How to Go Through Different Stages of Relationships and Keep the Peace

Evidenced by the high divorce rate in western countries, most relationships don’t work out. Statistics indicate that 40% of relationships end within 3 years. If you’re curious as to why most relationships fail and what you can do to prevent relationship breakdown, please keep reading. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to manage the different stages …

Employers wary of hiring refugees and migrants to help fill shortages need help understanding the law

Asier Romero/Shutterstock A recent survey I conducted of employers in Coventry in the West Midlands found that while 80% of the businesses we interviewed had hard-to-fill job vacancies, less than 5% had employed a refugee and nearly one-third had never even considered hiring one. Yet, for most refugees, integration into their new home is heavily …

How the power of persuasion goes way beyond mere advertising

Shutterstock There was a time when persuasion was easy to recognise. It was the stuff on billboards and flyers or between the articles in newspapers and magazines. It interrupted TV and radio programmes and it was obviously trying to sell us something. We called it “advertising”. Today’s consumers are no longer simply on the receiving …

Where you live in your 20s affects when you retire – here’s how

Where you decide to live will impact your career. Shutterstock. Across the globe, people are living longer. Many countries – including the UK – have responded by raising the age of retirement. By 2028, UK citizens will need to be 67 years old to receive their state pension, and further increases have been recommended by …

Brexit extension: how much will it actually cost the UK to leave the EU?

By Thomas Faull/via Shutterstock.com EU leaders have agreed a short extension to Brexit until October 31 at the latest, in order to give the British parliament time to agree a deal. This date avoids the UK still being a member when the next EU budget cycle starts – but what does it mean for the …

The Savvy Employees Guide to Asking for a Raise

“I know that if I work harder, my boss will notice and give me a raise.” That’s what you tell yourself as you leave the office at 7 pm five days a week. But, will your boss notice? He might, but this will be a slow and painful process. Most companies won’t go out of …

Job recruiters discriminate against Muslims, and it doesn’t end at the interview stage

Guess who's getting hired. adriaticfoto To mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the House of Commons in the UK held a debate the other day. Among the topics covered were Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and the far right. Leading the debate, Labour MP Faisal Rashid said: If our institutions and policies are …

Why the world is due a revolution in economics education

Matej Kastelic/Shutterstock.com Economic thinking governs much of our world. But the discipline’s teaching is stuck in the past. Centred around antiquated 19th-century models built on Newtonian physics, economics treats humans as atomic particles, rather than as social beings. While academic research often manages to transcend this simplicity, undergraduate education does not – and the influence …

First rail, now probation: why it’s time to reassess when public sector outsourcing goes wrong

A recent critical report on the partial privatisation of the probation service by the chief inspector of probation, Glenys Stacey, highlighted the need to reassess the extensive outsourcing of public sector contracts to the private sector. The report also came in the wake of the downfall of Interserve, the government contractor which went into administration …

National living wage is not enough to fix Britain’s low-pay problem – here’s why

Not much for an hour's work. Claudio Divisia / Shutterstock The legal minimum wage is vital for regulating low pay and preventing exploitation. But it is insufficient on its own to reduce poverty for working people and protect living standards. It is also contradicted by broader Conservative government policies which are causing income inequality, debt, …