Career Advice http://www.careappointments.co.uk Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:31:07 +0100 en-gb Workers feel pressure to be available out of hours on mobiles or email http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42475-workers-feel-pressure-to-be-available-out-of-hours-on-mobiles-or-email http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42475-workers-feel-pressure-to-be-available-out-of-hours-on-mobiles-or-email Workers feel pressure to be available out of hours on mobiles or email
Firms are failing to tackle the "always on" culture in the workplace despite the impact of modern communications on their staff, new research reveals. A study showed that workers felt under pressure to make themselves available in the evening and weekends by mobile phone or email and to respond quickly…
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Career Advice Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:20:02 +0100
Low-paid young parents penalised for flexible work requests, TUC warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42371-low-paid-young-parents-penalised-for-flexible-work-requests-tuc-warns http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42371-low-paid-young-parents-penalised-for-flexible-work-requests-tuc-warns Low-paid young parents penalised for flexible work requests, TUC warns
Two out of five low-paid young parents who ask for flexible work arrangements are "penalised" with fewer hours, worse shifts and even losing their job, a new report says. A survey of 1,000 young mums and dads by the TUC found that more than half of those working in low-paid…
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Career Advice Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:45:45 +0100
Low paid jobseekers warned to be aware of rogue employers and fake work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42169-low-paid-jobseekers-warned-to-be-aware-of-rogue-employers-and-fake-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/42169-low-paid-jobseekers-warned-to-be-aware-of-rogue-employers-and-fake-work Low paid jobseekers warned to be aware of rogue employers and fake work
Low-paid jobseekers are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by being duped into applying for fake work, it has been revealed. The Government urged recruitment firms to do more to tackle the "rapidly growing" problem of job scams, saying victims are losing up to £500 by paying up-front costs.…
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Career Advice Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:07:20 +0100
Relax and be yourself - Authenticity key to landing a new job http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41997-university-college-london http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41997-university-college-london Relax and be yourself - Authenticity key to landing a new job
At job interviews, relax and be yourself – if you’re good, being yourself may be the best way to secure a job offer, according to a new study involving University College London (UCL) researchers. Published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the study by UCL, Bocconi University, Hong Kong Polytechnic…
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Career Advice Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:57:41 +0100
One in five employers decides on job candidate after one minute, study finds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41942-one-in-five-employers-decides-on-job-candidate-after-one-minute-study-finds http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41942-one-in-five-employers-decides-on-job-candidate-after-one-minute-study-finds One in five employers decides on job candidate after one minute, study finds
One in five employers makes up their mind on a candidate just one minute after meeting them at a job interview, a study finds. Jobs site totaljobs said its research shows the importance of first impressions. Two out of five of 150 employers surveyed said they make a decision on…
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Career Advice Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:51:30 +0100
Career Advice: Use your holiday to plan your next move http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/141-career-advice-use-your-holiday-to-plan-your-next-move http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/141-career-advice-use-your-holiday-to-plan-your-next-move Career Advice: Use your holiday to plan your next move
For many of us, holidays are a time to think about improving our lives and often one of the areas in which we are most dissatisfied is work. However, simply making a resolution to leave a job, train for a new career or set up a business isn’t enough. If…
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Career Advice Thu, 08 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0100
One in 10 nursing and healthcare jobs remaining unfilled for 90 days http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41804-one-in-10-nursing-and-healthcare-jobs-remaining-unfilled-for-90-days http://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/41804-one-in-10-nursing-and-healthcare-jobs-remaining-unfilled-for-90-days One in 10 nursing and healthcare jobs remaining unfilled for 90 days
Vacancies for jobs including scientists, nurses and other healthcare workers are lying unfilled for months, highlighting the shortage of skilled staff in the UK, a report reveals. Research by jobs site Adzuna found that a fifth of science jobs and one in 10 healthcare and nursing vacancies remain on offer…
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England Thu, 18 May 2017 07:50:28 +0100
Workers unaware of holiday rights because of employer 'dirty tactics' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41733-workers-unaware-of-holiday-rights-because-of-employer-dirty-tactics http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41733-workers-unaware-of-holiday-rights-because-of-employer-dirty-tactics Workers unaware of holiday rights because of employer 'dirty tactics'
