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  • Back in December on this blog, we highlighted a TUC survey describing how having a baby could seriously affect your career. And how, despite legal protection from discrimination at work, 6 out of 10 women still felt sidelined after announcing their...
    8th August 2015
  • Keys, check. Passport, check. Toothbrush, check. As you head off on a well-deserved holiday this summer, spare a thought for nearly 1.7 million working Brits who may still be stuck at work, cheated out of paid leave by unscrupulous or incompetent...
    8th August 2015
  • From April 2016, Sweden’s flat-pack supremo is to become the first national retailer to pay its staff the living wage, joining the ranks of 1,600 forward-thinking employers across the UK, including Nestle, Nationwide and British Gas, who are...
    2nd August 2015
  • Over 5,000 people have now signed a petition calling on the popular restaurant chain Pizza Express to stop cheating its hardworking staff out of fair tips. Will you join them? Like many in the catering business, most Pizza Express workers are paid...
    31st July 2015
  • With the summer holidays approaching, here’s a timely reminder for all parents of school age children: following changes to the law around unpaid parental leave in April this year, many employees now have a legal right to take time off to look after...
    1st July 2015
  • This week see the start of the unofficial Great British Office Bake Off. Before you get all excited, it’s not a competition. And it’s not so great either. With the mercury set to soar beyond 30oC in some parts of the UK this week, many offices and...
    30th June 2015
  • For those of us who aren’t natural schmoozers and don’t know how to ‘work a room’, it’s tempting to ride the wave of online professional networks and save your social skills for your friends and immediate colleagues. But while LinkedIn, Twitter and...
    29th June 2015
  • Awkward small-talk with strangers over third-rate coffee in a stuffy conference room, anyone?  It’s fair to say that networking has a bit of an image problem and can sometimes feel like an occupational chore. We all know we should be doing it, but...
    26th June 2015
  • Employment may be on the rise, but in an increasingly insecure job market, so is redundancy. It's a sad fact that more of us are losing our jobs more often. Here are some practical steps to help you survive the whole process, from coming to terms...
    24th June 2015
  • ‘No experience, no job’ – the first forays into the world of work are rarely easy. So how are recent school-leavers and graduates with no substantial history of paid employment supposed to overcome this familiar Catch-22? Here are several ways to...
    18th June 2015

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