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Sarah O’Connor is an investigations correspondent for the Financial Times. She also writes a fortnightly column for the opinion section on the world of work.
She joined the FT in 2007 and has covered the US economy from Washington DC, the UK economy from London and the financial crisis from Iceland.
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Fewer jobless and less migration making vacancies harder to fill, survey shows
Stepping off the hamster wheel occasionally can boost stamina
Monetary Policy Committee unanimous in backing rise in interest rates to 0.75% from 0.5%
Don’t let changing tastes obscure the unfair economic blows our generation has taken
Higher wages are not the only, nor the most important, consequence of full employment
Sarah O’Connor’s top reads this week: is WeWork worth $20bn, do bankers earn their pay, and is it ‘you’re’ or ‘your’?
Being on even a more attractive floor is tough if you believe you cannot climb off
British migration policy puts too much emphasis on money instead of human capital
When suppliers have few options, employees have fewer still
In parts of Leicester, workers are paid as little as £3.50 an hour. Why is no one being held responsible?
Use of agency staff shifts the downturn risk on to newer, younger employees
In the gig economy the relationship between employer and employee is fraying
The big ideas and themes of the 21st century explored by Financial Times columnists to shed light on our changing world
Ratings may be unreliable, but making them portable will improve labour mobility
Housing costs are forcing essential workers to live far from jobs in the centre
Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, has been touring some of the poorest parts of the UK and he spoke to Sarah O'Connor about what he found
Employers puzzled by the gender pay gap should be asking different questions
Stagnant wages and rising house prices hit disposable income levels
Fears about low wages, home ownership and costly degrees are paralysing young people
It was a chance to tackle flaws in the flexible-labour market — but she did not take it
We are constantly bombarded by statistical claims but how do we know when they're true and when they're fake news? Economist Tim Harford offers a short guide in conversation with the FT's Sarah O'Connor
In the quest for more efficiency, companies should be wary of losing the human touch
A local economy that loses its main industry does not magically create ‘safer’ jobs
From leadership to technology to banking, FT writers on the global forces that will shape working lives