UK Workforce

Enough Death and Destruction Please - We Deserve Better

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vivi Friedgut

We aren't short of high profile bad news this week; violence in the Ukraine, the trial of Oscar Pistorius in South Africa, head-butting football managers here at home, and all manner of death and destruction all over the place.

Mind the Gap - Why the Manufacturing Sector Must Learn to Future Proof Its Workforce

Simon Thomas | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

The UK manufacturing sector has been described as 'indispensable' to Europe's economic future. In spite of this, there is still an underlying challenge for the industry to produce a skilled workforce.

'Women Only Get On As A Team Tart Or A Ball-Breaking Ice Maiden'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

Most women working in asset management suffer regular sexist behaviour, while nearly a third have suffered sexual harassment at work, a new survey has...

Don't Work Overtime Today

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK

British workers should make sure to avoid working overtime today, as campaigners have dubbed 25 September 'Go Home On Time Day'. The initiative, pr...

The Way the World Works

Peter Cheese | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK
Peter Cheese

This week, the leaders of the G8 countries - the UK, the USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Russia and Japan - are meeting in Northern Ireland for their annual summit. As host nation, the UK has set the priorities for the discussion: the assembled leaders will focus on Tax, Trade and Transparency.

Were we all better off in the 1980s?

Peter O'Donnell | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Peter O'Donnell

We've looked at today's workforce and compared it to the 1980s. The modern day workforce is older, more feminised and includes more disabled workers than it did in Thatcher's Britain. But employee benefits haven't evolved to reflect these changes at all, leaving today's workers financially exposed.

Wake Up Call for the UK Workforce

Jayne Morris | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

The work life balance of our nation is incredibly important if we are to ensure economic growth. Longer working hours may enable increased productivity but only as a short-term measure. We are not robots. Eventually our systems fail and everything will come crashing to a standstill unless we find way to preserve health and wellbeing as a priority.

Can You Define Success?

Shaheen Sayed | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK
Shaheen Sayed

It's that time of year again - International Women's Day. The time when people around the world take a step back to consider the position of women today, how far we've come and how far we've still got to go.

Don't Just Talk About Change - Do It Now

Chris Hirst | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK
Chris Hirst

At the end of last year, I posted a blog about the 'Open' culture we've cultivated at Grey, and how this culture change programme has supercharged our...

12 Steps to a Superstar Workforce

Claire Morley-Jones | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK
Claire Morley-Jones

This week is 'Cyber Week', the week after Thanksgiving, when online retailers see a large increase in their e-commerce website traffic. Coupled with C...

Economic Growth 'May Not Boost Living Standards Of Poorer Families'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

Living standards for millions of lower-income families may not improve over the next 10 years because of low pay rises and job cuts, according to a ne...

Optimising for a More Optimistic Outlook

Alistair Clifford-Jones | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
Alistair Clifford-Jones

The true definition of efficiency is getting the most out of the resources available and therefore more often than not, the key to efficiency really lies in optimisation: taking what you have and making it work smarter, and with less waste, to ultimately generate more output.

Green Skills: Time for Some Joined-Up Thinking

Michael Townsend | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK
Michael Townsend

In the fifth and final part of our 'Sustainable Business: As If people Matter' series, Michael Townsend looks at the skills challenge - and how we might close the gap as we move towards a sustainable and low-carbon economy.

It's Not Acceptable That We Have a Million Young People Without Work in the UK

John Collier | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Politics
John Collier

Tough times equals exploitation, so goes the theory. Are apprenticeships really a boost to young people's prospects and a good way for firms to spot talent, or just an opportunity to find cheap labour for unwanted jobs?

Enforcing Retirement - Is It Still A Grey Area For Employers?

Martin Edwards | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK
Martin Edwards

People are living longer, and age need not be a barrier to coping with high pressure and high profile appointments. Think of Roy Hodgson and Harry Red...