The accepted dogma of business is that you have your employees come and sit in an office far from their homes and are watched for eight hours a day by a manager. In the modern world, there are many more ways to communicate and get work done collaboratively online and on the phone, so the office is n
Article 39 of the EC treaty states that 'freedom of movement for workers shall be secured within the Community' and that 'such freedom of movement shall entail the abolition of any discrimination based on nationality between workers of the Member States as regards employment, remuneration and other
The chancellor George Osborne is claiming that his budget is ‘tough but fair’. The centrepiece of the budget is the raising of VAT. It will rise from its current rate of 17.5% to 20% in January. This, or some other equally severe tax rise, obviously needs to be done in order to help plug the hol
Job interviews are a nerve-wracking trial for everyone involved. However, are they actually the best way to decide who to employ? Only so much can be learnt about a person in the space of twenty minutes and a traditional interview may not demonstrate many of the skills required in the job. Many extr
In a democratic society, law is used to ensure the efficient social progress and to protect citizens. The focus on an efficient society sometimes is prioritised over protecting and serving citizens. Citizens who live in countries under dictatorship are even more likely to be exposed to unjust laws.
And is it a good thing if it is?
Should British children all be atheists until they can 'choose' what to believe? Should children be forced to believe in atheism? should children choose what to believe at all?
The number of graduate applicants per position has more than doubled in the past two years. In the context of the significantly fewer positions made available on the market, as well as the number of redundancy figures since the recession, universities seem to be generating an ever increasing number
Having offenders engage in work that is useful, helpful to communities and undoes some of the damage they may have cause seems obvious however there has been an increasing number of threats to supervisors and even violence against those doing the work there may be an unexpected downside to such work
Women(and modern men) all over the world doll up;From waxing,tattooing,laser treatments(leads to alopecia,causes stress),pretty clothes to the necessary lipstick/lip-gloss, sunblock/foundation. Some cosmetics are temporary; others are not.Removal can have worse consequences than the application and
We all like to win; so a cooperative game where everybody gets something 'should' be desirable for everyone who is risk-averse and diplomatic. However, risk takers prefer zero-sum games; in which there is a clear winner and loser/losers.
Currently those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol can claim benefits. The benefits they claim can vary from their housing benefits to job seekers allowance. The Home Office are considering proposals to withdraw these benefits from drug users who refuse treatment for their addiction. Is this the b
Gordon Brown promised 'British jobs for British people' in September 2007 but the recent protests up and down the country show that this is not to be the case. Are the protestors right or is giving 'British jobs for British people' not the way forward?
Do-Gooders, philanthropists, humanitarian people, the ones who care; gotta love 'em. But is it always good to care? I'd like to relay a story my principal related to the school long ago: Once upon a time there was a caterpillar stuck in its cocoon and a goodly well-meaning stranger grabbed his sciss
I would like to gather support from People living in South Africa and outside of the Country in terms of discrimination with respect to employment opportunities, and I am confident that a broad section of the Non-White Population Groups have been affected and grossly unfairly treated by the imposing
Neil Wilson, executive head teacher of a group of schools in South Manchester, is wrong when he blames television for children’s lack of education and communication. In fact, provided children are watching suitable programming, television is one of the most effective mediums through which to teach
Competition is a boon not a bane. In economics we are made to believe that if regulation was removed altogether we will have perfect free market economies in the long run; that will be more efficient than any economic scenario imaginable in the short run.
In academia: The idea that competitio
Ofsted have claimed that “Mixed-sex schools are not doing enough to promote girls’ confidence and ambitions” on account of the fact that female students seem more inclined to take classes, or do work experience, in roles that are typically considered female, such as taking textiles or helping
Normally, you have to be 18 years old to be 'legal.' I think many 16 year olds are mature enough and smart enough to handle important life decisions. Many of us out there are just pushed around because we are 'too young.' We shouldn't be 'too young' to be legal. We have choices, freedoms, and rights