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Flexibility promoted for 'smarter commute'

31 Oct 2007

The amount of time the UK workforce spends commuting to work has increased sharply in the last decade, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).Despite the trend affecting the UK's 25 million comm...

Winter shortages as staff seek sun

31 Oct 2007

Employers are experiencing staff shortages in the winter months as large numbers of staff save their leave to take breaks to winter sun destinations.Students looking for temporary work during their un...

Best results from 'free range' staff

30 Oct 2007

Workers who are given a spacious and open office environment with modern technology are more productive than those working in cramped conditions.According to research by The Mind Lab, "free range" wor...

Students careers advice 'lacking'

29 Oct 2007

University students are not being offered adequate careers advice before graduating.According research by Just IT, around 90 per cent of students would have liked better tailored guidance on the proce...

Student finances pushed more than ever

29 Oct 2007

The UK's students are finding it increasingly difficult to cover the costs of life at university, according to a new study.In a new report called Coming of Wage, the Social Issues Research Centre reve...

Students' career aspirations 'varied'

26 Oct 2007

There are three different categories of students when it comes to their thoughts on careers, say new reports.According to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), some students h...

pfeg: Young people financially 'responsible'

26 Oct 2007

Young people are in charge of their financial responsibilities, the Personal Finance Education Group (pfeg) said today.The director of policy, Alistair Mathews, explained that despite their awareness,...

Women's influence valuable in workplace

25 Oct 2007

The influence of more women in the workplace has been revealed recently.According to a report from Living Britain, skills such as intuition and creativity typically associated with women are proving m...

DWF: Christmas workers deserve same rights

25 Oct 2007

Employers taking on temporary staff to cover the festive season are reminded that they should allow them the same rights as other staff.In the run up to Christmas, law firm DWF has warned that firms e...

Students told of volunteering benefits

24 Oct 2007

A Dorset MP has been advising local A-level students of the benefits of volunteering, it has emerged.Jim Knight spoke to the Weymouth College students about how taking up a voluntary post in their spa...

Prof suggests exercise in the workplace

24 Oct 2007

A professor at the London School of Economics has recommended companies offer staff an hour for exercise every day.Young jobseekers looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the workplace may be inte...

Employers need to work on IT skills divide

23 Oct 2007

Recent research has highlighted the need for employers to help workers develop their IT skills in the workplace.Of the 1,000 respondents to a survey carried out by YouGov on behalf of Samsung, five pe...

Productivity boost through flexi-work

23 Oct 2007

Enhanced staff productivity is the main reason employers choose to offer flexible work.Despite PricewaterhouseCoopers' findings that most graduates do not expect to work flexibly, some may be interest...

PwC launches new recruitment programme

22 Oct 2007

Leading graduate employer PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has launched its 2008 recruitment drive.The programme, which is focussed around environmental issues and reducing negative impacts on global clim...

Gapyear.com: Optimism about gap debts

22 Oct 2007

Young people taking a gap year to travel before university seem optimistic about repaying debts on their return, Tom Griffiths of gapyear.com said today.The founder of the website said that those goin...

Top graduates beat off competition

19 Oct 2007

Three graduates have come up trumps winning placements on Barratt's Graduate Recruitment Scheme.After facing stiff competition from 750 other applicants the trio’s prudence paid off as they were invi...

Brits condemn employers using Facebook

19 Oct 2007

Over half of Britons consider employers accessing information about them on sites such as Facebook unethical.The idea of employers using social networking websites to procure information about their e...

Classifications should 'recognise' success

18 Oct 2007

Changing the way degrees are classified would give employers a clearer picture of graduates' achievements.According to Pamela Taylor, chair of GuildHE and principal at Newman College of Higher Educati...

Firms should 'widen talent pool'

18 Oct 2007

Law firms are advised to seek out job applicants with varied backgrounds.An industry expert has said that failing to do so could prevent companies from recruiting the top candidates.Anne Fairweather, ...

Training attracts graduates into jobs

17 Oct 2007

The advantages of training when starting a career can be attractive to job-seeking graduates, said the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).Bridging the gap between academic and professional work ...

Thousands less unemployed

17 Oct 2007

The unemployment rate was down this month meaning thousands more have jobs.New figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the rate of unemployment was down 5.4 per cent in the quarter fr...

Young people favour earning over study

17 Oct 2007

Many young people will choose to find a job rather than racking up huge debts at university.Recent research by Alliance and Leicester shows that 43 per cent of young people between the age of 16 and 2...

