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05/11/2007

Skills shortage in voluntary sector

The UK voluntary sector is suffering from a skills shortage, according to a new report, with specialist areas including youth work reporting particular difficulties when trying to fill positions. read more...

05/11/2007

Travel industry hit by graduate recruitment 'crisis'

A decreasing pool of talent may lead to a crisis in graduate recruitment in the travel industry, a leading travel association has warned. read more...

02/11/2007

Two-thirds of students to get grants

Two-thirds of students starting university in September 2008 will receive non-repayable grants to help fund the cost of living and their studies, the government has announced.

More than 180,000 new university-goers will receive a non-repayable maintenance grant, with a third of those set to be given the full grant amount of £2,385. read more...

02/11/2007

Massive growth in charity sector

Working in the voluntary sector has significantly grown in popularity in the last ten years, according to a new report.

The study, published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), revealed a 26 per cent increase in the voluntary sector workforce between 1996 and 2005, with over 600,000 now working in the area. read more...

02/11/2007

Chocolate giant launches graduate recruitment scheme

The world's largest confectionary company, Cadburys, has launched its 2008 UK graduate recruitment campaign. 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...

01/11/2007

Supermarkets in rush for graduates

Supermarkets in the Republic of Ireland are rushing to recruit university leavers to graduate retail careers, according to the Irish Independent.

The newspaper reported that representatives from supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl and Tesco are regularly competing for graduates to fill positions. read more...

01/11/2007

Food industry struggling to attract top talent

The food and grocery industry is finding it increasingly hard to recruit high calibre staff, including graduates, according to a new poll. read more...

31/10/2007

Rise in violence against retail staff

Violent acts against retail staff have increased by 50 per cent in the past year, according to a new survey published yesterday (October 30th).

The British Retail Consortium's (BRC) 2007 Retail Crime Survey also revealed that the number of threats of violence doubled, while the number of incidents per employee rose by a third. read more...

31/10/2007

Graduates hit by payroll errors

More than half of UK workers, including graduates, have been affected by mistakes with their payroll, according to a new survey. read more...

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