Dealing With Long Working Hours

People who are inclined to work longer hours than most tend to do so for a number of reasons. Some have little choice; their employer’s needs may dictate that they are required to put in more time and providing it’s within the terms and conditions of an Employee’s Contract and conforms to the EU’s Working […]

Can my Employer Fire Me?

If your employer threatens to fire you, it can be a very worrying time. Often this is can be just a threat with no legal basis. However there are situations in which you can be immediately dismissed (for gross misconduct). Below we will consider the situations in which you can or cannot be dismissed. Working […]

How to Impress in Your New Job

You’ve passed the assessment centre impressed at interview and then received the incredible news that you have been offered the job. Good news! Justifying Your Employer’s Selection It can be such a welcoming surprise to be selected for a job that it’s easy to forget that this is just the beginning. The hard part starts […]

Probationary Period

Because many companies spend thousands of pounds a year on recruitment and training they need to ensure that they get the right person for the job and whilst assessment tests and interviews will give them a very good idea in terms of assessing the most suitable candidate, they can never really be entirely certain that […]

Learning New Skills

Many people choose to go to work and earn money as opposed to opting for further full-time education and there are many valid reasons to choose either path. For those who place education first on their list of priorities they see a full-time commitment to pursuing additional qualifications as their best opportunity to ultimately find […]

My Experiences of Sexual Harassment: A Case Study

After years at home, Joyce Foyle, aged 52, wanted to return to work following the death of her husband. Joyce saw a job advertised in a supermarket, so she decided to apply. The Interview “Just one man interviewed me – I’ll refer to him as Mr Andrews, although that wasn’t his real name. At the […]

Coping With Redundancy

When you first find out that you are going to be made redundant, it’s not uncommon to experience a number of emotions. You might feel shock and fear as to what’s going to happen to you. You’ll feel loss and perhaps start doubting your self-worth. You might be angry and ask “Why me?” These are […]