Let's get it straight - there isn't an answer that applies to everyone. It depends...
Top five tips on managing a successful career change.
Nearly half of working parents (44 per cent) in the UK are reliant upon their own parents to help with childcare.
CIPD forecasts unemployment will peak at close to 3 million by 2012 as a result of the coalition government's deficit reduction measures.
Recent research from the Globalisation and Economic Policy Centre (GEP) at
the University of Nottingham found that small businesses employing less than 100 workers account for 65 per cent of
new British jobs created in an average year.
With ICT being one of the most successful business sectors in Northern Ireland,
new sources of information will help people with computing ambitions
find out more about career paths.
What is it really like to be a television producer or a master brewer? Is life as a
ship's pilot exciting and carefree or lonely and cold? Does a helicopter pilot have
a better life than a glass blower? Can a flat packed furniture fetish earn you your keep?
What is it really like to be an architect or a chimney sweep? Is working as a life
model sexy and glamorous or cold and boring? How does an embalmer cope with preserving
her own relatives? And do chartered accountants secretly have it sussed?
Latest UK Labour Market Statistics including unemployment figures
Some of the worst unemployment rates are to be found
in areas within prosperous cities and regions, particularly London.
The belief that small companies poach trained staff from large businesses
is a myth.
A culture fit tool has the potential to
make job seekers more savvy while also providing a smaller, "better fitting" applicant
pool for organizations.
A Job Centre in Bolton demanded that "friendly" be removed from a job ad on
the basis that it discriminates against the unfriendly - "enthusiastic" and
"motivated" have also been victims of similar bans.
Society is becoming more and more
style-obsessed and this is reflected by a growing trend among UK companies to opt for staff who
reflect their company image.
Superhero, trapeze artist, goddess, astronaut and slave are just
some of jobs people have looked for online, according to an analysis of 6 million career searches made on Fish4jobs.
An annual survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) finds
that the cost and rate of staff turnover is at record levels.
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