Half of workers on zero hours contracts and two in five on temporary contracts wrongly believe they are not entitled to paid holidays, a report reveals. A study by Citizens Advice found some employers were misleading workers about holiday entitlement due to bosses' ignorance, but others were deliberately flouting the…
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Career Advice Mon, 08 May 2017 08:02:31 +0100
Men 'more likely to ask for a pay rise and promotion' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41628-men-more-likely-to-ask-for-a-pay-rise-and-promotion http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41628-men-more-likely-to-ask-for-a-pay-rise-and-promotion Men 'more likely to ask for a pay rise and promotion'
One in three workers will press their boss for a pay rise and promotion this year, with men more likely to ask, a new study shows. A survey of 700 adults found that women were more likely to be happy to stay in the same job without more pay or…
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Career Advice Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:30:22 +0100
Most workers would not discuss a mental health problem with their manager http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41548-most-workers-would-not-discuss-a-mental-health-problem-with-their-manager http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41548-most-workers-would-not-discuss-a-mental-health-problem-with-their-manager Most workers would not discuss a mental health problem with their manager
Employees feel as though they cannot talk about mental health problems in the workplace, a new poll suggests. Three-quarters of people said they would not be likely to seek support from their manager if they were experiencing a mental health problem, according to a poll from the mental health charity…
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Career Advice Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:45:45 +0100
Oxfam rated by staff as top not-for-profit employer http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41527-oxfam-rated-by-staff-as-top-not-for-profit-employer http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41527-oxfam-rated-by-staff-as-top-not-for-profit-employer Oxfam rated by staff as top not-for-profit employer
Oxfam has come top of a list of the best not-for-profit employers, as rated by its staff. The charity scored consistently highly in categories including work-life balance, job security, pay and culture. Charities and the armed forces dominated the top 20 organisations listed by jobs site Indeed. Citizens Advice was…
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Career Advice Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:24:29 +0000
More care workers being denied guaranteed hours or basic employment rights http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41262-more-care-workers-being-denied-guaranteed-hours-or-basic-employment-rights http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41262-more-care-workers-being-denied-guaranteed-hours-or-basic-employment-rights More care workers being denied guaranteed hours or basic employment rights
The number of workers without guaranteed hours or basic employment rights has soared by more than 660,000 in the past five years, a study reveals. The TUC said its research showed those affected by the jump in so-called insecure work included waiters, care workers and education staff. The rise of…
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Career Advice Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:42:41 +0000
'Zero tolerance' of discrimination against expectant or new mothers at work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41205-zero-tolerance-of-discrimination-against-expectant-or-new-mothers-at-work http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41205-zero-tolerance-of-discrimination-against-expectant-or-new-mothers-at-work 'Zero tolerance' of discrimination against expectant or new mothers at work
Pregnant women and new mothers could be given greater protection from being sacked under Government plans. Business minister Margot James said there would be "zero tolerance" of discrimination against expectant or new mothers in the workplace. The Government will consult on options to make sure there are sufficient protections against…
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Career Advice Fri, 27 Jan 2017 03:34:05 +0000
Sexist dress codes 'force women to go blonde and wear revealing outfits' http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41204-sexist-dress-codes-force-women-to-go-blonde-and-wear-revealing-outfits http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41204-sexist-dress-codes-force-women-to-go-blonde-and-wear-revealing-outfits Sexist dress codes 'force women to go blonde and wear revealing outfits'
Women workers have been told to dye their hair blonde, wear revealing outfits and constantly reapply make-up, a study into workplace dress codes has found. The "troubling" experiences suffered by female staff were unearthed by a parliamentary report into the case of a woman sacked for not wearing high heels.…
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Career Advice Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:28:29 +0000
Report finds job vacancies increasing despite Brexit uncertainty http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41158-report-finds-job-vacancies-increasing-despite-brexit-uncertainty http://www.careappointments.co.uk/career-clinic/new-career-advice/item/41158-report-finds-job-vacancies-increasing-despite-brexit-uncertainty Report finds job vacancies increasing despite Brexit uncertainty
Job vacancies are increasing despite continued uncertainty over what will happen to the economy when the UK leaves the European Union, according to a report. Recruitment firm Reed said 110,000 jobs have been posted on its website so far this year, 16% up on the same period in 2016. The…
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Career Advice Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:31:42 +0000