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    1. January 30, 2015

      Cadbury jobs to go in deal to save Bournville

      Fears for Birmingham‘s role as the UK’s capital of chocolate have melted away with a deal to secure the future of Cadbury’s...

    2. January 30, 2015

      High earners hit hardest in narrowing pay gap

      Pay inequality has lessened in the UK during the past three years because the real wages of highly paid employees have...

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    1. January 29, 2015

      Night at the London nursery that does not close

      It is 6.30pm on Friday night. As millions down their proverbial tools, don their glad rags or slump in front of the...

    2. January 26, 2015

      London council tries to boost wages with tax cut

      A London council is trying a new tactic to persuade more companies to raise workers’ pay: business rates discounts. The...

    3. January 25, 2015

      Case study: Factory worker makes jewellery in spare time

      Einar Parker hardly had a lot of spare hours: his full-time job at a car seat factory in Staffordshire involved working day...

    4. January 25, 2015

      Rise in second jobs makes UK a nation of grafters

      The UK is becoming a nation of grafters. With living standards at their lowest in a decade and real-term wages falling 8 per...

    5. January 21, 2015

      Career Counsel: Polish your image and innovate if you want to reach the board

      I have been working in a senior management position at a technology company for several years. What is the quickest way of...

    6. January 21, 2015

      Jobs record helps ‘lucky town’ Swindon ride out Honda cuts

      Swindon is a company town and until recently the company was Honda. At its peak, the Japanese carmaker employed 5,000 at its...

    7. January 21, 2015

      UK wages grow at fastest rate in 2 years

      The recovery in Britain’s jobs market is at last starting to filter through to workers’ pay packets with wages growing at...

    8. January 20, 2015

      UK’s labour regulations must stay light and easy

      David Cameron calls Britain the “jobs machine” of Europe, and has reiterated a vow to restore full employment. Unlike his...

    9. January 19, 2015

      Ed Miliband accuses PM of ‘empty promises’ on jobs

      Ed Miliband has accused the prime minister of “empty promises” after David Cameron said a Conservative government would aim...

    10. January 19, 2015

      UK economy shows shift to low-skilled jobs, research finds

      Britain’s economy has shifted more towards low-skilled jobs and less towards high-skilled ones compared with other European...

    11. January 15, 2015

      Urgent N Sea oil review ordered as job axe falls on Aberdeen

      The British government has ordered an urgent review of the North Sea oil industry after a collapse in prices that has...

    12. January 14, 2015

      Career Counsel: how to keep staff fit beyond offering a gym membership

      We give gym membership discounts to our employees, but I fear this may be a waste of money as so many new year’s resolutions...

    13. January 14, 2015

      Dust off your CV, now is best time for job quest

      By mid January, new year’s resolutions relating to treadmills and gin and tonics may be cracked, or even broken. But must...

    14. January 13, 2015

      Strong performance by creative industries boosts UK economy

      The UK’s creative industries contributed a record £76.9bn to the UK economy in 2013, according to the latest government...

    15. January 12, 2015

      Employers bullish on graduate jobs

      Britain’s top employers have drawn up their most bullish graduate recruitment plans in a decade in a sign of their growing...

    16. January 9, 2015

      Temporary medical staff see surge in demand

      Demand for nursing and medical temps rose sharply last month in a sign of the strain on the NHS and social care sectors,...

    17. January 8, 2015

      TUC says 250,000 workers paid less than minimum wage

      A quarter of a million UK workers are being paid less than the legal minimum wage, according to an estimate by the Trades...

    18. January 4, 2015

      Feedback on ‘The spies in the cellar’

      Adam Jones observed in his column last week that workplaces are in danger of becoming havens for employers to monitor their...

    19. January 1, 2015

      Annual FT economists’ survey: UK unemployment forecast to fall

      Britain will not run out of scope to create jobs in 2015 and will therefore not reach full employment, a slender majority of...

    20. December 30, 2014

      UK wage growth to remain weak, says CIPD report

      UK wage growth is likely to remain weak for at least another year because employers are finding it easy to recruit and...

    21. December 26, 2014

      Older UK professionals seek new work challenges after pension age

      A fifth of professionals are thinking of starting a whole new career after they retire in a sign of a big shift in Britain’s...

    22. December 22, 2014

      UK employers look set to engage more staff amid pay rise caution

      Employers plan to hire more staff in every region of the UK next year but they are still cautious about pay, with only a...

    23. December 18, 2014

      Two-year limit set on UK worker claims for backdated holiday pay

      Employers’ groups have welcomed the government’s move to put a two-year time limit on claims for backdated holiday pay. Last...

    24. December 17, 2014

      UK wages inch further ahead of inflation

      Wages have inched further ahead of inflation in the UK, signalling that living standards look set to recover after five...

    25. December 15, 2014

      Employers warn against curbs on unpaid interns

      Curbs on unpaid internships will reduce the opportunities available to young people, the CBI, the UK’s biggest business...

    26. December 11, 2014

      Tax credits study reveals scale of low pay in local government

      Local government employees are as likely to receive tax credits to top up their incomes as workers in the retail sector,...

    27. December 10, 2014

      Capgemini’s Christine Hodgson to head careers advice company

      UK employers are being asked to take the lead in a new government-funded careers company that aims to foster links between...

    28. December 10, 2014

      Single parent employment reaches record high in UK

      Single parents were more likely to be in employment than ever before in 2014, according to an analysis published by the...

    29. December 9, 2014

      Big businesses plan UK hiring spree, says ManpowerGroup

      Britain’s large companies plan to accelerate hiring in the new year, according to a survey by recruitment company...

    30. December 3, 2014

      Part-time salaries catching up, but slowly

      The pay of women working part-time in the UK has risen faster than that of men and all those in full-time work. The news...

    31. December 3, 2014

      Review: The Best Place To Work by Ron Friedman

      The Best Place To Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace by Ron Friedman, Penguin Random...

    32. December 1, 2014

      Could staying cool help burn calories?

      Obesity has become a big concern in the workplace, not only because of the personal suffering it causes when it leads to...

    33. December 1, 2014

      Lucy Kellaway v Tyler Brûlé on design’s role in the workplace

      Tyler Brûlé’s perfect workplace At the Monocle offices in London’s Marylebone, a young man sits at a sleek wooden desk, a...

    34. November 25, 2014

      Bigger role for peer-to-peer online economy envisioned in UK

      Using a car parked on the side of the road could soon be as simple as taking the Tube, under proposals from the government’s...

    35. November 25, 2014

      Data reveal slack and stretch in UK workforce

      Are you a dentist in your late 50s in the southwest? There is a good chance you are among the 10 per cent of Britain’s...

    36. November 25, 2014

      Notebook: An American expatriate shares Boris Johnson’s tax pain

      As something of a bleeding-heart leftie, finding myself cheering for Boris Johnson is awkward at best. At worst it has...

    37. November 25, 2014

      How to flirt your way to the top and not into trouble

      Is it acceptable to flirt openly in the office these days? I had thought not. I go out of my way to deal with the women on...

    38. November 25, 2014

      Adversaries urge companies to lift skills spending

      Business and union leaders have urged corporate Britain to spend more on staff training and create better apprenticeships,...

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