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Young workers

Young worker’s Challenge #9: Pressure on working parents

28 Nov 2016, By

This month we’re counting down the ten most significant challenges faced by young workers. Being in low paid, insecure work with limited opportunities for progression is pretty tough. Having a child still at home adds a whole lot more pressure. More than a quarter of Britain’s young core workers have at least one dependent child…

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YOUNG WORKER’S CHALLENGE #8: BULLYING AND HARASSMENT

25 Nov 2016, By

This month we’re counting down the ten most significant challenges faced by young workers. Today’s is bullying and harassment. There’s no concept I hate more than ’banter’. For me, ‘banter’ represents the go-to excuse for someone who has just been told that their comments or ’good humoured’ teasing have upset or offended someone. Rather than…

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Young worker’s Challenge #7: Precarious working conditions

21 Nov 2016, By

This month we’re counting down the ten most significant challenges faced by young workers. Young people’s experience of work is increasingly dominated by precarious working conditions. It might be zero-hours or very short-hours contracts, agency work, temporary jobs or fixed term contracts. The flexibility of these contracts are great for employers: bosses can respond to…

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YOUNG WORKER’S CHALLENGE #6: UNDEREMPLOYMENT

17 Nov 2016, By

This month we’re counting down the ten most significant challenges faced by young workers. Today is underemployment. We all know that the traditional ‘9 to 5’ working day no longer exists for a large proportion of young workers. With the increases in zero hours, insecure contracts and more people working night shifts, I think it’s…

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Young worker’s Challenge #5: Weak opportunities for progression

15 Nov 2016, By

This month we’re counting down the ten most significant challenges faced by young workers. In comparison to young employees in general, Britain’s young core workers find getting ahead at work harder. For example, they’re less likely to be a manager. I wrote earlier in the month about the lack of training opportunities for Britain’s young…

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