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  • future of hiring

    The future of hiring is all about skills

    • 4 Oct 2022
    • Isabel Berwick, Sophia Smith

    I’ve been thinking a lot about age, and ageing, at work.

  • civil servants

    Civil servants under pressure to get back to desks

    • 27 Sep 2022
    • George Parker

    Ministers have been told to increase pressure on UK civil servants to return to their desks, as the revolution in Whitehall’s post-Covid working patterns in the era of flexible working has become clear.

  • older workers

    Where have all the older workers gone and will they ever come back?

    • 20 Sep 2022
    • Pilita Clark

    Not that long ago I found myself at a lunch in the middle of London where a well known British business figure said something unexpected about the menace of rising inflation.

  • sweet spot

    Working It: Can you speak your mind in the office?

    • 13 Sep 2022
    • Isabel Berwick, Sophia Smith

    Last week, The Intercept reported that Amazon would ban words like “union,” “compensation” and “diversity” from an internal employee messaging system which is set to pilot later this month.

  • perils

    The perils of overlooking women of a certain age

    • 6 Sep 2022
    • Pilita Clark

    Around this time last year, a British woman named Nicky Clark was getting ready to do something that middle-aged women did in droves during the pandemic: quit.

  • sibling rivalries

    Sibling rivalries, spousal squabbles — it’s great to be back in the office

    • 30 Aug 2022
    • Emma Jacobs

    After almost two years of working at home with my family, it’s good to finally spend quality time with my office relatives.

  • seven lessons

    Seven lessons from a late-starting entrepreneur

    • 23 Aug 2022
    • John Thornhill

    For more than 30 years as a journalist at the Financial Times, I have been fascinated by business. Then, I decided to launch one. For almost as long, I have inwardly groaned when reading simplistic, seven-point cheat sheets to start-up success. So, I decided to write one.

  • working it

    Working It: Welcome to the new world of work

    • 16 Aug 2022
    • Isabel Berwick, Sophia Smith

    Hello, and welcome to the new Working It newsletter.

  • alumni networks

    Are you in on the secret? Why alumni networks are flourishing

    • 9 Aug 2022
    • Sophia Smith

    It was a little bit like getting an invite to a secret after-party.

  • being a manager

    Why being a manager matters more than ever

    • 2 Aug 2022
    • Andrew Hill

    Management matters. Above all, managers matter. If nothing else, when managers fail, things have a tendency to go wrong.

  • chef's training

    What my chef’s training taught me about journalism

    • 26 Jul 2022
    • Madison Darbyshire

    The challenge of hiking in Scotland, I discovered in the Highlands with absolutely no one else around, is that the weather can change in a flash.

  • save the planet

    Jobs that will help save the planet

    • 19 Jul 2022
    • Alexandra Heal

    Evelina Olago spent her childhood in both Kenya and Ukraine, and it was the stark contrast she observed in the two countries’ economic development that inspired her career.

  • battlefield lessons

    Battlefield lessons for the modern workplace

    • 12 Jul 2022
    • Pilita Clark

    I cannot remember exactly how old I was the first time I held a gun, but I was almost certainly in my teens, growing up on my parents’ farm.

  • future of work

    The future of work

    • 5 Jul 2022
    • Emma Jacobs

    An insurance worker recently described to me his lockdown epiphany: he loved spending time with his two young children during the working week. So he adjusted his hours; now, he starts early so he can pick them up from nursery, make dinner and put them to bed. “As bad as the pandemic has been,” he said, “it’s forced us to think of life in different ways.”

  • hybrid working

    Hybrid working enters a third dimension

    • 28 Jun 2022
    • Janina Conboye

    After two years in my spare bedroom, I decided to switch things up and went to work in a café in my east London neighbourhood. As I settled in, I realised the WiFi was so slow that I could not even send emails. Long black coffee barely finished, I was forced back home.

  • Lucy Kellaway

    Four big lessons for getting the most out of a career change

    • 21 Jun 2022
    • Lucy Kellaway

    Most salaried workers share two things: a dislike for their jobs and a reluctance to leave them. Breaking through the inertia takes something big.

  • redesigning work

    Redesigning Work — what next for the office?

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • Kevin Ellis

    It’s always interesting when the future catches up with past predictions.

  • what to wear

    The worry of what to wear to work is shifting

    • 7 Jun 2022
    • Pilita Clark

    If you were about to head off to your first in-person business conference in two years, what would you want to know?

  • boomerang employees

    Boomerang employees: returning with new skills and experience

    • 31 May 2022
    • Emma Jacobs

    In 2018, Lien Ceulemans left Salesforce for a new job at Google in London. She returned to the cloud software group, becoming a “boomerang” employee, last year. “The people I used to work with reached out when a role came up.”

  • office is fine

    The office is fine but the commute is still atrocious

    • 24 May 2022
    • Pilita Clark

    It rained and rained in London last Tuesday. There was a Tube strike. The buses were packed. The roads were choked. The news from Ukraine was sickening.