end of a 4-month inquest, contrary to expectations - at least by Duggan's family. The news prompted fears of another riot...

Channel 4 Showed 'Life Of Crime, Not Of Benefits'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The controversial Channel 4 series Benefits Street has been attacked by a senior MP, who described it as a "misrepresentation" of life for people on s...

Benefits Street: Why Shouldn't We Be Angry?

Alex Yeates | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Yeates

'Benefits Street' has proved to be one of the biggest belly aches of 2014 thus far. But with the usual complaint citing that it is a misrepresentation of those on benefits and an elite tactic to turn benefit claimants against one another, the question must be asked: why are we not allowed to disagree with a minority's attitude toward their benefits?

Industrialists Need to Make One New Year's Resolution - Bet on the Next Generation

Leo Quinn | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Leo Quinn

Now we have said goodbye to 2013, there will be many personal New Year resolutions made as we stride forward into 2014. Those in business will be looking at how they can improve operations, set new targets, meet new goals.

Twitter Death Threats Against #BenefitsStreet Residents

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Critics have dubbed Channel 4's Benefit's Street "irresponsible" and "divisive" broadcasting, pitting neighbours against each other and encouraging th...

The Expat Credentials

April Salchert | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
April Salchert

Many expats don't return home, but this is not necessarily due to perpetual wanderlust or adventure-seeking. Residing abroad can also be motivated by a particular fear. This fear is not politically, culturally, or emotionally rooted. It is a fear of what our expat lives have done to our resumes.

How Much Does British Culture Cost?

Jacob Brookman | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jacob Brookman

Signature Pictures is a London-based film production enterprise. Their #FutureFilm initiative suggested it was a good idea to offer Workfare volunteers roles on a short film. This way, the company would benefit from interns - the way nearly every production does anyway - and would produce a film that would give NEETs meaningful and constructive professional experience.

Migration in Context: UK Arrivals AND Departures

Chris Lawton | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Lawton

In an earlier article, my colleague Professor Rob Ackrill and I summarised the findings of a wide range of research on the impacts of migration. React...

Jobless Young People 'Feel They Have Nothing To Live For'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Unemployed young people are twice as likely to be on anti-depressants and many have contemplated suicide, a disturbing report has found. A study fo...

How to Be One Step Ahead in Your Jobs Search

Selina Boshorin | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK
Selina Boshorin

Typically, the period between Christmas and the New Year is a time of reflection when people look back at the past year - assessing what they've achieved, what they could have done better and what they're hoping to accomplish in the New Year. From our experience, this is also a period when people start thinking about their career plans and jobs search.

I'm an Intern, Not an Idiot

Tish Weinstock | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tish Weinstock

Without internships, you can kiss goodbye to gaining critical experience; wave farewell to school credit; bid adieu to making friends, those future stars of fashion; and pretty much forget about getting your name in print. Everybody starts out as an intern; it's a rite of passage. And, the longer you can stick it out as one, the greater the chance of ultimately getting a job..

Workers Face 'Very Slim Pickings' In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Workers face a year of "slim pickings" in 2014 despite an increase in jobs and a rise in average earnings, according to a new report. Average earn...

We Must Stop the 'Painful Increase' in Need for Donations of Food and Clothing

Jacob Tas | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Jacob Tas

On the busiest Christmas shopping day of the year staff at Action for Children are working to support the poorest families across the UK stay warm and fed. This is a sad reflection of the worsening effects of the tough economic times we are in; in previous years we handed out presents during the festive season.

2013 in Unemployment - Media and Government Combine to Kick the Workless

Nick Stephenson | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Stephenson

The one apparent bright spot, the fall in unemployment, came with more caveats than the average party election manifesto. More are working part-time only because they can't find full-time work while those earning less than premiership footballers have lost hundreds more pounds this year as wages still haven't kept pace with inflation.

A Brief History of Recruitment

Jeremy Lamri | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK
Jeremy Lamri

Before the industrial revolution, large organisations were those specialised in trading and mining. But recruitment was widely focused on local workers, the management positions being generally reserved for noble or distinguished men...

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.

The Reality of Being Young and Unemployed at Christmas

Kate Ansell | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Ansell

This time of year is meant to be fun, but the twinkling lights, shiny shop fronts, looped yuletide tunes and nights out can make a hole in your pocket seem enormous. It's a reminder for many that they are out of work and can't afford to have the Christmas on display on the high street...

Cable Finally Reveals If Govt Will Ban Zero Hours Contracts

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK

Unions have slammed the Government's unwillignness to ban zero-hours contracts, but the move has been welcomed by business leaders, after Business Sec...