Life after Thomas Cook

How should Thomas Cook staff go about looking for a new role?   Philip Price, founder of WorkAdvisor offers some practical advice for the 9,000 TC people in the UK suddenly left with no alternative but to look for a new role   The Thomas Cook staff in the UK will be dealing with some […]

Are internships worth it?

We are officially in the middle of intern season where students looking for summer work experience work for companies as an unpaid intern. In this blog WorkAdvisor looks at the value of an internship and if employers are taking advantage of young people keen to impress in their chosen field. An internship is described as […]

Vivid Travel win employer of the year award

Bespoke tour operator VIVID Travel has gained the highest overall score in a review of the best places to work. The WorkAdviosr site allows employees to rate how good it is to work at their companies, and features over 350 businesses in the UK. It scored an average rating of 4.6 out of five in its staff […]

Getting to work in bad weather

Do I have to fight the snow to get in to work?    The return of snow and ice has made it particularly difficult – and in some cases impossible – for employees to get to work. As more bad weather is expected before we see the back of winter, many employees will be wondering […]

HR Masterclass

The inaugural WorkAdvisor HR Masterclass in Southampton had invaluable advice for businesses and offered an update on job prospects in the area. WorkAdvisor welcomed HR execs to the Solent University to discuss important topics ranging from a strategic vision for the Hampshire region to key employment law advice for recruiters. The Masterclass was attended by […]

The importance of treating staff well

An increasing number of people are now suffering ill-health at work due to the demands of their jobs. Workadvisor.co.uk director Jeremy Skidmore argues that companies need to do more to look after their employees. My father was a senior partner in a large firm of accountants and, consequently, worked hard and was sometimes under stress. […]

The Brexit employee supply squeeze

New figures show employees are struggling to fill vacancies as migration from the EU falls. For the past two years, the UK employment industry has been sweating about the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. The number of people moving to the UK from other EU countries has fallen to its lowest level since […]

Are job interviews a thing of the past?

The job interview could soon be a thing of the past, according to recent posts by recruiters on social media. But workadvisor.co.uk founder Philip Price argues it as vital as ever. The interview has been at the heart of the recruitment process for as long as most people can remember.In recent years it has been […]

Diverse management yields results

A quick glance at the travel gender pay table makes uncomfortable reading. Ryanair is leading the way, if that’s the phrase, in the difference between average pay of men and women, with a gender pay gap of 72%, while the airlines Jet2, TUI Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines and EasyJet all have gender pay gaps of […]

Where are the UK Salary hotspots?

Where does your city rank in the UK salary table? This week the ONS released data that ranked each town and city that has at least 135,000 inhabitants in the UK based on the average salary paid to its workers. The results although expected in some areas do throw up some surprises with the lowest paid town […]