Careers

What I wish I could tell my boss: 'You saved my life when I was suicidal'

The teacher: I am now a manager myself, and I never forget that a boss has the ability to change livesTo say I was feeling low would be an understatement. A dramatic and unforeseen turn of events transformed my happy life into a...

Shift work: how to stay healthy while working round the clock

From eating well to finding time for exercise and a social life, here are some tips to survive the slogShift work: it’s complicated. Are you “working” when you’re asleep but at work? Should you be paid for being on call when you...

Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society

Legal body responds to concerns over ‘gig economy’ firms such as Uber and Deliveroo amid slide in tribunal casesGovernment-backed inspectors should be able to investigate companies and entire industries to prevent unscrupulous...

Grenfell Tower tenants will not be subject to benefit sanctions

Department for Work and Pensions instructs local job centre to be ‘as flexible as possible’ with those affected by fireNormal job centre rules – including financial sanctions routinely issued to claimants who miss appointments...

Six Reasons Horrible Bosses Are A Blessing in Disguise

If you dread going into work each morning, remember that your current situation is just a stepping stone to something better.

Worry less about robots and more about sweatshops | Sonia Sodha

Technology enables employers to erode our autonomy, and lax laws let exploitation thriveThe biggest threat to our jobs is the rise of the robots, or so we’re told by report after report. And so an idea has taken root in our...

College Graduates: How to Stand Out to Job Recruiters

The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today's answer to the question, "...

In the Age of Automation, Where Will Workers Fit Into the Future of Manufacturing?

Rather than continue the collective hand-wringing when the topic of jobs and automation comes up, it’s time to begin intelligently preparing for a future that is steadily arriving.

Pay squeeze intensifies as wages growth falls further behind inflation

ONS data signals further decline in living standards for UK households as unemployment rate stays at 42-year lowBritain is experiencing a rapid decline in living standards with the biggest squeeze in workers’ pay since 2014,...

Women face pay gap just one year after graduation

Government figures say men more likely to have higher pay than women who graduated in the same subjects in the same year Women face a pay gap as early as their first year after university that widens as time passes, according to...

UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth

Manufacturers are most optimistic about recruiting but public sector looking to cut jobs, ManpowerGroup poll findsEmployers in Britain are planning to take on new workers over coming months despite looming Brexit negotiations and...

Like to make music? Turn your tunes into an income stream

Meet the stock music composers who can make up to £30,000 a year by writing and selling the soundtracks to our digital livesMost people know you can earn money from posting videos and images on the likes of YouTube and Instagram...

‘A person who lies once is capable of lying again’ – our work expert responds

Our careers expert – and you the readers – help someone whose colleague refuses help, and an job seeker embarrassed by their short stint in the policeI work in a small team for a large professional services company and have a...

The top 5 most over-the-top employee benefits from tech companies

I’ve seen my fair share of company benefits after 10+ years recruiting for tech companies. Tech Startups in San Francisco are known for having extensive benefits from daily lunches to paid gym memberships or free monthly massages...