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Productivity in the UK economy is worryingly low, and many solutions for resolving it have been put forward. One of the strangest was published recently in an advertorial in a major newspaper. The company advertising claimed that improving happiness at work would lead to greater productivity- which is almost certainly true. What was strange was the way Read more…

A Clean Bill of Health: Workplace Health Checks A clean bill of health can make all the difference to how effectively people operate in the workplace. If staff aren’t properly looked after,  this could potentially result in more absences, less productivity and seriously low levels of job satisfaction.

What are apprenticeships? An apprenticeship is a combination of practical training and paid work which allows students to learn a focused set of skills while gaining essential experience in a working environment. They will work alongside more experienced, skilled colleagues to develop practical ‘on the job’ knowledge that can be transferred directly into their chosen career. One Read more…

As of November 2015, the number of young people in the United Kingdom not in education, employment or training stood at 848,000. Commonly referred to as ‘NEETs’, this huge section of society aged 16-24 (the Scottish government limits its NEET classification to those aged 16-19) is a desperate social and economic problem. BBC News in 2005 reported Read more…

work

In the world of work, some places are happier to work than others Northern Ireland and Yorkshire are home to the UK’s happiest working professionals, reveals new research published by London School of Business and Finance (LSBF). LSBF’s Careers Report details information illustrating how happy people are in their careers throughout the UK. Surveying over 1000 participants Read more…

youth unemployment

The governments of the G20 nations have pledged to take steps to reduce youth unemployment. It is a serious problem and one which needs to be addressed. But the solutions to youth unemployment need to be considered properly, because ineffective measures are likely to cause more harm than good.

oil industry

With oil prices hovering around historic lows, and showing little prospect of improvement, the industry is already in a process of contraction. The world is producing too much oil for its needs and new supplies from fracking in the USA are adding to the glut. The UK oilfields in the North Sea have been a shadow of Read more…

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