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  • No need to pack your bag and head to the Med, with temperatures set to rocket to as high as 34°C in parts of the UK this week. While many will welcome the sunshine and warmer weather, spare a thought for those who will have to work in sweltering...
    19th June 2017
  • Across the UK, thousands of Muslims will be fasting during daytimes for the next four weeks to mark Ramadan or Ramazan – with many doing it alongside their job. Ramadan is at a different time each year because Islam uses the lunar calendar. This...
    26th May 2017
  • On Saturday 1 April 2017, the National Minimum Wage rates go up which is good news for some of the lowest paid, even if it looks to be less than earlier targets. However for younger workers the situation is worse. The minimum wage is still less in...
    1st April 2017
  • Crossing your fingers in one option, but there are more reliable approaches to increasing your chances of success at interview. Photo: Siphotography / Getty. Positive mental attitude is right up there with skills and experience when it comes to...
    20th March 2017
  • Photo: JohnnyGreig / Getty. If some timely advice from a more experienced member of staff can help you solve a tricky problem at work, a formal ongoing relationship with a senior colleague might move your career on in leaps and bounds. Here’s how...
    16th March 2017
  • 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 your employer can make a big difference to your pay...
    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 in minor illnesses could mean we're all healthier...
    10th March 2017
  • 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 off sick. You may want to dig a bit deeper into...
    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 have been a “very difficult decision” for the...
    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 square it with the boss first. Since 2014, anyone who...
    2nd March 2017

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