The United Kingdom saw an influx of something like 600,000 Polish workers when its borders were opened up to new EU citizens a couple of years ago. Press articles and news comment then flourished on the subject of British workers being denied jobs as they were “stolen” from under their noses by Polish nationals willing to work for less money.
UNSURPRISINGLY, recruitment in the banking and finance sector has slowed rapidly in the first quarter of the year. Online advertising firm Broadbean Technology report a steady decline in banking roles compared with 2006, when there were three times the number of finance jobs advertised.
THE Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that where an employer terminates the contracts of its employees and subsequently offers them new contracts on different terms, the dismissals are not redundancy dismissals. (Martland and others v Co-operative Insurance Society Ltd.)
WHY are you the right person for that job? Is it obvious? Or is it only obvious to you? There are people out there who apply for virtually every job we handle and never get an interview. There are others who have only ever applied for one and got it.
Four legal secretaries are on the tube on a Monday morning. One asks the other three if they pulled at the weekend. The first one said, 'Oh yes, I pulled a partner, he was amazing, extremely confident, knew what he was doing but on the downside, he seemed to think 6 minutes lasted an hour.' ….
HERE we go again, on our soapbox, but cringing as we go. (Is that how you spell “cringing”? Is it a real word? You see, paranoia takes over when you preach to others.) Last month's Changing Course was not a rod for our own back. No-one wrote to tell us about our own grammatical or spelling mistakes. Unfortunately, Sue at Stena Line spotted an errant “it's” in place of what would have been an unobtrusive “its”….
Hilda worked for three years for a London council, which employed her through one agency then a second agency. She fell ill in 2004 and was absent from work. When she returned she found that her role had been filled by another worker from her agency…