Work and career

  • Getting Sacked - Know Your Rights

    Getting Sacked – Know Your Rights

    If you face being sacked from your job then you need to know your rights. While you deal with the financial and emotional trauma of being fired, it’s important to know where you stand. Dismissal Employers are obliged to give you a valid reason for your dismissal and act reasonably under the circumstances. They must

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    Holiday entitlements at work

    Holiday entitlements at work

    All full and part-time workers with a standard employment contract have a statutory right to a minimum amount of paid time off for holidays. Here is what you need to know to make sure you’re getting what’s due to you: The Basics The basic holiday entitlement is 5.6 weeks of paid annual leave. If you

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    Could I Be An Entrepreneur

    Could I Be An Entrepreneur

    The term ‘Entrepreneur’ often makes us think of uber-rich and successful business folk, who have built up their businesses from scratch through blood, sweat and toil. Management gurus and industry leaders would have us believe that such individuals all possess a very specific set of personality traits, whom have all followed a similar path, dedicated

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    Training to work in childcare

    Training to work in childcare

    Childcare is a rewarding profession that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives and education of young children. At the beginning of July 2015 Sam Gyimah, the Childcare Minister, announced that those people looking to work in the profession are to be given more help to gain the level of knowledge

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    Mental Health And Work

    Mental Health And Work

    Around a quarter of us will suffer from mental health problems at some point during our lives. Despite extensive campaigns and efforts to raise awareness of mental health issues, there remains a great reluctance by sufferers to share their difficulties. The complex and very personal nature of mental health problems and an ever-present fear of

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    How Does Free Childcare Work

    How Does Free Childcare Work

    In this year’s budget Chancellor George Osborne announced that working families with three- and four-year-old children will receive 30 hours of free childcare. This doubles the 15 hours parents were previously entitled to and is due to come into effect from September 2017. Current legislation At the moment all parents in England are entitled to

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