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The team at Gradplus are pleased to provide you with coverage of the key issues and stories in the graduate sector.


More firms 'should adopt CSR', expert says

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) could become even more important to companies in the future, if the advice of Danielle Cohen, ethics manager at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is heeded. read more...


Couples 'find it easier to save money'

Graduates living on their own may need to conduct a review of their personal finances, it has been suggested.

According to David Kuo, head of personal finance at Fool.co.uk, saving is "much easier" for people who are living as a couple and many single professionals often struggle to save effectively. read more...


Millions of workers 'training in the workplace'

Learning does not stop in the workplace for many Brits, with the Association of Colleges (AOC) reporting that millions wish to learn new skills in order to move up the careers ladder. read more...


Graduates should seek 'credible' financial advice

University leavers entering the workplace should be conscious of their options where obtaining financial advice is concerned, according to financialadvice.co.uk. read more...


Shopping online 'can save money'

University-leavers seeking graduate jobs can help conserve finance this Christmas by carrying out more of their festive shopping online.

This is the claim of finance expert and TV presenter Jasmine Birtles, who suggests there are "some great bargains to be had" on the web. read more...


Training 'can encourage careers success'

Employers which invest in their workforce are most likely to succeed as the economic crisis continues, new research has indicated.

According to a report published by the Cranfield School of Management, such measures can help reduce costs, improve worker motivation and increase staff retention. read more...


TUC calls for new bank holiday

Workers in the UK are in need of a new Bank Holiday, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has claimed.

The coalition has reiterated its view that the four-month gap between the August and Christmas bank holidays is too long and requires bridging. read more...


Flexible working applications 'almost double'

An increasing number of UK employees are choosing to work from home, a new study has indicated.

Research conducted by TipTopJobs.com has revealed that almost twice as many employees were hoping to secure a homeworking position in September 2008 than the previous month, reports Recruiter. read more...


Insurance cover 'can be a lifeline' for graduates

Graduates should take steps to ensure their financial security, with insurance products often a "lifeline" in the event of unforeseen difficulties, it has been suggested. read more...


Work-life balance 'an issue in graduate jobs'

Half of young people consider quitting because they do not enjoy a good work-life balance, according to a new study.

Research conducted by the Association of Graduate Recruiters found that a lack of enjoyment at work can impact on other areas of someone's life. read more...

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