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    1. September 4, 2015

      Government promises big cut in youth unemployment

      The government has promised to cut the number of young people in Britain who are neither working nor studying by 15 per...

    2. September 3, 2015

      Deborah Brooks and Susie Owen, deputy directors, Cabinet Office

      Imagine going to a performance review in which you will be judged not only on your own accomplishment but someone...

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    1. September 3, 2015

      In a Blink: the reasons employees leave

      Employers wanting to retain their best people would be wise to consider the way their employees’ jobs fit into the rest...

    2. September 3, 2015

      Ice skate to work if you want to be happy

      When the deep winter sets in, Rémy Bernard, an IT worker for the Canadian Federal Government, puts away his bicycle and...

    3. September 2, 2015

      Zero-hours contracts hold their place in UK labour market

      Zero-hours contracts remain a controversial feature of the British workplace, suggesting they may have become embedded...

    4. September 1, 2015

      Cameron wisely refrains from fighting old battles

      Asked to condense into one phrase what is worst about the European Union, many Conservatives would plump for “The...

    5. September 1, 2015

      Oliver Bonas to be first high street store to pay living wage

      Oliver Bonas, the quirky retailer, aims to live up to its motto of “Work Hard, Play Hard and Be Kind” by promising to...

    6. August 31, 2015

      Cameron waters down employment demands ahead of EU poll

      David Cameron has scrapped demands for full British exclusion from EU employment laws ahead of his planned Brexit...

    7. August 31, 2015

      UK employers call for quality apprenticeships

      Employers fear the government’s “fixation” with creating 3m apprenticeships in the next five years will mean quality is...

    8. August 25, 2015

      Corporate gender pay gap widest at top of ladder, survey finds

      Britain’s gender pay gap is widest at the top of the corporate ladder, where female directors earn one-tenth less on...

    9. August 24, 2015

      Cameron’s assault on gender pay is justified

      Nearly half a century after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, men and women in Britain continue to be paid markedly...

    10. August 23, 2015

      Feedback: The Office in Four Objects

      “The Office in Four Objects” was an FT series last week looking at the changing world of work by way of photos, desks,...

    11. August 21, 2015

      UK social enterprise aims to turn migrants into entrepreneurs

      In Brazil, Felipe Gonçalves was a freelance photographer, buzzing around film sets and taking assignments from glossy...

    12. August 19, 2015

      ‘Bogus’ self-employment deprives workers of their rights

      The Citizens Advice Bureau has warned that “bogus” self-employment is a hidden and growing problem in Britain’s labour...

    13. August 17, 2015

      ‘Boot camp’ strategy aims to crack down on youth unemployment

      Young adults who want to claim unemployment benefits will have to attend a “boot camp” under plans to be set out on...

    14. August 16, 2015

      Wood Group expected to have cut jobs since start of year

      Wood Group is expected to say this week that it cut its headcount by one in 10 in the first half of the year, as the...

    15. August 12, 2015

      Ruthless UK employers trap migrants in ‘modern-day slavery’

      Exploitation of migrant workers by unscrupulous UK employers is on the increase, the government’s anti-slavery...

    16. August 12, 2015

      Jobs figures raise UK productivity hopes as pay climbs solidly

      Jobs growth has stalled in Britain for the second month running, but pay is rising solidly and productivity might...

    17. August 11, 2015

      Corbyn seeks to reintroduce labour ministry

      Jeremy Corbyn wants to resurrect a ministry of labour to deal with workers’ rights in another challenge to the legacy...

    18. August 10, 2015

      Employers are target in effort to curb migrants

      Employers who hire illegal immigrants in care homes, building sites and as cleaners will be “hit from all angles”, a UK...

    19. August 10, 2015

      Students take on more paid employment as living costs rise

      A rising number of university students are taking on paid work to help fund their studies as the costs of tuition and...

    20. August 10, 2015

      Jobs prospects brighten as apprentices fill skills gap

      Job prospects are brightening for Britain’s young people as employers plan to hire more apprentices to deal with skills...

    21. August 9, 2015

      Davies Review shines light on women’s pay

      Britain’s biggest companies are being pressed to address pay inequalities at the very top, as the Davies Review...

    22. August 6, 2015

      Public sector workers’ automatic union fee payments to be stopped

      Britain’s biggest civil service union has threatened to use the courts to fight a government plan to stop public sector...

    23. August 4, 2015

      New ‘gig’ economy spells end to lifetime careers

      The archetypal worker in an advanced economy used to be a man on a production line or a salaryman in a city office — a...

    24. August 4, 2015

      Young people more demanding over salaries as economy recovers

      Young people starting their careers are much more demanding about salaries than they were a few years ago, in a sign...

    25. July 31, 2015

      George Osborne proposes to cap public sector pay-offs at £95,000

      Plans to end six figure severance payments for civil servants will be set out on Friday as George Osborne tries to save...

    26. July 28, 2015

      UK workers staying in jobs for longer, study finds

      People are spending longer in the same job, creating a “promotion blockage” that risks permanently reducing the...

    27. July 26, 2015

      Focus falls on competition to boost UK productivity

      When the government launched its plan to boost Britain’s long-term productivity and growth this month, the most...

    28. July 22, 2015

      UK jobs market strengthens

      Britain’s labour market is strengthening after a brief wobble around the time of the general election, according to a...

    29. July 22, 2015

      Iain Duncan Smith urges companies not to abandon sick staff

      Business chiefs will be urged to stop abandoning sick workers, as Iain Duncan Smith, work and pensions secretary,...

    30. July 21, 2015

      The risks and rewards of George Osborne’s austerity

      George Osborne is pressing ahead with a programme of public spending cuts that has few rivals in the western world. The...

    31. July 16, 2015

      Tata targets 720 job cuts at English steel plants

      More than 700 workers are likely to lose their jobs with Tata Steel because high energy costs and cheap imports have...

    32. July 16, 2015

      Millennial v Boomer: Small is beautiful but big can be better

      Brynne Herbert This week, new figures showed that UK technology start-ups attracted a record amount of venture capital...

    33. July 16, 2015

      In a Blink: how Britons and other Europeans work

      As politicians and business leaders debate the UK’s possible exit from the European Union and Greece’s many problems in...

    34. July 15, 2015

      The UK bears down on workers’ right to strike

      Strikes are seldom popular. Britain’s Conservative government plans to make them less common, by raising sharply the...

    35. July 15, 2015

      Rise in both wages and unemployment puzzles economists

      Unemployment has edged up in the UK for the first time in two years but workers’ wages are rising at a healthy clip, in...

    36. July 14, 2015

      The long wait for equal pay audits is finally over

      Opposition politicians are not usually granted a policy home-run. Yet on Tuesday that is just what Prime Minister David...

    37. July 14, 2015

      How best to protect your employees from internet trolls

      When the England Women’s football team crashed out of the World Cup in July, a swarm of internet trolls took to Twitter...

    38. July 13, 2015

      UK businesses fear looming ‘skills emergency’, says CBI

      More than half of UK businesses fear an imminent “skills emergency” if they cannot access enough highly trained...

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