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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.


Employers 'underusing' young people's IT skills

New research has found that employers are not making use of young peoples' IT skills when they enter the workforce.

The study was commissioned by database software company Filemaker and found that, while 82 per cent of school leavers and 84 per cent of graduates felt confident about their IT capabilities. read more...


Online job searching increasing

UK companies which are still using newspaper advertising to attract graduate talent may be wasting their time and money, according to new research.

A study of nearly 400 graduates by Reed Employment has revealed that 89 per cent of respondents only ever search for jobs online. read more...


Job hunters need to 'scrub up'

A new survey has found that personal hygiene is a key problem among jobseekers, which could be of note to graduates about to enter into the workforce.

The research by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) found that 47 per cent of recruiters stated they had received negative feedback on the subject. read more...


Graduates 'worrying the hours away'

New research has revealed that graduates are spending a substantial amount of time worrying about their finances.

The study was conducted on behalf of the Co-operative Bank and found that undergraduates, recent graduates and those at an early stage of their career spend nearly two days per month fretting about money matters. read more...


Graduates 'shouldn't worry' about loan rates

Graduates should not be overly concerned about the effects of the credit crunch affecting their ability to secure a loan, an expert has said. read more...


Employers planning degrees 'must pay'

Employers who wish to play a role in the tailoring of degrees to suit the needs of their business should be prepared to pay, an expert has said.

The Department for Innovation Universities and Skills (DIUS) is looking at how business-focused degrees which are co-designed by employers could be funded, according to a leaked government paper. read more...


Employers viewed as 'unfair'

New research has revealed that one in three UK workers do not deem their employers to be fair. read more...


Temporary workers 'should be made permanent'

Westminster Council could make substantial savings by making some temporary staff permanent employees, which may be of interest to recent graduates.

These are the findings of a report released last week by the council which revealed that they spent some £21 million last year on temporary employees, reports Recruiter. read more...


Extra day 'should be used for training'

New research has shown that many employees would like the extra day in the leap year to be used for training at work.

A study by the Learning and Skills Council questioned some 1,000 employees and discovered that nearly a third of workers in the UK would like to spend the extra day training if given the chance. read more...


Employees deliver harsh message to workmates with colds

A third of workers in Britain say that they consider fellow employees who take time off work for a cold to be skiving, providing a warning for graduates preparing to enter the workplace, according to a new report. read more...

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