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  • In a landmark case over workers’ rights, an employment tribunal has ruled that two drivers for cab-hailing firm Uber are entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and at least the National Minimum...
    28th October 2016
  • 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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    9th October 2016

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