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    1. April 26, 2015

      Feedback: Lucy Kellaway’s 30-year work celebration

      Lucy Kellaway celebrated her 30th anniversary at the FT last week, noting that the trend was to view such long service as a...

    2. April 23, 2015

      Should you accept a great job offer with a terrible boss?

      I have received an excellent job offer, but have been warned that my manager has a terrible reputation. Should I take heed...

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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. April 23, 2015

      Women are retiring on far less income than men

      Women still retire on much less income than men. But the gap has narrowed since its significant increase following the 2008...

    2. April 22, 2015

      UK food banks used record 1m times in year

      The news that food banks were visited a record million times last year has turned a spotlight on the nature of Britain’s...

    3. April 20, 2015

      Office desk follows job for life into oblivion

      The office job for life has all but disappeared: now the permanent desk may be going the same way. A company that helps...

    4. April 20, 2015

      UK’s productivity gap has grown under coalition government

      “We literally cannot afford to go on like this,” was the stark warning from the UK coalition government four years ago in...

    5. April 19, 2015

      Professional services at heart of UK productivity problem

      Lawyers, accountants and management consultants lie at the heart of the UK’s productivity problem, explaining almost a...

    6. April 19, 2015

      Weighing up four theories on the UK’s productivity gap

      Theories abound over the causes of the UK’s slump in productivity since the financial crisis; here are four explanations. It...

    7. April 19, 2015

      Solving productivity puzzle is key to government finances

      Britain’s advanced economy and comfortable living standards have been built on productivity growth. Ever since the...

    8. April 19, 2015

      Umbrella agencies cash in on temporary workers

      When a teaching assistant opened his first payslip from a new job in an east London secondary school, he had an unpleasant...

    9. April 19, 2015

      Government rolls out new school careers guidance scheme

      Nicky Morgan came under heavy fire from MPs in January over the coalition government’s inadequate careers service provision...

    10. April 17, 2015

      Unemployment falls to seven-year low

      Britain’s employment rate has climbed to a fresh record while joblessness is the lowest for almost seven years, a boon for...

    11. April 17, 2015

      Labour promises clamp on unpaid internships

      Ed Miliband will promise on Friday that a Labour government would ban companies from offering unpaid internships of longer...

    12. April 16, 2015

      Wm Morrison recruits 5,000 staff but cuts 720 in head office

      British supermarket chain Wm Morrison is hiring 5,000 shop floor staff to improve service and open more checkouts, even as...

    13. April 16, 2015

      Limitless work divides generations

      Patty Mc­Cord, otherwise known as the anti-HR HR mind, is the person behind Netflix’s revolutionary Culture Deck, which...

    14. April 16, 2015

      Body language mistakes in interviews

    15. April 13, 2015

      Business activity jumps in England and Wales

      Business activity in England is rising at its fastest rate for seven months and in Wales is at its highest since July 2014,...

    16. April 10, 2015

      The faintly feudal life of a creative worker

      Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, wants to wipe out zero-hours contracts, which might demand that workers are available but...

    17. April 10, 2015

      UK salaries rising for skills in short supply

      After six years of falling real wages, data published on Friday suggest that advertised salaries are rising quickly in the...

    18. April 9, 2015

      Cameron harks back to Big Society with voluntary work proposal

      David Cameron is set to divide business leaders on Friday by proposing a law that would give their staff the right to three...

    19. April 3, 2015

      Affordability is key to UK’s policy on shared parental leave

      Britain’s shared parental leave policy begins on Sunday with high hopes in the government it will have a significant effect...

    20. April 1, 2015

      Labour’s charm offensive in the City fizzles out

      Ed Miliband’s long awaited charm offensive in the City of London barely lasted a day. After attempting to woo business...

    21. April 1, 2015

      Ed Miliband’s flawed swipe at zero-hours contracts

      Flexible labour markets have been good for the UK. Fears that the recession would leave three million unemployed proved...

    22. April 1, 2015

      UK productivity weakness worsening, says ONS

      Britain’s workers became less productive in the final quarter of 2014, highlighting a significant weakness that has dogged...

    23. March 31, 2015

      Ed Miliband to clamp down on zero-hours contracts

      Ed Miliband will announce plans on Wednesday in effect outlawing most zero-hours contracts, in a toughening of Labour policy...

    24. March 30, 2015

      Some welcome trends on UK immigration

      As the UK general election campaign moves into a higher gear, many Britons will want their politicians to engage in honest...

    25. March 30, 2015

      City jobs lost in spite of upbeat outlook

      The number of jobs in the UK’s financial services industry has continued to fall in spite of rising levels of optimism....

    26. March 29, 2015

      Insecure jobs and unpredictable hours on rise among CAB clients

      The Citizens Advice Bureau says an increasing number of its clients have insecure jobs with unpredictable hours, causing...

    27. March 27, 2015

      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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. March 19, 2015

      Female non-executives in FTSE100 companies

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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