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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.


Record high for employment levels

The number of people in employment has hit a record high of 29.5 million, new statistics have shown.

Data from the Office for National Statistics has indicated the biggest yearly increase in employment levels since 1997.

The employment rate for people of working age was 74. read more...


Businesses 'accommodating remote workers'



Purchasing and supply salaries on the rise

Graduates may be interested to learn that salaries for senior purchasing professionals have surged upward and are now well ahead of the national average. read more...


Company loyalty 'waning in West London'



Women 'earning less in auditing jobs'

A women working in an auditing role earn an average of five per cent less than a man doing the same job, according to new research.

Conducted by Longbridge Search & Selection, the study revealed that the average salary for women was £65,189, compared to £68,189 for men. read more...


Talent management 'is key for businesses'

New research has indicated that managing talent is the most important people challenge globally and will continue to be a high priority on executive agendas in every region and industry for the foreseeable future. read more...


Membership scheme launched for SMEs

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) is implementing a new online membership scheme this month to help companies with up to 250 employees to recruit, develop and retain graduates. read more...


Basic CV errors 'killing applications'

New research has found that a high proportion of CV's belonging to UK jobseekers contain a fundamental error.

Data from recruitment firm Jobsincredit indicated that four out of ten CVs received by an employer contain some form of basic error. read more...


Small businesses 'should promote health'

Employment relations service Acas has urged small businesses to save money and cut absenteeism by making sure staff are healthy at work.

The group has developed a new guide aimed at assisting companies in promoting and managing a healthy workplace, which could be good news for health-conscious graduates. read more...


Employers 'banning social networking sites'

New research has found that almost seven out of ten bosses have banned social network sites from the workplace, which may be of interest to graduates who require a daily fix. read more...

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