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Jobs & Careers magazine | February 22, 2017

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Rights & Benefits

Doing more than one job: the new norm?

December 10, 2014 |

The number of people doing more than one job is increasing. For some it is the only way to get by in the current financial climate. Others find it gives them greater flexibility and more independence if they adopt … Read More

21st century working

August 5, 2014 |

At the end of June the right to request flexible working was extended to all employees. Previously it only applied to parents and carers. Surveys just before the new legislation came into force suggested many employers were either unaware … Read More

Elder care moves up the work agenda in 2014

December 17, 2013 |

It’s the new year and there’s been a lot in the news about how the elderly are coping through the winter. Many of them are reliant on their families looking after them and elder care is likely to be … Read More

Women, equality, and the workplace

March 27, 2013 |

We’ve come a long way since Emmeline Pankhurst led the fight for equal rights for women. But when it comes to work, there’s still some way to go for the fairer sex to be treated as equals.

The most recent legislation … Read More

Top 5 ways for women to stay ahead

March 21, 2013 |

Keeping your employability up to scratch is critical regardless of your gender, but with equality in the workplace still a way off for the “fairer sex”, here are five ways women can stay ahead in the workforce.

1. Study for an … Read More

Working women: a history

March 8, 2013 |

We may sneer at the image of the forties’ housewife donning her pinny and spending her day cooking and cleaning while her husband goes out to work. However, despite a sharp increase in the number of women in the workplace (a … Read More

7 employment law changes you need to know about

February 13, 2013 |

With the number of employment tribunals having trebled between 2006 and 2011, some would argue it was just a matter of time until radical changes were made to employment laws: for the sake of both employer and employee. And as … Read More

Does equality at home breed equality at work?

October 25, 2012 |

News about the detail of the government’s proposal to allow dads to share parental leave with their partner after the birth of their child has been published in the last few days. If recent reports are true, it seems that … Read More

Can age be a deciding factor when recruiting?

October 9, 2012 |

Whether we like it or not, age discrimination is very much a real issue within the recruitment process – and it’s not only older people who feel their age is a deciding factor, young people are feeling the age strain … Read More

Redundancy rounds: what shall I do?

May 30, 2012 |

Being made redundant is likely to be a stressful and unnerving time for anybody. And in this uncertain economic environment, some employers are finding they have to reduce their workforce to survive. If you are currently at risk of losing … Read More