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  • Suspected Russian spy pictured with his 'good friend' Boris Johnson
    Business Insider UK26 minutes ago

    Suspected Russian spy pictured with his 'good friend' Boris Johnson

    Foreign secretary pictured meeting Russian 'diplomat' suspected to be intelligence agent. Johnson has also been pictured with another suspected Russia agent. Revelations follow allegations about links between a former Czech spy and the Labour leadership.

  • The head of a Eurozone central bank has been detained in an anti-corruption raid
    Business Insider UK30 minutes ago

    The head of a Eurozone central bank has been detained in an anti-corruption raid

    Latvia's central bank governor Ilmars Rimsevics detained and questioned by anti-corruption police in the Baltic state. Latvia's Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis confirmed that Rimsevics had been detained on Sunday, but gave no more information about the reasons. Rimsevics sits on the European

  • Too Many Pregnant Women Are Experiencing Workplace Discrimination
    HuffPost UK30 minutes ago

    Too Many Pregnant Women Are Experiencing Workplace Discrimination

    Today’s figures from the EHRC show the prevalence of negative attitudes and assumptions about pregnant women, working mums and indeed all women in the workplace.

  • 10 things in tech you need to know today (FB, AMZN, SNAP, TWTR)
    Business Insider UK33 minutes ago

    10 things in tech you need to know today (FB, AMZN, SNAP, TWTR)

    2. A Russian troll factory, among other entities, was found to have a $1.25 million (£890,000) monthly budget to interfere in the 2016 US election. Among the entities are the Internet Research Agency, a known troll factory based in Russia that used bots to spread fake news and sow discord in the US.

  • Signs of pay growth as advertised salaries reach 19-month high
    PA Money News17 days ago

    Signs of pay growth as advertised salaries reach 19-month high

    Salaries have hit a 19-month high of almost £33,000, although the number of vacancies has fallen, a study finds.

  • Why the difficult person at work probably isn’t a psychopath
    Quartz19 days ago

    Why the difficult person at work probably isn’t a psychopath

    As workplaces become increasingly difficult and damaging environments, there are plenty of articles and books on dealing with “psychopaths” among your colleagues. But psychopathy is heavily contested as a diagnostic category. And labelling a coworker a psychopath fails to account for how our workplaces

  • Sky News21 days ago

    New easyJet boss cuts his own salary in equal pay gesture

    The new boss of easyJet has volunteered to have his salary cut to the same level of his female predecessor to show his "personal commitment" to equal pay. Johan Lundgren’s annual starting salary of £740,000 is being reduced to match the £706,000 that was being earned by Dame Carolyn McCall

  • Sky News24 days ago

    Doctors blocked by 'arbitrary' visa rules from taking up NHS jobs

    Fully-qualified foreign doctors are being prevented from taking up NHS jobs because of "arbitrary" visa rules which critics say are exacerbating the crisis in the health service. Sky News has spoken to clinicians, hospital trusts and recruitment agencies frustrated at rules which they say

  • This job ad sums up how men got away with workplace sexism for centuries
    Quartz25 days ago

    This job ad sums up how men got away with workplace sexism for centuries

    A job ad for an executive assistant and investor relations associate, working in financial services, has been doing the rounds over social media for all the wrong reasons. Posted by RMS Recruitment on behalf of a client, the job ad reads like something from the 1950s. Nestled within appropriate requests

  • I became an intern in my 30s—and learned what employers can do to stop exploiting cheap labor
    Quartz26 days ago

    I became an intern in my 30s—and learned what employers can do to stop exploiting cheap labor

    My first internship was almost 15 years ago. Over the course of a decade, I worked my way up from that position to managing teams of 50 or more. Then, pushing 40, I decided to change fields and threw myself to the bottom rung of an entirely new career ladder. When I was in my…

  • Sky News26 days ago

    Youngsters fear for future job prospects

    In a survey of 2,200 youngsters aged between 16 and 25, The Prince's Trust found that job prospects were playing on their minds and hitting their confidence and happiness levels. "By 2024 there will be more than four million too few high-skilled people to take up available jobs and more than

  • Sky Newslast month

    Young parents 'being pushed to breaking point' says survey

    A new survey paints a worrying picture of the pressures on young parents. Of the 2,700 mums and dads who took part in the study published by the charity Working Families, nearly one in five said they had deliberately stalled their careers and more than one in 10 said they had had to rejected a promotion

  • Work With a Jerk? Here’s How To Survive
    Quartzlast month

    Work With a Jerk? Here’s How To Survive

    Odds are you’ve had to work with a difficult or even detestable person. That boss who takes pleasure in calling you on a Sunday to push a deadline up on a major project. The co-worker who never gives you quite enough information to succeed in a team assignment. The continually dissatisfied client who

