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  • Employees, workers and self-employed people may do identical work. And yet there employment rights and pay prospects could not be more different. Photo: kali9 / Getty.  How you are categorised by...
    13th March 2017
  • Average reported sickness absence from work is at its lowest since records began in 1993, with just over four days per year lost. A quarter of these were due to minor illnesses like colds.  The drop...
    10th March 2017
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  • Photo: Westend61 / Getty. Being ill is bad enough without having to worry about not getting paid. Luckily, for most of us working in the UK, there are rules guaranteeing a minimum payout while we are...
    9th March 2017
  • Photo: Westend61 / Getty. After a long, drawn-out application process and a torturous interview, it’s pretty deflating to get the call, letter or email telling you you didn’t get the job. It may well...
    6th March 2017
  • Photo: Martin Dimitrox / Getty.  If you’ve decided working from home works for you or perhaps you need more flexible working arrangements to accommodate childcare needs, you’re going to need to...
    2nd March 2017
  • Even Robinson Crusoe couldn't get respite from the demands of email. Photo: RapidEye / Getty.   According to recent data, us Brits spend an astonishing 90 days a year dealing with email, mostly at...
    27th February 2017
  • We gave our employers an astonishing £33.6 billion worth of free work last year in the UK, by doing unpaid overtime. More than 5.3 million people put in an average of 7.7 hours a week, over and above...
    24th February 2017
  • Photo: Niran_pr / Getty.  Mobile technology has become part and parcel of our lives to such an extent that many of us think nothing of answering the odd work call or email outside of hours. But...
    23rd February 2017
  • Photo: Bill Hinton/Getty. As employers make more and more use of digital technology to advertise vacancies, the number of online job scams is rocketing. According to Safer Jobs (a government-...
    20th February 2017
  • Photo: Chris Ryan / Getty. When it comes to the dreaded job interview, there’s really no substitute for thorough preparation to put you in a confident frame of mind. But even the best prepared and...
    16th February 2017

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