Employment

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Work-Life Week is here, how should we mark it in 2020?

THIS is National Work-Life Week — and it sure picked its moment to arrive. With a topsy-turvy world of remote working, overseas escapes, sackings and...
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Burnout is coming to get us — WHO has taken note

THE WORLD Health Organisation has officially recognised burnout as a major health risk, and not a moment too soon for some stressed workers. While furloughed...
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Second helping of aid for the UK’s self-employed

SELF-EMPLOYED people whose income has been hit by coronavirus can apply for a second support grant from the UK government. The first was launched in...
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Slackers! Back to work! And switch off that Netflix series!

EIGHT out of 10 Brits are working from home, but it has come to light that not all of them have their noses to...

UK faces ‘productivity collapse’ as remote workers admit they do less

BRITAIN’S economy is on the brink of a productivity collapse, with homebound workers admitting they get away with an average of two hours and...
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Employers welcome UK government decision to extend furlough scheme

By Hal Williams A DECISION to extend the British government’s furlough programme has been met with relief by UK employers. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi...
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Grim UN report shows half-a-billion people struggling to find work

ALMOST half-a-billion people around the world battle to find sufficient paid work, a UN report on employment and social trends shows. The World Employment and Social...
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Employment on the rise in UK with more women finding work

THE UK's unemployment rate is at its lowest level in nearly 45 years, holding a steady 3.8 percent in the three months to October. Figures...
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Do dole payments really prolong unemployment? Google knows!

Most of us have come to rely on Google to answer… well, pretty much anything. Now economists are thanking Google for helping to answer...
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Of tats, ties and corporate expectation: are we what we wear?

Workplace dress codes are changing… so what are the new rules? BV’s HEATHER LEAH SMITH slips into something comfortable MODERN business attire is undergoing a...