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      We’re still in the dark about the new world of work

      Last year I interviewed a man called Jimmy whose job was to strip meat from chickens. He worked in a British factory...

    2. February 3, 2016

      Apprentices hit by Bright Future collapse

      A company that received government funding of almost £5m and promised to train large numbers of apprentices has...

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    1. February 2, 2016

      Britain’s heritage renovations revive demand for old skills

      Stephen Graham has become accustomed to the heights but lugging a roll of lead weighing 140kg across a roof, even with...

    2. January 28, 2016

      Companies struggle to fill quarter of skilled jobs vacancies

      Britain’s companies say it has become harder to find skilled workers than at any other time in a decade. About 209,000...

    3. January 26, 2016

      Tragedy of the millennials is they are not entitled enough

      There is a particular sort of press release that always strikes me as strange. People send them to me all the time and...

    4. January 25, 2016

      Port Talbot broken by steel industry in decline

      Luke Keogh, 20, was the third generation of his family to find work at the steelworks in Port Talbot, but the first...

    5. January 20, 2016

      Career Counsel: Have an answer to health problems when talking to chiefs

      I have panic attacks and worry that soon they will be noticed at work. Will telling my line manager be a...

    6. January 20, 2016

      UK unemployment rate falls to lowest level since 2006

      Unemployment in Britain has dropped to its lowest rate in almost a decade but persistently weak pay growth has...

    7. January 19, 2016

      Migration advisers urge ministers to curb flow of skilled workers

      Recommendations to the government for tighter rules to curb the number of skilled migrants coming to work in the UK...

    8. January 18, 2016

      Chinese steel imports push mills to brink of ‘catastrophe’

      Union leaders have warned the government that Britain’s steel industry faces “catastrophe” unless ministers block...

    9. January 18, 2016

      Northern businesses turn gloomy as floodwaters recede

      A north-south divide has opened up in small business confidence after a sharp dip in the north-east, Scotland and...

    10. January 18, 2016

      Pay growth set to slow, but consumers remain on a roll

      A slowdown in UK pay growth is likely to be confirmed this week, as the government launches a campaign to advertise the...

    11. January 17, 2016

      Feedback: office pranks leave younger workers cold

      Lucy Kellaway’s column last week argued that the pranks her generation used to play on each other in the office are...

    12. January 16, 2016

      Corbyn proposes link between dividends and fair pay

      Jeremy Corbyn has stoked a row with business by calling for a ban on companies paying dividends to shareholders unless...

    13. January 14, 2016

      Economists push back timeframe for UK rate rise

      Economists pushed back their forecasts for the timing of the first interest rate rise on Thursday after the Bank of...

    14. January 14, 2016

      NHS fears pension cap will spur exodus

      The NHS is worried that a wave of family doctors, surgeons and other experienced medical professionals could be pushed...

    15. January 14, 2016

      Millennial v Boomer: Cash and equity are perks that work

      More than half of the workforce is made up of millennials and they are the least loyal employees a company can hire....

    16. January 14, 2016

      Career Counsel: Successful apprenticeships allow for two-way conversations

      How do I ensure I am getting the most out of apprentices? Florence Lam, global practice leader in lighting design for...

    17. January 13, 2016

      UK employer group CBI urges changes to apprenticeship levy

      The CBI head has written privately to the business secretary to warn that the apprenticeship levy could impose huge...

    18. January 12, 2016

      What the small print tells us about Uber, Task Rabbit and Upwork

      Much has been written about the “gig economy” and its potential to reshape the world of work, but for my money the most...

    19. January 12, 2016

      Michael Page’s growth rate hit by lethargy over hiring

      UK employers have become “increasingly reluctant” to make hiring decisions according to Michael Page International, the...

    20. January 12, 2016

      Part-time workers trapped in poor jobs, study shows

      More than 1.5m people in Britain are stuck in jobs for which they are overqualified because employers do not advertise...

    21. January 11, 2016

      Manufacturing jobs at risk over national living wage

      Nearly a fifth of Britain’s manufacturers are considering restructuring or reducing their workforce in response to the...

    22. January 8, 2016

      Taxpayers foot rising cost of benefit claimants’ incapacity tests

      The cost of carrying out medical assessments to determine benefit claimants’ fitness for work is rising, and the...

    23. January 8, 2016

      Weak wage growth likely to persist in 2016

      Britain’s recruitment industry has warned wage growth is likely to remain subdued this year, with slower increases in...

    24. January 5, 2016

      Leave robotic jobs to robots and improve humans’ lives

      When it comes to the future of work, nothing inspires more fear or fascination than the idea that robots could supplant...

    25. January 4, 2016

      Chief executives gain a day and plenty more pay, says pressure group

      A pressure group calls it “Fat Cat Tuesday”: by the end of Tuesday the average FTSE 100 chief executive will have made...

    26. January 3, 2016

      Property levies would ease the robot attack on income tax

      The rulers of ancient Rome regarded income tax as a measure to be avoided. A levy on wages would not have raised much,...

    27. January 1, 2016

      UK philanthropist aims to raise £600m to build 100 youth centres

      A nationwide initiative headed by the entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Holroyd is aiming to raise £600m to build...

    28. December 28, 2015

      Wide gap found in minority job prospects in UK

      People from ethnic minority backgrounds have hugely differing success rates in finding employment depending on where...

    29. December 23, 2015

      Steelworkers face uncertainty in UK after a year of trauma

      For Britain’s steel industry, 2015 was a year of trauma. Of the country’s remaining 30,000 steel employees, about 5,000...

    30. December 22, 2015

      Do my colleagues work as hard as they say?

      I work in communications at a large company. The team spends one day in the office and the rest at home or elsewhere,...

    31. December 21, 2015

      Employers’ group warns on rising labour costs

      Britain’s jobs market will start 2016 in good shape but the government’s plans to raise the minimum wage and force...

    32. December 20, 2015

      Older interns need soft skills to comfortably land a new job

      More older people are finding themselves facing a change of career later in their working lives, and some may choose to...

    33. December 20, 2015

      My Dad’s yellowing reports on work could apply today

      I hadn’t dared look at it. Almost 13 years after my father died there was a box of his papers I could not touch. I...

    34. December 18, 2015

      Gulf between workers and chiefs’ pay in Britain ‘at crisis point’

      The widening pay gulf between employees and chief executives in Britain has “reached a crisis point” and must be...

    35. December 16, 2015

      UK unemployment rate falls to 5.2%

      Britain’s unemployment rate has dropped to the joint lowest level in almost a decade, but slower wage growth has given...

    36. December 16, 2015

      Jobs created at fastest rate for 20 years

      Companies added jobs at the fastest rate for at least two decades in 2014-15, almost 700,000 across the UK, according...

    37. December 15, 2015

      Wage growth set to slow next year, think-tank warns

      Pay growth in Britain will slow next year unless productivity rebounds strongly, an independent think-tank has warned....

    38. December 14, 2015

      Raising minimum wage will cost private-sector employers £1bn

      George Osborne’s decision to raise the minimum wage sharply next year will cost private-sector employers about £1bn,...

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