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  • Today has seen a landmark tribunal verdict against online cab-hailing business Uber's claimed use of self-employed workers. There have been encouraging signs this month that the government appears to have finally woken up to the insidious trend...
    28th October 2016
  •   If you manage to land a job just by pinging off an application and showing up for an interview, you may well have got off quite lightly. Many employers use sophisticated ‘psychometric’ tests of aptitude and personality to help them thin out a...
    26th October 2016
  •   Like any other form of social interaction, a bit of basic etiquette and self-awareness go a long way when it comes to getting on at work through networking. If you’re only ever thinking “what’s in it for me?”, you’re likely to come across as...
    21st October 2016
  • Photo: End Zero Hours by Nick Efford, Flickr Creative Commons The number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts has shot up from 747,000 to 903,000, up 21% in the space of a year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The growth in...
    19th October 2016
  •   Figures out this week reveal that the growing ranks of the self-employed (now 1 in 7 of today’s workforce) are earning less than they were 20 years ago. We’re not talking an inflation-adjusted real-terms fall in wages here – they actually have...
    18th October 2016
  •   It’s no wonder video interviews are becoming more popular among employers. Apart from saving time, money and the general faff involved in inviting candidates to show up in person, teleconferencing is so sophisticated that recruiters can get an...
    17th October 2016
  •   We've heard a lot about strikes in the media this year, as the government passed their Trade Union Act in May. And much of the coverage has portrayed ordinary working people with genuine grievances who dare to demand fair treatment as mischief-...
    13th October 2016
  •   Getting a foot on the career ladder can be daunting at the best of economic times, and you may well feel an overwhelming urge to get ahead of the competition, gain experience and skills, and start earning quick-smart. But don’t lose sight of the...
    11th October 2016
  •   Previously on this blog, we've touched upon ways to impress at interview – i.e. be on time; be smart; know your prospective employer’s business inside-out; and rehearse answers to obvious interview questions (while learning how to deal with the...
    9th October 2016
  •   Millions of Brits give up their time to work for free every year. Whether you’re employed, looking for work or studying, a temporary, part-time or full-time unpaid role gives you something money can’t buy – the sense of well-being that comes from...
    7th October 2016

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