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Less than half of graduates aren't prepared for work

Rebecca Gowler, 26 Mar 2015

Nearly half of graduates (47%) said they felt unprepared for work, according to a survey by Work Ready...

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Sourcing global candidates requires a different approach, says Regus global recruitment director

Rebecca Gowler, 25 Mar 2015

Global candidates engage with technology in a different way to those in the UK, Nicky Ivory-Chapman,...

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Apprenticeships help plug hospitality skills gap, says Whitbread head of education

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Mar 2015

Hospitality employers should use an apprenticeship strategy to support the sector’s future growth,...

Agency workers afraid of asserting employment rights

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Mar 2015

Agency workers are unaware of and afraid of asserting their employment rights, a study from Acas has...

YMCA calls for urgent inquiry into the effectiveness of Jobcentre Plus

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

The charity YMCA has called for an urgent inquiry into the effectiveness of the Jobcentre Plus service,...

Penguin Random House using Tumblr to attract young talent

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Mar 2015

Publishing company Penguin Random House UK is using microblogging and social networking platform Tumblr...

Disabled graduates fear discrimination

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Mar 2015

More than three-quarters (77%) of disabled graduates fear employers will discriminate against them, a...

Government announces £5 million investment to help SEND young people find work

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Mar 2015

The Department for Education has announced a £5 million investment in supporting young people with special...

Employers should have more influence over university programmes, say MPs

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Mar 2015

Four in 10 (40%) MPs believe employers should be given more influence over how universities are run and...

Number of unemployed young people from BAME communities up 50%

Rebecca Gowler, 11 Mar 2015

The number of unemployed young people from ethnic minorities has risen by almost 50% since 2010, according...

Age discrimination a ‘widespread problem’, says government’s older workers champion

Rebecca Gowler, 11 Mar 2015

Age discrimination and unconscious bias are “widespread problems” in the UK, according to a report...

Youth employment on the rise, but SMEs lagging behind

Rebecca Gowler, 11 Mar 2015

Eight in 10 (79%) organisations are employing young people overall, but smaller businesses are far less...

Public sector hiring to increase pre-election

Rebecca Gowler, 10 Mar 2015

Public sector hiring is set to spike pre-election, outpacing the private sector, the Manpower Employment...

Graduates want training and development over salary

Rebecca Gowler, 03 Mar 2015

Graduates are looking for training and development opportunities rather than large salaries when searching...

Older workers key to staving off ‘workplace cliff’

Rebecca Gowler, 03 Mar 2015

Older workers are the key to stopping the UK falling off a “workplace cliff” – caused by a lack...

Zero-hours contracts ‘here to stay’

Rebecca Gowler, 26 Feb 2015

Almost 700,000 people are on zero-hours contracts in the UK, according to figures from the Office for...

Employers using agency workers to ‘access strategic skills’

Rebecca Gowler, 25 Feb 2015

Three-quarters of employers (75%) take on agency workers to gain “short-term access to key strategic...

Unemployment falls but experts warn against ‘premature celebration’

Rebecca Gowler, 19 Feb 2015

Unemployment has fallen by 97,000 according to the latest ONS statistics, but experts have warned against...

Cameron: Young unemployed must do community work for benefits

Katie Jacobs, 17 Feb 2015

Young unemployed people would have to do community work in order to receive benefits under a Conservative...

Complexity deterring firms from engaging with youth employment policies

Katie Jacobs, 17 Feb 2015

High levels of complexity are putting large employers off engaging with youth employment policy initiatives,...

In this issue: March 2015
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The inside track: People first for Crossrail's leaders

New tricks: HR technology – the next generation

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