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19/11/2007

Groupama starts graduate recruitment search

Groupama has launched its graduate recruitment programme for 2008.

The French company attended the CII Careers Fair in Manchester in October and will be continuing its search over the next three months. read more...

16/11/2007

Companies 'short' of enterprising staff

The majority of small businesses are struggling to recruit enterprising staff, with a large number also claiming many of their most innovative employees leave for larger firms, a new survey has discovered. read more...

15/11/2007

BDO Stoy Hayward named employer of the year

Accountancy firm BDO Stoy Hayward has been voted as Employer of the Year by readers of Accountancy Age.

The company, which features in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list, has picked up the award in three of the last four years, just missing out last year to KPMG. read more...

13/11/2007

Employer opinions suggest positive outlook for graduates

Graduates entering the recruitment market look set to benefit after new figures revealed optimism amongst employers about both short and long term employment prospects. read more...

01/11/2007

Graduates most productive at 10.30am

Workers are at their most productive at 10.30 in the morning, while they begin to turn off from work at 3.30 in the afternoon, according to new research.

The survey, undertaken by employment law firm Peninsula, discovered that 82 per cent of UK workers, including graduates, were more productive at 10. read more...

30/10/2007

Graduates think they're over-qualified for their job

Almost a third of graduates think that they're over-qualified for their job, according to new research.

The survey, undertaken by a team at the University of Kent, discovered that 30.3 per cent of graduates believed that the entry requirements for their job were at a lower level than their qualifications, the Daily Mail reports. read more...

29/10/2007

Graduate IT recruitment 'no longer values' print-based advertising

Online recruitment boards and social networking sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn are now more important than print advertising for IT companies looking to for new employees, according to new research. read more...

16/10/2007

40,000 new jobs created last month

Over 40,000 new jobs were created across the UK's top 21 industries in September 2007, according to new figures.

The results of the monthly Adecco/Mandis Job Creation Index (JCI) indicated that 20 per cent more jobs were created last month in comparison to the same period in 2006. read more...

09/10/2007

UK graduates have low flexible working expectations

Fewer UK graduates expect to benefit from flexible working than those in other major industrial nations, a new study has revealed.

Less than one per cent of UK graduates surveyed by PricewaterhouseCoopers believed they would work mainly from home in their careers, compared to over seven per cent in China.

At the same time 82. read more...

27/09/2007

Quality graduate candidates lost in the shuffle

High-calibre graduates may be missing out on the best jobs because employers are inundated with applicants.

Student society, Bright Futures, claim that graduate recruitment rose by 12 per cent in the last twelve months and with this firms often miss the best person for the job while they sift through hundreds of applications. read more...

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