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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.


Employees sweet on social networking

Employees think that their bosses could make good use of social networking sites, such as Facebook, to help improve business, new research suggests.

Figures compiled by emedia show that nine-in-ten workers believe that their firms could make use of the websites to help their company grow. read more...


Graduates press bosses on CSR

Graduate job seekers are increasingly opting for employers with a strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), new research has found.

According to a Reed survey, 82 per cent of jobseekers consider CSR to be an important issue and a further 57 per actively seek ethical employers. read more...


Work hard, party less: employers warn on drinking dangers

Employers claim that drinking alcohol has a major influence on worker absence and productivity.

According to figures from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 40 per cent of employers believe that heavy drinking seriously affects worker turnout and levels of concentration. read more...


Graduate jobseekers choose carefully - a fifth dislike their work

Graduate jobseekers hoping to start a brand new career should chose carefully - more than a fifth of workers are unhappy at work.

The Happiness at Work Index, by Badenoch & Clark charts the job satisfaction of office employees across the country. read more...


Graduates 'wary' of healthcare crisis

Graduates and other jobseekers should carefully assess the health benefits offered by employers before they commit themselves to a new position.

According to research by HAS, around a third of employees do not believe that their company is succeeding in giving the right health advice. read more...


Graduates want to work with the big boys

Graduates and jobseekers hoping to get their foot on the first rung of the career leader prefer to work for large corporations, new research has shown.

According to the study, compiled by Robson Taylor, 31 per cent of job candidates are keen to working for big enterprises, onrec.com reports. read more...


A third of employees unhappy at work

Almost a third of UK employees are unhappy in their job, a new survey has reveled.

According to the figures, compiled by Learn Direct, 31 per cent of workers wish they were doing another job. read more...


Graduate employees mistrust temps

Graduates and other employees have revealed that the group of fellow employees they mistrust most are the temporary members of staff. read more...


Small companies may be ideal for ambitious graduates

Small and medium enterprises may provide more room for ambitious graduates to progress their careers, experts have claimed.

According to the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB), small businesses often allow graduates the chance to work in an exciting environment and may be perfect for university leavers looking to live outside the capital. read more...


Overseas market still suits UK graduates

Graduates could find a range of new opportunities by looking east, recent research suggests.

The survey, compiled by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), claims that almost three quarters of senior executives believe that Russian and eastern Europe will solve their skills shortage by looking overseas, reports onrec.com. read more...

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