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Banking firm takes on more female graduates

Female graduates are embracing front-office banking roles, according to an international corporate and investment bank.

Figures released by Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) show 47 per cent of the degree-holders accepted onto the financier's graduate international programme in 2008 were women, reports Onrec.com. read more...


Fewer jobs advertised in the City

A slowdown in banking and finance recruitment has been witnessed during the first half of the year, according to an online advertising firm.

Broadbean Technology's claim that only a third as many jobs are being advertised in the sector as in 2003 follows last week's news of job-losses at a number of City banks, reports Recruiter Magazine. read more...


Digital media industry remains healthy

The UK's digital media industry remains confident over employment opportunities, according to a recent survey.

Research carried out by London-based digital media network Chinwag suggests 72 per cent of the digital media professionals are not overly concerned about current market conditions, reports Onrec.com. read more...


Credit crunch hits staff recruitment

Low recruitment levels are the result of employers adopting a "wait and see" approach, according to the results of one study. read more...


Flexible workers 'work more hours'

Employees that are given technological devices such as BlackBerrys and mobile phones as part of their job are working an extra 20 hours per year, according to new research. read more...


Online recruitment is 'key'

The public sector can improve recruitment processes by embracing online services, it has been claimed by one expert.

Onrec.


Students 'confident about jobs'

Students approaching the end of their studies are unfazed by the prospect of finding a job, despite the economic downturn, according to new research.

A study conducted by targetjobs.co.


Swearing 'not tolerated in the office'

Bad language is a major bugbear for UK bosses, with research showing one in ten had fired an employee for swearing.

The study was commissioned by search and selection firm The Ladders.co.uk and surveyed some 1,000 senior executives. read more...


Companies 'should limit social networking'

Constant use of social networking websites at work could be costing south coast enterprises tens of thousands of pounds, it has been claimed.

Ringwood human resources company Jaluch claims it often hears from businesses which feel productivity is being reduced as a result of social networking. read more...


Graduates 'concerned about recession'

Many students due to graduate this year are concerned about the effects of a recession on their job prospects, according to new research.

A survey of 306 UK students by consultants Accenture revealed that 59 per cent of respondents feared problems in the economy could result in less jobs being available after graduation. read more...

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