Employment

Do we have to go to the work Christmas party?
Christmas

Do we have to go to the work Christmas party?

The new Omicron variant of coronavirus could put a spanner in the works when it comes to Christmas parties. And anyway, what if you simply don’t want to go, Covid or no Covid?

An employee’s market? Long term unemployment for young people is still higher than pre-pandemic
Youth unemployment

An employee’s market? Long term unemployment for young people is still higher than pre-pandemic

Hooray for all the people taking advantage of the 1.2 million job openings, but young people who face severe barriers into employment are being pushed even further away.

This pioneering project defied national reoffending rates – by giving young people a job
Employment

This pioneering project defied national reoffending rates – by giving young people a job

The Skill Mill has employed 225 young ex-offenders to work on environmental projects – and just 17 have reoffended. The national average for reoffending is 72 per cent. Here’s how it happened.

MPs launch inquiry into NHS staffing crisis
Employment

MPs launch inquiry into NHS staffing crisis

What is the 4 day working week and why are UK campaigners calling for it?
Four day week

What is the 4 day working week and why are UK campaigners calling for it?

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This chart shows the real cost of beer over the last 20 years
Cost of Living

This chart shows the real cost of beer over the last 20 years

45 years in the NHS: ‘If you don’t love your job, you won’t get nowhere’
NHS

45 years in the NHS: ‘If you don’t love your job, you won’t get nowhere’

Gender pay gap: How to ask what your coworkers are earning and negotiate a raise
Equal pay

Gender pay gap: How to ask what your coworkers are earning and negotiate a raise

The Great Resignation? Record numbers of workers are switching jobs but vacancies rise again
Employment

The Great Resignation? Record numbers of workers are switching jobs but vacancies rise again

Social enterprise giving young-ex offenders a second chance wins royal awards
Social enterprise

Social enterprise giving young-ex offenders a second chance wins royal awards

Minimum wage UK: How does Britain compare to the rest of the world?
Employment

Minimum wage UK: How does Britain compare to the rest of the world?

The national living wage, real living wage and minimum wage explained
Employment

The national living wage, real living wage and minimum wage explained

Ocado Zoom workers face ‘botched’ fire and rehire tactics as MP highlights their ‘appalling treatment’
Gig economy

Ocado Zoom workers face ‘botched’ fire and rehire tactics as MP highlights their ‘appalling treatment’

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The ‘real living wage’ needed to live on is now £9.90 per hour – £2k per year more than the government’s minimum wage
Minimum wage

The ‘real living wage’ needed to live on is now £9.90 per hour – £2k per year more than the government’s minimum wage

Naming, shaming and failing: Punishments for firms paying below minimum wage have little impact
Employment

Naming, shaming and failing: Punishments for firms paying below minimum wage have little impact

Disabled workers paid £3,458 less per year than non-disabled colleagues, research finds
Employment

Disabled workers paid £3,458 less per year than non-disabled colleagues, research finds

A National Food Service? TfL for taxis? What nationalising the gig economy could look like
Employment

A National Food Service? TfL for taxis? What nationalising the gig economy could look like

A poll found one third of workers would turn down a job at a non-green company
Employment

A poll found one third of workers would turn down a job at a non-green company

Teaching the most deprived how to become professional software developers
Employment

Teaching the most deprived how to become professional software developers

What is the gig economy and why is it controversial?
Gig economy

What is the gig economy and why is it controversial?

What is a right to disconnect and does the UK need one after Covid?
Right to disconnect

What is a right to disconnect and does the UK need one after Covid?

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Will Facebook’s rebrand put all the other companies named Meta out of business?
Employment

Will Facebook’s rebrand put all the other companies named Meta out of business?

How to go self-employed: from registering to flourishing
Employment

How to go self-employed: from registering to flourishing

Unpaid overtime could be pushing your pay below the minimum wage. Here’s what to do
Employment

Unpaid overtime could be pushing your pay below the minimum wage. Here’s what to do

What are T-levels? Breaking down the new qualification given £1.6bn funding in the Budget
Employment

What are T-levels? Breaking down the new qualification given £1.6bn funding in the Budget

Wages are rising… but only to what they were in 2009
Employment

Wages are rising… but only to what they were in 2009

£1,000 minimum wage rise will only be worth £265 for full-time workers on universal credit
Employment

£1,000 minimum wage rise will only be worth £265 for full-time workers on universal credit

What are green jobs and how can I get one?
Employment

What are green jobs and how can I get one?

Charities call for multifaceted approach to help ex-offenders into work
Employment

Charities call for multifaceted approach to help ex-offenders into work

What is fire and rehire? How can you fight against it?
Employment

What is fire and rehire? How can you fight against it?

Fire and rehire: Government blocks bill to protect workers
Employment

Fire and rehire: Government blocks bill to protect workers

Zero hour contracts: Know your rights
Employment

Zero hour contracts: Know your rights

Climate campaigners slam decision to cut thousands of railway jobs
Employment

Climate campaigners slam decision to cut thousands of railway jobs

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