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Disappointed by a low take-up in its traineeship scheme, Curious Minds decided to shake things up and think about what disadvantaged young people really need and want, writes Derri Burdon.
Recent arts graduate Gemma Whitham assesses the prospects for those, like her, seeking employment in the arts.
A production company run by two women with seven children between them is rewriting the rules that separate work and family life, explains Sarah Bird.
Do all arts organisations need a formal salary structure? Eleanor Deem discusses why they can be useful.
The closure of the Independent Living Fund and cuts to the Access to Work scheme will lead to a massive reduction in the number of disabled people participating and working in the mainstream arts world, warns Helen Bayliss.
As mental illness contributes significantly to the number of lost working days, Eleanor Deem advises employers to take a proactive approach when dealing with mental health issues.
Some small arts organisations do not deal with maternity leave as professionally and competently as they should, says Sally Lai.
Eleanor Deem gives some guidance on managing young people in both volunteer and paid roles.
The UK’s creative industries are growing massively, but does the sector have the right skills in place for this to continue indefinitely, asks Monica Karpinski.
Changes in legislation on flexible working are coming into force. Eleanor Deem explains how employers can best deal with employees’ requests.
Eastleigh Borough Council's Culture Unit is proud of the interns it has employed. Cheryl Butler describes the programme she has set up.
Eleanor Deem recommends a flexible approach when no single candidate appears to be the perfect fit for a job vacancy.
Zoë Briggs discusses different ways that the theatre industry is training and supporting young people at the start of their career.
The Pensions Regulator recognises that the arts and entertainment industry faces particular challenges with pensions auto-enrolment but urges the industry to act now.
Many see zero hours contracts as exploiting workers, but Eleanor Deem points out that the flexibility they offer can prove invaluable in certain circumstances.
Janice Haddon believes that establishing core values gives an organisation clarity and a foundation for healthy relationships.
Eleanor Deem says that the need to make financial cuts is a valid reason for redundancy, but employers may find they can reduce the number they make or avoid them altogether.