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Green businesses will 'attract and retain talent'

University-leavers may find more graduate opportunities opening up in businesses with a strong environmental agenda, because a green outlook can help firms attract and retain talent, according to the British Council for Offices (BCO). read more...


REC: Youth unemployment needs 'concrete action'

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has warned that the growing problems of youth unemployment, including that of university-leavers not finding graduate roles, needs "concrete action". read more...


People with more than one job 'mustn't let their standards slip'

People who turn to second jobs in order to boost their income must be careful they don't let their standards slip in their main role, according to a career guidance expert.

Denise Taylor, author of How to Get a Job in a Recession, suggested employers may not be very lenient in letting poor performances due to job-juggling go. read more...


Fewer people are getting 'full-time, 40-hour week jobs'

People looking for graduate vacancies should apply for many, as the lack of full-time jobs is leading more people to juggling two separate roles, according to Amazing People. read more...


Graduates held back by poor careers guidance?

Students may find that their graduate opportunities are stunted relatively early in their lives, as they are suffering from inadequate pre-16 careers guidance in schools, the Association of Colleges (AoC) has said. read more...


Employers need to offer 'generous benefits' to attract top talent

Employers need to offer attractive rewards packages that go above and beyond simple annual pay to people looking for graduate vacancies in order to lure the top talent, according to Lorica. read more...


Almost half of university-leavers 'underemployed' in non-graduate roles

Almost half of university-leavers are going in to non-graduate roles, according to new research conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). read more...


GDP set to see 'small growth' in 2nd quarter

The second quarter of 2011 is set to see a slight growth in gross domestic product (GDP), it has been claimed. read more...


Graduates may enjoy the more 'informal' nature of a small business

University-leavers looking for a more personable experience in their graduate roles may should apply for jobs at small-business, as owners of these firm's "enjoy a much closer and more informal relationship with their employees". read more...


Graduate Internship Scheme scrapped

The state-run Graduate Internship Scheme, which aimed to match up university-leavers with real workplace employment, has been scrapped by the government.

These moves, which will probably lead to more people looking for read more...

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