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      Keeping the world’s labour markets busy

      Five years into a global recovery and the living is far from easy. The state of the jobs market in advanced economies is...

    2. March 25, 2015

      Is it time for quotas for women?

      Lord (Mervyn) Davies heads the voluntary effort to increase the number of women on UK boards. His latest review on the...

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      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
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    1. March 25, 2015

      Women on boards around Europe

      With Germany’s decision to enact quotas to nudge more women into leadership ranks, voices for Britain to do the same are...

    2. March 25, 2015

      Employers told to factor commission into holiday pay

      Employers must take account of commission payments when they calculate holiday pay for their staff, according to a legal...

    3. March 23, 2015

      North-south jobs divide still stark, says new research

      Private sector jobs in the old industrial areas have grown at a tenth of the rate seen in London and the southeast, while...

    4. March 20, 2015

      Parties seek to woo UK small company bosses

      Britain’s three leading parties were in Birmingham for the annual Federation of Small Businesses conference on Friday,...

    5. March 19, 2015

      Boards fail to alter their mix

      There is an uncomfortable truth lurking behind the celebrated rapid increase in the number of women on the boards of the...

    6. March 19, 2015

      Female non-executives in FTSE100 companies

    7. March 18, 2015

      UK Budget 2015: Unproductive workers make for a laborious recovery

      George Osborne might have a long-term plan, but we have learnt over the past five years that he is quite happy to change it...

    8. March 18, 2015

      UK employment rate hits record 73%

      Britain’s employment rate has climbed to a record high in a boost for the coalition government ahead of May’s election, but...

    9. March 17, 2015

      UK apprentices awarded 20% pay increase

      Pay for apprentices will jump by a fifth from October after the government decided to do ignore advice from the Low Pay...

    10. March 16, 2015

      Tech salaries rise strongly outside London

      Salaries for IT workers have been rising much more strongly outside than within London, with Scotland and northeast England...

    11. March 12, 2015

      Pay hampers hiring of senior public servants, says review body

      It is becoming harder to recruit for top public sector roles, such as the senior civil service and judiciary, amid rising...

    12. March 12, 2015

      Little sign of ‘hidden’ jobless in self-employment boom, says BoE

      A UK self-employment boom is largely the result of structural shifts in the workforce rather than evidence of “hidden...

    13. March 11, 2015

      Apprenticeships: misconceptions abound

      Apprenticeships are often viewed as opportunities for the young to start a career and sometimes as an excuse for companies...

    14. March 11, 2015

      The dark underbelly of Britain’s jobs miracle

      Britain rightly prides itself on the flexibility of its labour market. It appears to hit something of an international sweet...

    15. March 11, 2015

      Digital economy transforms UK workforce

      The transformation of the workforce is rapidly expanding beyond London as the UK embraces the digital economy, with about...

    16. March 9, 2015

      Bank chiefs say hiring will rise as returns hit pre-crisis levels

      The UK is the only market in Europe where expectations for the number of bank employees to rise is greater than the belief...

    17. March 8, 2015

      High-flyers who go part-time for quality of life, and work

      Richard Lanyon-Hogg, a technical director at IBM, and Ameet Shah, strategy development director at BT Group, have...

    18. March 6, 2015

      Large UK companies will be told to publish gender pay-gap details

      Large companies will have to publish the pay gap between male and female staff after a last-minute intervention by the...

    19. March 5, 2015

      Britain fails to promote female spies

      Britain’s secret services are recruiting more women as agents than ever before but are failing to promote them to senior...

    20. March 4, 2015

      Haiku: auto-correct

      This week’s theme of auto-correct elicited some very funny responses, but David Dayson was the clear winner — he penned both...

    21. March 4, 2015

      Canadians move to the UK and Brits return the favour

      Last week, we learnt that net migration to the UK was at an all-time high, a slightly challenging statistic to emerge in the...

    22. March 4, 2015

      Apprentices: a new name for shelf stackers?

      Erin Henderson left her Uxbridge school in 2013 to become one of 200 apprentices at Network Rail. It will cost the...

    23. March 4, 2015

      Career counsel: Avoiding miserable commutes can offer hidden benefits

      Travel chaos causes at least one of my employees to arrive late every day. With pressure on public transport increasing, I...

    24. March 4, 2015

      Pace of Treasury yields rise is the worry

      Investors face an intriguing end to the week. On Thursday, the European Central Bank is expected to provide more detail of...

    25. March 2, 2015

      Pay gap between London and rest of UK narrows

      Workers who live in London have suffered a worse wage squeeze than those in any other UK region since the crash, even as the...

    26. March 2, 2015

      Teach First: both rival and finishing school for business

      When Tom Ravenscroft left Oxford university with a degree in econ­om­ics and management in 2007, he wanted to be a...

    27. February 26, 2015

      UK net migration jumps 42% in blow to David Cameron

      David Cameron’s promise to reduce net migration to the “tens of thousands” before the general election has been blown apart...

    28. February 26, 2015

      Over 50? It is never too late to begin a fresh career

      Is 50 too old to start a new career? Monica Bellucci doesn’t think so. Born in 1964, she is the choice of director Sam...

    29. February 26, 2015

      Regional growth lures the big four accountacy firms out of London

      When husband and wife Jawid Hussain and Mahroof Begum set up Accrol Papers in Blackburn, Lancashire, in 1993, they used Mr...

    30. February 25, 2015

      Visa rules hamper UK tech start-ups, says migration committee

      Britain’s technology start-ups are at a disadvantage because visa rules block skilled workers from outside Europe, the...

    31. February 25, 2015

      Zero-hours contracts jump in UK

      Controversial zero-hours contracts are becoming deeply ingrained in the UK labour market, according to official data that...

    32. February 23, 2015

      No country for young men — UK generation gap widens

      Britain’s young adults, who for much of the 20th century enjoyed living standards well above average, have been displaced by...

    33. February 23, 2015

      Britain’s twentysomethings and the broken promises of a future

      When Alex Mustapha graduated in 2011 she was looking forward to a decent future. She had worked hard at school, earned a...

    34. February 19, 2015

      London and the southeast see fewer public sector job losses

      London and the southeast — Britain’s most prosperous regions — have been relatively unscathed by the public sector job...

    35. February 18, 2015

      How Hollywood films inspire careers

      It was Ghostbusters and Back to the Future that helped awaken Adam Rutherford’s interest in scientific research, nudging him...

    36. February 18, 2015

      Stick with languages for global success

      This week, my family reached something of a milestone. My youngest son has decided not to take his French IGCSE examination,...

    37. February 18, 2015

      Career counsel: Taking paternity leave does not have to cost dads their career

      I’m about to become a father and would like to take shared parental leave, but I am concerned it will hurt my career. How do...

    38. February 18, 2015

      In a Blink: millennials at work

      The usual quote from Socrates, circa 390BC, comes to mind whenever the attitudes of young people come up for discussion:...

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