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  •   You’re brilliant at what you do, consistently hitting or beating your targets, going the extra mile, and ready to move on to bigger and better challenges. It’s time to ask your boss about that promotion – goodness knows, you’ve earned it! Here we...
    16th January 2017
  •   One way to take some of the hard slog out of looking for work is to get someone else to do it for you! Many vacancies never find their way on to job sites and into the classifieds because employers prefer to use recruitment agencies to save time,...
    12th January 2017
  •   “The employee wasn’t a good worker so I didn’t think they deserved to be paid the National Minimum Wage.” “It’s part of UK culture not to pay young workers for the first three months as they have to prove their ‘worth’ first” “My workers are often...
    11th January 2017
  • Photo: Carl Court / Getty. As consumers, we've never had it so good. These days, you don’t have to lift a finger beyond your nearest smartphone app to have a personal shopper bring your groceries over post-haste at almost any time of day or night....
    9th January 2017
  • Working in your spare time is one way to gain experience in another line of work. Photo: Oscar Wong / Getty.  Is 2017 set to be the year you decide, once and for all, to follow your career dreams? Exciting! If you are adventurous by nature and like...
    5th January 2017
  • Photo: 'Photographer is my life' / Getty.  Joining a union in 2017 is one resolution you can make right now that's easy to keep and will serve you long after your other best intentions to dry out, get fit and eat your greens have expired (usually on...
    1st January 2017
  • Even if you’re not anticipating striking out on a new career path right now, the end of December nevertheless marks a natural lull in the yearly cycle in which to take stock of where you’re at and where you want to go next in your personal life and...
    19th December 2016
  • The boys from IT were running very, very late for work after the Christmas office party to end all parties. Photo: Kena Betancur. For many of us in work (though by no means all), the last week before Christmas provides welcome (albeit temporary)...
    12th December 2016
  • Full- time agency workers earn, on average, £430 a year less and enjoy fewer employment rights than employees in the same role. They’re also more vulnerable to exploitation, according to Secret Agents: agency workers in the new world of work, a new...
    12th December 2016
  • You would have thought that a multi-billion dollar commercial operation like Amazon could afford to pay and treat its workers fairly, wouldn't you? After all, this is the online mega-retailer whose creative accountants managed to reduce its three-...
    8th December 2016

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