Graduate job applications are becoming sharper and more targeted as graduates seek to increase their employability, or "E Factor", according to research published today by talent management specialist Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS).
As a result of t More...23 May 2013 12:08
With an estimated one in five 16- to 25-year-olds currently out of work (according to figures from the Office for National Statistics) and a recent survey of 2,100 young people by the Prince's Trust showing that one in four believe their employment pros More...12 April 2013 10:38
The gulf between education and business is not helping struggling graduates, argues co-founder of Eyes Wide Opened Alastair Creamer, and young career-seekers sometimes need a practical bridge between the two. Employers aren't happy. Bright, hopeful, More...29 January 2013 14:09
The number of graduate vacancies is predicted to rise by 9% in 2013, according to the latest survey carried out by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The winter edition of the AGR's twice-yearly research into graduate recruitment, re More...24 January 2013 16:05
Graduate vacancies are due to increase in 2013 following a subdued year, according to research published today.
However, one-third (36%) of this year's vacancies will be filled by graduate candidates who have already worked for organisations throug More...14 January 2013 12:52
Almost eight thousand more of last year's graduates are in employment compared with the year before, according to the latest Graduate Market Trends report from the Higher Education Career Services Unit (HECSU) .
Despite contin More...25 October 2012 15:49
The employment rate for new graduates has remained stable despite fears that the weakening economy and public-sector cuts might limit the number of roles available.
This is according to research by the Higher Education Career Services Unit (HECSU), More...11 October 2012 15:23
Research from Hay Group found that graduates are more concerned about career opportunities than their future salary prospects when looking for jobs. Read the full article on the findings here .
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Graduates care more about career opportunities and their ability to make a difference in a role than their future salary prospects when applying to jobs, according to research from consulting firm Hay Group.
The survey found that graduate prior More...22 August 2012 11:59
Graduate starting salaries are set to rise higher than predicted, according to the latest survey from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The summer edition of the AGR's bi-annual survey of its members found that they expected an increase i More...04 July 2012 00:01
A good degree is not necessarily a guarantee of a job - a survey published today by Ernst & Young advises graduates to "build resilience and get out of their comfort zones".
The survey of more than 1,000 UK university students was More...11 February 2012 00:01
Nearly two-fifths (38%) of employers believe that there are too few graduates to fill entry-level vacancies, despite high youth unemployment rates, new research has found.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment among More...01 February 2012 00:01
One-third of graduate recruiters failed to meet their recruitment targets in 2010-11 because of a lack of suitably skilled candidates, according to research published today.
The Association of Graduate Recruiters' (AGR) winter edition of its twice-y More...26 January 2012 13:40
We are a large design agency and operate a successful work experience programme. In return for hands-on experience, applicants work in our office for two full days per week. As we classify this as voluntary, the interns do not receive any payment f More...22 September 2011 15:27
The Pay Your Interns campaign, led by graduate advice site Graduate Fog, will draw attention to large companies that take advantage of graduates' desperation to gain experience by hiring them as interns and not paying them properly. More...13 September 2011 13:42
HR has a "unique and vital role" to play in ensuring that internships are well managed and that recruitment practices are transparent, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said. The comments came as a new best practice guid More...18 July 2011 14:33
Recent headlines have focused on the ethical controversy surrounding internships; not only the nepotism involved in obtaining an internship in certain sectors, but also the practice of employers using them as a source of cheap labour.
Yet for the hu More...18 July 2011 07:40
Graduate opportunities in HR are withstanding the faltering economic recovery, with organisations offering both specific graduate programmes and, thanks to the constant need to re-organise and upskill post-recession, a steady stream of entry l More...15 July 2011 15:28
Managers are out of touch with the expectations of graduates, overestimating the importance of good leadership and underestimating the value of money, status and career progression. This is according to joint research from the Institute of Leadership More...15 July 2011 11:07
The past few years have seen a debate open up over the value of degrees as a stepping stone to a career, a debate which will have a significant impact on HR managers and their recruitment policies.
The economic downturn has squeezed the number of g More...28 June 2011 17:26