Paul Ross kicked off the second installment of new talkRADIO feature Just The Job with adview.co.uk yesterday with our job market expert Kevin Brady.
This week Kevin was on hand to tackle the often controversial issue of zero hour contracts.
In his first appearance, Kevin talked about the graduate jobs market and offered solid, practical advice on how students and recent graduates can stand themselves the best possible of securing their first role in a competitive market.
Ross kicked the show off by bringing up the much-publicised case of Mike Ashley. Ashley appeared in from of the Business Select Committee defending his own company – Sports Direct – and their practice of employing workings on zero hour contracts.
Kevin responded by highlighting the prevalence of zero hour contracts in the UK – this includes some 800,000 workers; though a distinction was drawn between employers, sectors and paying staff what you’re legally required to pay them. He went on to condemn the practice of paying workers below the minimum wage and highlighted the reasons why jobs such as these never appear on AdView.
Despite this, Kevin highlighted the flexible nature of zero hours contracts, as well as how they’re popular with working parents, students and young people due to their flexibility.
Do you agree with Kevin’s opinions on zero hour contracts? Let us know what you think on adview.co.uk.