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Student ghettos to be dismantled

30 Sep 2008

Changes to planning laws are being proposed in order to avoid an "exodus" of areas when students leave university and find jobs.Housing minister Caroline Flint claims she wants to help towns find a co...

MI6 turns to facebook

30 Sep 2008

The UK's secret intelligence service MI6 has started using social networking site Facebook to recruit future spies and informers.MI6's move to recruit through the popular online social site marks a sh...

Law students 'need grammar training'

29 Sep 2008

Law graduates poor grasp of English grammar is "worrying", according to a Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) director.SRA director of regulation standards Liz McAnulty said poor language skills amo...

School to scrap homework

29 Sep 2008

The UK's biggest school is set to extend its opening hours and scrap homework, it has been reported.Nottingham East academy, which will be responsible for more than 3,500 pupils, claims it will be the...

Law firm restructures graduate programme

27 Sep 2008

Bristol-based law firm Beachcroft its set to review is graduate recruitment programme to ensure it picks the best possible candidates, it has been reported.According to the Lawyer, Beachcroft previous...

Finance workers 'take on teacher training'

26 Sep 2008

The economic downturn is causing bankers to reconsider their career path and re-train to become teachers, it has been reported.According to the BBC, research by the Training and Development Agency for...

'Best and brightest give competitive edge'

26 Sep 2008

Companies holding on to the best and brightest workers have a distinct competitive advantage, according to new research.The new study, carried out by PDI, found that the economic downturn has resulted...

Big businesses addresses diversity

25 Sep 2008

Businesses are fearful about missing out on ethnic minority graduate talent, according to the Independent.The paper claims many companies are pooling their resources in order to attract the brightest ...

Lack of language skills limits opportunities

24 Sep 2008

Small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly looking to foreign nationals to fill vacancies that require more than one language, reports the Guardian.Leonard Orban, the EU commissioner for...

Complaints against recruiters fall

24 Sep 2008

The number of complaints against recruitment firms has fallen by almost ten per cent, according to new research.In its yearly complaints report, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) foun...

Retraining workers 'benefits employers'

24 Sep 2008

Employers can benefit from re-training their workers, according to new research by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC).The LSC claims that within the next ten years, two-thirds of jobs in the UK wil...

85 per cent want to return to Uni

24 Sep 2008

Some 85 per cent of British workers would head back to university this Autumn if they had the choice, according to new research.The UK was ahead of the global average in terms of the number of workers...

Graduate debt 'paid by top firms'

20 Sep 2008

Students employed by the top graduate recruiters in the UK could have some of their university debt paid off, it has been claimed.Richard Lambert, director general of the Confederation of British Indu...

Tesco 'committed to graduate recruitment'

20 Sep 2008

Supermarket chain Tesco said it is committed to its graduate recruitment program, it has been reported.Despite the economic downturn, the company said it had recruited 250 new graduates through its 15...

Graduate dos and don'ts

19 Sep 2008

An industry expert has laid out his guide to getting on in the world of graduate advertising jobs.Ben Fennell told Brand Republic that those who have been employed in such roles should ensure they do ...

Employees have a right to privacy

19 Sep 2008

Businesses risk damaging their reputations if they unlawfully monitor staff while they are at work, according to a professional support lawyer.Adam Rice, of Travers Smith, says there is a limit to how...

Universities compete for brightest students

16 Sep 2008

Oxford and Cambridge have launched fund raising campaigns so they can offer bursaries to the brightest students, according to a news report.Emulating rich American universities, the pair are planning ...

Staff turnover impacting tourism industry

16 Sep 2008

High staff turnover in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry is costing businesses £886 million a year, according to new research.The cost of staff turnover was announced at the Shine Awards 2...

Recruitment frozen at GLA

13 Sep 2008

London mayor Boris Johnson has said he will freeze recruitment at the Greater London Authority (GLA) except for essential posts.The move comes as the GLA reassess its budget and attempts to cut expend...

Downturn impacts on recruitment

13 Sep 2008

Recruitment has hit a 15 year low as the sharp economic downturn takes its toll on firms' recruitment policies, according to new research.The study by Manpower, which assessed the recruitment outlook ...

UK University's 'failing to keep pace'

11 Sep 2008

UK universities are failing to keep up with the rest of the world in terms of the number of students they admit, according to new research.A new study by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and ...

'Great job potential from green economy'

10 Sep 2008

The Green Party unveiled a new report at its annual conference which claims a low-carbon economy could create a quarter of a million renewable energy jobs in the UK.Green Work, which points out the jo...

Somerset boasts 'top graduate scheme'

09 Sep 2008

Somerset county council claims it has attracted more graduates than any other local authority.The councils received more than 200 applications since the start of the year and will welcomed 21 universi...

Value of degree 'brought into question'

09 Sep 2008

The value of degrees is being threatened by wider access to higher education, reports the Independent.According to the paper, the number of people starting university this year has increased by 9.1 pe...

Students graduating with debt 'tops 230,000'

06 Sep 2008

The number of graduates leaving university this summer with debt has topped 230,000, according to a financial comparison website.Research by the Fair Investment Company found that almost quarter-of-a-...

Celebrity beckons for British youth

05 Sep 2008

British youngsters want to live the Big Brother lifestyle, according to new research by Alliance and Leicester.The study by the high street bank found that one in seven 18 to 21-year-olds think being ...

IT graduates need 'people skills'

05 Sep 2008

Jobseekers looking for jobs in IT management need good interpersonal skills to get ahead, according to a recruitment firm.A study by Hays found that technical knowledge and IT experience are not enoug...

Business coaching firm awarded

04 Sep 2008

A British business coaching company has been rewarded for their innovative approach to training in the workplace.Meyler Campbell's Business Coach Programme, has won accreditation from the Worldwide As...

Video CVs better portray candidates skills

04 Sep 2008

A top accountancy firm has used multimedia CVs to shortlist candidates in its latest graduate recruitment drive, reports Onrec.com.Barnes Roffe, which is a top 50 accountancy firm in the UK, sent pros...

Permanent placements are in decline

04 Sep 2008

Permanent placements in the UK job market are under pressure and are declining at a record rate, according to new research.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG's Report on Jobs ...

Gap year costs soar to £4,000

04 Sep 2008

Graduates looking to take a gap year after they qualify may be putting themselves under more financial pressure as costs rocket, according to new research.A study commissioned by the Fair Investment C...

Six million unhappy workers in Britain

03 Sep 2008

The number of British workers unhappy with their current job has reached six million, according to a report published by YouGov and the Trade Unions Congress.What Workers Want, which includes data fro...

Spam is 'costing recruitment firms'

03 Sep 2008

Sifting through email spam costs the average recruitment firm £392 a year in lost productivity - for every worker the company employs.According to new research from computer support specialists Ulyss...

UK workers are picking the wrong career

02 Sep 2008

Almost half of workers in the UK would change what they studied after finishing school if they could go back and choose again, according to new research.The study by global recruitment firm Kelly Serv...

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