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Top Tips For Success In The Graduate Job Market

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 22.09.2017 | UK
Rebecca Emerson

It's that time of year again: leaves are falling, the football season is in full swing, school is starting, and university leavers are getting ready t...

Why Being Just A Tiny Bit Better... Can Make All The Difference

Johnny Luk | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK
Johnny Luk

I have been pondering about how the world works lately, one of my favourite past times. For example, have you ever noticed there is a pattern of the top 1% of businesses or personalities sucking up all the media profile, funding, and customers, leaving the rest surviving on scrapings and grinding away like bottom dwellers?

Is It Important To Love Your Job?

BritChick Paris | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

It took me a year of soul searching to realise for the last fifteen years I'd done what I thought I was supposed to, what society wanted of me, my family, friends. The last time I'd revelled in what I'd done was at uni - reading novels and analysing them, and before that it was time as a little girl writing fairy stories.

This Is How Much Money You're Effectively Losing By Working Through Your Lunch Break

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

More than half of people in the UK (56%) do not take the full lunch break they’re entitled to, meaning employers are getting more working hours out ...

Mental Health At Work: What No Employer Can Afford To Ignore

Andy Bell | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Andy Bell

We now need to move beyond raising awareness of mental health at work to taking action. We need to ensure that working people who experience mental health difficulties are encouraged to seek help quickly and that they get effective support from the NHS when they need it.

Why We Need Action Now To Tackle The Disability Employment Gap

Mark Atkinson | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Mark Atkinson

As MPs go back to work this week, we want them to think about disabled people who are unable to take up and progress in employment because of a consistent failure to remove barriers. Scope's analysis of the latest ONS data reveals that for every 100 disabled people moving into work, 114 are leaving. If the UK wants to be a modern, inclusive society, it needs to act urgently - not just pay lip service to an ideal world in which opportunities are equal.

Many Migraine Sufferers Not Receiving Support At Work, With 'One In Five Losing Their Jobs'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Migraine sufferers aren’t getting the support they need at work, charities have warned. Almost two thirds (64%) of adults in the UK believe employer...

An Ode To Retail Workers

Katie Grace | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

To begin with, I will give you a little bit of background history in case you haven't read my previous posts. I've worked in retail since I was 17; two years in a bakery and two years in a supermarket alongside my studies. While I know this doesn't exactly make me a retail veteran, it did open my eyes to something important.

Six Non-Obvious Questions About Company Culture To Ask At Your Next Job Interview

Quora | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK
Quora

What non-obvious questions should job candidates be asking to find out if they're a cultural fit? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and...

The Dark Side Of The Gig Economy: How The Future Of Work Puts Reputation In The Balance

Bronwyn Kunhardt | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK
Bronwyn Kunhardt

From taxi rides to hot meals, couriers and crowdsourcing, there's no doubt that we're living in the age of on-demand. Mobile technology has enabled us...

Mind The Gap! How To Make Yourself Even More Employable By Taking A Year Out Of Studying

Iwan Williams | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iwan Williams

As we run up to A Level results day on August 17 many students will be looking at the option of deferring and/or taking a gap year. Here are some common questions and advice on how to make the most of this valuable time.

What Are The Biggest Career Mistakes To Avoid?

Quora | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Quora

What are the biggest career mistakes to avoid? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from o...

School's Out For Summer - Time To Consider Teaching

Mat Galvin | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Mat Galvin

It was overwhelming to see so many thank yous to teachers as term ended and the summer holidays began. One in particular that caught my eye, and the hearts of many, was a student from Bristol, thanking their primary school teacher through a very 'sweet' and imaginative approach.

One In Three Men With Poor Mental Health Blame Their Jobs

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Work is the “main factor” causing poor mental health among men, a survey by mental health charity Mind has revealed. Many men work in industries w...

Son Shares Poignant Facebook Post About Why You Should Never Judge His Mum's Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Misti Johnson is a hard-working nurse whose job is to save lives and care for people - she also happens to have a few tattoos. When she spoke to her s...

Why Aren't We Embracing Female Talent?

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

As of April this year, the number of FTSE 350 companies with no women on their executive committees in 2017 has risen from 52 to a total of 60. To add...

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...

Does 'Good' Work Pay?

Dave Clements | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

Those on the receiving end need to organise and fight - with a bit of solidarity from the rest of us - for a much better deal, whether that's more pay or better conditions.

Don't Drift: Why Every Millennial Needs A Career Strategy

Jane Barrett | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Barrett

You might be considering whether to go to University, you might be starting your first job out of University or you might be considering your next car...

Taylor Tinkers And Employees Will Still Be Exploited

Gregor Gall | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK
Gregor Gall

It was always likely to happen and now it has - the much awaited publication of The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices called 'Good Work' esche...

The Five Most Important Things You Need To Be Happy At Work

Marianne Stenger | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

Although at some point we've probably all fantasised about having enough money to retire and sip cocktails on a tropical beach for the rest of our days, the truth is that human-beings thrive on challenges and are happiest when pushing themselves to the limits.

CEO’s Response To Woman’s Mental Health Sick Day Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mental health and the workplace are far from happy bed fellows. Whether your work environment is causing mental health issues or existing conditions a...

Trying To Fit It All In - And Keep Everyone Happy!

Paula Ruane | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Parents
Paula Ruane

Everybody, everywhere, seems to be busy. The time poor problem seems to affect people all over the world. However, with the huge growth of time-saving apps and devices, do we actually have more time on our hands? I think many of us would agree, that this is sadly not the case.

Break The Rules And Re-Invent Your 9-5

Victoria Fox | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Parents
Victoria Fox

It's also becoming more acceptable to decide to re-invent yourself and change direction at least once in your career. Increasingly, we're getting into our forties and trying something new. It's about having the confidence to break the rules and realise your career doesn't just have to be in a straight line - it can be wiggly.

Employees Behaving Badly: The Everyday Insider Threat

Matt Middleton-Leal | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Middleton-Leal

A lot of people are quite comfortable with this. However, a new survey we carried out found that over half (52%) of UK office workers would access sensitive company data if they knew they wouldn't get caught. In fact, far from being a moral issue, one in five (21%) cited a lack of technical skills as holding them back from attacking their employer.