Parental leave and the economy

The coalition government are rolling out a new legislation that awards one year’s paternity leave to fathers, if the baby’s mother returns to work. At the moment, a mother can only transfer her maternity leave entitlement to the stay-at-home-dad after six months. She is entitled to 90% of her earnings for the six weeks after the birth, then either £135.45 …

Breaking the silence: sexual harassment at work

The recent news coverage on the alleged Jimmy Saville abuse scandals reveals an equally shocking truth: the cover-up of sexual harassment towards women in the workplace. Television and Broadcasting were tough industries for women to break into during the 70s and 80s. More than a handful are now coming forward with their stories of how they were expected to put …

Returning to work after maternity leave

One of the most common anxieties that new mothers have about returning to work after a long period of maternity leave is that they feel they have lost their skills and are no longer employable. Caring for a baby can be isolating; for some mothers they have more contact with other parents than anyone else. And that period of maternity …

Job Scams – Don’t Fall For Them!

In our online focused world, it can sometimes be hard to tell genuine job postings from the scams. However, whilst it is difficult to tell the difference, there are always warning signs that people should lookout for. So keep your mind sharp, eyes peeled and don’t get caught out. Earn money in a hurry, no skills/experience necessary Even if you …

How to select the right school for your personal development

Yesterday a twitter follower asked me for a recommendation for a course to do Visual Effects & Motion Graphics. However, unfortunately it is not that simple to select the right course. The biggest factor in your personal development is to understand why you want to do a specific course. Here are some reasons – Get access to a specific job; …

Exercise at Work [Infographic]

People are spending more time working at desks, and it’s becoming more common for people to experience problems with: backs, necks, often getting RSI (repetitive strain injury). It is also getting a lot harder to find time to visit the gym and maintain a healthy lifestyle, so conditions such as heart disease are also on the rise. With 20% of …

Future Studies

With an ever increasing number of people competing for the same number of jobs, it is even more important that candidates put a lot more thought into their future careers, whether they are 18, 23, 30 or over 40 years old. So, if you want to be successful in your career, then you’ve got to plan ahead. For instance, if …

Age Discrimination At Work

Age discrimination used to be a problem and maybe sometimes it still is. For some people, when they are rejected for a role, it can feel like they are seen as being too old for the job but most of the time it is not the age that is a problem but the job match that is causing the rejection. …

Tips For Keeping Positive Whilst You Are Unemployed

It can be incredibly easy to be emotionally destructive when you are unemployed and have been in that situation for a while. The longer it takes to get a new role can be so frustrating that you often take it out on family or friends and you can become very focused on negative thoughts such as: I’ll never get a …

What To Do If Your Company Has Gone Into Administration

If you’re in the unfortunate position of learning that your employer is about to go into administration then chances are you’re feeling anxious and worried. In times such as these it is important not to panic and jump ship into another job which may well not be suitable or as rewarding as your previous job. You’re better off staying put …