Your rights at work

thinking of a career change

Thinking of a career change

They say that acknowledging a desire for change is the first and biggest step towards achieving it. Well that’s great, but where on earth do your start when you’ve decided you want to change your career? This is not generally something you can do overnight. You need a plan. And patience. And tenacity. And a

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Tips for securing a new job

Tips for securing a new job

If you’re in the market for a new job, there are plenty of simple ways you can improve your chances of securing a new role. Check out our list of handy tips for securing a new job, and get on the road to employment success. Create a serious email address Something like [email protected] is not

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Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

“The number of teachers who quit their jobs in English state schools rose by almost a fifth in one year, official figures suggest. Some 47,700 teachers left their jobs in the year 2010-11, up from 40,070 in 2009-10, according to Schools Minister David Laws”. Vocation Teaching is a vocation. I was a teacher myself for

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adult bullying

Adult bullying

In simple terms, bullying means one person or a group of individuals being deliberately cruel to another. Such behaviour is not confined to the playground, with childhood bullies often growing up to become a workplace menace. The effects of adult bullying can be just as devastating to those on the receiving end, but with age

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What to do if you lose your job

What to do if you lose your job

Finding yourself out of work racks up the financial pressure, and those bills still need paying. It may be tempting to bury your head in the sand in the hope that you will secure a new job quickly, but this simply may not happen. Ignoring your finances at any stage can land you in deep

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returning to work after maternity leave

Returning to work after maternity leave

Many mothers consider returning to work after maternity leave for financial reasons. There are certain rights that employers must adhere to when you are returning to work following maternity leave. If you understand exactly what you are entitled to, it might make the transition to a working parent easier. Statutory Maternity Leave There are two

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