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Work-life balance 'an issue in graduate jobs'
Friday, 24 October 2008
Life after graduation
Half of young people consider quitting because they do not enjoy a good work-life balance, according to a new study.
Research conducted by the Association of Graduate Recruiters found that a lack of enjoyment at work can impact on other areas of someone's life.
People who are not enjoying their graduate jobs often cite long hours, lack of breaks and poor management as issues.
However, it did find that some are willing to put up with these conditions in the short term for improved pay and promotion prospects in the future.
Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the AGR, said: "Our advice is that employers ignore or adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to work-life balance at their peril."
Firms should not abandon policies in this area because of the economic downturn, he added.
Meanwhile, the Economist reports that top students are considering applying for graduate jobs in a range of other sectors because of the crisis in the financial world.