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Young workers

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

28 Nov 2016, By

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 – a much higher proportion than among other employees of the same age. Young…

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25 Nov 2016, By

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 taking a step back to reflect on their actions – and those who genuinely intended a joke usually do…

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Young worker’s challenge #7: Precarious working conditions

21 Nov 2016, By

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 how busy things are – saving money in the times they need fewer staff…

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17 Nov 2016, By

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 time for an update to the seminal Dolly Parton smash hit to better reflect our modern working lives.*…

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