The introduction of a national minimum wage in the UK in 1999 is widely thought to have brought about massive improvements in the fortunes of many people at the lower end of the pay scale.
According to a wide-ranging report compiled by the British government's official statistical compiler, the Office for National Statistics, it has contributed to workers who started their careers during that decade being paid an average of 40 per cent more than someone who took their first job in the…Continue
Added by Jade Hadden on July 17, 2014 at 3:31am — No Comments
I want to start this post by saying that I’m so proud and excited about the response to my first post – Coming Out At Work. It’s really cool to know there are so many people who recognize that…Continue
Trace – Guide to Flexible Working changes
From the 30th June 2014 every employee has the statutory right to request flexible working after 26 weeks of continuous service.
What does this mean?
- Pre 30th June the right to request flexible working only applied to the parents of children under the age of 17 or 18 in the case of parents with disabled children or those caring for an adult. Now any eligible employee can…Continue
Added by Andy Lee on July 6, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
The big “secret” you have to reveal to everyone you meet. But they can look at you and tell, right? Not necessarily. Well, at least I can say I used…Continue
Tomorrow is a day of celebration for me...I was declared "cancer free" on May 1, 2012. My battle with cancer has had a profound impact on me personally and has changed me in many ways. Some in my behaviors, but mostly in my motivations and drivers.
To give you a brief history, I was diagnosed with…Continue
Baby boomers, those born between Jan 1, 1946 and Dec 31st, 1964, have started to retire a couple of years ago. Sounds crazy? Well just add 65 to 1946 and presto…it’s 2011. Everyday more than 10,000 baby boomers will…Continue
Added by Vera Gavizon on March 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments
In his work life, the average worker will change career between 3 and 7 times: that is not counting the number of times he or she will change jobs within the same career trend. Is this due to a generational trait, where workers put a high value on new opportunities, variety (Flexible jobs) or is it the result of the evolution of companies’ needs following globalization? Are those two as conflicting as they may seem at first glance?
Right now, doing a simple Google search about…Continue
Added by Vera Gavizon on February 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
We’ve all heard the bad news about the state of today’s workplace. Years of economic recession,…Continue
It is clear that the industry of flexible work is on the rise. Revenues of temp agencies for placing temporary and contract workers was $104.8 billion in 2012, up from $98.3 billion in 2011 based on …Continue
Distraction at work is hardly new, but as screens multiply and bosses push employees to do more with less, companies say it’s epidemic and is hurting their business. In order to evaluate the seriousness of this problem in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA…Continue
Winning Formalized Internship Programs
These methods are based on organization's goal is to convert interns to full-time hires and is therefore paying its interns.
Unpaid internships present a number of problems for organizations focused on intern conversion.
Rich Peterson firmly believes, if you follow these simple rules, you will Hit a Home Run.
1. Furnish interns with real work assignments:
Furnishing interns with…Continue
Added by Richard Peterson on October 15, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
When I was growing up as something of a surly youth way back when, I had my own idea of what I wanted and what the world owed me. But, I soon found out that in order to get on in life, and in work, you need a degree of flexibility rather than a set of immovable expectations around which employers need to lightly tread. The difference is of course, back then we…Continue
Added by Alasdair Murray on September 16, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
given the context how would you treat sexual harassment ?? ... motives ...behind ..motives?
Added by Ravi on September 9, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments
Two years ago this week, I was laying in my hospital bed after undergoing surgery. I had gone in to remove a single, small mass on my small intestine. This was supposed to be an easy laparoscopic surgery with a quick recovery. However, when I woke up in the recovery room, I could tell it had been a much bigger surgery than anticipated.
As my eyes were just starting to open, I could tell that…Continue
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger Andrew Schrage.
With the emerging influence of technology and automation in the workplace, it's still…Continue
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I've been thinking a lot lately about what I do, what value I add and how as a headhunter I make money. Of course one could argue it's a fairly simple model, sell a retained piece of work, find an employee, get…Continue
Added by Chris Grove on April 11, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
Oh, c’mon! Go ahead! Take a crack at it! It’s really not that intimidating. A couple tweets here, a couple tweets there; aContinue
Hard work is a competitive advantage. Most people believe that technology is the secret that will give them leverage in their careers. But it’s not. It’s about planting seeds, tending them, putting in the time, and doing the work. There is no way around that. Think of it like relationships. We would like to think that we can call someone a ‘friend’ by linking to them on a social media site. But friendships, authentic and meaningful ones, take time to build. They take work, just like one’s…Continue