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  • In the US in recent years, it is not unheard of for employers to ask job candidates for their Facebook passwords. Thankfully, with the Information Commissioner taking a dim view of this practice, it...
    4th September 2015
  • Finally, all the effort and stress, applications and interviews have been worth it: you’ve got a job offer! They want you over all the rest and what’s more they are going to pay you! You feel on top...
    4th September 2015
  • Ever felt picked on or belittled at work? You’re not alone. More than 1 in 3 British workers believes they have been bullied at work, according to new research. This adds to the findings of a 2014...
    2nd September 2015
  • According to new TUC report A Hard Day’s Night, the number of nightworkers in Britain has been going up steadily since the recession, and looks set to grow further: Over three million UK employees...
    13th August 2015
  • 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...
    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...
    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...
    2nd August 2015
  • Update 3 Sep 2015: Pizza Express finally sees sense over tips. Thank you to everyone who supported this action.  Over 5,000 people have now signed a petition calling on the popular restaurant chain...
    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...
    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...
    30th June 2015

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