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    1. July 22, 2016

      MPs condemn Mike Ashley over ‘appalling’ working abuses

      MPs have lambasted Mike Ashley over labour abuses at Sports Direct, saying they found it “incredible” that the...

    2. July 20, 2016

      UK jobless fell below 5% before Brexit vote

      Britain’s unemployment rate dropped below 5 per cent for the first time in 11 years shortly before the EU referendum, a...

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    1. July 19, 2016

      The best economist is one with dirty shoes

      In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution in 1979, the UK foreign secretary commissioned a secret internal inquiry...

    2. July 19, 2016

      Economic Outlook: UK inflation forecast to pick up

      UK inflation and labour market data are the main releases in the coming week, out on Tuesday and Wednesday,...

    3. July 18, 2016

      Falling job vacancies will deter migrants, says study

      European migrants looking for work will be deterred from coming to the UK because Britain’s exit from the EU will...

    4. July 14, 2016

      Staff with autism can offer employers rare skills

      Three young men are in a small office in the City of London, listening to a coach talk about dealing with stress. These...

    5. July 14, 2016

      LinkedIn offers to ‘clone’ workers

      At LinkedIn’s London offices, I am having a strange and slightly discomforting experience. The company’s enhanced...

    6. July 14, 2016

      In a Blink: office taboos

    7. July 10, 2016

      Demand for start-up loans expected to rebound after Brexit vote

      Demand for cheap government-backed loans for starting a business is expected to grow if the economy slows because of...

    8. July 6, 2016

      Brexit barometer: Leave vote hits the high street

      Britain’s economy has been hit by the vote to leave the EU, with fewer visits to shops, a dearth of new job...

    9. July 5, 2016

      The UK will miss unskilled migrants after Brexit

      Have you ever noticed how supermarkets run out of fruit salads on sunny days when everyone decides they fancy a picnic?...

    10. July 3, 2016

      Feedback — UK employment after Brexit

      As people start to worry about their jobs, Sarah O’Connor last week asked what Brexit will mean for UK employment. FT...

    11. June 30, 2016

      Help us fix the UK’s disability employment gap

      I am reflecting this week on whether the promises made last year in the Conservative party manifesto have actually been...

    12. June 30, 2016

      Bosses must learn to master remote control

      A quiz on arcane facts about Bollywood and cricket might seem an unusual way to start a teleconference between workers...

    13. June 30, 2016

      The private sector must learn to love agile working

      Birmingham residents who phone the council to query their tax bill or ask about bin collections might be surprised to...

    14. June 30, 2016

      Beware agile working’s charms, which can conceal contradictions

      Like many an office novelty, agile working is becoming a corporate mantra. It has been on trend for at least 20 years...

    15. June 30, 2016

      How are agile working and flexitime different?

      What is the difference between agile and flexible working? People often use the terms interchangeably. Flexible working...

    16. June 28, 2016

      What will Brexit mean for UK jobs?

      “It was as if somebody switched the lights off and went home.” That was how the boss of a construction company...

    17. June 27, 2016

      Brexit: anxious employers freeze jobs and cut investment plans

      Britain’s vote to leave the EU is prompting a sizeable minority of employers in the UK to freeze hiring and cut their...

    18. June 23, 2016

      Stick to a single page CV

      Thirty years separate the two groups of women I met last week. But to both, my career advice was surprisingly similar....

    19. June 23, 2016

      Career counsel: Use phased approach and technology to fill hundreds of jobs

      My company is growing rapidly and we need to hire hundreds of new employees. How do we make sure we attract the best...

    20. June 16, 2016

      Most EU migrants in UK would fail visa rules in event of Brexit

      Three-quarters of EU citizens working in the UK would not meet current visa requirements for non-EU overseas workers if...

    21. June 12, 2016

      Manufacturers want tax breaks to tackle sickness absence

      Britain’s leading manufacturing organisation has called for the government to provide tax breaks to tackle the UK’s...

    22. June 12, 2016

      Charities warn on costs of apprenticeship levy

      More than 1,000 charities will be forced to pay the government’s apprenticeship levy and they warn they will struggle...

    23. June 9, 2016

      Brexit doubts prompt employers to turn to temps

      The UK recruitment industry, long a bellwether for economic sentiment, has caught a summer chill. The Recruitment and...

    24. June 9, 2016

      Apply cold logic to hot-desking

      One downside of running a growing business in London is the rocketing cost of office space. You may wish to get out...

    25. June 8, 2016

      Sports Direct’s low prices may have a high cost

      If the British vote to leave the EU in two weeks’ time, it will partly be due to Mike Ashley and what he represents....

    26. June 7, 2016

      Mike Ashley admits Sports Direct under HMRC investigation

      Mike Ashley, the controversial billionaire under fire for mistreating employees of his Sports Direct retail empire,...

    27. June 6, 2016

      Yorkshire tops table for jobs growth

      Jobs growth in Yorkshire and the Humber last year was the highest in the country, making the region the third-fastest...

    28. June 3, 2016

      Port Talbot steel cannot be saved at any price

      Sajid Javid has expended a great deal of political energy trying to keep Tata’s steel plant at Port Talbot from...

    29. June 2, 2016

      How to take the pain out of careful hiring

      For senior posts, interviewing for a new job can seem like a job in itself. The process might start with a phone...

    30. May 30, 2016

      Waldegrave threat over recruiting plan

      A government proposal that employers should find out whether prospective recruits attended a private school has so...

    31. May 29, 2016

      The productivity puzzle that baffles the world’s economies

      There can be few problems that are so important and yet command so little consensus about their source and solution as...

    32. May 29, 2016

      In search of the missing office minority — the over-fifties

      The other day I gave a talk to a group of investment bankers. I did what I always do when I’m in front of a business...

    33. May 26, 2016

      The risk to UK pensions from Tata’s special deal

      Hard cases make bad law. That, in essence, is the danger of the UK government’s plan to allow British Steel to reduce...

    34. May 26, 2016

      The self-inflicted dangers of the EU referendum

      What were they thinking? It is extraordinary to read a succession of official reports arguing, rightly, that a vote to...

    35. May 26, 2016

      Ruthless focus on positive action

      Many business leaders have reservations about positive discrimination. The term tends to be associated with radical...

    36. May 26, 2016

      After seven years, workers still waiting for bumper pay rises

      Britain’s workers have gone seven years without a decent pay rise — and data published on Thursday suggest they will...

    37. May 24, 2016

      Job security is living the millennial dream

      I used to think I was a bad millennial. I was always being told that my generation were restless and impatient souls,...

    38. May 23, 2016

      Brexit shock would cause loss of half a million jobs, Javid warns

      Britain faces the loss of more than half a million jobs if it votes to leave the EU, according to a bleak analysis of...

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