  • Emojis are making us feel less of the feels
    Quartzlast month

    Emojis are making us feel less of the feels

    Every day we rely on a mix of emojis, emoticons, and gifs in our messages to help our friends and colleagues understand what we’re trying to say—and how we’re trying to say it. We heart and like our way through our feeds, providing support or adding a dash of color to our posts. We tap…

  • Reuters - UK Focuslast month

    UK firms hire permanent staff at fastest rate in 4 months - recruiters

    British companies hired permanent staff last month at the fastest rate since August, pushing up starting salaries, recruiters said on Tuesday. The figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation contrast with the latest official data, which showed a fall in the number of people in work and

  • How to evaluate your next job
    Quartzlast month

    How to evaluate your next job

    With job interviews lasting only a few hours, it is very difficult to know what a new role will be like before you accept a job offer. You must put in some work to get as clear of a picture as possible. Just as your potential employers will evaluate you, I recommend intentionally thinking through…

  • Gender pay gap at 500 large organisations revealed
    Sky Newslast month

    Gender pay gap at 500 large organisations revealed

    The extent of the pay gap between male and female employees at some of the country's biggest firms has been revealed. Government figures show that men are paid nearly 65% more per hour at high street fashion store Phase Eight and nearly 52% more at EasyJet. Thousands more firms, public sector bodies

  • Robots could replace more jobs as living wage rises, says IFS
    Sky News2 months ago

    Robots could replace more jobs as living wage rises, says IFS

    The National Living Wage, which applies to workers aged 25 and over, is set to rise to £7.83 per hour from April from a current rate of £7.50. The IFS said those set to be brought within the minimum wage net in 2020 are more than twice as likely to be in the 10% most "routine" occupations

  • In the wake of Matt Lauer, NBC allegedly wants its employees to snitch on office romance
    Quartz2 months ago

    In the wake of Matt Lauer, NBC allegedly wants its employees to snitch on office romance

    During Matt Lauer’s reign as NBC News’ most powerful man, he allegedly locked female co-workers in his office, summoned them to his hotel rooms, and routinely made offensive comments. Now NBC, which once thought installing secret buttons to lock office doors was a good idea, has gotten religion about

  • Trump hails 'love' as workers net Christmas bonus from looming tax cuts
    2 months ago

    Trump hails 'love' as workers net Christmas bonus from looming tax cuts

    Donald Trump has hailed companies "showering their workers with Christmas bonuses" as a result of his corporate tax reforms. The US President posted a celebratory message on Twitter (Frankfurt: A1W6XZ - news) after big name firms including AT&T (Sao Paolo: ATTB34.SA - news) and Comcast

  • Trump sees 'love' as workers net Xmas bonus from looming tax cuts
    Sky News2 months ago

    Trump sees 'love' as workers net Xmas bonus from looming tax cuts

    Donald Trump has hailed companies "showering their workers with Christmas bonuses" as a result of his corporate tax reforms. The US President took to Twitter (Frankfurt: A1W6XZ - news) in celebration after big name firms including AT&T (Sao Paolo: ATTB34.SA - news) and Comcast (Swiss: CMCSA.SW

  • Borrowing fall delivers Christmas cheer for Chancellor Philip Hammond
    Sky News2 months ago

    Borrowing fall delivers Christmas cheer for Chancellor Philip Hammond

    Philip Hammond has received a small dose of Christmas cheer after official figures showed public borrowing edged lower last month. The Chancellor remains broadly on track to deliver his annual fiscal target after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said borrowing fell by £200m to £8.7bn - beating

  • Borrowing fall delivers Christmas cheer for Hammond
    Sky News2 months ago

    Borrowing fall delivers Christmas cheer for Hammond

    Philip Hammond has received a small dose of Christmas cheer after official figures showed public borrowing edged lower last month. The Chancellor remains broadly on track to deliver his annual fiscal target after the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said borrowing fell by £200m to £8.7bn - beating

  • The mostly great year in US jobs, in five charts and a map
    Quartz2 months ago

    The mostly great year in US jobs, in five charts and a map

    In a year of nuclear threats, #MeToo, and an all too House of Cards-like White House, the US job market hummed along nicely. Jobs were plentiful, as the post-financial crisis recovery continued apace. Taking a step back, these were the year’s biggest jobs stories. 1️⃣ The Obama job boom continued under

  • Research suggests friends are how we survive work
    Quartz2 months ago

    Research suggests friends are how we survive work

    What motivates you to come to work? At times it may be money, a sense of progress, or the opportunity to contribute to society. But when it’s a rainy Friday morning and we’re low on sleep, research suggests our real motivation isn’t a what, it’s a who. Here are the five types of colleagues that…

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