Advice on Getting a Job Abroad

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

Working abroad is a great option for independent travellers as it can give you a base in a foreign location as you replenish your cash reserves. Several longer term options are well known - teaching English and au-pairing for example - but what about short term job opportunities?

Working and Living Together: How It Feels When You and Your Boyfriend Work From Home

Charlotte Grainger | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Grainger

My boyfriend and I are two of the four million Britons now working from home. I am a writer, whilst he is a graphic designer. We both work freelance and so have irregular hours. We live together in a one-bedroom flat in Sheffield. Oh, and we have a cat.

Telecommuting Top Tips: How to Ask Your Boss

Jayne Morris | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Jayne Morris

Successful change requires trust. If you can prove to your boss that flexi-working will enable you to be equally, if not more productive, then not only is it possible to have her support you in a new way of working, but you can also inspire others to follow your lead and become a catalyst for much-needed corporate change.

There's An Explanation For Why Your Boss Is A Total Bastard

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Almost every one of us has had a boss that had no concern for our work-life balance, took great glee in blaming us for their mistakes and took credit ...

Worst Abuses Of Zero Hours Contracts Must Change, Says Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Politics

New rights for workers to end the "worst abuses" of zero-hours contracts would be implemented by a new Labour government, Ed Miliband has promised. ...

How to Get That Elusive Work-Life Balance

Jess Shanahan | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK
Jess Shanahan

It soon dawned on me that I was doing all that work for nothing. When I wasn't working I was sleeping so that didn't leave much time to spend the money I was making. I decided I needed to make more time for myself.

A Hundred Hours a Week, That's a Bit Greedy Pal

Danielle Lowe | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Jamie Oliver has caused controversy recently. Saying young people should get up and go try working 100 hours a week. The reality is many people would love to just have a job. Let's remember how many people are currently unemployed in our country, it's in the millions.

The One With All The Work

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Georgy Jamieson

If I don't work I don't get paid and you'd be amazed what a motivational tool that is. In my old job, my motivational tool was a picture of a willie I'd drawn on a post it note, which I used to pass to Ken when she was on the phone to a customer to put her off.

M&S To Offer 1,400 Work Experience Placements

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is offering 1,400 work experience placements for unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds in partnership with The Prince's Trust you...

'I Have Nothing Against One Direction'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Vince Cable has been forced to issue an embarrassing clarification after appearing to criticise pop group One Direction for earning too much money. ...

One Direction's Earnings 'Gross And Immoral'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Vince Cable attacked the earnings of One Direction as he unveiled new minimum wage increases, calling the pop band's £5m earnings "gross and immoral....

Can a Workplace Be Democratic?

Henry Stewart | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
Henry Stewart

The 51 "Most Democratic Workplaces" in the world were announced today in the 2013 Worldblu Awards. These come from ten different countries, dozens of ...

Thatcher - England's Working Girl

Rita Pal | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Politics
Rita Pal

Baroness Margaret Thatcher passed away at the Ritz Hotel this week. I have felt a great sense of empathy for the manner in which the elderly Baroness was treated in the final years of her life. In short, I felt she was mistreated by the media and a number of people.

Government Looks To Cut Or Freeze Minimum Wage

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics

Government plans to freeze or cut the minimum wage have been criticised by anti-poverty campaigners, economists and ministers after Downing Street adm...

How to Get in With the Right Crowd: Choosing the Right Company to Work For

Sophie Baker-Britton | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK
Sophie Baker-Britton

In the run up to an interview, with all the preparation that takes place to ensure you make the best impression on the interviewer, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that you too should be using your time in the chair to assess their suitability as a company.

Managing the Work-Life Merge

Peter Boucher | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Boucher

In this merged work-life world, work and private time are interleaved to suit individual needs. The classic example is of a working parent who wants to be able to fit their work around family time in the early evening - putting in a couple of extra hours at home after the kids have gone to sleep.

Networking Tips For Shy Extroverts, For Comedians and For Michael Winner...

John Fleming | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Networking is a bit like dogging. You will get nowhere by staying alone at home in your bedroom.

Is Gen Y Ready to Rule the World?

Marcus Middleton | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Middleton

With Generation Z now here, there is no longer any choice, it's time for the old farts to give Generations X and Y the keys and let us drive. They should sit down and grab a cup of tea because it's time for us to run the show.

Private Schools vs State Schools: A Student's Riposte to Murray and O'Farrell

Tom Davies | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tom Davies

At present, state education does not match up to private schools in terms of academic provision. Until they do, parents who are lucky enough to be able to make the choice must make a value judgment. However, once you've made your choice, don't let your decision distort your take on reality à la Murray and O'Farrell.

Don’t Be an Office Martyr – Get Creative!

Simon Bolton | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Bolton

6pm. Quitting time. Supposedly. That's what it says in your contract at least.

Pay Freezes, Financial Fears And Second Jobs: Britain's Worried Workers

Posted 12.01.2012 | UK

Pay freezes have struck two of three workers in recent years, with the fifth of the nation's employed are thinking about taking a second job or increa...