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UK workers 'have five hours of energy'

British workers only have the energy to work five hours in the day, according to a new study.

Research by high street chemist Boots has revealed that the average employee loses around 151 minutes a day as a result of tiredness.

Brits that work nine-to-five only fully wake up 45 minutes into the day, according to the data. read more...


Outside talent 'switching to PR'

Some 40 per cent of successful financial applicants originated from backgrounds outside of PR, according to new research.

In its Show you the Money report, PR recruitment specialist The Works found that an increasing number of organisations are seeking broader skills in order to meet their recruitment needs. read more...


Recruiters 'cautious but optimistic' about job market

Graduate recruiters have expressed caution about increases in the jobs market that were forecast last year, but are confident there will be no reduction either, according to the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS). read more...


'Work Wednesday' best for recruiters

New research has suggested that recruiters looking for the perfect applicant for their vacancy should place their job advert on a Wednesday.

The study was conducted by graduate recruitment jobsite targetjobs.co.uk and examined the jobseeking tendencies of more then 30,000 users over a six-month period. read more...


Employers using degree class 'as benchmark'

Employers recruiting graduates are using first and 2:1 degree classifications as a 'benchmark', which is contributing to the skills shortage, it has been claimed. read more...


2008 graduate recruitment 'looking healthy'

Graduates should not worry about recruitment in 2008 despite financial services stating that they will take fewer graduates this year, an expert has said.

Employers are forecasting an overall 12.2 per cent increase in graduate recruitment for the year, with manufacturer expected to be recruitment leaders. read more...


Most workers still 'dress for success'

New research has found that many workers feel that dressing smartly will be beneficial to their job.

The study was conducted by Reed Employment and found that around 51 per cent of respondents believe that smart attire will advance their career. read more...


Climate change fuels jobs boom

An increased awareness of green issues is fuelling a jobs boom that could be set to grow substantially over the coming years, according to new research. read more...


Online recruitment 'best way to attract talent'

Online recruitment is the most effective way for an employer to attract top talent, it has been claimed. read more...


Jobseekers 'should look online'

The most effective way for a job hunter to search for vacancies is to go online, it has been claimed.

ClickAJob has stated that online searches are now superior to more traditional ways of finding work, unless the jobseeker is targeting a very specific job with a particular company. read more...

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