UK Work

No Country For Young Women

Joe Levenson | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Joe Levenson

It's not in any of our interests to write off an entire generation. We cannot afford to be complacent about the challenges many young people are facing. That's why we're calling for urgent action so that all young people can prosper and thrive, rather than have to struggle to survive.

Urged On By Shadow Chancellor UK Foster Care Workers Vote To Unionise

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

In an historic moment for the child fostering sector - and urged on by the Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP - foster care workers have voted to unionise and launch their own branch of the Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain Union (IWGB). The decision was taken at a packed meeting of foster care workers at Parliament on Monday 19th September.

It's 2016, But Women Are Still Being Told To Wear High Heels And More Makeup At Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Employers regularly tell women to put on more makeup, wear high heels and short skirts, new research has found. Large numbers of women feel their empl...

15 Things We Are Doing At Work (When We're Meant To Be Working)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

When five o’clock rolls around we feel like we’ve been slaving away over our computers for days. But now a new study, by Rescue Plus Effervescent...

It's A Great Time To Get Hired!

Damian Hinds | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Damian Hinds

Taking the first step onto the career ladder is one of the most challenging things we will ever do. Whether they've just left school, college or uni...

How To Achieve The Perfect Work-Life Balance

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In our current always-on work culture, creating space for other ways to enhance our lives is becoming increasingly challenging. The Mental Health Fou...

11 Things You Only Know When You’ve Found Your Work BFF

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The only thing that gets us out of bed and into the office on a Monday morning is our work BFF. The friend who gives us all the juicy gossip, sends th...

Should You Remove Your Engagement Ring For A Job Interview?

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Style

Whether to wear an engagement ring to a job interview has become a topic of heated discussion. And yes, it is still 2016. This is all thanks to recrui...

Women Who Wear Makeup Get Paid More, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Style

Women who turn up to work looking well-groomed earn significantly more money than their less-preened peers, according to a new study. Previous studies...

You Don't Succeed By Working 130 Hours Each Week

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
Mark Hillary

There are 168 hours in total in one week. If you sleep for eight hours each night then the total time left in a week is just 112 hours - less that the 130 hours that Mayer suggests it is possible to be at work. The idea that working all night is something that should be regularly expected is also nonsense.

Redundancy - To Hell And Back To The Future

Cerys Aedy | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

These days I'm hearing more and more about the stress and heartache redundancy brings, so I decided to write a very personal piece reflecting the gamut of emotions I experienced whilst going through this very same process.

Putting The 9-5 In The History Books

Rich Preece | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Rich Preece

When so much is changing in the world we need to continually question whether there are better ways of doing things. We now have the tools to work when and where we want and the demand to maintain flexible hours may finally put the 9-5 as we once knew it in the history books.

Why Work Experience Is Really Important For Young People

Vikram Kumar Khosla | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Vikram Kumar Khosla

The Government should ensure that businesses do more for us because even if we don't have the adequate training required, we can always learn new things like we normally do seven hours a day at school. The former employment minister Priti Patel believes that we should 'step away from the selfie sticks and put down Snapchat and do some work experience.' Not everyone wants to work when they are sixteen but for those who do, more needs to be done.

What Do We Want From Work? - How Work Became Life and Things Got Tricky

Anniki Sommerville | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Anniki Sommerville

When I started my first proper job I had low expectations. I'd been working in a furniture shop and it involved standing up for long hours and watching other people buy stuff I couldn't afford. This new job offered me my own laptop and a sit down desk. It seemed like a step in the right direction.

What's Really Happening in the World of Work?

Cameron Tait | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Cameron Tait

While it is crucial we anticipate how the world will look in the decades ahead, it is even more important that we properly understand how the world of work is changing right now. Only then can we find the solutions to the growing anxiety in the UK's workforce today.

Women in Charge - Seeing is Believing

Katherine Press | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Katherine Press

We're living in interesting times, to say the least. On one hand you wouldn't be blamed for screaming in a panicked manner about the madness everywhere. On the other, if you're like me, you're quietly excited about the genders of our leading politicians.

Get Over Yourself and Embrace the Pre-Life Crisis

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joseph Musgrave

The pre-life crisis means that, before you really have any major financial or familial responsibilities, you are thrown into a den of confusion about what to do for the rest of your life - or at least, how to make the best start to your professional life.

Breastfeeding Mum Takes Revenge On Fridge Raiding Colleague

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Parents

A breastfeeding mum who was fed up of her colleague stealing her coffee creamer devised a clever plan for revenge. She used her breastmilk to fill up ...

Future Proof Your Teens: Money Lessons They Need to Know

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you simply say ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’ to your teens, chances are they’ll either literally or metaphorically put their fingers in the...

The Control Agenda

Ed Mayo | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Mayo

Over the last few weeks one word has begun to feature more prominently in our political debate. Not referendum, not uncertainty, not leadership... but control.

Six Ways to Enhance Productivity This Summer

Thomas Smith | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Smith

Summer is an excellent time to take a brief pause from a busy year and reflect on progress made in the first half of the year before beginning the second. Though relaxation is deserved, life has a vexing tendency to throw up unexpected events; staying productive and working through constant challenges will hopefully create a more productive second half of 2016. The following six steps are aspects worth considering to enhance your work rate.

It's All About the Workers Now

John Hayes | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
John Hayes

We must embrace a genuinely bottom-up view of civic entrepreneurship so that the workers are empowered to generate revenue and better their communities. It will be about education and collaborative (often local) partnerships to let many millions of flowers bloom. For the UK in 2016, it is the only way forward.

Careers Advice in Schools Needs a Revolution: Let's Hope the Government Are on the Same Page

Tanja Kuveljic | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK
Tanja Kuveljic

Careers advice and work experience opportunities offered to young people as they progress through the school system have been ineffective for decades. With the issue receiving fragmented interest from successive Governments, schools have been ill equipped to provide the appropriate balance of guidance and experience that our young people need.

Brexit Aftermath: Flipping the Bird at the Elite?

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

The decision to Brexit is one of the most irrational collective decisions in recent history, because those already feeling the heat have turned it up even higher, proving to be their own worst enemy. It was a destructive move, but it wasn't a bolt out of the blue either.

9 Ways To Feel Less Anxious At Work

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Work can be stressful, that's a fact. But it doesn't have to ruin your day. Here are nine things you can do to help ease work-related anxiety: 1. Ta...