Work & careers

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UK ‘faces labour shortage’ as Covid and Brexit fuel exodus of overseas workers
Experts say recovery at risk amid sharp fall in EU workers and dwindling interest in UK jobs from abroad

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

16, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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If the boss thinks you are working hard at home, you can carry on | Torsten Bell
Productivity, or the lack of it, will be the deciding factor in who’s going to be asked to return to the workplace

Torsten Bell

16, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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David Miliband’s charity offers unpaid internships but he took home over £700,000
Former MP who runs International Rescue Committee is criticised over adverts for full-time roles

Nicola Slawson

15, May, 2021 @2:27 PM

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I’m stuck in post-pandemic limbo – but don’t make me Zoom again | Emma Brockes
No one knows how to socialise any more in New York, so I’m playing safe and opting out of normal life a tiny bit longer, says Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

14, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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My roommate is a bit noisier than average. Would it be fair to ask him to start going back to work? | Leading questions
You can ask him, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. But you might want to ask yourself if he’s really the problem

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

12, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Tell us: what would you like the future of working to look like?
We would like to hear from people who have been working during the pandemic about what the future should look like

Guardian community team

11, May, 2021 @11:13 AM

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Monzo bank to offer employees paid leave after pregnancy loss
Either partner can take up to 10 days’ leave after miscarriage, stillbirth or abortion in UK digital bank’s policy

Kalyeena Makortoff Banking correspondent

10, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The meltdown at Basecamp shows even small tech firms are sociopathic | John Naughton
A culture war between founders and employees at the software firm is a reminder that new industries aren’t any more caring than old

John Naughton

08, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Can virtual meeting spaces save us all from Zoom fatigue?
Few of us will be back in the office full time – but does that have to mean endless video calls? Meet the weird and wonderful newcomers hoping to take a piece of the action

Rebecca Seal

08, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The pandemic has catalysed a new era for Britain’s trade unions | Ellie Mae O'Hagan
From preventing redundancies to getting workers furloughed, unions have often done the government’s job in this crisis, says thinktank director Ellie Mae O’Hagan

Ellie Mae O’Hagan

06, May, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Why do people who work with their hands tend to make less money than those who use their heads? | Adrian Chiles
Whether it’s putting up scaffolding or playing with Lego, I have no manual skills whatsoever, writes Guardian columnist Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

06, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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KPMG UK staff to work in office only two days a week after pandemic
Google expects 20% of staff to work from home permanently in future

Mark Sweney

05, May, 2021 @7:07 PM

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