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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.


Work surveillance puts pressure on employees

Employees are being put under more and more pressure by employers who use surveillance to check how hard they are working, according to a new report.

The research, by the Economic and Social Research Council, showed that over half of employers use systems to keep a log of how much work has been done by each employee. read more...


Calls for new bank holiday increase

Students who are entering into graduate jobs may well have another day off every year after MPs backed plans for an extra bank holiday.

July 5th is the favourite to become a bank holiday as it is the anniversary of the day that the NHS was formed. read more...


Age discrimination 'most frequent form of work prejudice'

Young people looking for graduate IT jobs may want to watch out for age discrimination as a recent report has revealed that it is the most common form of discrimination in the workplace. read more...


Britons 'working overtime for free'

The number of employees that are working unpaid overtime is increasing according to new figures published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

According to the TUC, the figure rose by 103,000 last month which brings the total amount of workers who are not being paid for their overtime to nearly five million. read more...


Employees work right through Christmas period

Workers in the UK are having little time for festive cheer over the holidays as a large number of them have been working or are expecting to work in the period between 25th December and 1st January, according to a report. read more...


Sickness 'has financial impact upon businesses'

Absence through illness can have a major financial impact upon companies, according to new research.

Costofabsence.com, part of Bupa UK Health insurance, stated that the paper and printing industry is most likely to be affected by such absences. read more...


Average advertised salary increases again

The average salary advertised in the UK has reached £31,969 in December, according to a new report.

The research, by allthetopbananas.com shows that the average wage of advertised jobs has risen by £679 from last month. read more...


Businessmen 'skip Christmas for work'

People in graduate business jobs may well be missing Christmas in favour of work, according to a report.

The research, by Clydesdale Bank, showed that roughly one in ten businessmen and women are going to miss Christmas Day in favour of work. read more...


Three quarters of Brits play practical jokes in the workplace

Almost three quarters of people in Britain play practical jokes in the workplace, according to a new report.

The research, by fish4jobs, also shows that 46 per cent of employees in the UK are planning to increase the number of practical jokes being played over the festive period. read more...


Creative jobs lead to healthier employees

People with creative graduate jobs are more likely to be healthy, according to new research in the US.

The report, by the University of Texas, shows that employees with more control over what they do in a working day and who do challenging work are enjoying better health. read more...

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