Thousands of jobs created

16 Oct 2007

Over 40,800 UK jobs were created in September this year, according to recent research.The latest figures from the Adecco/Mandis Job Creation Index (JCI) show that the number of jobs available increase...

Financial firms' benefits falling short

16 Oct 2007

Benefits offered by financial services companies are not living up to employees' benefit aspirations.According to recent research by recruitment consultancy Badenoch and Clark, firms need to tailor th...

Students choose earning over gap year

15 Oct 2007

Many students are using a year out between school and university to earn money for their studies rather than travelling.According to a recent poll of 3,500 school-leavers, graduates and students by Na...

HRMC relaxes payroll officialdom

15 Oct 2007

The government has decided to ease regulations requiring information from students for payroll records.Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs department (HRMC) has announced that the official P38(S) form r...

Budgeting can be valuable for gappers

15 Oct 2007

Planning expected spending can help those taking a gap year to better manage their funds, gapadvice.org said last week.According to Phil Murray, director of the company, budgeting for a year out can b...

Construction graduates vital, says minister

12 Oct 2007

Projects like the Olympics and Crossrail need young people to succeed, minister for competitiveness Stephen Timms has said.Speaking at a ceremony to celebrate the new Construction and the Built Enviro...

Honours go to apprenticeship star

11 Oct 2007

A bright young woman from Fife in Scotland has been celebrated at the Modern Apprenticeship Awards.Lorraine Clark, a 22-year-old electrician, was pronounced Apprentice of the Year as well as Overall A...

Young people's career plans under wraps

10 Oct 2007

Over half of young people in the workplace choose not to discuss their career aspirations with their employers.A survey by BlessingWhite human resources consultancy found that 62 per cent of employees...

Graduates find jobs online

10 Oct 2007

Four in every five students and graduates looking for a job use recruitment websites in their hunt.According to new research by graduate careers advisors, Milkround.com, most young people look online ...

PwC: UK graduates expect less flexibility

10 Oct 2007

Graduates in the UK have been found to expect a less flexible career than others according to PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC).In a poll of over 3,000 graduates from Britain, the US and China about to star...

Award for enterprising student

09 Oct 2007

The Berkshire and Oxfordshire award for the most enterprising student has been awarded to Michaela Ellison.Ms Ellison was thought deserving of the prize after spending her summer promoting and develop...

Students enrich local economy and workforce

08 Oct 2007

Students of Manchester's universities contribute £1 billion pounds to the city's economy, supporting local businesses and jobs.Consultants AD Little carried out research for the University of Manches...

Rise in Scottish language graduates

05 Oct 2007

There has been a significant increase in the number of people in Scotland graduating in languages.According to a report by the Scottish Executive, 38 per cent more students graduated from foreign lang...

Many students need financial subsidies

05 Oct 2007

Evidence suggests that students need to look for ways of supporting themselves other than financial support from parents.Research by Halifax Unsecured Personal Loans found that, on average, 71 per cen...

Rise in temporary finance jobs

04 Oct 2007

There has been an increase in the amount of temporary jobs available in the finance sector.According to research by recruitment company Joslin Rowe, the rise is caused by the imminent Markets and Fina...

Too many job adverts flout ageism laws

03 Oct 2007

An alarmingly high proportion of job adverts are in breach of laws on ageism, a new survey has found. A study by law firm DWF found that 21 per cent of 200 examined could be construed as ageist. The E...

Graduates sought to run pubs

03 Oct 2007

Running a pub must rate amongst many students’ dream professions, and brewer and pub operator Greene King is offering to help make that dream come true for two graduates. The Suffolk-based company ha...

Scottish graduates prosper in job market

03 Oct 2007

Employment prospects for new graduates of Scottish universities remain strong, according to new figures released on Tuesday. Data from the Scottish Executive showed that 62 per cent of those taking fi...

Student workers benefit from extended leave

02 Oct 2007

Students working during term-time could get more leave as part of a nationwide extension to holiday entitlement.From yesterday, statutory leave allowance went up from 20 days to 24 days for full-time ...

Cambridge Uni best of British for MBAs

02 Oct 2007

Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge has come seventh in the Economist's best full-time MBA programme rankings.Top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2007 ranking was the Graduate Sc...

Increase to NMW will benefit 'millions'

01 Oct 2007

Students working part time will be among millions benefiting from an increase to the national minimum wage (NMW) coming into force today.The increase accompanies an extension of allowance for holiday ...

Extension of North Yorkshire apprenticeships

01 Oct 2007

North Yorkshire county council's apprenticeship scheme is to be extended this year, providing over a hundred more apprenticeships.Launched in September last year, the Real Start scheme is aimed at giv...

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