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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.


Graduate job opportunities exist at Tesco

Students who have submitted applications to begin a graduate job at Tesco late last year are set to begin their employment soon. read more...


Employees should work 1 day in 10 from home, minister says

Employees in public sector jobs and their private sector peers should be enabled to work one day a fortnight from home, a government minister has stated. read more...


Entrepreneurs 'need more encouragement' to increase staff levels

The government must make more changes if it intends to encourage UK entrepreneurs and private firms to expand their workforces, it has been suggested. read more...


UK struggling with "chronic" youth unemployment

The UK is currently experiencing a "chronic" youth unemployment problem, according to one independent thinktank.

Recent figures published by the Office for National Statistics revealed that the number of people not in education, employment or training stood at 9.2 per cent at the end of 2009. read more...


Use UC to your advantage, employers are told

Employers should adopt a solid unified communications (UC) strategy as it will allow them to recruit from a wider geographical area, it has been suggested.

In news which may interest graduates, a recent report published by Frost and Sullivan revealed that the web conferencing market increased by 19.3 per cent in Europe during 2009. read more...


Graduate job prospects up as new government boosts employer confidence

Prospects for graduate job seekers have improved yet again as confidence returns to the UK economy. read more...


One in four recruiters admit to being under pressure

Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of recruitment companies have found themselves overstretched during the economic downturn, according to new research.

Talent assessment solutions firm SHL conducted a study which found that 19 per cent of recruiters are now unable to give extensive feedback to unsuccessful interviewees. read more...


Businesses reluctant to recruit 'as they are in good shape'

Businesses will not necessarily be quick to lift their recruitment freezes in the coming months, it was suggested on Wednesday (June 9th).

The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, which was released last week, showed that just seven per cent of employers expect to expand their workforce in Q3 2010. read more...


Most UK firms 'not planning to hire' in Q3

Graduates have been dealt a blow with news that most UK employers have subdued hiring intentions for the third quarter of 2010.

The latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey revealed that just seven per cent of firms plan to take on new staff during the three-month period. read more...


Employers told to support home workers

Home workers require strong support from their employers if they are to achieve high levels of productivity, one observer has claimed.

Steve Huxham, chairman of the Recruitment Society, suggested that it is not necessarily true to suggest that the majority of Britons spend their time in the office efficiently. read more...

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