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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.


Male employees 'favoured at work'

Male employees are still favoured in the workplace this, according to the results of a recent survey.

Research carried out by employment law firm Peninsula has indicated that almost 80 per cent of female employees believe their male counterparts receive preferential treatment in the workplace, reports Onrec.com. read more...


UK staff spending longer at work

More than 3.3 million people in the UK are working more than 48 hours per week, according to statistics published today.

A new report from the Trade Union Congress (TUC) titled The Return of the Long Hours Culture has revealed a changing trend in the employment sector, with 180,000 extra people spending longer at work than in 2007. read more...


Female IT workers 'lack confidence'

More than one in four female IT workers are lacking in confidence where their careers are concerned, according to a recent study.

Research conducted by networking site womenintechnology.co.uk at a promotional event revealed 41 per cent of women have concerns over how they see their working lives developing, reports Onrec.com. read more...


Maths graduates 'successful' in career

Students graduating with a degree in maths are well set for a "successful career", according to a university expert.

Marcus du Sautoy, professor of maths at Wadham College, Oxford, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that a great number of maths graduates move on to take up graduate jobs with firms in the city. read more...


Employees 'could quit' over social network bans

Employers have been warned not to ban social networking sites by a recruitment expert.

Jayne Cullen, Head of Graduate Solutions at advertising firm TMP Worldwide and partners said employers should recognise the importance of sites such as Facebook and MySpace to younger graduates, reports Onrec.com. read more...


Teaching jobs 'safe' during crunch

Teacher recruitment should not suffer as a result of the credit crunch, it has been claimed.

According to the Times Educational Supplement magazine, teaching budgets will remain steady over the next three years, safeguarding the sector from job losses. read more...


Report: Day off needed for volunteering

Employees should be given time off work for charity work or volunteering, a new report has claimed.

A cross-party group of MPs and volunteering experts headed by Labour peer Baroness Morgan of Huyton has recommended workers and students be given up to eight hours a year off work for such aims. read more...


NICE: Workers need to exercise more

New guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has instructed employers to encourage greater physical activity within their workforce.

Nice has claimed the health of workers suffers as a result of inactivity, leading to sickness, absence and decreased productivity. read more...


Office workers failing to 'switch off'

New technology is causing office employees to work longer hours, it has been claimed.

Research carried out by the Crowne Plaza hotel chain has indicated that a third of workers make themselves available to carry out duties for their employer at any time, with a third taking items such as laptops on holiday, reports Recruiter Magazine. read more...


Graduate productivity most important

Employee productivity is more important to business owners than length of service, a new report has revealed. read more...

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